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imxlr8ed
2013.09.06, 12:02 PM
Sad story...

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/05/20346317-teen-slices-off-own-head-with-toy-helicopter?lite=&lite=obinsite

Too few realize the power involved with these aircraft, I work with the full scale versions and when you get familiar with the raw physics involved in rotorcraft, you begin to respect them greatly. I got whacked on the fingers by a brushless powered plastic prop years ago and it opened one of them up like it was a cooked tomato... and that was only a tiny prop. When you have a carbon fiber blade on a huge diameter rotor with all kinds of RPMs behind it, it doesn't matter what it hits, it's going to do some real damage.

Be careful out there guys!