RunRyder RC
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <     1     ( 2 )    >    >> ] 1396 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterHelicopter Main Discussion › What is a comfortable distance when takeoff ?
11-02-2013 07:56 PM  4 years agoPost 21
foolforspeed

rrNovice

San Antonio, Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If you look at the AMA site recommendations they show a distance of 25ft from pilot station to runway.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-02-2013 08:07 PM  4 years agoPost 22
NQNA

rrElite Veteran

USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I've seen tail hub failures, main rotor feathering spindle and bolt failures, flybar rod failures at the threads... Model aircraft propeller blade failures... Rule of thumb never stand in the path of any rotating mass..

I will say that since the terrible accident, I have been standing farther away and paying much more attention to any machine that is in the air.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-02-2013 08:08 PM  4 years agoPost 23
NQNA

rrElite Veteran

USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

And main rotor blade failures in the air..

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-02-2013 08:23 PM  4 years agoPost 24
McKrackin

rrProfessor

Lucasville,Ohio

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I am the single most unlucky person here I bet...when it comes to in flight blade failures.

I have been hit three times...THREE TIMES.

Two from helis and one from a quad.

When a blade is flung off the heli,it has literally an infinite number of directions it can go.

THREE times I have been hit.lol...

Doesn't really hurt after it travels a few feet but still...THREE.

One was a main blade and one was a tail blade if I remember right.

The prop from the quad,I didn't even feel.
It hit my chest and just dropped off my coat...Too cold out for plastic props I think.

The 450 size main blade stung pretty good from about ten feet.
The 500 size tail blade kinda hurt from the same distance.

I think there may have even been a fourth but I can't remember.

The blades don't fly fast once released...They flutter and fall pretty quick.

Tail blades seem to fly WAAAY faster.

Now,a weight from a main blade would be like a small bullet if it came out of the blade.

I literally never use the word literally right.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-03-2013 03:52 AM  4 years agoPost 25
turboomni

rrProfessor

East of the Equator

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If anything is in a rotating path of your body and you are at ten feet or 30 feet of the heli and something explodes ,,,you are playing Russian Roulette

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-03-2013 07:38 PM  4 years agoPost 26
dkshema

rrMaster

Cedar Rapids, IA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Old Schluter helicopter days
Must have been a Superior.

That dual-ball bearing tail rotor grip may have been a good idea, but the early kits used plain threaded bolts into the hub.

Later kits ended up with a different system altogether.

After about three incidents of blade tossing, I opted to go back to the single bearing arrangement from the HeliBoy.

-----
Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-03-2013 09:58 PM  4 years agoPost 27
qraptor

rrApprentice

Illinois

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

30' for a 700. Distance is good. And a moderate angle away for the tail.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
11-03-2013 10:08 PM  4 years agoPost 28
datidun

rrElite Veteran

N Ireland

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I stand a few feet further away than usual since the Flybar snapped off in flight a few weeks ago,i do feel more comfortable with the safety glasses,especially flying on my own.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-03-2013 10:11 PM  4 years agoPost 29
GetToDaChopper

rrElite Veteran

Las Vegas , NV

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If the blades of your heli ever hit you, that was too close........

    ▲
  ▲ ▲
▲ ▲ ▲ One of a Kind !!!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-04-2013 12:27 AM  4 years agoPost 30
Vaderluck

rrApprentice

Melbourne - Australia

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Flybar snapped off in flight
I heard of flybar snapped off a couple times. Do you use a brand new flybar or a recycled flybar ?
I crash a lot and always have to straighten flybar afterward. I think from now on I better use a brand new one, just in case.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-04-2013 09:36 AM  4 years agoPost 31
datidun

rrElite Veteran

N Ireland

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

HuhStraightening a fly bar,no chance,very very bad idea,i only use brand new original fly bars.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-05-2013 10:02 PM  4 years agoPost 32
Luvmyhelis

rrApprentice

Spokane, Washington. USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The real mans trick is this. Fly close enough during piro flips with an 800 to give yourself a close shave! Which is why I fly with Edge 813s. Lol....

Old cranky heli builder

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-06-2013 01:09 AM  4 years agoPost 33
Retired2011

rrElite Veteran

Lee's Summit, MO

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The real mans trick is this. Fly close enough during piro flips with an 800 to give yourself a close shave! Which is why I fly with Edge 813s. Lol....
Unless you sharpen the leading edges first...

it's NOT considered a "real mans trick"

Chet

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <     1     ( 2 )    >    >> ] 1396 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterHelicopter Main Discussion › What is a comfortable distance when takeoff ?
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 8  Topic Subscribe

Friday, October 19 - 3:16 am - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

The RC discussion world needs to consolidate. RR is now one choice for that. Its software is cutting edge. It hosts on-topic advertising. Help RR increase traffic buy making suggestions, posting in RR's new areas (sites) and by spreading the word.

The RunRyder Difference

• Category system to allow Rep/Vendor postings.
• Classifieds with sold (hidden) category.
• Classifieds with separate view new.
• Answer PMs offsite via email reply.
• Member gallery photos with advanced scripting.
• Gallery photo viewer integrated into postings.
• Highly refined search with advanced back end.
• Hosts its own high end fast response servers.
• Hosts thousands of HD event coverage videos.
• Rewrote entire code base with latest technology.
• No off-topic (annoying) click bait advertising.
Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online