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Old 11-07-2005, 07:21 AM   #21
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A couple of months ago a guy in our club fell into the prop on a .46 and resulted in 40 stitches and pert near lost a finger. Still has limited use of his thumb.
I hate it when people say that we fly TOY planes. I don't think that a toy could take your fingers off.
We can never be too careful around a spinning prop and we don't realize what could really happen. Just imagine what kind of safety features our planes would have if they entered the workplace. What would WHMIS or the JHSC say if you had a sharp blade spinning out in the open at 12,000 rpm on top of your work bench. If the IAPA came in and saw it they would close the business down immediately.
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Old 11-07-2005, 11:35 AM   #22
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I think the little ones hurt more sometimes. I inadvertantly stalled a Norvel .061 with a fingertip.
Bled like a stuck pig!
Stung like you wouldn't believe!

Fortunately I was able to wrap it up and carry on. (That St. John's training finally did some good.)

Too bad I had to learn that way to be extra careful.
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:14 PM   #23
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:15 PM   #24
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I can sympethis, I got hit by the prop of a new 3W75 yesterday - typing with one finger now. Lost the tip of right ring finger,'loosened' the tip of middle finger, plus two longish gashes. AND BROKE AN EXPENSIVE PROP. My first gasser, was having problems starting it, after playing with it for 20 min. or so it started with a roar, I was startled, jumped up and my right fingers moved too much. I had moved the trim up on the previous try and forgot to set it back a bit.

I had been trying to maiden the plane for weeks and this was the first nice day. The maiden went GREAT, a 1/3 scale custom Spacewalker - some one else started it so I could get the flight in between light sprinkes.

NOW the weather is good when I cannot fly.
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:58 PM   #25
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This is turning into one of those 'betcha my scars worse than yours' thread! lmao. Hey Jason, maybe we could start a 'wounded' gallery and these guys could post their 'prop' scars in there for all to see along with their stories!
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Old 11-08-2005, 01:41 PM   #26
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I now will remember to take my time and be careful.... i was in a rush to get a flight in be for it was dark. lol my cuts were not bad at all. they went deep but i can still move em. thats why i took pictures so maybe some othere people will take there time and dont rush your selfs.
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:51 PM   #27
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This isnt me, but I put this page in my favourites to remind me to be careful, and show my friends what it can do...

Warning: Above link contains blood, split fingernails, stitches, swelling, cut skin and any other things I may not have mentioned when you seriously cut yourself.
Pilot: Test Flight Ok, but Autoland is very rough.
AME: Autoland not installed on this aircraft.
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:57 PM   #28
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You need to put a warning on your last post. It is a very graphic picture that comes up and some people may not want to see it.
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Old 11-08-2005, 04:52 PM   #29
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how do you know that was a rc airplanes accident... lol looks like it hurt
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Old 11-08-2005, 06:06 PM   #30
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OUCH!!!!!! I bet you said "gosh darn golly gee" or something close.
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