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Old 09-10-2013, 07:17 AM   #361
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Weah Roberts, thanks for doing that on the news, thanks for helping provide ammunition to the people who want to regulate our hobby for "our own good", cheers, nob.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:45 PM   #362
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This was on the local news the day of Roman's tragic accident.

Go to 1:38 where ABC's "RC Helicopter Expert" spools up a heli in his hand in the living room. I've seen (and done) some dumb stuff in my day but this one really tops the list.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=9238227

It's like having Homer Simpson give a lesson on gun safety.
Anything to get your face on the news.

What a moron. That might be the dumbest thing I've ever seen with an rc heli.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:51 PM   #363
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Anything to get your face on the news.

What a moron. That might be the dumbest thing I've ever seen with an rc heli.
Not true, he could have taken it to the next level and let it hit him in the face to demonstrate. That arm didnt even look like it was fully extended either. I laughed though when I saw that on the news. I said they have an accident then a guy holding one in his hand.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #364
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He was probably asked to do that.. and not thinking clear at the time...he did.

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Old 01-25-2015, 07:54 AM   #365
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Not sure this qualifies as "most dangerous" but...



at 2:35 onwards
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:05 AM   #366
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That video makes me really upset. For many reasons. Yes the pilots were dumb and they shouldn't have flown so close to her, but the new reporters calling it a toy and asking her, almost implying forcefully that they meant to hit her? is this how all news in America is?
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:02 AM   #367
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That video makes me really upset. For many reasons. Yes the pilots were dumb and they shouldn't have flown so close to her, but the new reporters calling it a toy and asking her, almost implying forcefully that they meant to hit her? is this how all news in America is?


Bottom line, they injured the girl then left. This was a sad day for our hobby. Any fault here is purely on the pilot, IMHO. To continue flying in an public area that someone is walking is pure negligence. To leave without manning up to what you had done is pure cowardice.

As much as I often hate the media, I didn't get the vibe you got here. Even the police were questioning whether there was a crime or not. As far as the toy helicopter line, to the general public, that's often how RC helis are differentiated from real helis.

Very sad. As I remember, helifreak took up a collection for this girl.

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Old 01-25-2015, 10:10 AM   #368
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Bottom line, they injured the girl then left. This was a sad day for our hobby. Any fault here is purely on the pilot, IMHO. To continue flying in an public area that someone is walking is pure negligence. To leave without manning up to what you had done is pure cowardice.

As much as I often hate the media, I didn't get the vibe you got here. Even the police were questioning whether there was a crime or not. As far as the toy helicopter line, to the general public, that's often how RC helis are differentiated from real helis.

Very sad. As I remember, helifreak took up a collection for this girl.

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I missed that part, they didn't even check if she was okay? Wow
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:12 AM   #369
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I missed that part, they didn't even check if she was okay? Wow
I think they went over and talked to her till the paramedics showed, but then they took off without identifying themselves. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

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Old 01-25-2015, 01:53 PM   #370
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Rick's recollection is correct from what I recall, too.


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Old 03-17-2016, 03:02 PM   #371
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just saw this in the ikon subforum from a user trying to troubleshoot a tail wag on his 450....

http://www.helifreak.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=15

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Old 03-27-2016, 09:07 AM   #372
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This one made me feel uneasy
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:05 PM   #373
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This one made me feel uneasy
Trex 600 nitro out of control - YouTube
My dad had a RX pack die on his 30 sized nitro heli back in the 90s. he had to get down like that and try to hold the heli down and pull the fuel line off as it was tryng to take off. the heli leaned over and cut his arm in like 3 places. luck they were wood blades and think they broke he got the engine killed, i was freaked out cause i was outside watching this. but it was in our backyard and he knew if it took off who knows where it went or what it could flown into. my grandparents lived next door.

I don't think I could ever do that. I guess I would just have to find something to throw at it and destroy it or something.
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This one made me feel uneasy
No doubt, I wouldn’t do that.
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