Introduction to flying an RC Plane - Safety

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OK, let’s get the not so fun part out of the way! We don’t want you to damage someone’s property or more importantly, injure yourself or others.

Flying a remote controlled plane is a great deal of fun. However, it comes with some risks that when managed appropriately, minimises them significantly.
 
Please take the time to understand the risks outlined below.  

LiPo batteries

Most likely, your plane will use a lip battery and your transmitter too. It’s very important that you never leave a LiPo battery unattended when it’s on charge. LiPo batteries can catch fire with a tendency to rapidly combust when they do.
 
If you have received a damaged LiPo battery; or if you have damaged one, it’s best to discard it appropriately. You should never use a damaged battery as it may catch fire while charging or in use.

Propellers

Remain clear of propellers from the moment you connect a battery to a model. Even though the motor is small, some motors can reach high revolutions quickly and can cause temporary or permanent injury.

Flying responsibly

Always fly in-line with local laws and operate your aircraft in a safe place where you cannot harm yourself, anyone else or damage property.
 
Flying over roads, houses and other infrastructure is dangerous and should be avoided.
 

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