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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2009, 11:43:14 AM »

Those things hit people (Quite a few youtube video's where people have been smacked across the face with one of these) and absolutely nothing happens to send them to the hospital.


Actually these gas fired ones can do quite some damage to a person's face, or body for that matter so I would not think of them as harmless.  You can find pictures and videos of some of them going through car windshield etc.

A few years back, we had a Funfly for radio controlled aircrafts and part of that event was a radar run, and the fastest of the day was a radio controlled plane weighing I would guess 6 lbs with a wingspan of 68" travelling 78MPH, quite a dangerous weapon if used by the wrong person.

Most electric ones however are quite light and if it hit you in the back, you would feel the thump but probably not get hurt.

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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2009, 02:32:06 PM »

Oh yes, the gas/alcohol powered R/C planes can be very dangerous.  Using your example, if an R/C plane meets a Cessna, the Cessna would win, unless it took a direct shot to the windshield.  But if an R/C plane were to be ingested into a jet engine, lots of damage would ensue.  Ironic, isn't it?

Oh, as a little tip, if you're working on an R/C gas engine, and you are doing a run-up on it, and you are adjusting the carb/mixture settings....don't wear loose clothing.  I speak with experience!   grin
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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2009, 10:50:42 AM »


Oh, as a little tip, if you're working on an R/C gas engine, and you are doing a run-up on it, and you are adjusting the carb/mixture settings....don't wear loose clothing.  I speak with experience!   grin

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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2009, 07:27:58 AM »

i guess. could have scared the absolute shit out of me though. i'd be more worried about the metal bits coming through the windshield.
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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2009, 08:23:00 AM »

No doubt in my mind he flew through the turbulence on purpose, to get the video and attention he is getting, except it may be the wrong attention now. What a moron.
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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2009, 02:21:34 PM »

Heh heh, I think that would fall into the Natural Selection category then
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