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01-08-2015 07:49 AM  5 years ago
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3dgimble

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Who spends the money in this Hobby?
Is it the guys over 28 or young kids that do those crazy 3D moves close to the ground that most of us can't relate to?

My point is, the much younger generation seem to be taking over the heli world, I mean most of these kids that fly these new machines seem to have all the time in the world at there hands, so they spend all day playing XBox. I just can't see myself doing the tricks with these machines that the Playstation generation has grasped. I am just not wanting most of the new stuff on the market like yesteryear.
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01-08-2015 08:07 AM  5 years ago
artimus

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beginners.....i know i spent a boat load on my first heli......no really i traded a 17ft boat ,trailer ,and motor for my first raptor and a dx6......Fly Hard......Team Viagra
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01-08-2015 08:35 AM  5 years ago
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young kids that do those crazy 3D moves close to the ground that most of of us can't relate to?
Their parents spend such money.....
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01-08-2015 10:37 AM  5 years ago
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When I first started flying planes my dad helped me pay for parts and such. But he had me doing things around the house to pay him back for it all. There was a couple weekends I did not get to fly because I failed to finish my tasks he gave me. Or I was not doing well in school also stopped my repair funds.

If my son wants to get into the hobby. I will ensure he as the the funds available to advance as long as he does his part. It will def be a give and take relationship.
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01-08-2015 02:52 PM  5 years ago
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Seems like everyone that I talk to about this hobby thinks that $500 spent on an aircraft is crazy... $2,500 I could have bought a car for that! They cannot think about crashing.

Well, I think the same thing about boats and racing parts for cars. To each their own! cars and boats crash too!

I don't see high schooler's being able to afford the hobby without a lot of help from parents. Let's face it, flying is expensive.
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01-08-2015 03:29 PM  5 years ago
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I do (spend the money in this hobby) Team Mikado, Team Revolectrix, KBDD Team Pilot
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01-08-2015 04:40 PM  5 years ago
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Well I'm 33 now, last year when 32 started flying helis. Never liked 3d, (admire who can do that). When kid I used to love rc airplanes, don't know how felt into helicopter.

But my goal is scale only. Love it. And spent an absurd amount of money since here things always are more expensive even when importing.
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01-08-2015 04:57 PM  5 years ago
utahbob

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money?
I just use those plastic cards with the numbers on E'm
I do a great decending funnel!
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01-09-2015 12:53 AM  5 years ago
es1co2bar3

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Quiet a few guy have lost their wives over RC spending
Tuff luck If you're on the couch now after spending a Gig this holiday.
I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,
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01-09-2015 01:18 AM  5 years ago
Pascal-KC

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Who told you Escobar? So tired of the couch... Team Mikado, Team Revolectrix, KBDD Team Pilot
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01-09-2015 01:24 AM  5 years ago
es1co2bar3

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I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,
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01-09-2015 01:29 AM  5 years ago
es1co2bar3

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This was intended for the winter threads my bad,I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,
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01-09-2015 04:44 PM  5 years ago
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this hobby is not cheap and this is what keeps a lot of kids and adults out
plus the learning more adults can afford rc over the younger people who have no jobs and are still in school

its the older that spend the money and teach the young folks
most of the lucky young folks have parents that make good money so they can
own nice copters.
Insha Allah made in america
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01-09-2015 04:48 PM  5 years ago
jharkin

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Definately not cheap. Ive spent as much on helis in two years as I did on planks in 12 years prior to that.

Add both up and its probably enough to buy a new car, I just dont want to know
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01-09-2015 04:58 PM  5 years ago
utahbob

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you can always get more money-can't get more time
The first ten or so yrs I saved all my receipts of heli stuff..looked at the big bag a few yrs ago and said "in for a penny..in for a pound" and chucked the bag!
I do a great decending funnel!
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01-09-2015 05:00 PM  5 years ago
Aaron29

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Who spends the money in this Hobby?
Me. I do.
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01-09-2015 05:23 PM  5 years ago
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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jharkin
Definately not cheap. Ive spent as much on helis in two years as I did on planks in 12 years prior to that.
i buy used ebay and hong kong.
most of the time.

i wish i could afford new and retail

i have 6 copters i didnt even have to pay for gifts
Insha Allah made in america
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01-13-2015 05:33 AM  5 years ago
Heli Fanatix

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I can tell you this 3Dgimble, I run an RC Heli Flight School and I can tell you that this:

Youngster - All about aggressive 3D
30 and older - Sport flight

It's just about mentality and preference. Youngsters like it fast & furious and the older flyers love the smoothness. I noticed this after 314 clients. We do what is to our liking in our mental state of mind at the moment.

I'm a big believer in no repetitions in my flight routine. I actually like both style, I combine both and that usually bridges the gap and become a crowd pleasure for the young & old.

* But never the less.... our gf's and wives will never like any of it!!!

You older guys will have comfort knowing that those young whipper 3D Smackers will not realize that RC Heli's are not Panty Droppers with the Ladies! ...... kakakkaka
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01-13-2015 05:36 AM  5 years ago
EEngineer

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Me. I do.
LMAO...you the man....
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01-13-2015 06:25 AM  5 years ago
3dgimble

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Very interesting Mr. Helifantix, I believe that most of the heli manufacturers have almost forgotten that its the crowd over 30 that spend the money in this hobby, not youngsters at the flight line at noon time demos.
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