The above photo is of an incident that occurred on July 17 2016. The member was flying his helicopter at an appropriate distance form the pit area when "it went off the air". After a second or two it came back on but again lost signal almost immediately and ended up as shown in the photo. Fortunately there was no damage to persons or buildings.
Upon investigations into the cause of the incident the member discovered that the battery switch was faulty and vibrations were causing it to cut in and out. He has since done away with the switch and replaced it with a plug to ensure positive connection.
It is vital that pilots check their models for airworthiness each session before flying and if accidents happen that a thorough investigation (sometimes not possible) to identify the cause is carried out. If you have an incident and are able to establish a cause please notify the Safety Officer so that others may benefit from your experience.
Thirty meter rule All pilots must be at least 30 meters from pit area at ALL TIMES WHEN FLYING!!!