Full-size heli saves RC plane

Nov 05, 2012 22 Comments by

Not only is this video fun to watch, it will make you feel good about humanity as well. In it, a pilot in a full-size helicopter saves an Hangar 9 P-51. Thanks to Failz4fun for posting it and to contributor Rich Uravitch for bringing it to our attention. (Note: this video contains language inappropriate for children.)

Debra Cleghorn, Featured News

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22 Responses to “Full-size heli saves RC plane”

  1. Joe says:

    Every R/C club needs a Heli and pilot for Search and Rescue .

    Except for the language , a great video and story .

  2. Laurie says:


  3. Steve says:

    I needed something to smile about, thanks.

  4. Tony H says:

    Gotta love it. Potty mouth on the pilot, but his heart is in the right place.

  5. Mick says:

    That looked so cool… Yet so dangerous!!!

  6. john says:

    Get over the potty mount PLEASE… Real life baby Real life! Great job Heli pilot!

  7. bluz says:

    Restores my faith in people…big atta boy!

  8. Willis says:

    That was amazing and a fine display of compassion for another individual. Pass on the “potty mouth” for the pilot. I am no one to judge. I drop a few F bombs myself.

  9. RJ says:

    Absolutely MAGNIFICENT! I wish those guys were around when my Piper Cub decided to perch in the top of the oak tree….

  10. Todd says:

    Great story and great guys for helping out like that. We should all be so kind on a daily basis….

  11. Les D. says:

    Fun video, but how do you know it’s a Hangar 9? Other companies make the red tail mustang too. Are you guys paid to mention a Horizon product as often as possible? It sure seems that way.

  12. Dan Rodewald says:

    Like the potty mouth pilot said “you know these guys are trippin right now!”

    Good stuff! Thanks for sharing

  13. sky man says:

    I think it was great but my 4 year old learned a new word please warn me next time

  14. Les Harding says:

    A great experience to watch. That pilot had to be good. A very thoughtful thing to do. Congrats

  15. Randall Stacey says:

    The pilot mentions that he runs a helicopter company. Anyone know which? He should get some business out of this!

  16. Dan says:

    Great story. As a full-scale pilot and RC pilot, I appreciated what this guy did.

  17. Alan W. Parshall says:

    I kept waiting for the rotor downwash to blow it out of the tree.
    Obviously, that didn’t happen. Great job, and good PR.

  18. Artur Rosado says:

    Now that the kid was hoping that his father would buy him a brand new jet, the dream was shatered by the chopper pilot .

    Lame video :-) )

  19. Steve says:

    That was so awsome, hey the language was real life, ever been in the milatery. Those guys were great;

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