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Old Jan 01, 2013, 03:01 AM
I'm torquing to you!
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RC Plane Kills Man

http://m.smh.com.au/world/freak-acci...101-2c3kk.html
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 03:23 AM
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nasty, sounds like it was a slope plane by the location.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 03:24 AM
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Slope soarers ay, Narcas was right!!!
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 04:48 AM
ETS....Energy retention system
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Just got the email from a friend..
Not nice... I'd like to know more.. Sloper for sure.

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Old Jan 01, 2013, 04:59 AM
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Yeah its short on facts... don't know whether the guy was a fellow flier, a by-stander or just some random guy on the hill... I can't imagine the pilot feels all that good right now. Reminds me of a thread I once read years ago on the internet about some poor bastard who got killed by an out of control RC heli...
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 05:36 AM
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Yeah its short on facts... don't know whether the guy was a fellow flier, a by-stander or just some random guy on the hill... I can't imagine the pilot feels all that good right now. Reminds me of a thread I once read years ago on the internet about some poor bastard who got killed by an out of control RC heli...
I wonder how the pilot will fair with insurance?
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 06:54 AM
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I wonder how the pilot will fair with insurance?
He'll be right. The police blamed it on the wind. Looks like the wind is going to gaol.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 06:30 PM
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A glider with a span of 2.5m and weighing 2kg according to google translation of Die Welt article.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 06:38 PM
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And wikipedia says the hill is an artificial hill made from WW2 rubble!
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 06:52 PM
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I wonder how the pilot will fair with insurance?
Is he with AMAS or MAAA?
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Is he with AMAS or MAAA?
If it had happened here that would be a good question
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 03:14 PM
just about Anything can fly
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now i do not feel so bad about hitting a mate with my 800mm span brushless PT17 last month but that was the wind of course and it probably saved my plane.

gotta feel for the pilot as well as the bloke that died
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 03:32 PM
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Its a reminder that they can be dangerous and we all need to keep that in mind when flying regardles of what and where
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 05:18 PM
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There was a guy hit in the back of the head by an electric sports plane in Sydney around 15 years back. I believe they had to leave the M3 screw that held the spinner on, in his scull, as would have been too dangerous to remove it. Play safe and always shout out if going on the landing strip to retrieve.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 02:01 AM
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not making light of the subject, but I once copped a DS-ing M-60 in the back of the head/neck doing about 60 mph. I was retrieving my plane and didn't know someone was dropping in..........I think I was "supposed" to be buzzed, given the guys knew I was doing the walk of shame, but given my oversized head he misjudged slightly

point was whilst it hurt for a minute or so, it wasn't bad. Thing to remember though it was an EPP plane, and whilst it was around a kilo, and a kilo of anything has fair energy at that speed, the foam obviously took most of it. If it was a pointy nose mouldie however, I'd hate to think.....
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