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Oct 06, 2013, 02:35 PM
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Helicopters and other VTOL


I apologize to the helicopter pilots in the club for not creating this thread earlier. An unfortunate death (not in our club or in TX) involving an RC helicopter prompted me to add this one.
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Oct 06, 2013, 02:36 PM
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RC Helicopter Kills Pilot


Here is a report on a terrible accident. We must all remember that our planes and helis are not toys and we must have our equipment in top condition and our heads "in the game" when we fly. There is a statement in the article that equipment failure was at fault but, there has been no official investigation so far. Regardless, it is very tragic incident.

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

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Feb 17, 2014, 07:37 PM
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Fpv operations at thunderbird field


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
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