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06-06-2004 12:20 PM  13 years agoPost 1
SkyDiamond

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I have been married for 20 years. My husband suddenly got interested in helicopters. He has always had many different interest, which I have always supported. However, none of them were more important than me or our family. This one seems to take control of him and all of his free time. I have been supportive of this hobby as well as all the others, but feel that I am in competition with a helicopter that can be, and he assures me, will crash someday.

So how do I handle this new found hobby without ending up pushing my husband away. Any advise you have would be greatly appreciated.

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06-06-2004 01:40 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Saint728

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I would suggest getting involved in the hobby as well. Joining your husband at the local flying field every now and then. Go to the flying field with him on the weekend, take the kids, have a picnic, read a book while your there, you know make a day of it once a week. You can also try to learn about R/C helicopters and ask questions as to how they work, then maybe you will see why he likes them so much. Men like tinkering with things. They like to figure things out. They like to spend every possible minute discovering new things about their new found hobby. After a while of doing this, they will slow down and not be interested in it as much as they were when it was new, kind of like a new relationship. My girlfriend doesn't like helicopters, but I got her interested in R/C airplanes. She has her own plane that she likes to work on. We go to the hobby shop together as well as the flying field on the weekends. In return I do things with her on other days, like go shopping, visit with her friends or parents. I still like to spend all my extra time working on my helicopters. I just spend most of my time when she is up doing things with her, then when she is on the computer or sleeping, I work on my helicopter. Strong relationships are based on sharing and thinking of others. Don't worry, he will crash many times.

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06-06-2004 02:55 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Twobeers

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Toronto, Canada

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Be kind and supportive. His interest will begin to fade somewhat when he gets to the stage where he can do kaos'. At least when he is flying he will not be hanging around the local hooter's watering hole and you can rest assured that he won't come across any competition for his affections at the club. Besides this gives you free time to do what you want to do. Just be prepared to give him a number of short oneliners when he comes home with a box or two of small broken parts.

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06-06-2004 03:31 PM  13 years agoPost 4
A. Bundy

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I notice that there's a raptor 50 right behind her.Too funny.

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06-06-2004 04:44 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Woody218

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Bismarck, ND

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That's the same look she gives Seneca when he asks her, "So, how about it tonight, darlin'?"


Gravity Always Wins!

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06-06-2004 05:05 PM  13 years agoPost 6
PAHelipilot

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My girlfriend is supportive of me re-entering the RC scene. My son and her son also race RC cars in the winter. She has always been supportive of what I choose to do when I get into a hobby. She is glad that I have something that occupies my time and my mind. She is happy that after work I come home and tinker in the shop, at least she knows that I'm not out chasing someone else. At first she thought of the RC scene as "playing with toys" but quickly figured out these things are not toys and quite complicated. She is learning about the RC scene and get this....she is teaching me how to grow a garden and I like it.

My other hobby that is on hold due to injury was Roadracing motorcycles which made her pretty nervous. This also makes her happy that I'm not out screaming around a track on 2 wheels......RC heli's are working out well for me.

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06-06-2004 06:03 PM  13 years agoPost 7
m1ke1

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New Salem, Massachusetts

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My Wife has decided to come out to the field and she takes photos and videos of the guys flying. Gives her somthing to do and so far she is enjoying it alot.

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06-06-2004 09:37 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Jagboy69

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Miami

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This is crazy when the wives show up here looking for support....
TRY DEAR ABBY for support...

Jason /// Sceadu50/9chp WWW.Jagboy69.com

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06-06-2004 10:16 PM  13 years agoPost 9
draper

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Christ,
Seneca has a girlfreind!!!!!!!!

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06-07-2004 12:34 AM  13 years agoPost 10
azdesertfalcon

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Supportive Heli Wife:)

I am the wife of azdesertfalcon, and have some advice for you. When my husband first became involved with helis, which is now going on three years or so, I was very skeptical of the hobby, the people, the helis, and the costs!!! I have gone out to the flying field with him every weekend, and have even allowed our two young girls to take part in the excitement that is "THE HELI WEEKEND." The initial start up cost was a shocker, but once you get past that and get to see how much joy this brings your significant other, it is all worth it. The guys at the field are more like family now, and not the 'weirdos' that I first assumed them to be. So, be supportive, go to the funflys, have a good time with it It is worth it to you, your husband, and your future as a couple

So just hang in there...it is a long and often bumpy ride, but always a fun one

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06-07-2004 12:47 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Jeff H

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Cincinnati, OH

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After flying we always go out to eat and Hooters is one of the joints we frequent
Thanks seneca for sharing the after flying secret with the world of women good thing my wife won't dare visit this site


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06-07-2004 02:06 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Amethyst_knight

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Pittsburgh, PA

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My wife is very supportive, but then, she's involved in combat archery. I go fly, she goes and shoots at people.

