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07-10-2008 08:19 PM  9 years agoPost 21
SSN Pru

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Hey pavan, I say let him fly the stuff.

My father started supporting my RC hobby in planes when I was 13. It kept me at home building and tweaking or at the field flying. He tells everyone he talks to that "he always knew where I was and what I was doing". The experience of the hobby moved me to take up Mechanical Engineering as a career too!

To this day, it is one of the few things that my father and I enjoy doing together. He used to come home from work and drive me to the field and just watch me fly whenever I asked him to. He was very proud of my flying too.
i dont even have to be on the computer and my 2.5 year old boy gets my tranny i use for the sim off the computer and brings it to me because he wants a go.
Man, I can't wait for my son, Lucas, to do that to me!

I have a 1 year old now and I absolutely can not wait to get him into the hobby for the same reasons that my father got me in to it.

Hell, it's a lot better than letting him rot his mind with video games.

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07-10-2008 08:22 PM  9 years agoPost 22
nmrs

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Hell, it's a lot better than letting him rot his mind with video games.
Oh, he'll still do that. He'll just fly helis in addition to the video games.

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07-10-2008 08:24 PM  9 years agoPost 23
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Oh, he'll still do that. He'll just fly helis in addition to the video games.
Yeah, but the time spent on video games won't be as much. I played a lot of video games until my father started me on control line planes. I was hooked immediately! progressed into RC planes, then RC heli's.

I'm in a state of seriously reduced RC flying though because of my son and circumstances. I plan on jumping back into it full time when my son gets a bit older and he can enjoy it with me.

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07-10-2008 09:27 PM  9 years agoPost 24
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Whoa I wish I had had someone to help me out and quide me when I got to this hobby. My dad is interested in my hobby and always drives me to the field when needed but he just doesn't want to learn to fly or build a heli. But it'd be great to have a hobby daddy . When I get kids I make sure that they will have an opportunity to do what ever they want and if God blesses they want to have a heli

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07-10-2008 10:54 PM  9 years agoPost 25
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Well I grew up in India in a not well to do family. My father was born to a farmer deep in the jungles (read Mowgli countyry). I think he never heard about RC when he was growing. But, he took the right steps and started working for a British, tea plantation which helped him get established in a city and socially also. But, nothing like being able to buy me expensive toys... forget anything RC.. it was always imported into India at prices maybe 1% of the population could afford. No internet those days. I did come across some magazines. The closest thing I did to RC as a kid was make paper planes and draw them....didn't have balsa to make rubberband planes.

I knew I could not ask my father to buy me not even a small RC plane. Most of the toys I wanted were out of reach anyway. But, my parents did work hard and ensured a good education for me. I joined my father in the shoe industry and ultimately Timberland hired me and sent me to the Dominican Republic. This helped establish me in another world..financially and profesionally. Now I have my own business and live in Mexico.

Getting back to kids, I now make sure I can get all their needs covered and try to ensure that they have more oportunities and a better education, than I did growing up. I want to give them stuff, but don't want to spoil them either. I want my son in this hobby, real bad... I want him to be better than me..and I also feel that if he is in this hobby and motivated like me, he may not fall into drugs etc.... bored kids are more trouble than anything else. Let's hope my plan works.

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Pavan

So many years wasted on plankers...!!!!

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07-11-2008 12:40 AM  9 years agoPost 26
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I know what you are all talking about. Last night I was sitting there playing with my sim. My daughter was beside me watching (she's 18 months). After I was done with it I handed it to her. She didnt do so well at flying but she didnt do as bad as I expected either.....of course MOM was sitting there and made the comment "Oh no, here we go....now it starts....". I just laughed at her. It was pretty funny watching my kid fly (crash) though. I just hope I can keep her interested in it when she gets older. She loves to watch me hover now. Eventually I will be able to fly the thing, but for now she enjoys what little I can do.

There is a local plank club here and she loves to watch them fly whenever we are around them. I think she just likes anything that flies.....

I have to say, I'm looking forward to having her outfly me by the time she is 3. I just hope the wallet can handle it....LOL.

Oh yea, Mom is really supportive of it to. She wants her to fly as much as I do....

I might not be able to fly well, but I can crash with the best of them.

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