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Old 04-10-2021, 05:09 AM   #31
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Can't believe I just found this thread. Was testing a rudder servo trim and hit 1 click of throttle and that stupid F Visionaire cut right through a brand new pair of work pants and had me wondering if this was going to be a bleed out situation.
You will see my 6 and 12 cell setups all have Emcotec safety switches on them. It is also cool to roll the electric out and pull the "remove before flight" flag and go, at least in my mind it is ( yes we are the nerds)
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:38 AM   #32
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I've been lucky(?) i have been flying rc since 1980 and seen a few prop inflected wounds usually caused by a brain fart or a momentary lack of concentration. My only cut came from helping a new flyer and he had the first master airscrew prop and WE had not learned to sand the razor edge off the trailing edge of their props, one flip and....... My last radio i bought has a warning beep if I turn it on with the throttle not on low. I had a few electric guys explain why to me. Hope everyone heals ok.
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Old 04-16-2021, 12:50 PM   #33
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Failsafe? Not always...

One topic that deserves attention for sure. I fly mostly EDF so prop injuries are almost impossible.

On another related subject, how many times have you seen someone not set their receiver failsafe properly when binding the radio? If the throttle wasn't set at full idle down, it becomes a ticking time bomb. If the TX is switched off, the RX will go to the failsafe setting and if the throttle wasn't set correctly, you have a "situation" (with electric prop planes).
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Old 04-16-2021, 06:37 PM   #34
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One topic that deserves attention for sure. I fly mostly EDF so prop injuries are almost impossible.

On another related subject, how many times have you seen someone not set their receiver failsafe properly when binding the radio? If the throttle wasn't set at full idle down, it becomes a ticking time bomb. If the TX is switched off, the RX will go to the failsafe setting and if the throttle wasn't set correctly, you have a "situation" (with electric prop planes).
LOL - that is PRECISELY how I laid my right shin open in the incident I mentioned in an earlier post - with a Flyzone Beaver. I had armed it out on the dock, then started fussing with my mug of tea, dangit where are my ^%#@ sunglasses, uh oh better take a leak... that sort of thing. Then, once I was finally all sorted, I walked over and reached down for the transmitter - and as I bent over the model fired up full bore and slid on the floats about 2 feet before the prop hit my bare right leg. Trust me it happens fast enough.. my reflexes ain't that bad but it got me good. I grabbed the wing and wrestled it to a stop and killed everything.. then walked up to the cottage with my shin tore to shreds.. my wife was a bit horrified. It had made about 5 - 6 revolutions with my shin in the prop arc.

Grant - get better! Be safe! I am, pretty much mostly.. but those moments will get ya won't they?
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:17 PM   #35
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Sorry to hear Grant. My belief is if you never do anything, nothing will go wrong. We all take a turn at being out smarted by a park bench. All the best. Douglas
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:16 PM   #36
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While setting up my prop on my electric my Transmitter slid and I hit the throttle and BLOOD
Everywhere I always keep the prop off till I set it up BUT today was not thinking strait or very Dum of me. My Wife is going to Rap me up in Bubble Rap I think or Kill me lol. Did anyone find my Brain today I lost it again LOL.
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Old 04-17-2021, 06:23 PM   #37
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I had a few close calls in the past and rigged up a simple safety trick that works for me.
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:16 PM   #38
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I use the same kill switch on every thing I fly, regardless of power source or aircraft type. On fixed wing electric planes I always use an idle setting when I'm flying. I use a 3 pos switch...down is throttle kill, middle is throttle active, and up is idle. Idle mode is nice because much like a gas plane the prop spinning will remind you it's armed, however bumping that switch can now have similar consequence to bumping your throttle.
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