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Savage Safety Forum??

Post by rokie1432 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:50 am

hi guys,

I havent actually seen a Savage Safety column in this forum. Thought it would be useful, since i've have had a Near Miss. Here is my story:

In one of my sessions with my K5.9, it stalled after just running half-tank. I brought it in for a re-pullstart, but it didnt work. As usual, I would pull the exhaust-end tubing and try to blow some air to it. Only difference this time was the fuel in the tank was still HOT, and that I've just started to use the Uniflow setup (for HTL issues). I pulled the tube out, and as i release the pinch to try and blow some air, the fuel spurted out straight on to my face and eyes. I was fortunate enough to close my eyes before the steaming fuel shot through it. My face felt a somewhat "cooling" but "burning" sensation. My wife was nearby and she quickly got some water to pour over my face. I was lucky.

Just thought i share this experience so people attempting to do this method would be more careful.  It only happens with the Uniflow modification. Infact, dont even try to to do it when the engine is hot or fuel tank is hot.

Perhaps the forum admin can consider setting up a section for Savage Safety or something like that?

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Post by dodgedude » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:02 am

This would be a good one.  Both for sharing stories and bringing real safety concerns out.

I was out camping a few weeks ago, My 5 month old bassid hound was chasing my savage as normal. I drive real easy when he does this, and never towards him.
Anyways, He went back to the site (or so I thought)  So I decided to do some speed runs on the dirt road.  On my second run, I turned away to talk to my friend as I was WOT, all I heard was a series of loud yelps. I dropped the controller instantly, the truck continued into a neighboring site and nearly hit a few people.    Point being.  NEVER TAKE YOUR EYES OFF YOUR TRUCK OR WHERE IT IS GOING.

The truck was parked for the rest of the weekend. Puppy is fine, the other campers got a good laugh aftwerwards.
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Post by KiZ » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:56 am

We won't be setting up an entire forum devoted to safety but I can move this to the general RC forum and rename it to a safety thread if you'd like.

I'll pitch in too: my foremost RC safety advice, as always, is to always store and charge lithium polymer batteries in a fireproof box. It's incredibly simple and cheap to do but the tragedy it can prevent (ie a house fire) is second to no other RC accident.
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Post by J1A1H » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:30 am

I like the idea of a safety thread... But maybe just make something a sticky somewhere...

Never let friend hold the controller while you are tinkering with a truck while its still on (brushless)

I had the front of the truck lifted pointing directly at my face whilst i  re attached the battery box on the front of the truck as it came loose.

I ask my friend to help me hold something while he had the controller in another hand.

and as he knelt down to help me he squeezed the trigger. Firstly i am going to say... Badlands will grip anything!

The truck jumped up, smacks my face causing my nose to bleed, my mate squeezed the trigger full throttle now in panic and the truck grips my jeams and runs up my body, pushing me back and using my whole face as a take off ramp. The badlands shredded my skin on my arms and legs and the skid plate took a little bit of my nose with it!

Very painful! But the truck did get around 7foot of air haha

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Post by KiZ » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:02 am

Wow! That sounds like my worst nightmare  :lol:
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Post by dan86 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:50 pm

good idea rokie. wonder if it'll ever happen...
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