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06-15-2009 05:07 PM  11 years ago
RappyTappy

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Keep one, sell the rest. One day you'll be sitting around and just want to hover around.Still buyin' and flyin' then crashing and cryin'
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06-15-2009 05:37 PM  11 years ago
JetFire

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I agree... I think some of us get burned out because they either invested to much time or purchased to much IMO. I'd personally sell everything with the exception of gear and one heli, two max.

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06-15-2009 05:53 PM  11 years ago
USNAviationjay

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It doesn't seem to have anything to do with finance here.
hes boating every weekend he said.. which is a more expensive hobby than RC every thought about being.
it sounds like hes just bored with it myself.

You know the saying.. the 2 best days in ones boating hobby are.. the day you buy it.. and the day you sell it.

Coming to this hobby from motorcycles and race cars its far cheaper for me.

3000 dollar race weekends and the prospect of trashing a 10000 race bike. not to mention yourself.. makes RC helis look cheap.

just store them for a while if the bug comes back youll have them. otherwise do whatever makes you happy..

D00d Planks are for posers and old geezers that cant fly helis.

btw.. remember when those giant scale planks do hit the ground.. its not shafts and a canopy.. its a 3000 dollar airframe that's toasted.

We see them crash all the time at our club.. we kinda laugh a bit as they take their truck and a BROOM to scoop up the pieces and then they have to buy or build another airframe while we change a frame..some blades and some shafts and fly again sometimes same day =D
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06-15-2009 06:52 PM  11 years ago
Anthony.L

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and are a lot cheaper to operate than helis,( which is about $30 for 6 flights in fuel costs.)

And planes don't seem to fall out of the sky quite as frequently as helicopters do, which is astonishing considering planes outnumber helicopters by about 20:1.
Dood, first time you crash that giant scale come back and tell me that's still true. Yes you crash less if you are a competent pilot, but when you do it's a complete total (i.e. buy another ARF and start over).
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06-15-2009 06:58 PM  11 years ago
datidun

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your still lucky enough to have mates to fly with ,out hear its just me and the trees ,no heli mates what so ever.
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06-15-2009 09:32 PM  11 years ago
TaleGunner

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your still lucky enough to have mates to fly with ,out hear its just me and the trees ,no heli mates what so ever.
You need to move to a country that other people live in then you would have someone to fly with.

Dood I fly large planes as well and it a lot of fun to go to the field and be one of a few guys who fly both planks and helis.

as for the boating thing you all are right its more expensive than helis and planks combined. I make my living in them but still love the water first.
who else get to fish 200+ days a year and still has to choose to go flying or fishing on his day off.

Don't sell your heli gear yet, go play in your boat for awhile, it will all go full circle or even better pick up a plank to really mix it up.
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06-15-2009 09:43 PM  11 years ago
Richardmid1

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This is what 450's are for! Much less stress and cost. Fly them anywhere anytime without the worry of a big bill if they go in. You want to try living in the UK! The weather alone makes you want to pack the hobby in! 60% of the time, it works every time!
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06-15-2009 09:57 PM  11 years ago
Mutt

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You heard me right, the Dood wants to be a planker!
Nothing wrong with flying planes dood. SOme that slam others for flying planes are nothing more then closed minded fools who cant see past thier nose. I been flying planes for over 40 years and helis for 4 or 5 years now.

Dave75b Just put them away or sell them either way when your ready and want to come back you will. I have been flying planes since 1960 and I have walked away a couple of times to take a break from them. There is a lot more to life then RC. Family fishing working fishing making home improvements fishing spending time with your kids or grankids fishing oh did I mention fishing? As a few have said maybe keep one and the radio and sell the rest then mothball the one you keep then where your ready you have it or if you decide not to come back then you just sell it. Either way I wish you good luck on what ever you do. Sit back go fishing and decide on it dont do anything rash. Remember they do not cost a dime to sit.
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06-15-2009 10:55 PM  11 years ago
Rockohaulic

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Dude, you can't give up cold turkey - you've got ten grand invested!

I hope to get to FL some time, and I'm hoping you will be there with the guys!
Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know
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06-15-2009 11:14 PM  11 years ago
Furious Predator

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it doesn't cost anything to put them on the shelf for a little bit. setup the batteries and engines for long term storage, and just put it away for a little while until your ready again.

i have thought about getting out of the hobby a few times, i came real close too. but you dig yourself out of the tough times and keep at it. you will probably regret quiting later on.
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06-16-2009 03:35 AM  11 years ago
dave75d

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thanks for all the support guys. i think most hit it on the head. boredom sets in, life gets in the way, and its just not as important as it once was. as far as the money side goes, im spending the same on the boat as i was in helis (boat- break out another thousand), but when given the opportunity to fly or fish, recently fishing takes precedence.
we cruised the river and docked at Hooters for dinner last night, 4 hours i could have spent flying, i spent checking out the Jacksonville river life.
$10,000 + is hard to sell, and haven't had that thought yet, but i do hate to see them sitting there, prepped and ready to fly, and just dont want to. my 500 is almost new again, i finished the setup saturday, and hovered half a pack, and put it away. i believe im gonna take some time away from it, i find myself staying off RR too. It was a week between visits before my post last night.
i believe i'll still go see the gang at jax r/c from time to time, and yes Rob, im still gonna buy the flybarless, but it may sit on my shelf like it has on yours.
Ill update from time to time, im gonna have a bunch of guys that i started in this hobby a little angry at me.
Thanks for the kind words, I'll still show up from time to time, but maybe without the birds.
dave
ten grand in helis and all i can do is hover
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06-16-2009 04:54 AM  11 years ago
ruddernate

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you'll be back. why don't you just fly helis from the boat, or dangle a worm under your heli?fly it like you stole it
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06-16-2009 05:20 AM  11 years ago
Aox

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Do what makes you smile, man. I gave up a 200+ dollar a month yoyo collecting habit for helis. I still yoyo from time to time, but I don't buy them anymore Granted, it is hard to crash a yoyo.

