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11-22-2006 02:36 AM  11 years agoPost 1
Nashville

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Alright, I've been at this heli thing for over 6 months. I keep thinking my obsession will ease with time. Has yours and if so how long did it take?

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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11-22-2006 03:06 AM  11 years agoPost 2
KennyS

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What? Are you joking??? No such thing as ease up.

I am going on 3 years now and it has not eased up any. I am now thinking about buying a Trex600

Nope, its definetly an obsession

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11-22-2006 03:12 AM  11 years agoPost 3
yugi

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over 3 years here.......and it just keeps getting worse!

Yugi

If you keep doing the same thing…...you’re going to get the same results!

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11-22-2006 03:15 AM  11 years agoPost 4
hedgebird

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Yeah,

For me it all started with a Blade CP, but that quickly changed everything...

Started modding it, auto rotation, gyro, brushless...

Then I wanted a tail with some more power/responce... thought of the 3dx300 but went with a trex... wow... so much easier to hover :-) Bought the HDX450, and now on a swift.. and on the reciept of the Blade CP it says Sep 29th...

Scary..

I live to hover...

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11-22-2006 03:17 AM  11 years agoPost 5
ant_mb

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Helis are like nothing I have delt with before. Honestly I know I have a problem with helis, but can't explain it. It has taken over my life and I don't want to take it back. I have many hobbies, but helis win over every other thing I do. It really is strange, but I don't think anyone has the answer for this addiction.

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11-22-2006 03:23 AM  11 years agoPost 6
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I thought I was the only one, lol. Maybe we should start a support group? I wonder what it is that is so darn addictive? Do we want to be real pilots deep down? Or could it be something else?

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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11-22-2006 03:28 AM  11 years agoPost 7
medfoch

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almost 18 years...it does NOT stop...it just gets it's own budget - and in my case I blow the budget every month

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11-22-2006 03:31 AM  11 years agoPost 8
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so I guess I should just accept the addiction and have fun! I think my wife is finally acepting that I love this hobby and it is not a fad. So she's not giving me too much of a hard time about it. If she only knew what it really costs to do this...

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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11-22-2006 03:34 AM  11 years agoPost 9
dkshema

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The only treatment is more helicopters.

42 years and still hooked on this hobby.

Dave

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11-22-2006 03:36 AM  11 years agoPost 10
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42 years! Now that is impressive, congratulations. How many crashes do you think you've had in that time span?

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11-22-2006 03:39 AM  11 years agoPost 11
Portblock

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It started to ease a bit, since I totaled my spending, it is now in excess of $10k. (less than a year in this hobby)

The last few weeks, I been to the field just twice, except today, I got a Synergy N9, now I am full force again, today I was at the field, and tommorow I am at the field...

I do not think it eases as long as you are into it.

Just enjoy the ride...

The voices in my head can beat up the voices in your head.

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11-22-2006 03:39 AM  11 years agoPost 12
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trex600crasher, that support group thing might help, maybe we could meet near a club and get a few tanks in after the meeting!!!

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11-22-2006 03:44 AM  11 years agoPost 13
Super Phreek

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trex600crasher, that support group thing might help, maybe we could meet near a club and get a few tanks in after the meeting!!!
Well spoken V22......

It is a difficult addiction, but you have done the first step in curing yourself, you have admitted it to yourself.

As for me, I do not have an addiction, I could stop any time and do other things. No big deal; I only fly about 7 days a week, but I could stop any time

Derek

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or are you just happy to see me?

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11-22-2006 03:45 AM  11 years agoPost 14
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I like the sound of that osprey! We could talk about our addiction for a minute or two then fly all day!

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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11-22-2006 03:47 AM  11 years agoPost 15
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Very funny phreek! I'm just like you, no addiction at all. 7 days a week, at least two flight sessions per day, up all night working and tinkering. Spending every spare $ on fun new toys. Sounds perfectly acceptable to me!

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11-22-2006 03:47 AM  11 years agoPost 16
Eury

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11 years, and for me, I've found that it does diminish with time. Not the desire to fly, but after a while you figure out that all helis fly, and fly well, the difference is the setup. You can give me a Raptor, and I can make it fly as well as an Evo, or any other 50, and pretty damn close to a 60 or 90 (I use Raptor as an example, because I don't like them, as plenty of people know). It just takes time, patience, and experience.

Once I figured that out, my spending slowed dramatically. I still want new helis, and to upgrade my current ones, but I now know that it won't make a difference in my abilities. A good pilot with a Hawk can outfly a bad one with a Synergy. Throw as much money at equipment as you want, in the end it won't make any difference, unless that equipment is fuel.

Nick Crego

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11-22-2006 03:50 AM  11 years agoPost 17
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ah, so there is hope eurylokhos. That was very deep and made perfect sense. Great answer and it helped me a lot!

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11-22-2006 03:57 AM  11 years agoPost 18
RCtaz

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Maybe we should start a support group?
that could cost us a crap load of money!!

I can hear it now....."wow thats cool, I gotta have one of those!"

~Texas Renegade Rotorz~

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11-22-2006 04:41 AM  11 years agoPost 19
dkshema

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42 years. Started out with control line, dabbled with rubber-band free-flight, hand launched gliders, single-channel tone/escapement RC in the late 60's, then on to proportional RC and planks in 1970. Added helis in the late 70's with the DuBro Whirlybird. I've been through quite an assortment of helis over the years. Still going strong with planks and helis, though the helis get a lot more airtime these days.

How many crashes? Too many to count. Hit trees, flew till the batteries went flat in the air, suffered servo, battery and receiver failures as well as mechanical failures in flight. Quite a few dumb thumbs along the way as well. Crashes. They get to be fewer and further between, that's the plus side.

Add up the costs? I did after a couple of years into the RC hobby. Scared the crap out of me. I don't add up the costs anymore.

Still fun after all these years, and I don't consider it an addiction, I consider it therapy and a great release after working all week long.

Dave

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11-22-2006 04:50 AM  11 years agoPost 20
OUCaptain

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trex600crasher, that support group thing might help, maybe we could meet near a club and get a few tanks in after the meeting!!!
I can just picture a bunch of coke heads doing a few lines after rehab meetings.

"Human beings are viruses with shoes"

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