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Old 09-05-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default 19 Year old kid killed by RC Heli today (Sept 5th, 2013)

that is horrible. always fly away from yourself.....always
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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Horrible tragedy.

Here's another release. I think some of the numeric facts are a ways off:

http://gizmodo.com/a-swiss-man-was-k...icop-777233761
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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And THAT is why my 700 scares the crap out of me. God I love my micro's, much less injury.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:47 PM   #5
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #6
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Default Another accident. :(

Gotta be careful out there guys. Thats 2 already that got on the news.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...ork&id=9237643
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #7
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Same event, more coverage in Europe.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...elicopter.html
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:08 PM   #8
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Default Another heli related death

http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-METROB-18410


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Old 09-05-2013, 06:14 PM   #9
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Wow, that's scary two in a row? It really makes me nervous when my Dad fly's too close to himself.
Between these news, and the "drones", our hobby seems to be getting a bad rep.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:18 PM   #10
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this shit is dangerous and this is the chance we all take. just remember that especially for you guys who like to fly 120mph hurricanes 1 foot in front of your face..

be careful out there boys, hopefully we don't see any more of this any time soon.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:39 PM   #11
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more news coverage from CBS

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/09/...ed-helicopter/
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:27 PM   #12
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Default 19 Year old kid killed by RC Heli today (Sept 5th, 2013)

So tragic!!!! Does anyone have any more info on this?

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...ork&id=9237643

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/05...er-in-ny-park/
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #13
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It's under helicopter talk in main forum
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:42 PM   #14
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Here is a link from the WSJ.

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2013...n-in-brooklyn/

It is a tragic event, and sometime, somehow, we have to stop referring to a 700 sized helicopter as a "toy". No more need be said.

My prayers go out to his family.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:36 PM   #15
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Default Big or small... remember it is a deadly flying object.

Anything big or small....running or rotating specially in enormous speed can kill.

Always treat it like a gun that can cause injury/kill once you start spinning the blades.

Safety, safety, safety first.

My prayers to the family and the victim.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #16
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Oh shit, I got a bad feeling that this will be the one that gets helicopters banned.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:59 PM   #17
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Oh shit, I got a bad feeling that this will be the one that gets helicopters banned.
This is from another post, but I will post this here as well...

I don't believe so. Otherwise snowboarding would be illegal.. along with hockey, motorcycles, cars, boating... you name it.. life has risks. A terrible tragedy.. but this is bound to happen.. just like it does other sports and hobbies. Just respect your 700 and fly it a bit further out.. there are ways to minimize risk.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:10 PM   #18
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This is from another post, but I will post this here as well...

I don't believe so. Otherwise snowboarding would be illegal.. along with hockey, motorcycles, cars, boating... you name it.. life has risks. A terrible tragedy.. but this is bound to happen.. just like it does other sports and hobbies. Just respect your 700 and fly it a bit further out.. there are ways to minimize risk.
Snowboards don't gruesomely decapitate people in parks. Logically it's no different but you have to consider the sensationalism involved in this story. Remember that they banned lawn darts after a series of sensationalized accidents. The same thing could happen to radio controlled aircraft.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:16 PM   #19
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wow, this sucks. condolences to all involved.
i hope we eventually hear exactly how the accident happened so we can stop this happening to anyone else ever again!
better yet i hope with all this new technology coming out someone incorporates a 'proximity' feature (such as helicommand) where once the unit gets too close to the receiver a failsafe kicks in like 'rescue mode'
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Snowboards don't gruesomely decapitate people in parks.
Cars and motorcycles do that.. snowboarding was just an example off the top of my head. Life is not safe... Come on man.. don't try to stir the anti-heli pot. Keep to topic... a good man was lost today.. and he did, and all of us do, know the risks involved.
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