Its a little tardy but here it is, I trust it was worth the wait. In this epidod we talk to Team Hoonage!
In this show we have a great conversation with Chris, better known as Hemistorm!! A new DBXL 5th scale buggy from Losi, we also talk about the new Rally car from Losi as well. In the garage we cover what to do to get ready for your main and much more
I trust everyone had a great Christmas and a fabulous New Years!! After a short break I’m Back with Episode 37!!
We are going to kick off 2014 with a visit from Mark Hull from TGN and talk a little about 2013 and the newest kit from Losi and much more!!
On this show we wrap up Project Wraith with a chat with Matt from Dinky RC!! On the next episode we are back fully into Large Scale with a great interview where we help answer some questions about pipe selection for your engine!!
A very tragic reminder of how dangerous this hobby can be, something we often forget or take for granted. Even with surface vehicles I have seen some real close calls and have seem people take serious hits. A good reminder to be cautious. This exert was taken from the ABC news website;
A teenage remote control helicopter enthusiast flying one in a park on Thursday was struck in the head by it and killed.
Roman Pirozek Jr., 19, was pronounced dead at a Brooklyn park near a busy parkway, and initial reports suggested he was killed by the helicopter’s blade, police said.
The accident occurred in Calvert Vaux Park, where operating remote control helicopters is allowed in designated areas. A club for hobbyists, the Seaview Rotary Wings Helicopter Club, flies its aircraft from a field there.
Pirozek’s father, Roman Pirozek, is a vice president of the club. He and other club members didn’t return messages seeking comment Thursday.
Police said they didn’t suspect any criminal act was involved in the teenager’s death. They didn’t immediately release the model and make of the helicopter he was flying.
In a YouTube video posted in July by someone named Roman Pirozek Jr., a T-Rex 700N DFC is shown flying around at high speeds in lateral and vertical jolts.
That particular make is on the larger side of remote control helicopters, said Rich Hanson, spokesman for the Muncie, Ind.-based Academy of Model Aeronautics, a membership group of hobbyists.
Hanson said the helicopter has an almost 4 1/2-foot wingspan and can reach speeds of up to 60 mph but is used primarily for tricky, acrobatic maneuvers.
“Flying a RC helicopter is one of the more difficult aircraft to operate,” he said. “There are really two common reasons one might go out: pilot error or equipment failure.”
Pirozek’s death, Hanson said, likely is only the second ever caused by a remote control helicopter in the United States. He said some years ago an instructor in Texas was killed by a remote control helicopter after the student he was teaching lost control of it.