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04-05-2011 12:42 PM  6 years agoPost 1
RBlyden

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Hi Guys,
I’m just curious about two questions. I know plenty of us have been in this crazy RC Helicopter hobby for years buying newer helicopters, newer engines, better parts, fuel, stronger batteries, better and faster electronics, better performing gyros, heli clothing, chargers, starters, power supplies, trailers or a larger vehicle to transport our helis and spending hours at a time at the field to improve our skills away from our families ect… and have probably spend over thousands of dollars keeping up in this expensive hobby thinking we could have had another car, boat, ect….So here are my questions:

Question#1-Why do you continue to be dedicated in the hobby?

Question#2- What will it take for you to finally call it quits?

My Answers to #1- For the challenge and to hang out with the guys at the field or fun fly’s. Beats spending money at the malls or waiting in traffic jams and you get to enjoy the outside sunshine.
My Answer to #2- Not sure, I’ll probably die in this hobby as long as fuel or batteries don’t get any more expensive than they are already. It’s funny how we’ll spend $30-$40 for a gallon of nitro fuel or $100-$300 for Batteries, but complain when the gas prices go up to $4-$5 a gallon for our vehicles to take us to and from work.

Thanks, Just curious and fly Safe!!

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04-05-2011 12:53 PM  6 years agoPost 2
heli-cuzz

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Pittston, Pa. USA

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Question#1-Why do you continue to be dedicated in the hobby?
I'm a heli-fanatic for life.
Question#2- What will it take for you to finally call it quits?

Till death do us part.

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04-05-2011 12:55 PM  6 years agoPost 3
dbldins

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Danville,Ky.

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Just read the signature! All I gotta say bout that!
#1 Plain old fying!! Planes wont do it like heli's do!
#2 Someone already answered! Death Ha ha haaaaaaaaaa!

I'm addicted to flying! Seriously!! I need rehelihab!

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04-05-2011 01:29 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Thatlumox

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NY

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Question#1-Why do you continue to be dedicated in the hobby?

Question#2- What will it take for you to finally call it quits?
If you had to ask then you'd never understand.

"I'm a dirt torpedo!"

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04-05-2011 01:48 PM  6 years agoPost 5
nitroburner

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Question#1-Why do you continue to be dedicated in the hobby?

Question#2- What will it take for you to finally call it quits? [quote]

#1 Been in to it for close to ten years now and have never stop learning. Planes don't do it for me and never will.

#2 Death comes to mind, When it stops being fun and thats never going to happen.

OMG how much did i spend................

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04-05-2011 02:42 PM  6 years agoPost 6
helismash

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Gloversville, NY - Fulton

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Answer#1 Because It's better than sex!

Answer#2 Death

Hey, Who put the ground there!
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04-05-2011 02:53 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Heli 770

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1. Gave up Drag Cars, Motorcycles and Boats. This is Hobby is less expensive.
2. Health and Family.

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04-05-2011 05:46 PM  6 years agoPost 8
heli-cuzz

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Pittston, Pa. USA

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Answer#1 Because It's better than sex!
Guess your Johnny Palmer doesn't cut it. lmao

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04-05-2011 05:49 PM  6 years agoPost 9
GyroFreak

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Orlando Florida ...28N 81W

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#1 I'm not addicted, I can quit any time I want.
#2 I have quit many times, so see, I can quit.
Paul

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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04-05-2011 06:03 PM  6 years agoPost 10
wifeorheli

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reno, nevada usa

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#1 Every time i fly i get that feeling in my stomach as i did the first time i flew.

#2 Ive invested so much in this hobby i cant quit now!!!!!!

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04-05-2011 06:41 PM  6 years agoPost 11
KC

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WA

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hey Rob! this will be my twentieth year flying helis now and the reason for #1 has changed over time but now I would answer 'because'

#2 I have 'quit' many times, this last time was a matter of health....I fly when there is time but in the last eight years I have had to work on weekends/funflies, flying time. But it's better than 'riding a bicycle' because lost skills tend to come on stronger with a good break...change of perspective.

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04-05-2011 08:04 PM  6 years agoPost 12
sharam

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Northern California - Fly at Morgan Hill Field

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1. For most of my life, I have just been fascinated with flight. The heli/plane streaking across the sky is mesmerizing to me. I prefer helis since they are more challenging.

2. I probably will fly these wonderful aircraft until I can no longer move my fingers or can no longer see out of my eyes!

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04-05-2011 08:25 PM  6 years agoPost 13
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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1.Because I want to.
2.When I decide I don't want to.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-05-2011 09:25 PM  6 years agoPost 14
rapitrex

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south wales , uk

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1, better than being stuck in the house with the mrs
2, same as sharam, fingers and eyes

fuel it < check it <> fly it > clean it

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04-05-2011 09:39 PM  6 years agoPost 15
Rafael23cc

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Junction City, KS

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Thatlumox
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Question#1-Why do you continue to be dedicated in the hobby?

Question#2- What will it take for you to finally call it quits?
If you had to ask then you'd never understand.
This is the best answer yet!!!!!

Rafael

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04-05-2011 11:07 PM  6 years agoPost 16
RBlyden

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Great answers and believe me I understand why I've been doing this for close to 10 years, just wanted to hear from other heli pilots.

I agree with most of you on that I have never stop learning and planes didn't do it for me either. I will continue until my finger stop moving and I can no longer see the heli at a hover and I still get that feeling in my stomach also regardless of the years of experience.

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04-06-2011 04:15 AM  6 years agoPost 17
Elgreco

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Montreal,QC-Canada

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1:
For most of my life, I have just been fascinated with flight. The heli/plane streaking across the sky is mesmerizing to me. I prefer helis since they are more challenging.
I feel the same but prefer helis because I am fascinated by being able to hover a heli and admire it close to me. Airplanes are just too fast as they pass by to appreciate it much.

2: Don't plan too. So many things to learn and so little time.
Unless health or money become an issue I will keep it up forever.

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04-06-2011 06:25 AM  6 years agoPost 18
dougly

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spokane wash

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helis = excitement

I have been flying planes since 1962. I just started flying helis about 2 1/2 years ago. It is very exciting to see how I have progressed and all of the kaching I have spent.Since I started helis I have only flown my planes twice.I haven't quit but I sure have slowed down.Just throwing out a thought. Dougly

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04-06-2011 07:40 AM  6 years agoPost 19
frgy28

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Santa Clarita, Ca.

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Two Questions

1- Can Spend More time with my 2yr old than if I've Gone PaintBalling!
1.2- Cheaper to Attend a FunFly then a PaintBall Tournament!!! ...Ahaha

2- Health, Family, $$$...F*Kn FCC !
2.2- once my 2yr old Out Flies Me ! ...ahaha

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