Safety checks

A potentially serious incident last week was a timely reminder to us all to review our safety checks when flying.

Importantly, can all electric pilots double check that models are disarmed and made safe as soon as possible after flying.

To quote the BMFA handbook:

‘The first and most important principle of electric flight ground safety is to understand that the instant you start to plug in the flight battery, the model you are holding may transform itself from a dead airframe into one with its motor running at full revs and all controls moving. No matter how good your other safety checks, you must be prepared for this to happen every single time you start to connect the flight battery. If a separate Rx battery is fitted then you have the opportunity to check the operation of the radio equipment before the flight battery is plugged in’.

Finally, remember the importance of restraining all models (all models, includes electric models).