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Old 08-22-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default Unbelievable...absolutely furious...

Although I didn't quite crash a plane today, but I almost purposely crashed my fist into some @$%&%@& idiots face this morning.

The story begins with me treeing my Firebird Phantom. I was flying it for the first time after replacing the tail boom. It was pretty gusty, so the tree grabbed it about 20 ft up, and so I had to shake it down. The tree was about 10 yards from where I stand to fly, along a gravel path in a grass field, and behind a big shrub. I had my Superfly on the ground in my flying spot with my newly acquired DX7 resting on top of it.


No one was around, so I left them there and went over to shake my Phantom down. After about a minute of vigorous shaking, it came down. I turned to walk back and saw a guy, about 20 years old, riding his mountain bike down the path towards me. My Superfly and DX7 were between us, and it looked like he was slowing down.

My first though was, I wonder if this guy is going to try and steal them, or maybe he's just curious and wants to check them out. Nope...

He turns his bike off the path onto the grass, lines his bike up, and rides right over my Superfly and DX7

As he keeps riding he sees me. I am about to lose it on this guy. It took everything in me to not knock his teeth out. After a stream of explitives come out of my mouth, his excuse is, "Oh, I didn't see it". Yeah right! Its bright neon green, he went off the path and aimed for it. He said we can go back to look at the damage, and as soon as I turned to walk, he took off.

After going to inspect the damages, I didn't see anything wrong other than a track of mud across it. The wheel managed to go right between the Rx and the servo and didn't break anything. The DX7 appears to be fine. Thank goodness, otherwise that would have really ruined my day.

I turned everything on, everythign was working properly, and flew it. I flew out my frustrations with about every trick I could think of on that Superfly. I flew the heck out of it, and it was great. Some of the funnest flying I've done with it yet... a happy(ish) ending at least.

p.s. the Phantom is fine, thanks to the new boom!
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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You can wait till tomorrow and pull tight a hunk of piano wire as he rides by.....
Hope your stuffs OK. Some people are just jerks.


As an AMA member I must refrain from suggesting you ram a plane into his head. Otherwise I would.

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Old 08-22-2009, 06:30 PM   #3
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WOW! What a jack@$$!
A criminal always returns to the scene of the crime.

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Old 08-22-2009, 06:34 PM   #4
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I have sat here for 10 minutes trying to put together a response.... I can't. It amazes me how some people can be.
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:58 PM   #5
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:44 PM   #6
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If he did this to you, imagine how malicious this guy can be, and understand that his whole life is a mess. Sooner or later, he'll get his-don't do anything, just enjoy the hobby.

About ten years ago, my wife and I were driving slowly through a beautiful seaside park we'd never seen before and some guy on a mountain back came roaring up behind us, cursing and screaming for us to get out of his way-well, as luck would have it, the Gestapo was around the next curve, and saw the guy. Guess what, the city was cracking down on this sort of thing and the clown got arrested and hauled off with his bike: your guy will get there, too.
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Sorry to hi-jack, but here goes.
Instant karma: By brother and his wife took a Lama hiking tour in the Sierras. One loudmouthed know-it all disrupted the entire orintation and instructions by the guide on the Lamas. As fate would have it, loudmouth did not here the part about " Even if it is a two inch wide stream of water, the Lama will JUMP over it, so stand to the side." Never the less, later in the day, loudmouth took two Lama hooves square in the chest. Knocked him down pretty good.

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Be glad you didn't clock him, you'd be sorry tomorrow.

I would file a police report, maybe others have had similar encounters and they might already know who he is.
If there are any small kids in the area, they probably know who he is and where to find him.

A few hours at the police station answering charges of malicious vandalism could be fun to watch.

I'd then sue him for a couple of hundred, just to make his life a little more entertaining.

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Old 08-23-2009, 01:22 AM   #10
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WOW, about all I can say.


As I started reading this I was thinking our DX7 was history So Glad to hear that it is ok, as well as the plane.

He'll get what's coming to him. He has to be pretty miserable in his own life to be that way to begin with.

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Old 08-23-2009, 02:21 AM   #11
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I figured restraint was the best option, nothing good would have some out of it. I'm just glad nothing was broken. One of the first things I thought was.."fireman bill is gonna be p*ssed!"

If it had been any other plane than my superfly, it would have been ruined. I got lucky this time, and so did he.

I'm off to Greece tonight for a week, so I've got much better and happier things to think about...
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:23 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by aero_k View Post
I figured restraint was the best option, nothing good would have some out of it. I'm just glad nothing was broken. One of the first things I thought was.."fireman bill is gonna be p*ssed!"

If it had been any other plane than my superfly, it would have been ruined. I got lucky this time, and so did he.

I'm off to Greece tonight for a week, so I've got much better and happier things to think about...
LOL, wouldn't have been p*ssed, I would have been heart broken for you...

Have fun in Greece! Sounds like an awesome trip.

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Old 08-24-2009, 09:13 PM   #13
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Wow, unbelievable.
There are some people these days who are completly retarded.
I'm sure he would of filed for assult if you did do anything to him...
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:24 PM   #14
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I had some jack*** on a bike purposely run over a $200+ RC car back in the 80s. It wasn't moving and he went out of his way to run it over too. He got away.

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I had a buddy accidentally run his rc car under a taxi when I was stationed Korea back in the 80's. Taxi got away too... LOL It wasn't his fault though and I doubt he even knew he ran over it!

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Old 08-24-2009, 10:25 PM   #16
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I don't have any cyclist destroying RC stories, but I was almost run over by a cyclist in downtown Seattle. Guy almost nailed me in the crosswalk as he was running a red light. Then there's the guys in Bidwell Park in Chico CA that think the park is their own personal racetrack.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:34 PM   #17
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Idiots like that should be prevented from breeding
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I am a cyclist and I have no problem saying there are a lot of ***holes and idiots riding. Most of them are into the new fad of single-speed, messenger type bikes w/ no brakes, and actually requires them to ride like ***holes. Grouping these people with normal cyclists makes no sense.

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Why would anyone ride a bike with no brakes.

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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Why would anyone ride a bike with no brakes.
That's a good question, but I suspect the answer is to be cool and fit in. The bikes often don't have freewheels and are called a "fixie" as in the rear sprocket is fixed to the hub. Like a track bike. i.e. when the rear wheel is turning the pedals are moving. They stop by abruptly stop pedaling and skidding. But yeah it's dumb to ride a bike like that one the street.

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Just wow... it never ceases to amaze me how people can be.
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Walk with a walking stick and shove it though his spokes next time and say: sorry I slipped.
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i would have beat the crap out of him!
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Originally Posted by boardmaster272 View Post
i would have beat the crap out of him!
I know violence isn't always the best way to go...but...

I'm pretty sure if that were me, he'd be walking home instad of riding that bike!

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A nice burst amp superfly pass right on top of the noggin as he rides away. make his scalp look like sliced bread. (whoops, sorry buddy, I guess we are even)

I would have yanked him off the bike by his neck if he was close enough.
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