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Post  Levent Suberk Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:11 am

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Post  Ken Cook Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:15 pm

A perfect way to promote the safety of the hobby two thumbs up!!!!!.
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Post  sosam117 Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:15 am

Wow!
In the USA, we have tempered glass where the windows here would not break into these big shards of glass like in Turkey?
How different glass is made in different countries for windows?
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Post  batjac Sun Jun 12, 2022 12:11 pm

Many, many years ago (around 1993) my local RC club was asked to put on a flying demonstration at the local airshow. I was one of the pilots selected to fly during the demonstration. I was a nervous wreck the entire time, and I only put up one flight on the first day of the airshow. It's not that I doubted my ability. It's that I was flying a radio controlled airplane in the middle of an airport runway with a few thousand people around, and all I could think of was, "Don't glitch! Don't glitch! Don't glitch!". I was using brand new Futaba equipment, but I still didn't feel safe flying in the middle of all those people. I've seen too many glitches over the years to be comfortable in that situation.

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Post  NEW222 Sun Jun 12, 2022 12:42 pm

Ours here in Canada is the same as the video. Not tempered. However, our glass in our coffee table is indeed tempered..... Don't ask how I know.... Shocked
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Post  sosam117 Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:26 am

Living in an area that sees many tornados, and I have seen about a dozen in my lifetime (up close), tempered glass is safer than just regular glass.
Though tempered glass cost much more, I'd rather pay for it than having just regular glass.
When the tempered glass breaks, it breaks into small pebble size glass that is not that sharp as the shards of larger un-tempered glass.

How do I know? Well, I have had to rebuild my home five different times from tornados hitting it, from 1965 to 2001.
The house was originally built in 1958 before tempered glass.
The house originally had standard glass until the tornado hit it in 1965 and broke the 6-foot square picture window in the living room.
I received a large gash in my forehead from a piece of glass from that window. (Which I still see every morning when I shave).
All the windows were shattered from that 1965 tornado, and I replaced them with new windows with tempered glass.

The worst was in 1990 which leveled my house where the only thing left there was the flooring covering the basement.
The house was completely gone from the ground level up. 16-foot-tall evergreens (about 25 years old) pulled up out of the ground like weeds from my back yard (I found them about 1/8 a mile away) and the two Maple trees that were 30 years old pulled out of the ground and in the next-door neighbor's house.

Fortunately, my modeling stuff (building shop) was in the basement, undamaged. Everything still there, like it was before the tornado hit the house.

Insurance paid to rebuild the house, but only a certain amount. It cost me almost $100,000 (the balance) to finish getting it rebuilt back to the way it was.
Now I have replacement insurance, so I will not have to pay the depreciation value on the objects that I lose in a tornado or any other severe storms.
(Lightning strikes, high winds, hail damage, ect.)

Here is a link to the worst tornado my house got damage from:

https://www.weather.gov/lot/Plainfield_Tornado_Anniversary


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Post  rsv1cox Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:54 pm

Wow Mike, Hurricanes are bad, but tornados  are much worst.  Living in Florida for years we went through several hurricanes but never a tornado.  Tornados cut an intense narrow path while hurricanes are wide spread dissipating their energy.
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Post  andrew Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:17 pm

batjac wrote:.................... I was using brand new Futaba equipment, but I still didn't feel safe flying in the middle of all those people.  I've seen too many glitches over the years to be comfortable in that situation.

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Those are my feelings exactly. While I've felt comfortable with my planes and flying at the field with my club buddies, I always worry about a radio glitch, stripping a servo, having a clevis break, etc. Our planes have too many failure points for me to fly in a crowd.
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