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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by silentbob8201, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. silentbob8201

    silentbob8201 Registered User

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    A 19-year-old man playing with a remote control helicopter in Brooklyn lost control of it, sliced off the top of his own head and died Thursday afternoon, law enforcement officials said.

    The helicopter enthusiast, identified by officials as Roman Pirozek Jr., and his father were in Calvert Vaux Park at Shore Parkway and Bay 44th Street in Gravesend.

    Pirozek also sheared off part of his shoulder, officials said.

    Witnesses told detectives Pirozek was performing a trick with the model helicopter when something went wrong, according to law enforcement officials.

    The model helicopter was worth about $2,000.

    Sources said friends of the victim told investigators he often performed risky tricks with model helicopters.

    Pirozek's neighbors in Woodhaven, Queens said he worked at Kennedy Airport and was a quiet but "really good kid." They said he and his father flew model helicopters almost every weekend.

    Pirozek's social media accounts were filled with references to his hobby of flying remote control helicopters. On Aug. 25, he wrote on his Facebook page, "Great day for flying, the new frame brace is working great, breaking in some new packs I just got, they are the best that I have flown so far and loving them."

    Pirozek graduated in 2012 from the High School for Construction, Engineering and Architecture in Queens, according to his Facebook page.



    Source: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...ooklyn-Gravesend-222576101.html#ixzz2e4iN054Y
     
  2. f kane

    f kane Known Traffic Menace

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    Impressive - Not quite Vic Morrow level because at least he was doing something productive with his time when a copter did him in
     
  3. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    When they remake 'A Christmas Story' is the kid going to want a toy helicopter and his parents won't let him...

    "You'll chop your head off!!"
     
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  4. gorram

    gorram ;)

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    Was the copter salvageable?
     
  5. HandPanzer

    HandPanzer in situ

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    News report-


    From dummies youtube channel-
     
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  6. Ego

    Ego The Only Thing Bigger Than My Head

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    A little too much off the top.
     
  7. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Cost of toy helicopter $2000
    Fuel and accessories $1450
    Slicing off your own head Priceless
     
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  8. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    I would hardly call those "Toys"
     
  9. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Can it carry people?
    Can it do real work?
    Does it have an income generating purpose?
    It's a fucking toy. No shame in it, lots of expensive fancy technical marvels are toys.
     
  10. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    is "rc helicopter" the new euphemism for "black teens"?
     
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  11. Absolutely

    Absolutely Self-Heavy
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    So, if you wanted to slice someone else's head off, accidentally... pretty good built in alibi
     
  12. the Streif

    the Streif ¡¡¡¡sıʞunɹɹɹɹɹɹɹℲ
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    Ban all flying objects!!!
     
  13. mrbucket75

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    Not nothing, but that dude is not flying a helicopter, its a fucking weapon.
     
  14. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Maybe the guy had a Gerber Life insurance plan and he was reaching the upper age limit so dad twisted the collective.
     
  15. NoSurviivors

    NoSurviivors fmeinthea

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    Those things are cool as hell. This definitely qualifies as an unlucky lottery.
     
  16. Evilton

    Evilton Why do black people call each other "Monica"?

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    he dun goofed
     
  17. the Streif

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    How will this affect fancy man Anthony Cumia now?
     
  18. Floyd1977

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    Nah, it's a "Sucks to be You" while the chances of that happening were low, it wasn't random enough to qualify as unlucky lottery.
     
  19. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    Oof. I'll bet that was messy.

    Do you think his dad panicked and did a Jackie O lunge to collect his scattered brain matter move?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. bill333

    bill333 Go Screw!

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    Check out the big brains on Roman
     
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  21. SatansCheerledr

    SatansCheerledr Ideologically Unsound

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    So your telling me this guy re-invents, improves upon, and successfully tests the new Kevorkian Suicide Machine for only $2k?

    Pretty impressive.



    If it's true.
     
  22. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    They told him he could be whatever he wanted, so he decided to become a Pez dispenser.
     
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  23. silentbob8201

    silentbob8201 Registered User

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    It takes a talent and a fuckload of practice to be able to fly a heli in a 3d fashion like that.

    Toy, technically...but youre not going to buy an Align or Trex collective pitch helicopter at Walmart. They aren't cheap either.

    dude was obvious a pro, I believe he was sponsored by Align on the pro circuit

    Wonder if it was pilot error or a failure in electronics/communication
     
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