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03-15-2014 12:56 PM  4 years agoPost 1
digger

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Hi Gals and Guys
I,v bean doing this hobby for 25 years plus,helis mainly,BUT at the mo my interest keeps letting me down ,I,m struggling to find the interest to go fly,does this happen to every body or is this just a ME thing,any help would be great
thanks from Digger

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03-15-2014 01:01 PM  4 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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Not yet, But I don't have good weather all year, So I have time to build new or repair old. Can't wait for good weather to get out and fly, Have only one break in flight on a nitro this year!

Bill Whittaker

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03-15-2014 04:18 PM  4 years agoPost 3
PJRono

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I kind of have that problem up here in Minnesota, every winter kind of shuts me down, then I need to pick it up again in the spring.

If you skip me I can't play!

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03-15-2014 04:33 PM  4 years agoPost 4
unclejane

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I almost quit a 2nd time this past summer myself, until I tried FPV. Line-of-sight flying kind of always bored me anyway and it took me a long time to admit that to myself. If I wasn't hovering, I was squinting at a little dot in the sky. It hurt my eyes and eventually gave me a headache. I lost interest in that pretty quick, once I realized I couldn't really leave the pattern too far. Now it's a whole new world of heli flying from the "inside" of the machine to learn about and have fun with. Haven't gotten bored yet.

So it may something as simple as going into a different aspect of the hobby. Not necessarily FPV, but that's definitely an option to look at.

Maybe a different aircraft type like multirotors. The technology here is going bonkers, even though they're just sticks with props on the end lol. The electronics are all over the place and a good area to explore...

LS

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03-15-2014 04:41 PM  4 years agoPost 5
RM3

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been in that situation many times now...for me its usually caused by lack of funds when crap keeps breaking...also having a good place to fly as well as having people around you that enjoy the same hobby you do has alot to do with it.

Enthusiasm for this hobby comes from those around you, thats why its important to have close friends that share the same hobby as much as you do as well as family that support your hobby rather than try to ignore it...if your "alone" in the hobby interest will suffer. You could find yourself feeling sorry for your helis rather than having fun with them...even thinking you should sell them thinking a different heli will spark your interest (it won't BTW)

There is nothing worse than going to a field ALONE, fly ALONE, then come home put your stuff away and no one at home cares about your day at the field (usually my situation).

This one reason is why I sometimes spend so much time on RR...or spend an afternoon machining upgrade parts for my gassers...cause there is no one else in this boring a$$ town to enjoy the hobby with....not even the machining part.

In this part of Texas if you ain't into crotch rockets, drinking and rice burners with "UFO" lighting underneath all while stuffing your face full of chicken wings while watching ESPN NON STOP at your local sports bar/grill then your just weird.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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03-15-2014 04:50 PM  4 years agoPost 6
wheelman

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thats funny RM3. I spent a few in Corpus
Texas

Just curious, is there a cure for this addiction?

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03-15-2014 05:08 PM  4 years agoPost 7
shawmcky

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RM3 you have my sympathy,very much the same here!

Team- unbiased opinion.K.I.S.S principle upheld here

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03-15-2014 05:27 PM  4 years agoPost 8
digger

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swindon wiltshier England

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whats happening?
Hay guys
thanks for the response,im glad im not there alone,the wheather has been some of the problem,the guys in the club are not bad to be with,but as for home WELL
thanks for the help
Digger

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03-15-2014 06:35 PM  4 years agoPost 9
jackp332

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Claremont, Nh USA

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Winter puts the stop to everything here. It can be pretty depressing and I try to stay busy building or wrenching. There is only so much $$ you can spend to stay busy building unfortunately. I actually just got in from an attempt today to test out one of my gassers I made some changes to. We had about 38deg here and I loaded everything and drove down to a clear (no snow) parking lot. By the time I got there it was clouding Up and started raing on my truck. Oh well, back home I go. I was just thinking on the way home how I should move to TX or some place where the climate is better lol. I have nice guys in the club im in but im the youngest by 15yrs so there's not much interaction outside of the flying season. RM3, apparently my little town is trying to copy yours as crotch-rockets, sports bars, and sports are where all the cool guys and girls spend their time as well. I got into this hobby I think mainly because as a kid we lived in the country and alot of my time was spent occupying myself so RC was a natural fit. Also, am I the only one who brings up my 'Friends' here on RunRyder when im having a conversation with people I know lol?.... It gets me some funny remarks from time to time but I dont care.

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03-15-2014 07:30 PM  4 years agoPost 10
Andy from Sandy

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I am at a very good club here in the UK. For me it is a place to meet up on a Saturday with no pressure to fly at all if I don't want to.

We have an ex world champion plus some excellent pilots who give us all plenty of entertainment. It is a hobby and a social event all together.

Even if I lost the urge to fly it is still a very good day out with an excellent atmosphere.

