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Old 08-02-2010, 09:49 PM
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Default rc plane mid air with full scale plane?

we have alot of crop dusters that fly near our flying field, we have never had one but wondered if it has happened?
Old 08-02-2010, 10:25 PM
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Some knucklehead flew one into the Goodyear Blimp like 20 years ago,,, No one has been that stupid since,, Wait,,, I could be wrong
Old 08-03-2010, 08:53 AM
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I would hate to think of the legal ramifications of that happening !!!
Old 08-03-2010, 01:11 PM
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Oh he was convicted,,,
I'm surprised I can't find verh much online about it

http://www.asias.faa.gov/portal/pls/...519G&NARR_VAR=

I'm thinking that wasn't cheap to fix
Old 08-03-2010, 01:59 PM
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Default RE: rc plane mid air with full scale plane?

someone recently posted a video of an R/C airplane hitting the canopy of a sky diver.... that could have been very ugly....

and there was also a video posted a few months ago of video from an onboard camera on an R/C plane and he was flying in a full scale approach and almost hit by a large, passenger jet
Old 08-03-2010, 02:01 PM
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Default RE: rc plane mid air with full scale plane?

found the skydiver video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpveweAqGYM


and here is the other idiot.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=39c_1240350132
Old 08-04-2010, 10:16 PM
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Idiot is right, both of them.

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Old 08-05-2010, 07:55 AM
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If they catch the guys that did that, they should BOTH spend a little time in the slammer. At LEAST he lost the plane. WHAT A STUPID TRICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We don't need ANYBODY like that in our hobby !!!!!!!!!!!
Old 08-05-2010, 12:11 PM
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Whomever that was that hit the skydivers' canopy used up a lifetime of luck, apparently.  First that no one appeared to be hurt, and second that the two skydivers didn't beat them to a pulp.  Legally, that idiot sure is lucky, too.  Had things gone a bit differently he'd have been looking at two manslaughter charges and an easy conviction on both.  I'm assuming that the skydivers didn't pursue a civil suit, or we probably wouldn't be seeing that video.  It's a shame that they didn't do that.

Where I fly we have plenty of general and commercial aviation.  Everything from ultralights to business jets get close enough to our field to have potential problems.  Some of the ultralights are particularly bothersome, as they like to buzz our field.  It's up to us to make sure that we never put our models in a position to cause a collision or create the possibility of a collision in the mind of a full-scale pilot.  They may or may not be aware of our field, and certainly can't be expected to see something like our models.  When a full-scale comes near the field, it's time to get away from their course in the safest and most predictable manner possible.  Anything else is asking for a whole lot of unnecessary trouble.
Old 08-05-2010, 09:30 PM
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When flying in a high traffic area as indicated above it is advisable to have an observer standing next to you advising of approaching traffic.

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Old 08-05-2010, 09:50 PM
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Default RE: rc plane mid air with full scale plane?

That's the first I've seen about the parachute/vs RC plane. Grant it the RC pilot probably could have done better to avoid the parachute, but who's to blame here? Who's field was this? Was it a sky diving venue with a renegade RC pilot? Is it a RC club field with uninvited parachutists?
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I really don't think we would even want to get in a situation where we would state; "Who's field is it?" I would HOPE that in a given situation like that, SAFETY would be the deciding factor. If somebody gets injured or killed, who really cares "who's fault it is" !! The most important thing for us to remmember is; our planes are just toys. Anytime,ANYTIME, there could possibly be a collision between a plane I'm flying & a person; MY PLANE will be going in as fast as I can get it there !!!!
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:10 AM
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Default RE: rc plane mid air with full scale plane?

It doesnt matter whose field it was. There were two Human lives hanging on that parachute. The plane is a toy. Thats it, end of story.

The sky is a very big place and a collision between a parachute or a full scale plane and a RC plane is absolutely unaceptable, and will always be the fault of the RC pilot no matter the circumstances. These models are so much more maneuverable than a parachute or a full scale plane that for them to even be close to a collision with a full scale plane would have to be considered intentional.
Old 08-06-2010, 09:13 AM
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Yup!!!!!!!!
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ORIGINAL: Flyin Beagle

It doesnt matter whose field it was. There were two Human lives hanging on that parachute. The plane is a toy. Thats it, end of story.

The sky is a very big place and a collision between a parachute or a full scale plane and a RC plane is absolutely unaceptable, and will always be the fault of the RC pilot no matter the circumstances. These models are so much more maneuverable than a parachute or a full scale plane that for them to even be close to a collision with a full scale plane would have to be considered intentional.
I agree mostly with what your saying. As I mentioned in my previous post, the RC pilot could have avoided this. However, I don't believe skydivers can jump just anywhere. If they arrived at an RC field unexpectedly, they have some explaining to do.
Old 08-06-2010, 10:40 AM
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Default RE: rc plane mid air with full scale plane?

The fellow with the camera made no attempt to warn whomever was flying.
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Default RE: rc plane mid air with full scale plane?

Yes, That may be true, But it would have still been very easy for the RC Pilot to avoid hitting the parachute.

In the back of my mind I found myself wondering if the skydivers were trying to use the RC plane for some type of aerial video footage or something and they got too close. I just have a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that someone would be stupid or careless enough to unintentionally fly a RC plane this close to a sky diver.

On a side note; Bruno your in Edgewood. I'm heading up your way tomorrow for the Flying Circus RC Airshow in Cincinnati and then to Newport to catch a little of the Goettafest.
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Default RE: rc plane mid air with full scale plane?

I completely forgot about the the Flying Circus. What a great show they put on up there at GCRCC. You're making a day of it - Goettafest too!

Good point about the aerial footage. People will do crazy things to get hits on Youtube.
Old 08-16-2010, 01:11 PM
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Default RE: rc plane mid air with full scale plane?

Sadly... it has now happened

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3GHq...layer_embedded
Old 08-16-2010, 01:32 PM
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Default RE: rc plane mid air with full scale plane?

oh man that is sick, could have turned real bad real quick!!
Old 08-19-2010, 07:07 PM
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That just plain stupid they let that happen,, no excuse at all for that happening at an airshow
Old 09-06-2010, 08:47 AM
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exeter, that video was removed! Is it the one where the Pitts hit the hovering giant? Everywhere I find a link, it has been removed! Are they trying to block it from the public?
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The guy who was filming was a friend of the r/c Pilot,,
If any legal issues are arising from the incident,, Any Lawyer would have had him pull it.
A short piece of it is posted here,, the later conversation with the flight boss is the legal sticky part, I'm guessing

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/excl..._203157-1.html
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Safety and Common Sense are the two basic factors to ALWAYS FOLLOW!!! Oh yes, then there are the RULES! All of these incidents could have been avoided or prevented.

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