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HelicopterMain Discussion › Does the addiction ease with time?
11-22-2006 09:16 PM  11 years agoPost 21
359PETE

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Ware, MA USA

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The only thing I've found to ease the addiction is finding other addictive things.

I recently acquired a '23 T-bucket hot rod and an antique "Johny Popper" 1951 B model John Deere farm tractor and havn't posted or even been on RR in a month or more. I haven't flown in even longer.(I know... shame shame) I'm just getting my shop set-up in a new house so I'll probably pull out my old GMP Cobra and get it working for spring.

As far as fading with time.... no way. Even if you get out of the hobby, you'll be back someday. Its a strange hobby. Once its got you hooked there will always be that seed stuck in your head. Some Sunday afternoon you'll be bored and the next thing you know you'll have $2000 in new RC stuff to put together and you'll be digging up your old AMA card to keep your old #.

I got out of the hobby for 12 years and just got back into in in 2003. I already have 4 heli's, I've had 7 or 8 planks and 2 gliders, and a back up EVO kit so that I'm never out of parts.

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11-22-2006 09:29 PM  11 years agoPost 22
caseyjholmes

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Even if you get out of the hobby, you'll be back someday.
Thats the whole truth. I've been in and out of it so many times, and rc helicopters is the best hobby, and the one I keep coming back to in the long run. Whatever I bought in between always gets sold off to fund new heli projects

My other hobbies that won't die are robotics (real robots, not rc battle "fake" robots),motorcycles and engineering electronics for various reasons.. I also get a kick out of making circuit boards from scratch, or on CAD.

I've made my own receivers, gyros, brushless speed controls and brushless motors for them

One day, when I'm retired.. I'd like to completely design my own heli from the ground up. Servos, rx, esc, motor, frames, aluminum bits.. the whole nine yards..

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11-22-2006 10:49 PM  11 years agoPost 23
gearset

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Thunder Bay Ontario

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12 years here and just as many helies

Livin'............

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11-23-2006 02:38 AM  11 years agoPost 24
Shoego Heli

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It doesn't ease with time, it eases when you run out of money from fixing parts from crash after crash after crash, but then that is when you are on the simulator more to ease the pain.

Having my heli: Cool, Having a working heli: Awesome, Having a day to fly: PRICELESS!

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