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04-02-2009 03:50 PM  9 years agoPost 1
blueeyez1980

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Tuscarawas County, Ohio

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i have been reading about all the scammers on this site, heck i was even being accused of being a scammer for a while but proved all that wrong, but i ask the question, is this hobby a hobby or a cult, i have seen people being threatned that rip people off and will show up at their house, yes ripping someone off is not right, i get that, and i would be pissed to, but there is other ways to handle the situation then show up... police for example, it seems to me that some people love this hobby more then their own families, yes granted i love this hobby but for my family would give it up in a second, what happened to the days when it was something to do on a nice quiet saturday or sunday?? i see people on here that fly these things daily.. can we say obsession??? i think thats pushing this hobby to far.. as you guys will read if you investigate my feedback is im in a transaction between a gentleman that i guess got broke, havent seen it since i sent it back but the guy dont lie so im sure it happened, but was acussed of breaking the thing, you dont know what happened to the thing so dont be quick to pass judgement, but reguardless im paying for it this month, i should have never made the deal if i thought i would be short on money last month, but anyways, i would like feedback on this and why people take this hobby so seriously

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04-02-2009 04:04 PM  9 years agoPost 2
TaleGunner

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Deer Park WA

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not a dumb helicopter or plane, this hobby reminds me of a jehovah witness,
Were is that popcorn Oh there it is OK guys let em fly

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
Spectra-G, Ion X-2

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04-02-2009 04:12 PM  9 years agoPost 3
snjbird

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Kissimmee, Florida- USA

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Wow,

If you wanted to lecture, you should have learned to write.

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04-02-2009 04:22 PM  9 years agoPost 4
QuantumPSI

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Atlanta, GA

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Hey TaleGunner, I brought the soda and chips... pass the popcorn!

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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04-02-2009 04:24 PM  9 years agoPost 5
HydroJoe

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SF,CA

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Thats mabey the longest run on sentance I have ever seen.

I'm glad I only have 5 models.....I guess i'm ok.

T-Rex 450 SE V2 , T-Rex 600 NSP, Stryker F27 C....Yea, it's a plank.

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04-02-2009 04:29 PM  9 years agoPost 6
TaleGunner

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Deer Park WA

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I got plenty this is gonna get good

Here is the link to the real dee dee dee ROFLMAO
http://www.comedycentral.com/videos...l?videoId=72779

Watch at YouTube

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
Spectra-G, Ion X-2

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04-02-2009 04:38 PM  9 years agoPost 7
FlytilyaDrop

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personally think if you own 6+ helicopters or planes you have and issue and need to seek help, its like a gambling addiction for some, why do you need so many of them, are you that insecure about life that you choose helicopters to fill the void, that's why you have a wife, kids ect. those should be what fills that gap not a dumb helicopter or plane, this hobby reminds me of a jehovah witness, not saying its a bad religion but their persistent in what they do as with the people in this hobby
Just like the next nice guy I hope you edit this, this is going to get you flamed from many here.
I am with my son right now in St George at a funfly, he brought his little RC heli with him, and together we will be having tons of fun that me and my son have missed due to work and everyday life.
I miss my son when it comes to being one on one with him, this hobby is a chance to connect with him a kids level.
Yea he may get bored some times while I fly but what more in life is more important than what I am doing with him now.

I am offended by this quote above, and I hope you remove it.
The reason I have four heli's and have about 4 backup heli's is due to the advancement of learning to fly, so I dont worry about crashing, I crash I move on to the next heli due to crashing being apart of this hobby.
When I go to the field I dont need to worry about charging up my heli's, once one heli battery is low I move to the next heli to burn up fuel instead of waiting for a battery to charge.
At a funfly this is even more important.

I truly feel you are judging this due to a bad situation you have had and that's not fair for the rest of us.
But like any christian, I am giving you another chance to edit your post and post a better comment.

This hobby sucks, when your not flying.

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04-02-2009 04:39 PM  9 years agoPost 8
Cope

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South Lake Tahoe CA

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If you rip someone off and you live around me, You can bet 100% I WILL show up at your house for the person.

WHY would I do this?

Because I got ripped off and no one went to dudes house.

I'll do it because I think it's the right thing to to.

I'll do it because It'll give the scammers something to think about.

I'll do it because I'm still pissed off about getting ripped off and to go to the house of a scammer MIGHT just make me feel a little better.

Fear is the little death,The mind killer. I will allow my fear to pass through me.Only I will remain

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04-02-2009 04:39 PM  9 years agoPost 9
snjbird

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Kissimmee, Florida- USA

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Oh, man I have 8... better call my Dr. LOL

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04-02-2009 04:55 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Cope

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South Lake Tahoe CA

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Your kidding about the police right?

Have you ever been ripped off and tried to get the police involved in a mail fraud case?

I have. It worked great, It was almost as fun as sticking a fork in my eye.

If i ever get the chance to confront a scammer face to face I'll jump at the chance. Not to mention when folks start looking out for each other the scammers will notice. Then maby they will go to a garden form or somewhere where the folks ARE AFRAID.

Fear is the little death,The mind killer. I will allow my fear to pass through me.Only I will remain

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04-02-2009 05:40 PM  9 years agoPost 11
tukkus

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Forget obsession,I think I'm bordering on OCD, I... GOTTA... FLY... EVERY... DAY.

