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Old 12-18-2005, 06:35 PM
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I was bringing my plane inside to show my parents, got close to my fish tank and apparently the plane got some interference from my flourescent lights. The control surfaces started moving and before I knew it the prop started spinning. Fortunately my arm was there to stop it- 5 staples. There was no shortage of medical personnel at my house-I'm a paramedic, my wife is a nurse and my sister the neurologist was there. 30 minutes in and out of the ER...it's good to have friends.

So, just a word of warning (that I'm sure you already know): be careful around flourescent lights. Incidentally, the power locks/windows in my truck do the same thing. I'm keeping the battery out from now on, or leaving the transmitter on when around these things.

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Old 12-18-2005, 10:21 PM
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Was that an APC propeller?


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Old 12-19-2005, 12:30 AM
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That looks painful, but I'm glad it wasn't worse. One of the first rules I was taught is that you never, ever have the plane powered up without the transmitter being on. The transmitter should always be first on, last off.

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Old 12-19-2005, 12:26 PM
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In the past I've always turned on the Tx before the Rx. However, this plane does not have an on/off switch. As soon as you connect the battery, it has power to everything. I'm just not used to that setup. Stupidity on my part on holding the plane the way I was, as well. Lesson learned!

The prop was an APC 10 x 4.7.
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I know no one at the Fire Dept will give you a hard time about this. Gary
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I know no one at the Fire Dept will give you a hard time about this. Gary
No, not at all! No one here flies, so they don't understand how a "little model airplane" could do this. I'll have to bring it in.
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