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Old 03-04-2007, 06:05 PM   #11
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>now that you know how it feels you will never likely do it again

Not until next time!!!

I've been running engines for almost sixty years and I have all the scars and stitch marks to prove it, as well as a forefinger that now 3/16" shorter than its opposite number ... and it was only a TD.049 that did that one.
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:30 PM   #12
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Well You're All Right

It was a lesson learnt. I will not be doing that anytime soon. I guess since I am new to this I may not quite have known the potential for a more serious injury this could have been by not using common sense. I will be taking some precautions in the future that may save this from happening again.

1. painting the prop
2. staying behind the plane
3. moving the Glow Plug back from the motor

and most important

4. Using common sense and remembering this is not a toy.

Thanks for all the replies and advice.

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Old 03-04-2007, 07:52 PM   #13
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Dont feel bad ... I think 99.9% have learned the hard way.... I cut off the tip of my index finger right to the bone along with the nail.... I thought for certain that I would end up with a deformed finger tip ....NOT so ... the finger looks normal but the tip does not feel normal .. I guess the nerves are still healing/growing. ... once you get good enough at setting up motors... you wont need a chicken stick to start the motor.... just a flip of the spinner clockwise and the motors starts up ... no chicken stick, no starter and no fingers on the prop blades.
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:06 PM   #14
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Byrocat has it right. Establish a good safe routine and stick to, especially under abnormal conditions (like your backyard).

Hope you heal well.
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