Fair trade.

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06-07-2004 02:28 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Jared J

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Betcha there's no apples in that house!

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06-07-2004 03:25 AM  13 years agoPost 14
ChiefG

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Amethyst_knight- never heard of combat archery, can you pls. explain?

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06-07-2004 03:44 AM  13 years agoPost 15
acwman

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DORSET-UK

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My wife does not like the way I spend my time on helis, though she put up with it. Use to spend hours tweaking, repairing modyfying the helicopters, then when my collection of helicopters grew, and I spent most of the day with them.

...anyway time goes by, and I really don't think that it bothers her anymore,

......She Divorced me!!

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06-07-2004 04:26 AM  13 years agoPost 16
drsuessmn

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Ellendale Minnesota USA

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for a wife to get on RUNRYDER jsut to find out how to support her husband takes a lot of courage and shows an incredible amount of loyalty to her husband we should all be wishing our wives were as interested in our happiness that they are willing to do that I know my wife would once she gets over initial cost lol

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06-07-2004 05:00 AM  13 years agoPost 17
Secret Squirrel

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Jason,
Just let it slide man. You're making a fool of yourself. Have a bit of respect for these forums and get back on topic. No company in their right mind is going to ever consider sponsoring someone carrying on like this.

SENECA has been around since before I can remember and is currently fulfilling the role of village joker, until this role is vacant, stop trying to be the fool. Seneca actually does know a lot about this hobby and contributes a lot as well. We laugh and cringe at some of his posts, but all in all the place isn't the same without him. So quit with the crap postings to stir him up. Plenty have gone up against him, but I've never seen anyone win. All it does is piss the rest of us off and it makes you look like a fool.

Back to the subject...

Si

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06-07-2004 05:45 AM  13 years agoPost 18
caz

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Support

Hi, i too am a wife of a heli addict.At first all i got 24 hrs a day was "heli talk" and it drove me crazy,but like all good wives i supported him and went to the feild every sunday even on those dark British winter days.Once he met peolpe who were as addicted as he is the heli talk calmed down.Yes he tinkered with his heli most of the day and i helped out when he needed it but he is happy and i know where he is.
Now i am a heli addict
If this isnt your "thing", just be as supportive as you can at the end of the day you are there when he finally comes to bed and the heli sleeps alone. Go to the flying field, meet the people at the club you will be amazed how easily you get wrapped up in the atmosphere that is Heli Flying.We take our son, he gets bored after a few hours but we make it a family day out.When i didnt fly i used to help with pre flight checks and general running around for screwdrivers etc.Now our son does that for us both and when he is mature enough he can take up the hobby too.
It is a sad fact that pilots do crash and it is always a case of when and not if, we have been in this hobby for 6 months and seen many crashes at the club from both novice and advanced flyers.The cost of repair hardly ever comes to what the initial outlay was and the mental damage is far worse, in some cases scarying the pilot so bad they dont want to progress any further because of the fear of crashing again.In that case you can only bear with them and let them go on at their own pace for a while not mentioning the repair bill.
Sorry for the long post, but i hope it helps a bit.
Caz

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06-07-2004 05:51 AM  13 years agoPost 19
S_Owen

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Wichita Falls, TX.

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The "new" will wear off sooner or later. That's the way most of us are with new found toys. We are absorbed by it at first, but the wonder wears off after a while. Things should be back to normal after 2-4 gallons of fuel.

[b]Murphy's Constant:[/b] Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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06-07-2004 07:50 AM  13 years agoPost 20
lpearce

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Pukekohe, Auckland NZ

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im not sure if i have a good deal or not with my wife. we have this deal going where whenever i buy something i have to buy her suomething of equal value.........is this good or bad .......makes my hobby twice as expensive but can get whatever i want ....I still try to hide a lot of purchases from her tho

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