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Old 04-29-2007, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default Pictures of injuries caused by RC Helicopters

Please use this thread to capture pictures of injuries to humans inflicted by RC helicopters. This hobby can be as safe as any other when treated with the proper respect. This thread is intended to help new and old hobbyist understand why this respect is required.

Please include a picture and any details you have on how and why the injury occurred.

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Old 06-10-2007, 09:19 AM   #2
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Heres my fingers after a hot start up on a Zoom 400 (carbon blades). I had the tx set on the wrong model and it decided to let me know that this wasnt a good idea. Four stitches, tendon damage, no sensation in finger tip to this day
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:19 AM   #3
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Too often we don't know how serious something can be until it's much to late. Hope it gets better mate.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:01 PM   #4
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I bought an Art-Tech RTF Falcon 3D and (unknown to me) the TX had been factory set with the throttle reversed. The ESC beeped upon power up, and I thought it just needed to be initialized by going to full throttle and back (I have an Electrifly 45A ESC on my plane that needs this to be done to arm the system), so I thought nothing of going to (what I thought was) full throttle and back - with the stick all the way down, copter went to full throttle, with a blade tip speed of 150 mph at its head speed of 2050 rpm, I was hit at full speed and this is the result 5 minutes after the injury - I have a massive bruise 12 inches long and two very deep cuts into muscle.

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Old 07-24-2007, 11:10 PM   #5
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Default Heli injury

I was really not wanting to admit this, but here it goes. Was working on the Heli, thought I had already binded the Dx7, well, I guess not. And I didn't have the Throttle Hold on for some reason. Anyway, my radio started beeping, "low battery" signal, I looked over, saw the display, and reached over and flicked off the radio. Not a good thing to do. I soon discovered turning off the radio unleashed the "BEAST". I don't have pictures of my finger, because I could not hold the camera, bandage at the same time. The finger was much worse.
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HELI-FREAK, You couldn't have picked a better place to land !

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Old 07-26-2007, 09:32 AM   #6
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that reminds me... i need to re-bind my rexy tonight

This is a great thread, I hope more people post their carnage.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:05 PM   #7
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That's what I finally figured out. I do think I had done the bind procedure, but I made changes and it says somewhere in there to re-bind it. Don't think I did that.
I hope someone else can learn from my mistake besides me. Everybody be careful
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:00 PM   #8
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What is binding?
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:15 PM   #9
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THE 2.4 gHZ DX7 DOES NOT HAVE CRYSTALS.
no other transmitter has the same code, that is why you can fly anytime anywhere(as far as the radio signal goes)
to make it work the receiver is BOUND to the transmitter.
what that means is the receiver learns the unique code of your transmitter.
It also sets the safe mode for the model. This is the important part as it sets how the model behaves when it looses signal from the transmitter.
for example it turns off the motor, probably the best option.It will land or crash depending on which way it is pointing.

not a good option is to switch to stuntmode 1 and full throttle that will hurt)
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:41 PM   #10
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That's what I finally figured out. I do think I had done the bind procedure, but I made changes and it says somewhere in there to re-bind it. Don't think I did that.
I hope someone else can learn from my mistake besides me. Everybody be careful
Ouch, I forgot to re bind mine and nothing happend, I have a apollo escs and it wouldnt do nothing no control or nothing, I figure it out and put back on old model mem and worked fine. I am so scared of hooking up batts on the trex450 this thing is mean

i dont have a picture but i was holding my Blade cpp one day adjusting and forgot to unplug the motor lead and I hit the idle up switch and my finger was touching the main gear. it sliced it like a knife. i almost droped the heli..

I won't ever do that again. thank goodness the batt was dead so it didnt'' go very fast.
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:11 AM   #11
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Default Multiple Lacerations - no picture

When a flying buddy's Honey Bee King V2 drastically lost altitude after he flipped it I thought it was going to pile in. But he saved it, though somehow it headed straight for me. At the last instant I still didn't know whether to step left or right so I blocked it with my right arm. Ouch! It cut me in three places, raised one hell of a swelling, and had me wondering whether it had possibly cracked a bone.

All is considerably better three days later, but windy days are not great for practicing maneuvers that a pilot does not have control over.

This heli in this collision was wearing wood blades, by the way. I would really hate to go through the same experience with fiber or CF blades....
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:58 PM   #12
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When a flying buddy's Honey Bee King V2 drastically lost altitude after he flipped it I thought it was going to pile in. But he saved it, though somehow it headed straight for me. At the last instant I still didn't know whether to step left or right so I blocked it with my right arm. Ouch! It cut me in three places, raised one hell of a swelling, and had me wondering whether it had possibly cracked a bone.

All is considerably better three days later, but windy days are not great for practicing maneuvers that a pilot does not have control over.

This heli in this collision was wearing wood blades, by the way. I would really hate to go through the same experience with fiber or CF blades....
WOW! thanks for sharing that. I always wondered what that would feel like. I've been flying for two years and every so often I do something I wish I wouldn't have a bit too close. So far I have been able to recover, but I've been nervous a few times.

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Old 09-15-2007, 01:16 PM   #13
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WOW! thanks for sharing that. I always wondered what that would feel like. I've been flying for two years and every so often I do something I wish I wouldn't have a bit too close. So far I have been able to recover, but I've been nervous a few times.

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I have done that a few times Hovering to close to just wacth the bird in flight. Had it drift allitle close to my anntena so i just dipped the nose down and feed in some colective straigh to FF
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:09 AM   #14
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The times that I have gotten a bit too close are usally associated with flips or nose in that went a bit awry.

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Old 09-18-2007, 11:24 AM   #15
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Apparently, everyone in this thread has been flying little BladeCPs and gotten a couple scratches. Where are the real injuries you say?

Here's one from another electric heli. I was told the cut was to the bone and required 8 stitches inside and 14 stitches outside.
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Apparently, everyone in this thread has been flying little BladeCPs and gotten a couple scratches. Where are the real injuries you say?

Here's one from another electric heli. I was told the cut was to the bone and required 8 stitches inside and 14 stitches outside.
OUCH.... that hurt just looking at it, dang, Okay where is my pelixglass box, I think we should all be wearing body armor while flying these things
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:26 PM   #17
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Apparently, everyone in this thread has been flying little BladeCPs and gotten a couple scratches. Where are the real injuries you say?

Here's one from another electric heli. I was told the cut was to the bone and required 8 stitches inside and 14 stitches outside.
Yea I believe that was this guy!
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Anyone know what heli did that? Freaking ouch.
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Yea I believe that was this guy!
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Nope, not the same guy. The lacerations are in different places and with a different direction/placement. Two guys with cuts....
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:48 AM   #20
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well had this during bench test..

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