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Old 04-08-2021, 01:02 PM   #1
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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 04-08-2021, 01:30 PM   #2
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Re: Woops flesh and blood every where

About three years ago I cut my arm on a prop twice in a season. I followed a routine I've used for starting my engines for over 30 years. I changed my routine as the old one wasn't working anymore. I've taken people to the Hospital with bad prop cuts and didn't want to do the same to myself.

We all need to be extra safe when starting our engines and not take chances as we get older. I now tie my plane down all the time, even on a re-start. I learn't my lesson and made the adjustment to stay safe. Cheers Floyd
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Old 04-08-2021, 01:33 PM   #3
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Re: Woops flesh and blood every where

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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.
Grant
Ouch Grant!
Hope your not left handed
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Old 04-08-2021, 01:58 PM   #4
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Grant some guys look dashing, you look gashing!
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Old 04-08-2021, 02:15 PM   #5
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Re: Woops flesh and blood every where

In 40 years I never injured myself on glow engines the way I have in the last few with electric.. here is bumping the throttle stick on a Flyzone Beaver while kneeled right in front of it. The prop barely had a chance to accelerate before it hit my left thigh, and this was through blue jeans. A good 1/2" deep. Off to the ER again.

Previous time was another Beaver, long story but it was in front of me on the dock and it turns out my failsafe mode was set to full throttle not idle, 5 minutes of finding my sunglasses, and fussing around before launching.. and as I reached down to it to put it in the water it came on full power into my right shin. I'll find the pics - 17-18 each staples and stitches, right to the bone and took out a chunk.

Yet ironically just this weekend I hand propped a .91VR-DF 4-5 times without the slightest issue.

Electrics don't make any noise or move before they bite you. I'm much more careful now..
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Old 04-08-2021, 02:38 PM   #6
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Re: Woops flesh and blood every where

Ouch. Hope you're doing alright. Stay safe all! I guess this is almost a part of the hobby at one time or another. I am almost certain we have all probably been bitten by a little screaming Cox engine at one time or another too.
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Old 04-08-2021, 02:46 PM   #7
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Re: Woops flesh and blood every where

Yeah at least gas engines give you a warning ,that loud exhaust sound LOL. That electric stuff give me the shivers , it's like having a gas engine that can start by it's self at any moment . I had an electric that the speed controller failed and it went to full throttle just as I was placing it on the ground , had to hold it until it went dead .thankfully I had my hands on it when it happened .. Be more careful Grant . cheers Roger ...
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Old 04-08-2021, 04:30 PM   #8
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Re: Woops flesh and blood every where

Know how you feel Grant. Hope you heal up quick. As the flying season starts, it's nice to get the reminder to always play safe.

Here’s a couple of photos from my one and only prop bitten mishap 6 years ago.
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Old 04-08-2021, 04:46 PM   #9
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Re: Woops flesh and blood every where

Anybody ever hear of using a switch for throttle kill ! If your computer radio doesn’t have it , time for a brand change . About 2 years ago, a new flyer told me about it so both radios are set now set up so the throttle stick is dead until I throw a switch to activate it.
The odd time I get to the flight line and no throttle.......oh ya , flick the switch.....LOL
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Old 04-08-2021, 04:48 PM   #10
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Re: Woops flesh and blood every where

Years ago I was at Toledo and a chap told me that Electrics were by far more dangerous than Nitro/Gas.

I asked why; and he told me about a stalled Electric motor VS an Stalled Nitro/Gas motor.

The Nitro/Gas motor is now DEAD.
Whereas the Electric motor will start up again as soon as you free the prop!
(unless you drop the throttle)

So the Electric motor is very dangerous!

It is hard to argue with that logic.


My bottom line is that; "This is a FULL Contact Sport!"

You can NEVER let your guard down!

If you do... You WILL get hurt.
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