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09-17-2013 07:23 PM  5 years agoPost 1
RogerRabbit62

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Today i flew my 800N first time after the horrible accident of the young american pilot.

Been flying the 500 several times, but this time the 800N again.

It was a little weird feeling, i was doing mainly only some normal flying arround, not even inverted.

3rd flight the feeling got better but still not "normal" again.

Did you have same effect on your flying? Did it affect you at all?

I'm sure in a few more tanks everything will be normal again. At least i hope so.

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09-17-2013 07:31 PM  5 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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I found myself flying farther away!

Bill Whittaker

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09-17-2013 07:35 PM  5 years agoPost 3
RogerRabbit62

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Same.
I started and landed the 800N very near me earlier that year nothing less 10ft today.

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09-17-2013 07:36 PM  5 years agoPost 4
3dgimble

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Dude, dont let the fear interrupt your fun, besides we all know this is can be dangerous hobby, where do you think the rush comes from?
We all should man up. Have any of you ever gone bungee jumping, sky diving, ridden a motorcycle, gone down a Ski mountain at 60+mph, or BEEN MARRIED?
They all have the same thing in common, they can kill you, all are legal for anyone to do, and provide the ultimate in un-caged rush!

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09-17-2013 07:51 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Retired2011

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Dude, I've done all those things and more!

What do you think "un-caged rush" is?

IMO it is FEAR and it helps keep us alive.

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09-17-2013 08:10 PM  5 years agoPost 6
Stephen Born

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I believe it has affected every pilot in one way or another, directly or indirectly.

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09-17-2013 08:52 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Einzelganger

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Our increased respect and understanding of these flying buzz saws will let us have exactly the same rush and excitement we did before......... a little further out.

Wayne

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RIP Roman

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09-17-2013 09:05 PM  5 years agoPost 8
seefest

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Didn't affect my flying at all. I've always flown pretty far out, at least 25-50' away.

I was at the Heli phenom this past weekend and it definately affected me there with all the pro's flying so close.

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09-17-2013 09:11 PM  5 years agoPost 9
DemetriusUSN

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I just got my Trex 700 going and I found myself standing further back and I mean something like across the street from it. I'm not sure if it will go away but I'm conscious of the distance now.

R.I.P. Roman........

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09-17-2013 09:33 PM  5 years agoPost 10
AWittleWabbit

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Its renewed my respect for these machines. It's easy to get complacent.

Heli-itis sufferer.

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09-17-2013 09:35 PM  5 years agoPost 11
Havoc

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I witnessed a guy lose his fingers to a 40% airplane. He walked in front of it to look at an oil drop and accidentally hit full throttle. He got the plane under control again before he realized he was missing his fingers. Could have easily killed him with one wrong step. That bothered me for a long time. Although he had been warned before not to approach the front of the model like that. But no, I didn't need this latest incident to respect their ability to harm.

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09-17-2013 09:38 PM  5 years agoPost 12
ticedoff8

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Honestly - not at all. Not a bit different than I did before I read about it.

Although there are now a lot of the
"Dude, I think we might be reading about you in the paper soon. "Young man found with RC heli idling next to his decapitated body""
kind of things at the field.

If you fly differently today than you did before you read about the guy in Sweden or this kid in NY, then you were flying over your head or being dangerous before - and you didn't know it. If someone had said something to you then, you would have gotten defensive and maybe a little confrontational and "explained" that you were in total control and nothing can go wrong - so "Mind your own business".

Now, you might not do that now. You might listen to them and think "Yeah, that WAS dangerous"

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09-17-2013 09:57 PM  5 years agoPost 13
groran

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Was watching some german flyers on utube
They were ALL wearing white hard hats. It's the post where I think it was a german heli, the real fast one,I watched here on RR recently. anyway, it's a thought, wear the hard hat while flying. The others that were watching also had hard hats on too.

Randy Lafleur

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09-17-2013 09:59 PM  5 years agoPost 14
Mike Fortin

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A 2200rpm carbon blade will hardly be a match for a hard hat.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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09-17-2013 10:07 PM  5 years agoPost 15
Wedge77

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Im the one at the field always screaming at peeps for standing too close to there helis. Have a friend that used to fly, and has since quit flying, but he was always 5 foot behind the heli and hovering at eye level because he liked watching everything work? I told him several times to stop it, and his reaction was *hey its me going to the hospital if I get hit* and my reply was, *im the one that's gonna have to hold your bloody body until the ambulance gets here! I personally have always been afraid of helis, not in the sense of fear, but in respect as to what something like a 700 mm blade going 2000 rpm, with blade bolt having 800 or so pounds of pressure against it, might do to you if you were to get hit. I cant for the life of me understand why anyone for any reason feels the need to be any closer then 10-15 yards from your heli?

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09-17-2013 10:28 PM  5 years agoPost 16
RM3

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oh geesh are we starting this again?

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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09-17-2013 11:03 PM  5 years agoPost 17
RAK402

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"I believe it has affected every pilot in one way or another, directly or indirectly."

Agreed!

It crosses my mind every time I take off (especially with a 700).

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09-17-2013 11:31 PM  5 years agoPost 18
jackp332

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It didn't really affect the way i fly but as i was nose-in hovering my 700 at eye level the other day only a few feet in front of myself the safety factor kind of ran through my mind where as before it would not have.

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09-17-2013 11:47 PM  5 years agoPost 19
Dino Spadaccini

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guys dont fall into the rut be safe Roman Jr was my friend and there needs to be a fair amount of respect for the helis we fly there needs to be a balance between safe and fun

Dino

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09-17-2013 11:55 PM  5 years agoPost 20
Manny1776

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That feeling is going to keep you safe and always remember that's a machine and mechanical fail happens even to the best pilots!
Manny

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