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03-27-2015 01:10 AM  4 years ago
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raholek

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Have Helis changed your Life??
I have always had an interest in photography and art. Not exactly Monet or Picasso's on my walls, but Art.

After 6 years of Heli modeling, I took a look around my house. The changes are subtle, but I realize that my family has changed with me.

See if you notice a trend in our current collection.

** Love this hobby. Thanks Runryder for teaching me daily and giving me a HeliSocial outlet. (Hate FB!!)

To all my Heli friends...have a good flying weekend.
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03-27-2015 01:57 AM  4 years ago
EEngineer

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Abigail included tail boom supports...
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03-27-2015 02:21 AM  4 years ago
raholek

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Boom supports
She is very observant. At 5 she surpasses most of my co-workers in this area. And she doesn't mind when i nerdout at my workstation. She always wants to help on heli builds. Daddy's heli girl.😃
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03-27-2015 02:26 AM  4 years ago
EEngineer

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Daddy's heli girl.
Is Abigail on the SIM yet?...
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03-27-2015 03:06 AM  4 years ago
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Abey drew my Forza !!!!

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03-27-2015 03:24 AM  4 years ago
raholek

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Abigail is a true artist. That is oils on canvas. LOL.
**She did that at her art class...only allowed water color at home.

Yes, Abi sims. Likes the crashes. My son is 6 and can fly everything on the sim. Just sticks to his quad & Foamie at the field for now.

Those paintings are a tie with my N7 for best Birthday gift.
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03-27-2015 04:20 AM  4 years ago
EEngineer

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That's great...aspiring heli pilots....

Can she talk "Cajun"....
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03-27-2015 04:23 AM  4 years ago
EEngineer

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a tie
Abigail can make you a custom heli tie for Father's Day.....
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03-27-2015 10:52 AM  4 years ago
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No, none of us speak French. Family is of German-Irish decent. English is our only choice. But both women have light red hair and blue eyes.
And if you give my wife a beer; she tries to take over the world. Germans! You'd think a hangar full of Mikados would be appropriate.
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03-27-2015 02:41 PM  4 years ago
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Thanks for sharing your family with us! I enjoyed your postings. A nice change from what is being posted by others. Blades; what goes around, comes around!
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03-27-2015 02:48 PM  4 years ago
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To get to your question, The way it has changed my life is it has taken some free time I have had and turned it into an addicting hobby!Bill Whittaker
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03-27-2015 02:58 PM  4 years ago
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Thanks to you all.
The Heli community is spread out, but still tightly knit. Love that about RC.
The Framed Rave print is actually a t-shirt that Curtis sent to me after a housefire. It means a lot, not just because I'm a CYE fan. But, while my family and I were living in a hotel I got a package from my favorite Hobby store. Power RC in Bryan, TX.(RIP)
Other than my kids making me laugh at a terrible situation, was the Bright point of my year. The same guys invited me to Funfly and helped me get my lone saved bird working and charge all my packs for me. Even though it wasn't one of their helis. They helped to pull me out of a funk.

How can you not love a Hobby or the Persons who partake, with these examples of camaraderie.

These toys, RR on my iphone and my family (heli included) keep me SANE. This may be disputed at anytime.

**And I love even the disagreements that come from this forum. Sometimes you have to seek out intelligent, like minds. Got a bucket full here.
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03-27-2015 05:02 PM  4 years ago
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Yes. Helis have changed my life.

I am much poorer than I otherwise would have been.

I'd be rich were it not for firearms and helis. Dang toys.
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03-27-2015 05:16 PM  4 years ago
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^^^ Agreed ^^^ Except no firearms.

Also, I used to drink a lot of beer before I started in helis back in the 90's. I just about stopped completely back then to avoid being fuzzy-headed the next day when I want to FLY! Don't drink at all now for many years. You could say my beer money now goes into you-know-what
TREX 700e, Goblins 500 & 570, DT520e, Gaui X3, Synergy E5
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03-27-2015 06:33 PM  4 years ago
michael88997

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a lot less money and I can only sleep in on bad weather weekends... but a lot more fun and frustration haha
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03-27-2015 07:02 PM  4 years ago
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Have Helis changed your Life??
yes made me famous

changed my attitude

and gave me something new to do with my time that is productive
Insha Allah made in america
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03-27-2015 08:38 PM  4 years ago
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Yes. Meet a lot of nice people (and still am) not any more broke than I would be without them , because I would just spend it on somthing else!
Learning lots of new things. Great challange !
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03-28-2015 03:26 AM  4 years ago
JEEPWORLD2002/2

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At first I was sleepless but now since I have two kids
I really am sleepless kid have changed my life from work n heli's to family work then heli's I try n incorporate them togather so a picnic with Heli flying or camping near a local field.
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03-30-2015 06:47 PM  4 years ago
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I was very into R/C helis for more than a decade. I was one of those who would say it bordered on a sickness. I traded most of my freetime for APBA Inboard hydroplane racing a few years ago and broke free of the R/C sickness. I still look forward to a flight now and then but I am free of it ever being an addiction or sickness again. R/C heli hasn't "changed my life" but it is still a fun hobby. I am amazed at how much airplane and heli R/C has changed in the past couple of years while most of my focus was on the hydroplane. Almost everything I own would be considered vintage or classic now.

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06-11-2015 01:30 AM  4 years ago
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Just an updates on RC and its effects on the heliaddict.

We are losing our field. It has been open since 1989. A local developer bought it and will be giving us the boot soon. He promised to help us relocate, but hasn't come through with anything tangible.

I have contacted our local paper and news channels. Hopefully we can find a suitable location.

But....I am truly hurt by the prospect of losing our little haven of RC sanity/insanity.
They have started construction and say we can use the field for 6 mos. We can't fly over workers. They don't understand AMA rules.

This is a total bummer. I guess back to cow pastures and local parks for me. I will miss this club.

* thought I would just vent. My RR buddies always cheer me up.
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