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10-30-2013 02:36 AM  5 years ago
Einzelganger

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Campbell, Texas

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I've got plenty of good weather down here in Texas.
I just can't seem to get enough helis to burn out.
Over a year and a half and I still go to sleep and wake up thinking about helicopters. Dreamed about gyros and collective servos last night.
Hope this lasts a long time.

Wayne

Edit: My flying site is about 40 feet from my shop door. It is a small field, but works for now. All 3D drills are cramped but possible depending on what size bird I'm flying. I'm always changing something or trying a different setup in one bird or another. Friends come over to fly when they have a chance. Keeps it new for me.
I love the smell of nitro in the morning.
RIP Roman
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10-30-2013 03:21 AM  5 years ago
Razmo

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Chicago

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For me, making my way to the field on my bicycle with my airplane under my arm, nothing could have been better, that is, until I procured my drivers license (over 20 years ago). Certainly been through the burn outs. However I'm never away too long, just a passion for me I guess. I'm guessing it will hit you again at some point. Maybe try changing up the flavor up a bit with either a fixed wing (so many variations), land or water based vehicle (many variations as well).

Raz
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10-30-2013 06:20 AM  5 years ago
JasonJ

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North Idaho

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I usually fly just one day a week and usually with friends. Most of the time I always look forward to it. Sometimes I get out to the field after anticipating it all week and just don't feel like it much so I just bs. I don't spend a ton of money and I don't own a bazillion aircraft. I change it up a bit with different types of aircraft which helps to keep it fresh. I would get bored if all I did was try to fly 3d with a helicopter by myself.
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10-30-2013 06:59 PM  5 years ago
HeliOCD

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San Diego, CA

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Perhaps the Roman tragedy unconsiously affected me more than I would like to admit?
I have been flying helis for 7 years, and have definitely been jolted by that accident. I don't fly my 550 or even 500 much at all. When I do fly its the 130. I hope its just a temporary setback.
Its all earth!
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10-30-2013 09:32 PM  5 years ago
mustang67ford

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Central Pennsylvania

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Living in the north, the winter gives us a break from flying. You hate to see winter come, but at you end up looking forward to the next season of flying. I found this helps keep me modivated. I also found always changing things aroud with the heli setups helps. What does make me unmodivated is the load and unloading of equipment. Also, as somebody else mentioned, when equipment and helicopters are always being discontinued and replaced, it is very disappointing. I think flying with a FB also makes things more fun. If i weren't for being a member of a club, i think i would loose interest as well. Just getting out to the field on the weekends and tankig with other memebers and helping people is very enjoyable. I may only fly 4 times each trip, and the rest is spent just relaxing.Team HeliProz - Retired
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10-30-2013 09:48 PM  5 years ago
bustedmp

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Shamokin, PA

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I go through it every few months. I'll fly for a few months straight, then take a little break for one of my other hobbies. Now if I could get myself a new heli every month, I wouldn't have this problem. I really do enjoy the build, setup, and fine tuning part of it. Actually, I like building almost anything. If I get bored and don't have much to do, I'll go out in my garage and get my cutting torch, bandsaw and welder fired up and just do whatever project I can think of for myself. I talked my wife into letting me get my son a Clodbuster kit for Christmas this year so I would have something to build. Last year he got 3 different erector sets, and we come up with some weird stuff at times with it. If I was good at covering planes, I wouldn't buy the ARF's.The world is yours!
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10-30-2013 11:22 PM  5 years ago
volito

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Jax, FL

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I'm near the end of my second year of flying and still going pretty strong.

Try adding something new, find another club close by and check them out, go to a fun-fly event. I have a stryker that helps me change things up when I don't want to fly my heli. Foam, fast and loads of fun. Friends are definitely the biggest thing that drags me out to the field every weekend.
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10-31-2013 12:13 AM  5 years ago
Nasscar][

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Delaware

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I have learned thru the years that one can enjoy this hobby in many ways:
A) active pilot
B) builder
C) active in the R/C community
D) support active pilots and your local club
C) mastering the arts of the virtual world (simulators)

This have been my saving grace for the past 20+ years.

