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Old Apr 21, 2010, 08:00 PM
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Electric Heli Strikes Girl in Tampa, FL

Have you guys seen this?

The kids ran off after hitting the girl.

Sad. And very irresponsible.

Frank

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KDVb...layer_embedded
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 08:16 PM
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I think we should start a fund and help pay for the medical bills.
I am good for $20 right away through Paypal.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 08:22 PM
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Yep , there are active threads on this in both Heli subforums (electric and gas) . If it truly was a pure accident , and the person responsible had stuck around , it wouldnt be as big of a black eye on our hobby . But to find that he was most likley "buzzing" her (flying too close in some misguided attempt to "impress" her maybe ?) , and worse , that he fled after causing such grevious harm , I kinda hope he gets a couple of months in minimum security to think about things like taking responsibility for one's damage to others . Leaving the scene after causing such damage to a person is truly the lowest of the low , and our hobby really doesnt need someone with so little regard for the suffering he caused . A couple of months in lockup seems about the appropriate punishment to me . Oh yea , and if this bozo just happens to be an AMA or other club member , I really hope those membership priviliges are revoked as soon as his identity is revealed
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 08:27 PM
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Link for paypal donation info:

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=208576
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 08:36 PM
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That's why I am a AMA member. Insurance.

People that do this give the hobby such a bad name.
An accident is an accident, don't be a coward and just run off.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 08:38 PM
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Any link to an RCGroups Paypal donation site?
I have suggested one in the Site Suggestions Forum, if one is not set up yet.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 08:45 PM
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They have already discussed the issue and it would be much easier to keep it all in one place.Finless"Bob White" has already spoke with the injured girl and the person in charge of the PP account.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 08:49 PM
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Those gashes on her legs definitely show it's a large model, probably carbon blades spinning fast..

I've seen people hit with helis before- this is the worst of them..
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 08:53 PM
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Man that is so messed up! Poor, Poor girl. I know my first thought would be to get the hell out of there too but then my reasonible, responsible, part of me would run over to her while dialing 911. This does give our hobby a bad name. It's going to be scrutinized more and more because of this. As soon as another incident like this or less, hopefully not worse, comes along we're all going to be demonized.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 08:58 PM
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im sorry......but a heli couldnt be carried out by the main blades doing that kind of damage.....this seems to me like a gold digger......
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 08:59 PM
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They have already discussed the issue and it would be much easier to keep it all in one place.Finless"Bob White" has already spoke with the injured girl and the person in charge of the PP account.
OK then....Paypal sent for $20.

Better to help than just be a spectator.
After all, this is our hobby that someone has tarnished.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 09:02 PM
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The heli the guy is carrying out of the park looks like a Trex 600 to me. Definitely not something to be messing around with. If I were in the area I'd be happy to crash something into him

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Old Apr 21, 2010, 09:10 PM
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im sorry......but a heli couldnt be carried out by the main blades doing that kind of damage.....this seems to me like a gold digger......
Not sure what this even means. Are you seriously doubting that a heli could do that kinda of damage? Really?
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 09:13 PM
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im sorry......but a heli couldnt be carried out by the main blades doing that kind of damage.....this seems to me like a gold digger......
Well, you couldn't be more wrong.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 09:19 PM
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im sorry......but a heli couldnt be carried out by the main blades doing that kind of damage.....this seems to me like a gold digger......
Your either HORRIBLY MISTAKEN , Or you have a seriously DEFECTIVE sense of humor Which is it ??????
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