Remote Control Chopper

A 19 year old remote control helicopter enthusiast lost control of his RC and lost his head. That has to be a one of a kind exit from this mortal coil.
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Sep 05, 2013
     Category: Death

Very sad for the young man, but also the weirdest death I have ever heard of.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/05/13 at 08:35 PM
It's not one-of-a-kind. The article says it's the second such death in America. Sad, when his family were so hoping he'd be immortalized in Guinness.
Posted by Phred22 on 09/05/13 at 08:54 PM
I'm not surprised... I used to fly models and those whirlly things bite!

Here's a video of one of the 'copters being flown.
Watch This
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/06/13 at 01:02 AM
The comments on the story below it are quite revealing. The public is quite reactive. Very Pavlovian. It is so amusing to see the instant knee jerk reactions.
Posted by Jim on 09/06/13 at 08:24 AM
I'm surprised that there aren't more accidents like this.
Posted by KDP on 09/06/13 at 11:12 AM
I still fly model R/C airplanes and helicopters. While I never owned a large helicopter like this I did once own a quarter scale R/C airplane. The ones I have now use .40 to 1.20 CI two and four cycle engines.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/06/13 at 02:33 PM
They had a R/C helicopter (the press called it a 'drone') at the recent Running of the Bulls in Dinwiddie County, VA(!). When the batteries died, it crashed into the stands, injuring more people than the bulls did.
In 1965 the British TV series "The Avengers" aired the episode "Two's A Crowd", which featured a radio-controlled airplane used in an assassination attempt, long before the Israelis used them for Recon in the 6-Day War:
Posted by tadchem on 09/06/13 at 03:00 PM
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