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03-17-2015 02:22 PM  3 years agoPost 21
Richardmid1

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Sell your kids on the black market and dump the gym membership. You'll have more money and time for the hobby you love.
Haha. I would dump the gym membership though, waste of money if you ask me and it does take up a lot of time traveling to and from the gym. Just tie some weights to your TX and tighten the sticks up!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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03-17-2015 04:35 PM  3 years agoPost 22
jhartsock3

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I have a little different opinion on it and I call it me time. Now while I'm not in the same boat as you (divorced and only one 15yr old). But I do try to go to gym regularly also although it has suffered lately with me trying to get everything ready for the season.

Try this as everything in life is a compromise of priorities. Obviously keep the family and kids first. But try sitting down with the family and arranging things so that you get a good solid 4-5 hrs of me time once a week it will make you happier and relieve stress better than the gym lol. But be prepared to return the favor to your wife LOL. Also like stated earlier you would be amazed at what 15min of sim or a small micro in the back yard or lunch break will do for your progression.

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03-17-2015 04:38 PM  3 years agoPost 23
jimmymc2286

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+1 That is the best advice yet.

Jimmy, If it looks like a heli I like it.

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03-17-2015 04:44 PM  3 years agoPost 24
Rob43

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Nothing will make the struggle any easier than to rest in the peace that you have the correct priorities and respect of those who also agree, including me.

Rob

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03-17-2015 05:02 PM  3 years agoPost 25
utahbob

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early bird
Get up really early and get a few in right after sunup..your fam. Will be asleep!

I do a great decending funnel!

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03-17-2015 07:00 PM  3 years agoPost 26
icanfly

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ontario

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I can recommend at least 15 minutes of sim a day and you'll be further ahead than flying once a week, depending on whether you're a 3d maniac or sport/scale flyer. My short daily simulator time has paid off very well evident from the flights in my back yard lately, faster and more risky around objects,and a lot more confidence.

If you can't make it to a big field with your large bird(s) a micro or mini will keep you from having to make a travel commitment with larger birds, unless your back yard is a giant field.

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03-18-2015 12:39 AM  3 years agoPost 27
Noobyflyer

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Maybe a 450 in the backyard to scratch that itch every once in a while without having to make a trip to the field.

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03-18-2015 01:09 AM  3 years agoPost 28
Craigdieslemac

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Valdosta, Ga USA

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i do like to disappear into my man cave to work on stuff after the kids go to bed : )

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

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03-18-2015 01:12 AM  3 years agoPost 29
Rob43

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+1

Rob

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03-18-2015 01:34 AM  3 years agoPost 30
jespicer1

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memphis, tn

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I know how it is. It can be tough. 2 boys here, 9 and 13. One likes to fly and one doesn't.
So friday night my 13 y/o picks the activity for family time. Sunday afternoons the 9 y/o and I head to the field, with some helis and planks.

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03-18-2015 02:03 AM  3 years agoPost 31
AgentOrange

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Jacksonville, Florida

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Thanks guys. Really good advice. Will have to take some this info and try to make some time to do it.

Trying not to put them in the dirt.

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03-18-2015 03:52 AM  3 years agoPost 32
EEngineer

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But be prepared to return the favor to your wife LOL.
Take her to Jared's.....

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03-18-2015 02:48 PM  3 years agoPost 33
Hotstart

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Melville L.I.

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Flying time
For the first time in years our flying was nill during this very cold winter .In the beginning I did try to go on sim .But that seemed to Wane .My kids are grown but I found goung back to the gym during this time off Has had such great benefits for my health .I love the birds just can't seem to get the new season spark back But I'm in workout classes three to four days a week and loving it ! Guess I'll see what happens as weather breaks

Stop worrying about it just fly . Team Lynx ( the best products )// Mostro/goblin 700 & 570

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03-18-2015 07:34 PM  3 years agoPost 34
tvoth

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Albuquerque

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Try this as everything in life is a compromise of priorities. Obviously keep the family and kids first. But try sitting down with the family and arranging things so that you get a good solid 4-5 hrs of me time once a week it will make you happier and relieve stress better than the gym lol.
^^^ This is very true. The saying "If Mom ain't happy ain't no one happy" is just as true for Dad. I find that a bit of heli-time is an awesome stress reliever (or perhaps stress-transferer, from work to "oh crap I'm gonna crash!).
No question tho', it is *really* hard to get time when you've got kids, wife and work (not necessarily in that order).

--Tom

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03-18-2015 09:11 PM  3 years agoPost 35
Tyler

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Chicagoland area

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Years ago...
I flew daily, travelled to many events, and helped beginners often, but the hobby was placed on the back burner for graduate school, home ownership, and now children. I try to keep the saying in my signature in clear perspective...

"Enjoy the things money can buy, but only if they don't cost you the things money cannot buy."

After all, this is ONLY a hobby. How blessed we are to even consider the resources consumed by a hobby. Many only hope to survive.

Sometimes cessation away from an interest makes the return sweet and savory. This isn't necessarily a negative.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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