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Old 06-06-2004, 11:22 PM   #11
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Your quite right Ron. I got bit last fall starting my G23. Basically the same thing happened to me! I only got 16 stitches and a nice scar on my left wrist as a reminder to use a good safety post or a tie down when starting any airplane. I was lucky it was on the back of the wrist and not the soft front or it could have been much worse.

Heres hoping all the best for Mr Carr for a speedy recovery!!!!
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:01 AM   #12
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Ron is a personal friend and this is the first I heard of it, made a few phone calls but no other info yet.

When I find out more I will let everyone know and pass on thier well wishes.
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:18 AM   #13
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Ron's an old flying buddy of mine as well, and one of the first to warn anyone about safe practices at the field. I flew with him when he was flying pattern in Ajax. It just goes to show that it only takes a moments lapse to get you in trouble. I think we've all been nicked at one time or another, a terrible reminder to stay on your toes.

I hope Ron is ok, I'm give him a call when things settle a bit. Best of luck bud.

... a big thanks to those of you who responded quickly.
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Old 06-07-2004, 08:55 AM   #14
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All the best to Ron Carr.

I hope that they can fix Ron's fingers. You guys did some quick thinking putting his hand in ice. That could have saved his fingers.

I work in full scale aviation and there is a reason for standard safety practises. Like they say , good safe habits are as easy to develope as bad habits.

Our engines have lots of power and deserve our respect .

As a teenager I stuck my thumb into an .049 prop and received a nice gash from that and it cut part of the thumb nail off. The engine was still running and I was holding the plane in my left hand.

I found out the hard way the power in an .049 I can imagine what a 100cc has for power.

I hope everything works out ok for Ron and he is back flying soon.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:37 PM   #15
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I wish him the best. Yeah a quick case of brain fade and accidents happen. I was very lucky when I did it. I was breaking in the motor on a bench. I was only half throttle, the engine stalled and one of the blades broke off.

I cut the tip of the thumb off (TWICE) and broke the bone
I cut the index finger (TWICE) slicing the tendon
I cut the middle finger (TWICE) slicing the tendon and broke
the bone.
I had over FORTY stitches on two fingers and a thumb.

Where I was really fortunate, was that there just happen to be (NOT ONE-BUT TWO) plastic surgeons on duty at the hospital. They did a fantastic job sewing everything and I got therapy sooner than most preventing any permanent peralosis.
The surgeons weren't the best at casts though. One surgeon started getting the cast ready before the other surgeon finished his stitching. The cast hardened in a deformed state and I walked around for a week with this huge (BOAT OAR) sized cast. If I painted it red and white, I could have stood at an intersection and stopped traffic as a crossing guard.
The worst thing was I had to go BUY another 3-blade prop.

I truely do wish everything works out for the best for him.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:52 PM   #16
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I have an update guys.

Unfortunately, as I understand, the doctors were not able to save Rons two fingers, but he is ok. I'm told he is resting at home.

Lets hope we ALL learn something from this!

Again, be careful guys!!! Be aware of what you are doing!!!
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:56 PM   #17
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Here's hoping the fingers can be saved and recovery is speedy. It has already been stated, but great thinking with the cooler.

As a new person to the hobby, you tend to be overly cautious, but as you get used to everything, sometimes one forget to check things. I had my plane tight last weekend, but started with about 1/4 throttle and it scared the crap out of me. I am still timid with the Saito 1.50. It certainly woke me up.
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Old 06-07-2004, 02:02 PM   #18
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Bad News Indeed!. I wish him well and hope his livlihood wasn't jeopodized by the loss of his digits

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Old 06-07-2004, 03:25 PM   #19
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As I understand it Ron has lost the left Index and Middle finger to the first joint.

He was having trouble starting his gas plane actually a 150 cc I was told backfiring etc. and as he was flipping and flipping the plane moved back causing the slack in the tiedown when it suddenly came to life.

Just a reminder to all of us "have to be careful out there"!
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:37 PM   #20
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Sorry to hear about Ron!

I had a close call yesterday with a new Enya 53 FS.

I had been bench running it at the field and had stoped it for a little bit then couldn't get it started again, even with a starter. I removed the plug and put one drop of fuel in and re-installed the plug. Took the starter and she backfired once. Didn't notice the cone had come out a little on the starter and went to start it again. Engine fired up to life but the starter cone jumped out of the starter and flew into the spinning prop.

The cone was thrown about 40 feet and the engine stopped. I retrieved the cone and went to start the the engine again and looked down at the prop and noticed one of the blades looked funny. This was a MA Wood prop and it had split at the tip all the way down to the hub. Problem was all I had left was a toothpick! The rest of the blade was gone. A member found it about 10 feet the other side of him.

We were both lucky that the thrown blade didn't hit either of us.

Sometimes accidents just happen no matter how dilligent we are in our safety practices. That's why they are called accidents.

My best wishes to Ron for a speedy recovery.
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