If it doesn't make you happy, as other said, set it up for storage, and put it away for a while and don't do it anymore. The minute something becomes work, the joy is gone. I was burning out a bit on helis after I built my last one, but as of this last weekend, some things clicked over to real life from the sim, and I've got he fire again. I'm dying to go fly again. It may happen for you, it may not.

Life is short. Do what makes gives you the most joy, that's my 2 cents.

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06-16-2009 05:22 AM  11 years ago
GimbalFan (RIP)

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500+ dollar a month yoyo collecting habit
Just when you think you've heard everything!

Pics, please.
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06-16-2009 05:24 PM  11 years ago
Aox

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Hehe let me see what I can find. Worse case, I'll get the boxes out and take pics of them in storage. I had to change my post. 500+ a month is excessive, but I was cracked out at easily 200+ a month.

Here's a pic of the beginnings of my collection from 2003, before I got into the more rare and high end ones.

I'll see if I can find the pics of the display case I had set up in my old place.

If you look at this old vid of me doin some tricks, you can see the coffee table on the left is covered with them:

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?f...videoid=1554289

There's also a Transformers collection in blurry view on top of the TV set. When I moved in with my girlfriend into our current apartment, the yoyo covered coffee table and Transformers all over the entertainment center just didn't fly :P

Oh, just found another:

The middle yoyo there is a first run Duncan Freehand Mg. It's made of magnesium. I purchased it at Nationals 2004 in Chico for 400 bucks. A year later, after I broke up with my then current GF, I sold it for 620 to pay for a trip up to Seattle to hook up with a different woman :P

Most high end aluminum "player" models run about 80-160 bucks. Here's the latest one that I've wanted to buy, but bought heli parts instead.

http://yoyojam.com/shop/advanced/meteor

Yoyos were still my passion when a buddy of mine showed up at my place with a PicooZ. It was all downhill for yoyoing after that point I still keep a couple in my car, a couple at work, and all the ones at home, but I don't push myself to learn new tricks like I used to. Yoyoing nowadays is crazy advanced, just like helis, but even the basics of "modern string play" will make people go "WOW!!!". Yoyo's make a great icebreaker, and a great bar trick

This is me putting on a little show in front of Captain Jack's in Sunset Beach.

Good stuff

(But not as fun as helis)

-Aox
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06-16-2009 05:53 PM  11 years ago
Aox

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Ah hah! I found a pic of my collection as it was in 2005:

These are mostly all pretty rare pieces. Everything that wasn't rare got played with, and not displayed. I also carried a yoyocase with about 25-30 "players" in it, that were all kept tuned and ready for throwing.

-Aox
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06-16-2009 05:59 PM  11 years ago
Rockohaulic

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that were all kept tuned and ready for throwing.
I know you can tune a piano, and you can tune a heli engine, but you can tune a yo-yo?

Now I've heard everything!
Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know
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06-16-2009 06:08 PM  11 years ago
Aox

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Haha yep. The bearings, when from the factory, are all packed full of grease. You have to soak them in alcohol or acetone, and that will clean the grease out. Then you add a drop of very light oil to keep them from rusting. This is how you get the smoothest and longest spin. Packing a bearing full a grease just ruins its efficiency on a yoyo. They aren't load bearing bearings, they just need to provide spin around an axle, so you get all the gunk out, and just use a light oil. The more oil you add, the more "Responsive" the yoyo becomes, which is a measure of how easy it is to tug back to your hand.

Most modern play is "unresponsive", in that the yoyo doesn't come back to your hand with a tug. It will bounce on the end of the string till you "bind" it back, which is throwing extra string into the gap to get the response system to grab. Response systems are either textured stickers, a rubber O ring, a silicon filled channel, or other methods. You can change around your response system, change the amount of oil in your bearings, change the types of string you use Slick6, Slick9, etc.

So yeah, theres a lot of tuning involved. You can either take a new yoyojam out of the box and play with it for 2-3 weeks solid to "break it in", or you can take the bearing out, clean it, and tune it for your style of play.

It's funny. There are guys who can pick up an old wooden yoyo and make it shine, and there are the young guys who have to have the latest ball bearing uber metallic madness. Quite similar to helis, eh? There are a LOOOOOOOOT of similarities between the yoyo hobby and the heli hobby. Very trippy to see. Very cool too.

-Aox
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06-16-2009 06:46 PM  11 years ago
AgentOrange

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Well have fun at what ever you are doing and when you deside to come back we will be here. IM going to continue till the sticks fall out of my radio.Trying not to put them in the dirt.
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06-16-2009 07:03 PM  11 years ago
DWS6

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I agree with Eric. Find a guy to fly with that motivates you. It will keep you pushing the limits and want to fly. I get in a funk sometimes where I dont feel like flying, I just start practicing new moves and I'll call a few friends and go burn some fuel. Its amazing how much of a differance some motivation can make. Currently I cant stop flying if I wanted to. I have other things I NEED to put time into and learn, but I cant break the drive right now and everything else is suffering.

Errrrr..., stupid hobby!
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