Nas,
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10-31-2013 02:05 AM  5 years ago
JayL

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Leesburg GA

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I only fly on saturday sometimes sunday but i fill like this keeps me from getting burned out.
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10-31-2013 05:45 PM  5 years ago
Heliofaguy

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Schoolcraft,MI-USA

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Like one of the replies said, aviation is just in my blood. I flew model planes as a youngster. I was going to be a pilot until I saw the cost of owning and maintaining a real plane. So I then turned back to my hobby and have flown models ever since. I've only been flying helicopters for 2 years now, but I find helis to be WAY more satisfying than planes ever were. The technical nature of building and flying helis has really hooked me in in a Big way.Raptor E700, Fusion 50-600, Fusion 50-550, DX8, Taranis RCHN#173
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10-31-2013 10:46 PM  5 years ago
GyroFreak

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Orlando Florida ...28N 81W

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I was completely addicted to RC Helis for about a year. I flew almost every day at least 4 packs a day. HF and Runryder were my main daily reading. I was tinkering and stuff all the time.
...and then I am done. Almost overnight.
After going thru 450 size, 600, then 700 size I lost interest. The challenge for me was building, tuning, and modifying. And after learning to fly (poorly) I lost interest.
Now I am into multirotors for photography, but slowly losing interest in that.
It seems once I get something built and working, I just lose interest.
I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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10-31-2013 11:53 PM  5 years ago
Einzelganger

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Campbell, Texas

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I fly 100's through 700's and I love them all.
The real test for me will be now that I feel my fleet is more or less complete. A huge draw has been constantly working on the next bird while maintaining and/or repairing the earlier ones.
As I fly more and more, hopefully, the majority of my time will be spent on tweaking and not on crash repair.

Wayne
I love the smell of nitro in the morning.
RIP Roman
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11-01-2013 02:13 AM  5 years ago
Manny1776

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Melbourne, Florida. USA

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You only need a reboot......buy a new machine and go fly!!! AlohaFly High, Fly Fun, Fly Secure.........Fly 3D!!!! Bavarian Demon USA Team
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11-01-2013 03:08 PM  5 years ago
PilotPin

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Indiana -- USA

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Started flying planes in 1982 then helis in 2008. Had to take a break from everything in the 90's because of my job then. Other times when my interest gets low I just change my routine or what I'm flying and that gets me going again. I fly 1 to 3 times every week if my schedule and weather permits. I belong to 2 clubs. Without the clubs and the friends I have made there flying along would not hold a lot of interest.
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11-01-2013 09:12 PM  5 years ago
meatbomber

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Klatovy, Czech Republic

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I started 11 years (wow that long already) ago and in the first 5 years together flew less then in the first year after a 3 year break I had due to completely burning out on the helis..
I have a flight log since almost the beginning of my flying and can see exactly what got me burned out it was too little progress too many crashes and no body to fly with!
I built dozens of micro airplanes in the first break year ,one could almost say it was compulsive.. Then completely turned to something else... Building RC historical sail ships which was extremely satisfying in itself for 2 years. My girlfriends found the ships boring tho and wanted to fly helis.. So I reactivated one of my helis and she started to fly, I reactivated a second one for myself and after a short while met a great guy and his wife who is now our regular flying buddy the interest in helis came back, progress went though the roof and now I'm completely hooked again... First 5 years 450 flights all together.. This year near on 1000.

Moral of the story, try sailships, get a flying buddy and your girlfriend to fly
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11-01-2013 11:38 PM  5 years ago
ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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I have a flight log since almost the beginning of my flying and can see exactly what got me burned out it was too little progress too many crashes and no body to fly with!
Finding a buddy to fly with can be challenge and as fun as they can be I progressed more alone than with

It's the crashing that gets most people out of the hobby, Thankfully there are more and more people around to help out.

spending time, paying attention
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11-02-2013 02:57 AM  5 years ago
chopper63

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West Coast Chopper

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Not flying much these days since I got into standup paddle board surf. The plane for for tomorrow is fly early and surf later.
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