Just thought I would share this as it certainly made me think:
With confidence growing and weather always seeming to be against me I started to test my 450 Heli indoors each time I had made a mod or repair.
Clever me that in such a short time I seem to have managed to master hovering in the conservatory
Never felt too comfortable though as the heli was mere feet away and the noise was a little disconcerting to say the least not helped by a new, more aggresive throttle curve.
Yesterday I was trying out new tail blades. These were slightly longer than my stock clone blades but as they were the same length as the Align versions I thought 'no worries'. I had one hover and then decided I needed to reduce the GYRO gain (blades more powerfull?).
For some reason I thought I would be clever and try skidding the bird back to the take off point in the centre of the room instead of place it there. As the bird leant back so the inevitable happened and the blades made contact with the carpet........
There was a sound like a .22 rimfire shot as one of the carbon blades parted company with the tail and flew past my head leaving the tip well imbedded in the door next to me about 18 inches away...
I was extremely lucky not to have been blinded.
I was a bit dissapointed with myself; I am normally very carefull, I have been flying RC for years now and feel I pretty much know the dangers but I think on this occasion I simply got over confident and sacrificed caution for convenience. Its easily done.