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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:11 PM
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never mind .everything is reversed
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 08:34 PM
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I can never figure out what is crazier, trying to fly something you have no clue about, or posting a video showing what an idiot he is on the internet.

Doing both nominates him for a Darwin Special Award.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:02 PM
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Jeez I just watched the full length version of this, but this time with my speakers on. Between the sound of the carnage up in the trees, and the ensuing "thump" on the landing, I laughed so hard I nearly suffocated.

In an odd sort of way I feel sorry for the guy, but I'd also like to think that most of us who are rookies would have a little more common sense. He's lucky he didn't get scalped.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:13 PM
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In an odd sort of way I feel sorry for the guy, but I'd also like to think that most of us who are rookies would have a little more common sense. He's lucky he didn't get scalped.
Probably because his hand wasn't on the cyclic and the gyro was keeping it level without his 'help'.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:49 AM
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The best part is he is smoking a cigarette . Maybe he knew it would be his last flight .
Maybe this video should be a Don't do it , like Nike says Just do it
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:30 PM
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I see a problem.
It doesn't fly anything like my coaxial.
It needs to be dialed in.
Where's that phone number?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:15 AM
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I think if you look at the video at about 5:32 in full screen. I think the main blades are on backwards
I went back and looked at the spool down the rotation is counter clockwise so thats a match maybe the start of a expert scale build.
The one way would be flipped to work.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:40 PM
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I love how cool he is in the beginning, so nonchalant, like 'another day flying the heli'... the cigarette adds to his 'cool guy routine'. Up to a certain point this could've been a 1970's cigarette advertisement.

I love the youtube comment,
"on a sarcastic note, maybe next time, try 1-standing a little closer, those things are harmless and super safe. and 2- forget about throttle hold. That thing is useless."

Let's stand 3 ft behind something that can lop your head off... and he'd never even know what hit him.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Whatever goes up..........

I teach at the middle school level, and really needed a good laugh today. I watched it 4 times so far and can't stop laughing!
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:02 AM
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I think if you look at the video at about 5:32 in full screen. I think the main blades are on backwards
I went back and looked at the spool down the rotation is counter clockwise so thats a match maybe the start of a expert scale build.
The one way would be flipped to work.
Nah.... it's a Vario Silence and those are standard CCW....

Why would the one way need to be flipped?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:31 AM
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I don't know whether I should laugh because this is so funny or cry because he is such an idiot! I have done, and will continue to do, stupid things while I am learning to fly but I am not so stupid to post this video!
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Oh it's too funny not to post. Obviously the guy has a sense of humor.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:51 PM
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this might be the worst hand injury I have ever seen. I would assume it is from pulling his hand backwards across a propeller of an airplane.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:57 PM
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Wow. Looks reptilian. David Icke was right!

Not so bad if you ignore the first finger, maybe that was the initial blow. Had to have been a prop, huh?

Ouch.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 08:13 PM
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That's the kind of damage i was wondering about when i learned about motors. Is a fixed prop and a directdrive high torque motor the only thing that can do that much damage? The only way i can think of that happened is if the operator had knocked over his TX while handling it. A helicopter takes a while to pick up enough momentum to actually start damaging like that.
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