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09-18-2013 12:14 AM  5 years agoPost 21
Mike Fortin

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If you let the fear get you, you will second guess everything you do. When you 2nd guess yourself, that's when accidents happen.

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09-18-2013 12:55 AM  5 years agoPost 22
qraptor

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Its affected the Mrs even more, as she has a good imagination.
So, I do think more about safety than before.

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09-18-2013 03:41 AM  5 years agoPost 23
JasonJ

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I usually keep it away from me anyway so no it hasn't affected my heli flying. Now, back in spring I cobbled together a high wing trainer plank to use in the club plank competitions we came up with and it bit me. It was all my fault, I was trying to start it and it acted hydrolocked and with the glow igniter still on I tried to hand turn the prop and it fired backward. It was one of those Master Airscrew plastic bastards with the razor sharp trailing edge and just like that it nipped the tip of my thumb off. Being kinda hard core I superglued the meat and flew the rest of the day occasionally regluing the meat to stop the blood. It took almost a month for it to heal but it all grew in really well, there is just a mild indentation as evidence of what happened.

In my mind I always thought of planks as more dangerous because that prop disappears and there are countless stories of lost fingers but the recent accidents have helped reinforce my belief that helis are dangerous as well.

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09-18-2013 03:50 AM  5 years agoPost 24
RyanW

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For me, it is just a heightened sense of awareness.

As Mike said about second guessing I will quote one of my favorite movies: "Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true." Point Break

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09-18-2013 04:12 AM  5 years agoPost 25
TMoore

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It won't hurt any of us to dial it back a little. It'll still be fun.

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09-18-2013 04:21 AM  5 years agoPost 26
McKrackin

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If you let the fear get you, you will second guess everything you do. When you 2nd guess yourself, that's when accidents happen.
That is exactly right.

Your skill depends almost completely on your confidence.
You have to KNOW what is going on and not spend your every waking thought afraid of what MIGHT happen.

Fear and a lack of confidence breeds accidents.

Be careful and show the heli respect but don't be afraid of it and don't think about the possible crash.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-18-2013 04:23 AM  5 years agoPost 27
BENTDABOOM

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I believe hard hats or head/face protection will be coming into play soon, the worst place to get hit is in the head and does the most damage, maybe even safety googles, atleast it would slow the flying object down

"we never think itll happen to us until it does, then its too late.

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09-18-2013 04:33 AM  5 years agoPost 28
icanfly

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if anyone is waiting for my 2 cs what happened a week and a bit ago is stark raving profound in terms of impact. Quite sobering really.

Take your time kids, enjoy this hobby, these machines are going to be around for a long time and are only improving in terms of efficiency and quality airtime, no need to risk your life.

Heyo, I always appreciated big machines for huge air. I saw a country horizon that stretched for miles and thought, could I see it that far away? maybe, but not the tiny 450. Sure love to rc heli fly that place, huge space, want a big machine. It's all relative.

I could be a nut case and attach metal blades to a heli and do some high up tree trimming more like it, Heli Tree Service, that'll pay some bills.

"fraid? ALWAYS!!!

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09-18-2013 08:47 AM  5 years agoPost 29
RogerRabbit62

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Your skill depends almost completely on your confidence.
You have to KNOW what is going on and not spend your every waking thought afraid of what MIGHT happen.
Fear and a lack of confidence breeds accidents.
Be careful and show the heli respect but don't be afraid of it and don't think about the possible crash.

In memory of Roman Pirozek Jr. Jan. 11 1994-Sept. 5 2013...Taken too soon. Skids up brother
I am sure that the confidence will be back in a few flights.
There is no problem in just burning a few gallons in FFF.

Noone presses on me, only myself.

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09-18-2013 11:41 AM  5 years agoPost 30
hindsight

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I'm building a personal barrier with one section of aluminum picket fence. I will cut it and hinge it down the middle.. I will stand behind it, protecting my front and sides. This accident has effected me..flying in fear sucks and flying far out sucks even worse and your crazy to fly close 3d without a fence...your Style of 3d flying should not change your safety precautions should.. You really can't fly a safe distance.. Unless you like get funky far... I don't see what the problem is.. Fly hard as hell.., just have a barrier

My new T- Shirt will read "Fly Hard, but Hide"

P.S. Sorry about your Friend Dino, that kid was an excellent pilot...

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09-18-2013 01:51 PM  5 years agoPost 31
Timeflys

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Safty first !

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09-18-2013 02:53 PM  5 years agoPost 32
co_rotorhead

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Safety first, safty second. That's my motto.

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09-18-2013 03:26 PM  5 years agoPost 33
McKrackin

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I am sure that the confidence will be back in a few flights.
There is no problem in just burning a few gallons in FFF.

Noone presses on me, only myself.
I was never rattled.

This has had zero effect on my flying.
No need for it to. It was a freak accident.

Almost anything you do today...ANYTHING...Someone has died doing it.
No matter what it is you do today,more people have probably died doing it than have died flying RC helis.
In the same given time,more people have died accidentally while eating breakfast. Walking to the mailbox. Mowing the lawn.

Accidents happen. People die.....It's tragic.

Life continues on just like the day before.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-18-2013 03:49 PM  5 years agoPost 34
co_rotorhead

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In the same given time,more people have died accidentally while eating breakfast.Walking to the mailbox.Mowing the lawn.
I'd probably die too if I were stuffing my face with an egg mcmuffin while pushing my lawn mower to the mail box.

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09-18-2013 03:56 PM  5 years agoPost 35
McKrackin

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Those are periods...Not commas.lol...

But your feigned mistake is a very common one online

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-18-2013 04:11 PM  5 years agoPost 36
co_rotorhead

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It just sounded funny to me when read as one sentence so I thought I'd share.

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09-18-2013 05:36 PM  5 years agoPost 37
qraptor

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And I for one will not give up on stuffing my face with an egg mcmuffin while mowing the mailbox down...

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09-18-2013 05:37 PM  5 years agoPost 38
co_rotorhead

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U.S.A!! U.S.A!!!

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09-18-2013 07:43 PM  5 years agoPost 39
McKrackin

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lol...Yay us!

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-19-2013 01:27 AM  5 years agoPost 40
Heliofaguy

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After hearing about the guy in Europe, that's when I decided to never fly alone. I fly at home where I have lots of space to fly my 600,
But I make sure someone else is home before flying.

RIP Roman jr.

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