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Old 10-30-2013, 04:40 PM   #461
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i was working on my trex 450 at my table reached for a ool ad accidently bumped the high idle switch.within the next two seconds i took a blade tip at full speed to the nipple.that was the last time i worked on it in the house.we now call that one the nipple ripper
Working on helis inside is not the mistake here. So, you haven't addressed the issue by going outside.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:30 PM   #462
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Working on helis inside is not the mistake here. So, you haven't addressed the issue by going outside.
A couple issues.
1. No heli should reach full speed in 2 secs and more like 8+ with soft start.
2. Throttle hold should always be on if not at the fight line and about to take off.
3. Depending on bench work being performed, motor should be disconnected

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Old 11-17-2013, 12:34 PM   #463
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I've learned a few things here, thank you. I suppose its much more dangerous just getting into your car to get to the field, but wow, what an eye opener.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:10 PM   #464
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Wow, what a great thread!

Being a relative noob to the hobby of RC helicopters, I nonetheless have a background as a pilot and know that rotating blades will maim or worse, kill, depending on, of course, size and rotating speed. And a poke in the eye by a prop from something as small as a Proto X quad can, in the least, scratch a cornea.

While the largest bird I have right now is a fixed pitch MJX F45, I am always conscious of the rotating blades of all of my helis. . . . .

Thanks again for the info!
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