| this request has come up after a flyer has read all of the safety
| rules and passed his gold wings test then reached under a spinning
| prop from the front to disconnect the glow clip on a inverted engine
| and surprise he cut several fingers , then claims I cannot remember
| reading about that in the safety rules.
The problems with including every possible source of danger in your
safety rules are that 1) it would be so long that nobody would read
it, and yet 2) the list still wouldn't include everything. Some
common sense is required.
The props do usually come with warnings.
In any event, if the person doesn't realize not to put meat into the
prop arc, some other things you might want to remind him of (and this
is not an exhaustive list!) include :
-- Wearing a tie while tuning your engine is a bad idea.
It could get pulled into the prop and bring your face
-- The engine is hot after/during use. Do not touch.
-- Lock-tight, while apparantly tasty, is not for eating.
-- Glow fuel is poisonous. Do not drink.
-- Glow fuel burns. Don't pour it on your skin and
try to light it. Also smoking, a bad idea on it's own,
becomes a worse idea when fueling your plane.
-- Don't stick your fingers into the glow-ignitor. While
1.5 volts won't shock you, the mechanism for holding it
on the glow plug could pinch you.
-- Your tools are often sharp. Do not poke them in your
eye, and try to avoid poking them in the rest of your
body as well whenever possible.
-- Your plane can hurt people if crashed into them.
Try to avoid this.
(Yes, the AMA safety rules say not to fly _over_
but I don't think they explicitly tell you not to
crash into people.)
You get the idea.
| So now we are looking for a safety videos that we can show all new pilots as
| well as the written safety sheets.
If you're really serious about this request, you might find something
aimed at a wood/metalworking shop -- the dangers would be similar,
(especially for somebody building), and the ones I've seen tend to
emphasize that you need to think rather than listing more than a few
Doug McLaren, firstname.lastname@example.org
`Sir, I protest! I am NOT a merry man!' --Worf, ST:TNG
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