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03-15-2014 07:50 PM  4 years agoPost 11
digger

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whats happening?
This is all making me feal a lot better
The wheather as been crap,so I,v put some packs on charge and we will see what tomorrow brings,thanks you guys and gals
from a happyer Digger

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03-15-2014 08:02 PM  4 years agoPost 12
unclejane

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If you move, definitely don't go to TX, or anywhere on the gulf coast. That's like living in the arctic in reverse - it's too hot to go outside for many months in the spring/summer/fall. When you do, there are clouds and clouds of gnats, flies and mosquitos which will drive you absolutely mad.

The heat is dangerous after about 10am; that plus the bugs and you'll find yourself staying home most of the time, just like if you lived in a really cold climate. I know, I lived in central TX for about 30 years. If I had to choose, well, I'd go anywhere but there.

But weather in general can be pretty discouraging, especially if you live in a really windy area. I cope with that here by flying the biggest machines I can afford. If I only had little helis or multis, I'd be grounded a lot more than I am now...

LS

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03-15-2014 08:12 PM  4 years agoPost 13
digger

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whats happening?
Its quite dry and warm at the mo in England,so its to the flying field tomorrow,and see what happens
Digger

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03-15-2014 08:50 PM  4 years agoPost 14
Andy from Sandy

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The weather as been crap
Although the weather may not be the best I think I have been out for the last 4 weekends now here at MK Heli Club. It has been windy but I have still managed to fly my T-Rex 450.

If you are struggling to progress which is getting you down then perhaps go and have a chat with Paul Heckles. You may know him or of him. He is a great guy who should be able to help you.

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03-15-2014 09:52 PM  4 years agoPost 15
Aaron29

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People change. Problem is we are caught unaware. The hobby once made you thrilled. And like any creature, we try to do the same habits that made us happy before. But if the hobby doesn't fulfill a need, you might just be going through motions.

Or it could simply be you like it just fine but are trying to get too much from it. Even ice cream sucks if you eat it 24/7!

Either way, this is a hobby. It should be fun. If you find yourself forcing yourself to do it, I'd say you need a break.

Good luck. I've had hiatuses in the hobby and I've only been in ten years. It need not be the end, but I suggest a trial separation. Don't sell your stuff off. Just hang them up for a while, and go occupy yourself otherwise. If you're like me, you'll come back. But no one says you HAVE to.

Make fun time fun! Best of luck to you.

Oh one possible benny...I actually find that a break makes me BETTER at flying when I return to it. It's weird. But that is motivation enough to just go do other stuff when I plateau.

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03-16-2014 03:59 AM  4 years agoPost 16
Gearhead

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digger, start thinking how a fullsize works, how the cyclic works, how the pitch works, and tail, why it stays in the air and what the pilot needs to do to make a maneuver , this may get you motivated

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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03-16-2014 04:13 AM  4 years agoPost 17
AWittleWabbit

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Heli-sabbatical or heli-viagra?
Oh one possible benny...I actually find that a break makes me BETTER at flying when I return to it. It's weird. But that is motivation enough to just go do other stuff when I plateau.
Me too! I fly better after a break, longer the better up to point.

You may have hit the wall. Like others have suggested, no sense going through the motions. Nothing wrong if something else is pulling at you! Take a break if need be, when/if you do come back, you'll enjoy it more.

If you want to fly but are stuck in advancing, I recommend working on one trick. My flying enthusiasm goes up quite high when I have learned something new.

Heli-itis sufferer.

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03-16-2014 08:38 AM  4 years agoPost 18
RogerRabbit62

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Hi digger

I am in Radio Control since 76 arround Helis since mid/end 90s
I paused 10y in between after been to 3d competitions at the end.
That time i started things slow again.

I concentated on getting sticktime and beeing out of the house every day if possible.

I did the heli and the TX that way that i could fly in pouring rain, snow, ice.
I concentrated on the "feeling well" part this time.

I will do some 3d competition again, bought a caravan, but this time i will concentrate on precision only and not the "high end figures".

I found that precision flight and precision training gives you hours and weeks of fulfilling training routines in the sun, wind and snow.

When you are at the point where you do not care for weather you will love flying in the snow, even if there is hard wind.

I also started producing some things as 3 Blade Heads, Canopy molds, e.g. as i found that "tinkering" and doing/producing/constructing is a lot more fulfilling than just buying and using.

The point which really got the thing starting again was precision and F3C training.

You will not believe how different it is to train a routine and work on the precision compared to just funfly in the air.

Have fun!

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03-16-2014 05:47 PM  4 years agoPost 19
RCHSF

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I've not flown but maybe half-dozen times from late fall to now. I love to fly, but I just don't. Really to me, I know it's sitting their when I get ready. To just have something to fly seems to suffice.

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03-16-2014 07:04 PM  4 years agoPost 20
Gyronut

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Nothing wrong, your just bored with it all for a while.

Your interest will return in time, don't worry.

Rick

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