Are model planes dangerous? Are multicopters dangerous?

Below is a link to a thread showing what happens to people who thought they weren't.

WARNING: Most of the images in the thread are VERY graphic, including severed fingers and large open wounds!

Don't have a meal before viewing...

Please everyone, take an extra bit of care with your propeller driven craft! Safety of the people, safety of the vehicle.

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Comment by Euan Ramsay on July 17, 2013 at 11:45pm
Holy ****!

Right after my breakfast too...lovely...

Comment by Gary Mortimer on July 18, 2013 at 12:05am

Yes its pretty extreme don't have any children looking over your shoulder when opening the page. It underlines that propellers should always be removed when fiddling.

Comment by crystal garris on July 18, 2013 at 12:31am
I made it to the guy with the spiral cut ham for a hand. Definitely makes you think twice.
Comment by Chester on July 18, 2013 at 1:00am

I think time to time all of us should see this pictures to remember risk of our hobby.

Comment by Dany Thivierge on July 18, 2013 at 1:19am

Yes it's a "nice" reminder... dealing with a lot of customer repairs/tweaks/diagnostics I always remove the props and most of the time the customers are looking at me strangely like I should not be afraid...

well guess what, often I am glad I did!

I think I will print a couple of these pictures and put them on a wall (when I get walls done!)

It's really a good reminder!


Comment by Gary Mortimer on July 18, 2013 at 1:27am

Pull up a sandbag, when I started at this game in the 70's as a boy electric motors did not exist for mortals. A string of .75 then 1 and whoop whoop 1.5cc diesel engines were hard to start and gave you a heck of a kick when you got it wrong so you soon learnt about sissy sticks, rubber fingers and getting out of the way of the prop. Those were wooden props as well.

Now we have every time instant start sharpened plastic blades. Back in the day you struggled to keep it going and could not afford to break props.

This chaps a proper modeller look at his fuel mix in the comments...

Too many folks are arriving with no model flying experience here. Be careful.

Comment by Project Nadar on July 18, 2013 at 4:00am

My input is that bench tests are more likely to cause an accident than actual flights. So make sure you guys keep all the safety procedures on all aspects given by the manufacturer companies. Wear some goggles and don't power up motors with props installed if not necessary for the test. There are numerous reports that motors start spinning without intentional input. Personally i had a 500 copter start spinning on the table while my head was under the prop. I was very lucky i didn't panic and exited the prop path. That was the only incident i came across that would have resulted in personal injury. 

Comment by HeliStorm on July 18, 2013 at 5:06am
A DJI Phantom is a not so insignificant sized quad, and many people with no previous RC experience are buying and flying them. I like my mini and micro quads from a safety aspect, as they are light, and the blades carry little force. I have thought about a bigger quad, with the realization my flying area becomes more limited the larger I move up in scale. But, I have experience in RC helicopters, and planes previously. I would respect a DJI Phantom sized quad quite a bit. How many flying the Phantom, some with no prior flying experience, are being as respectful?
Comment by Marco Glattfelder on July 18, 2013 at 5:27am

Last week one guy was killed by a GAUI X7 here in Switzerland. Someone found him dead on a field with the crashed heli close to him. Left a wife and 2 little chilldren. The story was on newspapers for days here and now there is the usual "I-have-no-clue-but-an-opinion" discussion. I hope they don't change one of th most liberal rc flight regulations worldwide we have here in Switzerland (do what you want, just ask the ground owner, get an insurance, stay 5Km for airports and below 30Kg TOW)

Comment by Jason Wise on July 18, 2013 at 5:31am

Yeah the Ham sliced hand.....his days of holding a transmitter are buggered!


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