A long time r/c'er in our club was injured today while holding a glow powered glider and reaching under the spinning propeller for his radio. He did not have the radio beside him, but leaning against his field box, with the plane between himself and the radio. He lost a chunk of flesh from the top of his forearm, large enough to require stitches.
Stay out of harm's way, folks. This was only a 49.
Last year, a new flyer in another club did not tether his plane (was going to hold it by hand), started it, wide open throttle (he did not have the radio on; throttle was wide open from previous flight). Because of full throttle and the way it was being held, it turned towards him and his arm. Almost 100 stitches in his forearm along with a severed artery. He was lucky help was nearby.... . Arne, USA (I finally caught up with 'The Joneses') . .