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Old November 4th 03, 12:17 AM
tim
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Default mini copter strikes again

not the mini 500 fortunately...


http://www.woai.com/news/local/story...A-97BEF9146F03

Man killed in radio-controlled helicopter accident
LAST UPDATE: 11/3/2003 4:53:55 PM

(Houston-AP) -- Investigators in Houston say a radio-controlled aircraft
instructor died when he was struck by a model helicopter.

The accident happened yesterday at a park in southwest Harris County.

Sheriff's authorities are looking into the death of 41-year-old Ronald Kyle
of Houston.

Officials say it appears Kyle had been doing flight maneuvers with a model
helicopter when he turned the controls over to the student who owns the
mini-aircraft.

Authorities say the plane apparently went out of control and ended up flying
toward the two people -- and Kyle was struck in the throat area.





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Old November 8th 03, 01:54 PM
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"tim" wrote in message

Man killed in radio-controlled helicopter accident

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People getting killed by R/C models is pretty rare but not unheard of. A
pylon caller was killed a few years ago when a racer cut the corner too
close and the model hit the chain link fence the caller was enclosed in.
The engine went through the chain link and hit the man in the head, killing
him.
I've seen and heard of a lot of people getting hurt with R/C models but
getting killed.... well, I guess you could say that was the ultimate "bad
day." I believe it would safe to say it was that guys time to go....
Cheers,
jc


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Old November 10th 03, 09:18 PM
Chris Schmelzer
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In article ,
"jc" wrote:

"tim" wrote in message

Man killed in radio-controlled helicopter accident

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People getting killed by R/C models is pretty rare but not unheard of. A
pylon caller was killed a few years ago when a racer cut the corner too
close and the model hit the chain link fence the caller was enclosed in.
The engine went through the chain link and hit the man in the head, killing
him.
I've seen and heard of a lot of people getting hurt with R/C models but
getting killed.... well, I guess you could say that was the ultimate "bad
day." I believe it would safe to say it was that guys time to go....
Cheers,
jc




People get killed doing lots of things....I don't think saying "lots of
people" would be accurate...

A "lot of people" get killed using hair dryers in the tub to...lol
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Old November 13th 03, 10:57 PM
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This last spring a gent here in tucson was killed by his fixed wing R/C. He
was flying at an R/C field by the drag strip. He had given up drag racing as
too dangerous.

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'47 Luscombe 8E
Rans S-17 (for sale)




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Old November 21st 03, 12:47 AM
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"jc" wrote in message ...

I've seen and heard of a lot of people getting hurt with R/C models but
getting killed.... well, I guess you could say that was the ultimate "bad
day." I believe it would safe to say it was that guys time to go....


That reminds me of why my Grandma didn't like to fly. She said if it
was her time to go, so be it. But it would really suck if it was the
pilot's time to go and he took her with him.

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