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RC helicopter lops top of manís head off
NY Post ^ | 9/5/13 | Kirstan Conley

Posted on 09/05/2013 2:33:56 PM PDT by jimbo123

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To: steve86
Tree branch sliced like from a dull chain saw.


51 posted on 09/05/2013 3:34:11 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: PLMerite
That gets a rare dual-approval by both the Captain, and the Chief Medical Officer:


52 posted on 09/05/2013 3:36:06 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: cripplecreek

Reminds me of the stewardess who backed into a rotating propeller—disaster.


53 posted on 09/05/2013 3:44:37 PM PDT by foxfield
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To: discostu

Strangely enough the mafia runs an RC helicopter club near Brooklyn.


54 posted on 09/05/2013 3:45:50 PM PDT by o2bfree (Lindsey Graham is left of South Carolina.)
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To: steve86

Nice post.


55 posted on 09/05/2013 3:46:45 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: jimbo123; Revolting cat!
Damn. I thought I'd found a solution to tree timing problems.


56 posted on 09/05/2013 3:49:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jimbo123

The helicopter zombie stunt is actually hilarious to watch if you know what to look for.

First of all, it had to be shot in the morning, when the winds were perfectly still. The fake top of the head had a wire in it to a guy hiding behind the boxes the zombie stunt man was walking up. If you look at his face, you can tell that he is terrified half to death of the rotor blades, and he is walking as stiff backed as he can for the exact height.

When the command is given to pull off the top of his head, he gets a totally peaceful expression of relief on his face while falling backwards onto the hidden mattress.

I hope they paid him a LOT of money for that stunt.

Otherwise, they mentioned that the cast just had a blast during production, and everybody was chipping in ideas that they thought were cool. A fun set to work on.

Oddly enough, once you see the behind the scenes stuff, you realize that parts of the movie are intentionally comic. So the next time you see it, while everyone else is getting grossed out, it’s hard to not start snickering.


57 posted on 09/05/2013 3:49:39 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: steve86

I certainly don’t doubt one could get killed by an RC helicopter. It’s the specific method in the headline I take umbrage with, lopping the head involves cutting through a lot of skull, not just the initial impact point. A lot of factors, mostly revolving around weight, make that highly unlikely. Cutting through soft tissue I believe, breaking bones even. But not top lopping.


58 posted on 09/05/2013 3:50:12 PM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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To: jimbo123

ROTFLMAO!!
EXACTLY my first thought!
(As I understand, they had a heck of a time working to make that effect go correctly in the movie back then)


59 posted on 09/05/2013 3:51:53 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: discostu

Those things are killer Dragon Flies, like in the Tribulation.

My idea of flying an RC helo was walking along side one that is sedately hovering.


60 posted on 09/05/2013 3:53:25 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: P-Marlowe
I think you are close to the real story.

The UK papers are claiming he was decapitated, but the blades could easily have cut his throat, nearly decapitating him.

61 posted on 09/05/2013 3:54:43 PM PDT by mware
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

That is incredible what they can do with those things. Almost unnatural.


62 posted on 09/05/2013 3:55:49 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: US_MilitaryRules
Get enough horse power onto a brick, and you can make it do that, too.

/johnny

63 posted on 09/05/2013 4:01:53 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: politicianslie

I’m pretty sure if I rode in something that did that, I’d die.

Rode in a UH60 once that did a loop (up and over) and thought I was going to.


64 posted on 09/05/2013 4:04:31 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: discostu
I just went out to the barn and got a new pair of blades to weigh they are only 550mm, and they weigh almost 10 oz. The ones I weighed are wooden blades.

/johnny

65 posted on 09/05/2013 4:05:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jimbo123

More info:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2413231/Man-DECAPITATES-toy-helicopter.html


66 posted on 09/05/2013 4:07:08 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: mware

I once got my arm caught in an RC blade. Cut me about 1/4 inch deep through my flesh and in a line about 1 inch long. It was a 16 inch blade on a 65 CC engine. I stiched it up with a line of crazy glue and then went back to flying. I still have a scar, but I still have my arm.

I am sure that if the blade had hit bone it would have broken the blade and not my arm.


67 posted on 09/05/2013 4:10:56 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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Stop the madness! RC helicopter control now!


68 posted on 09/05/2013 4:15:12 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

WTH fun is that thing? Looks bOring.


69 posted on 09/05/2013 4:21:02 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: P-Marlowe
It was a 16 inch blade on a 65 CC engine

Are you talking about the prop on a fixed-wing model with an actual 65CC engine (probably gasoline)? Or a .65 cubic inch motor on a heli? There are model helis with 100cc engines but they're huge.

70 posted on 09/05/2013 4:22:13 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: jimbo123

Can you say Darwin Award winner?


71 posted on 09/05/2013 4:25:36 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: steve86

Possibly 6.5 cc.


72 posted on 09/05/2013 4:25:56 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

Yeah, that’s .40, isn’t it.


73 posted on 09/05/2013 4:27:56 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86

16 inches would probably about the tail rotor diameter on a 65CC heli.


74 posted on 09/05/2013 4:29:36 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86

It is. Seems a little small to be swinging a blade that big, tho.


75 posted on 09/05/2013 4:30:45 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Well, it is a quote from a 13 year old who happened upon his dead body.


76 posted on 09/05/2013 4:35:07 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: tacticalogic
From Runryder:

"I have a 16inch aluminum rc airplane prop once put on an electric 120volt 15amp motor, thing hauled a*& moving air like crazy at 3700rpm, never again."

77 posted on 09/05/2013 4:38:55 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: MeganC

“Look for Mayor Bllomberg to ban ‘assault-style RC helicopters”

He will make sure they have no more than a seven blade capacity and do not use any trans fats in their manufacture.


78 posted on 09/05/2013 4:39:42 PM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: jimbo123

As if living in NYC doesn’t suck enough


79 posted on 09/05/2013 4:40:39 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: steve86

That was probably a 2HP motor. Wouldn’t want my fingers anywhere near that while it’s running!


80 posted on 09/05/2013 4:44:16 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

It would certainly fend off some of the black mob attacks we’ve been reading about.


81 posted on 09/05/2013 4:47:53 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: jimbo123
Well, at least for a few seconds there he was wearing a REAL propeller beanie cap.

Leni

82 posted on 09/05/2013 4:48:39 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: steve86

Did I forget to put a . before the 65?


83 posted on 09/05/2013 6:02:46 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: foxfield
Reminds me of the stewardess who backed into a rotating propeller—disaster.

It also happened to a firefly: delighted.

84 posted on 09/05/2013 7:03:44 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: MV=PY
It also happened to a firefly: delighted.

I had a firefly plaster itself to a lens of my glasses while riding a motorcycle once. Not a fun time.

85 posted on 09/05/2013 7:06:53 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks jimbo123.
a well-known model helicopter enthusiast
If he wasn't well-known before...


86 posted on 09/05/2013 7:19:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: P-Marlowe
No remote Control Helicopter could lop off a person’s head.

Not exactly what you were thinking of, but THIS 'remote control helicopter' will slice & dice anyone.

Kaman’s Unmanned Aerial Systems K-Max UAT


87 posted on 09/05/2013 7:29:07 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: jimbo123

Rest in peace, and I hope your family doesn’t see what idiots on this site posted about your death.


88 posted on 09/06/2013 3:33:15 AM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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