Originally Posted by aspeed
Sometimes I wear a helmet too, even when the rules don't require it. I got the cowboy hardhat for the sunshade too. I got the cheaper nylon shutoff. I have heard they break much easier than the aluminum one for $40. I still haven't tried it out yet, but have seen them go. Our club isn't all control line friendly. I don't think the motor would quit if the lines go slack. Maybe it is a good thing if it is that slack, it won't hit so hard.
Test it all and make sure it all works the way it is supposed to.
I still have scars down the inside of both my forearms in different places where I reached around the prop to try and "tweak it" just a tad more. Most of these were nylon props on old school 1/2As. Think about a modern high tech prop on a modern motor... Guys with hooks for hands aren't really all that cool.