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Old 01-14-2008, 05:52 AM   #1
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Default Hongkong : Heli Crashed into the Pilot's head.

Another heli accident. Hope he will recover soon. This is scary.

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_d...=20080114&fc=1
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:29 AM   #2
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Another heli accident. Hope he will recover soon. This is scary.

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_d...=20080114&fc=1
RC helicopters is not a toy. Have a crash and accident free in the coming year.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:37 AM   #3
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Good god, stop calling them toys, stupid article. I hope he gets better though!
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:18 PM   #4
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shitt, shows how dangerous this gets, never picked hong kong as a good flying spot, i guess this only proves that... hope that guy gets better, somen like that has gotta hurt worse than being shot or somen
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:20 PM   #5
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You see its all fun and games until........well he should'nt have been flying his "toy" in government area clearly posted "NO TOY FLYING PLAYERS " you'll put your eye out Ralphie Wong
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:38 PM   #6
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http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn39HmoQRf4

This seems to be the news report of the accident

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Old 01-31-2008, 01:43 PM   #7
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more http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=VdeyQa...eature=related
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:49 PM   #8
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I like this part:

"accidentally hit a button on the remote control, causing the helicopter to crash into his head."

And this:

"The accident happened at a government site with a warning sign prohibiting flying remote-control toys."

And this:

"only one player at a time can send his toy aircraft aloft."
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:45 PM   #9
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Could someone please tell me where the "crash into head" button is on my Dx7. This is very scary.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:52 PM   #10
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Just to clarify; when you push the select button while flying, the transmitter acts as a homing device. When the model aproaches 5 feet in range; the tx explodes.

This only applies when flying in Hong Kong.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:17 PM   #11
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Maybe the govmt in Hong kong really knew what they were talking about when posting property against flying rc toys????????? Hello!
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:30 PM   #12
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Ya I don't think a "toy" could kill someone!
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:15 PM   #13
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From personal experiance.
I've been shot with a 9MM round in the left leg (Military Gig). 8 months later I was hit in the right leg by a TREX600 with 620's
You can bet your (SHIFT "244") that the Heli hurts a lot more and for a longer recovery time,
I was really lucky with the 620's. The plastic grips came apart 40 feet away. the debris was max 50 feet away. The blade strike to my right leg was a flat smack verses a slice. I can say without a doubt, Safety is now 40 + feet away on take off, Landing safety is 40 + feet away also. And All my Helis are running metal grips now.
Another thing I can also say. Flying Helis is not for someone without medical insurance.
I think after it's all done, the bill for the Doc, was somewhere around $4,500.00
and I still have a constant reminder that their is no such thing as toys when their spinning two + Axes @ 1,200 + RPMs

40 feet = 12.19 meters
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:27 PM   #14
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People outside the hobby call our aircraft toys...rightly so. This is not going to change.

Break rules.....bad things happen, more often.

He is lucky to be alive at all , after getting hit in the head with a 90.

Did you see the people run away with an airplane when video'd...the hurried packing of heli's when cameras showed up....these people KNOW they are breaking the law.

The USA does not have a monopoly on R/C idiots.

The whole culture of safety violations start with antics like the flying of the CX in the LHS. We get complacent with safety, and keep pushing until something bad happens.

DATELINE NBC would love to jump on this if it happened in America. Actually, it's only a matter of time.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:23 PM   #15
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What a terrible accident, get well soon!
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:37 PM   #16
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Anyone know what happened? As in: was it fatal / survivable? My wife (and her family) is originally from Hong Kong and her mother, my mother-in-law, read this story in a Chinese news paper in Philadelphia. Maybe it was a reprint or import of an HK newspaper, but if this made international news, its kinda surprising.

I was especially surprised when my wife asked if I heard about this when I hadn't said anything about it or what I knew from this thread.

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Old 04-08-2008, 09:24 PM   #17
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I know that this is kind of dumb but I guess that I am almost scared to fly my T-Rex 450 now. eVEN IF
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:27 PM   #18
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I am scared to fly my T-Rex 450 now. I know that it is kind of dumb but even if I do everything right, there is still a chance that I also could get hurt very badly.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:03 AM   #19
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From what I understand, the pilot survived and underwent brain surgery. Unfortunately, he has partial paralysis on one side of his body and is undergoing physical therapy.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:49 PM   #20
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Could someone please tell me where the "crash into head" button is on my Dx7. This is very scary.
My transmitter doesn't have a "crash into head" button, but has numerous "crash into ground" buttons. I know I've found them way too many times.

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