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Sep 05, 2013, 11:14 PM
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Safety Issues


Here's a place to pass along any and all safety tips you want to share with our members. Please feel free to post your hits and misses here.

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Sep 05, 2013, 11:15 PM
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Death by RC Helicopter


Please read this article.

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

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Garry
Sep 07, 2013, 04:51 PM
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It's Our Responsibility


Given the propensity of our wonderful "gubmit" for knee-jerk reactions, don't be surprised when the busy-bodies jump in with both feet. According to them, we must be protected from ourselves because we are too stupid to do it without their meddling. No disrespect to the deceased intended but, we bring this reaction on ourselves by doing unsafe, stupid stuff.
I'll be surprised if we're not required to wear helmets and armor when flying. You'll know we're in trouble when non-fatal incidents/accidents begin to be reported and tracked by medical facilities, Dr.s, and possibly clubs.

Bottom line, if we don't prevent dangerous activity at our flying sites we'll be given all of the "help" the busy-bodies can muster.
Either we do it ourselves or start picking out which color helmet we want to wear.

RJ
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Nov 11, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Safety Violations


This is a "gentle reminder" that club safety rules prohibit standing on the runway any time flight operations are in progress. All takeoffs, flights, and landings must be conducted from the designated flight boxes. Please note above post.

Garry
Feb 21, 2014, 01:06 AM
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FPV and Autopilot Ops


FPV, Autopilot, Stabilization, and Failsafe operations will be conducted in accordance with AMA Dc. 550 & 560. No exceptions.

You will find the these documents listed at the link below. The linked document also contains special operating requirements for aircraft equipped with Autopilot, Stabilization, and Failsafe devices.

http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/AFSCREPORT101.pdf

Garry Rife
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Ft. Worth Thunderbirds Radio Control Association
Jun 16, 2014, 08:53 PM
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Smoking around gasoline


I have lately become aware of a safety issue that has existed for some time. I say "lately" not because it's a new issue but, because I've been taking it for granted. Those of us who were smokers and still are smokers have, for years, smoked while refueling, defueling, and handling our Glow engined planes with little regard for fire hazard .... never giving it a second thought really. After all, glow fuel has such a higher flashpoint that it almost takes a bonfire to get it burning.
HOWEVER: there is, and has been for a while, a greater chance of fire due to the increasing use of gasoline engines and the accompanying refueling containers. Gasoline has a MUCH lower flashpoint and a spark is all it takes to cause disaster.
If you are a smoker, please refrain from smoking in the pit area or the start stand area. More often than not, there will be a gasoline fueled airplane in one or both areas while you're at the field. BE AWARE.

Sincerely,
Garry Rife
President
Ft. Worth Thunderbirds RCA, Inc.
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Apr 25, 2017, 02:06 PM
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Timely Tip


Remember ....

* Don't run your fuel engines anywhere behind the "No Engine Run" lines and don't "arm" (plug in) your electric motors.

* Keep your hat "chin-straps" and radio lanyards out of your prop. Our safety office, Mel Wells, recommends you remove them when starting your engine or working around a running prop.

* It's snake season. If you loose you bird in the woods or underbrush, look before you step.
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