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04-02-2009 05:47 PM  9 years agoPost 12
SuperSixTwo

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Virginia City, NV ---USA

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I only have 4 flying helis, and 2 being built. Do i qualify for free medical help from the govt?

What if i called in more than 4 times to fly?

What if i called my kid in late or out of school so i could take her, even if she doesn't really like it?

What if i use chairs for tv trays so the building of the latest heli can be done at the kitchen table?

And the best.....

How about riding from LA to Reno with a trex 700 between your legs because the car is packed and i still bought it?

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04-02-2009 05:51 PM  9 years agoPost 13
blueeyez1980

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Tuscarawas County, Ohio

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heli obsession
im not downing anyone and when i mean own quite a few i mean like 50 helis, i cant see a need to own that many, and no i have never been ripped off here but happened on ebay and they got into alot of trouble for it, and showing up at the dudes house, you dont know this person, he could be a killer or rapist, you never know thats why i wouldnt do it, and learning to write (snjbird), that was a quick post and didnt pay much attention to details, im in school for criminal justice, what school did you goto??? forgot none, so dont lecture on how to properly write a sentence, im sure i know how, i just simply wanna know why there is such and addiction to these things????? can anyone answer that without all the bull****

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04-02-2009 06:01 PM  9 years agoPost 14
LonR

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Macomb,Mi

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Good luck worrying about what other grown men do Doc.Phill .

600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan

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04-02-2009 06:02 PM  9 years agoPost 15
Cope

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South Lake Tahoe CA

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How do you know I know the guys not a killer or rapist?

I dont and I dont care if he is..

I guess I should just be afraid all the time like the government wants.

Your right about I dont know this person, but I will after I show up at their house.

EDIT I'm not saying YOU should do this, It's something that TO ME is the RIGHT thing to do.

If you had seen the guy I had to deal with (Goshawk45 was his name) you would understand.

Fear is the little death,The mind killer. I will allow my fear to pass through me.Only I will remain

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04-02-2009 06:04 PM  9 years agoPost 16
VooDooX

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San Francisco Bay Area CA, US (San Mateo)

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1. there fun
2. everyone watch's when you put one down and fly
3. it satisfies the need to tinker or make something
4. we want more because the reason we got it is its very sweet piece of technology and there's all sorts of little things we can add or change to make it better or our own
5. no two kits are the same so you want another heli that will handle just a bit differently or maybe try a new setup without getting rid of your trusty one

that is why for me anyone

Velocity 50 "99.9999999999999% of an atom is empty space." also 01001000 01001001

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04-02-2009 06:16 PM  9 years agoPost 17
1WOLFS1

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i think cope is 100% right. you rip me off and your within 100 miles see ya soon. because i am old school. plus i dont mind community service for a good old beat down.
wolf

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04-02-2009 06:17 PM  9 years agoPost 18
JasonJ

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North Idaho

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My wife is not only glad I have hobbies, she helped get me into this. It is true there should be a reasonable balance, but for a relationship to be healthy a couple must have separate interests. Otherwise,what would you have to talk about?

Why 50 helicopters? Why do women have 50 pairs of black shoes? Why do stamp collectors have cases of stamps? Why do fishermen have four tackleboxes of lures? A hobby is a personal thing and as long as the responsibilities are covered who cares if a guy has 50 helicopters. I can't vouch for anyone else, but when I fly daily, I got outside and burn a few packs while the wife is cooking dinner or if I got home early from work. I think most guys here with families that are flying daily are squeezing it in during lunch or whatever and not blowing their families off. Single guys are doing whatever they want, as they should.

Yes, it is a problem if every day you come home, walk past the wife to check RR for new posts, go outside and fly for an hour, then come back inside for three more hours of internet time, then go to bed. My relationship is important to me, so I fit my hobby around the relationship. Plenty of opportunities for me to fly without excluding the wife. Also, because my flying field is at my house, my wife can come out anytime she wants while I am flying.

BTW, showing up at someones house to confront them is a bad idea. I have never scammed anyone, but sometimes misunderstandings happen. If someone shows up on my property to threaten me and won't leave when told to, they will get 12 gauge 00 buck in them. I'm tired of the do anything I want mentality some people have anymore.

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04-02-2009 06:26 PM  9 years agoPost 19
Cope

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South Lake Tahoe CA

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Jason your right, I never said any thing about threats.
I would asses the situation and do whatever I thought was right at the time.

Yes it's your right to confront some one with your double ought, But be prepared for what is gonna follow.

IE may hap your house/ car ketches fire in the middle of the night?
Accidents happen all the time.

Like I said It's my choice. You can do what you want and I can do what I want.

What I chose is to stand up for people, you can chose what ever you like. That's what makes America great!

Fear is the little death,The mind killer. I will allow my fear to pass through me.Only I will remain

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04-02-2009 06:43 PM  9 years agoPost 20
VooDooX

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San Francisco Bay Area CA, US (San Mateo)

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lol cope you would burn downs someone's house who has children and a family because SOMEONE ELSE says they got scammed outta 3 lipos and a heli kit? i mean im all for vigilante justice and maybe a good smakdown is in order when hes at the gas station away from his shotgun but burn down his house thats a bitttttt extreme...

Velocity 50 "99.9999999999999% of an atom is empty space." also 01001000 01001001

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