In light of recent events it occurs to me that prop strikes are perhaps the most common injury
that we as modelers encounter. The result of a prop strike can easily be catastrophic and because
it happens often enough to be of concern I feel the need to address the issue.
I’m talking from experience here and if you’d like I’ll show you the scar on my right hand
palm that required a few stitches and a few weeks to heal. I was working on my plane at the
field on a nice morning and looking forward to some great flying, inadvertently I hit the
throttle stick on my transmitter and in a split second the damage was done. With some new
found respect for the damage a spinning prop can cause I made up some simple rules that I