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Old 05-07-2007, 03:15 PM
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It is inevitable. At some point you will be caught looking for the right thing to say after someone near, dear, on a first name, or maybe just a face in the crowd has humped the tree or plowed the field. This is a good place to list THINGS NOT TO SAY after such an incident.

1. Soon as I switched on my TX, I looked up. And dang man you just lost power!
2. I guess I can borrow your battery now. It is fully charged, right?
3. You know, if you had a had just one more foot......
4. Well, I guess I win that bet. Told you, didn't I?
5. Do you need a trash bag?
6. Did you say them were new servos?
7. Them used rubber bands is what did it. Same thing happened to me once.

A crash is similar in some ways to the loss of a loved one. In some cases it is much more important. So let's be supportive.

Add your own what not to say......
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Ok, here is the #1 think NOT to say. Never EVER ask "what happened" until the guy who crashed brings it up first. Talk about anything and everything else until he brings it up, but never bring it up first!!!

Ken
Old 05-07-2007, 03:31 PM
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ORIGINAL: RCKen

Ok, here is the #1 think NOT to say. Never EVER ask "what happened" until the guy who crashed brings it up first. Talk about anything and everything else until he brings it up, but never bring it up first!!!

Ken

So true Ken! Them are fighting words!
Old 05-07-2007, 03:37 PM
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Hey that wouldn't happen to be JR radio equipment in that pile of pixie-sticks would it? Maybe of the digital persuation??[sm=tongue_smile.gif]
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I'll add a couple:

Never say, "Hey, the engine is missing!" Chances are the pilot has noticed that already.

Never say, "Hey, I could fix that." Just as he's headed to the trash can with the wreckage. He might tell you what you can REALLY do with it.

"Those planes always do that!"

"Are you a novice?"

"Lost it in the sun?" On a cloudy day.

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Old 05-07-2007, 04:22 PM
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Hey that wouldn't happen to be JR radio equipment in that pile of pixie-sticks would it? Maybe of the digital persuation??[sm=tongue_smile.gif]
That wins new enemies every time!
Old 05-07-2007, 04:25 PM
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Man that was cool, It sounded like a swarm of bees & 2 cars colliding.
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"Hey, I wasn't watching. Could you do that again so I can see it??" [X(]



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Old 05-07-2007, 04:56 PM
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[color=#FF0099]See, that's why I fly Futaba!!!

You did do a battery check before you took off, right?

Does this mean it's my turn to use the channel now?

You lose..you're buying lunch!

You realize, that wouldn't have happened if you had listened to me in the first place!

Need some CA?

What was that you said before about female pilots?

[sm=kiss.gif]
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"Did you do that on purpose?"

"Why did it hit Waaaay over there?"

"I wouldn't have done that".

"Engine sure got quite, how come?"

You're not supposed to hit the trees ya know"
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Here's a few more things to avoid saying:

"I sure hope you got a really, really good deal on that radio system!"

"You picked a good week to crash that, Tower Hobbies has them on sale right now."

"That's what happens when you fly with one of those [insert brand of radio here] radios... pieces of junk if you ask me."

"Don't feel alone or anything, four other guys crashed in that same spot earlier today due to radio interference."

"Hey, hold that up for me and I'll take a picture for the web site!"
Old 05-07-2007, 05:13 PM
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"I thought that 3 turn spin was only 2 turns up when you started it"

"I thought you saw the fence, I did"

"your right, that plane dosen't glide"

"Watch your airspee....,"

"Was that its maiden?"

"I told you it was too windy"
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manuever style depth of hple in ground overall
0 9 9 6
"got a toothpick?"
"my neighbor loves jigsaw puzzles"
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:21 PM
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Wow, Do you need an instructor?
I have my old trainer you can borrow untill you get that fixxed... on second thought
Pilot error?
Looks like you (insert common rookie error here).
Old 05-07-2007, 06:24 PM
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"Was it the radio, or did you just screw up?"

"I never seen a dead stick landing with the engine still full throttle."
Old 05-07-2007, 06:26 PM
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I liked that plane soooo much i was going to offer you 5 grand for it when you landed
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see WE TOLD YOU not to do it....
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I haven't laughed so hard since I saw Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White, and Bill Engvall

Hey dude! Definitely looked like you had it under control until the, "Oh Sh*t @%#$$% ^*&& *^% * & $#%&(^!!!!"

So next time try this......

Another plane another bank account.......sucks to be you.

Oh......

(Here's your sign)
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What ya gotta have to let that thing go now?

There is a bucket in the back of my truck you can use.

Del
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Next time you can avoid that by my surefire masterful technique of...blah blah blah.
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"Wow, I thought you were better than that."
"hey, can I have that, or are you going to rebuild it?"
"when you rebuild that, I'll take her up and trim her out for you, if you want.....just let me know"
"Last time I saw a guy do that, damn, well, that's exactly what happened."
"Did you pre-flight check it?"
"If you'd get spread spektrum, that wouldn't have happened...."
Old 05-07-2007, 08:43 PM
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lmao @ kens picture. thats great
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Do what I did after one of the guys at my club smashed up a nice scale ship he had no business flying. The model pilot was stuck in the dashboard so I asked the guy if the airbag deployed. If you fly your going to crash and it hurts, but be willing to take little ribbing from your fellow club members, they have all been there at one time or another. Its part of the hobby and if your going to cry about it, get into something else. I smashed a P-40 into a million pieces on its maiden due to a sick engine which if one of my fellow club members had been a little less polite and told me I was being stupid to fly it, I might have taken it home in one piece. I caught some heat for it and had to reflect that I got caught up in the moment. Sometimes you need to be told your being stupid if for no other reason then for safety's sake.
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1. "That looked like a dumb thumbs incident; you should try the pinch method"

2. "From now on, I'm calling you Captain Crunch!!!"

3. "Was that plane expensive?"


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