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01-26-2018 07:43 PM  3 years ago
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Jon the Rooster

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8 Years of Not Flying has finally ended!!
I have often wondered how anyone could stop flying Heli's after the time it takes to set up and learn how to fly. A Victim of my own curiosity perhaps.
Life comes at you fast, jobs, failing marriage & priorities.
I have missed flying more than one could know, but advances in electronics have given me a glimmer of light.
It might be a while before I can fly my 500 heli, so I went with a MR25 drone to satisfy my thirst of some kind of flight until I can justify the time and cost to start flying heli's again.
Rant is Over Thanx!!!
and one more thing "DON'T BE AFRAID!"
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01-26-2018 09:11 PM  3 years ago
Professor Fate

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I hear ya. My helis have been on a shelf haunting me for about the same time as you. My wife wanted a micro drone. After doing some trim settings I was hook...again. I've been going through everything,replacing batteries ect ect. Until I get my helis flight ready I bought a couple DJI drones.Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine
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01-27-2018 05:46 AM  3 years ago
allns47

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Welcome back...I to bailed on the hobby several times and sold out ...after doing this several times I promised to never get out again
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01-27-2018 10:33 AM  3 years ago
Craig G.

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Must be in the water... I'm back after 10+ years. Man things have changed.
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01-27-2018 12:42 PM  3 years ago
ICUR1-2

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Just move up north... You will have a break every 6 months for six months.
I keep my passion alive by rebuilding my nitro during the winter months. It's almost like flying a new machine in the spring.
spending time, paying attention
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01-27-2018 12:57 PM  3 years ago
eyeflyhelis

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dang must be Trumps influence making the economy better or something.... lol i too fell victim to life about 8 years ago and 2 months ago im back. i started back with a cheaper drone too and ended with a DJI mavic.

and yeah tech has change a bunch seems everything is FBL now
only you have the power to make no difference!
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01-27-2018 12:59 PM  3 years ago
eyeflyhelis

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ICUR1-2 move down south so you can fly more....only you have the power to make no difference!
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01-27-2018 02:50 PM  3 years ago
cudaboy_71

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Welcome back. Has it really been 8 years? sheesh.if it ain't broke, break it.
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01-27-2018 07:36 PM  3 years ago
ICUR1-2

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eyeflyhelis ICUR1-2 move down south so you can fly more....
If it were easier to do I would believe me
spending time, paying attention
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01-27-2018 07:42 PM  3 years ago
InvertedDude

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Jon the Rooster
7 years for me. I made a lot of rookie mistakes on my relearning of the hobby. I told my wife, that I am not leaving the hobby. If the hobby fails, I have connections to make my own machine.
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01-28-2018 12:49 AM  3 years ago
ICUR1-2

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Just had a flying buddy call... haven't heard from him in 4 years, he's got the itch again too spending time, paying attention
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01-28-2018 04:43 PM  3 years ago
Nashville

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When I started, twelve years ago, I never thought I'd be one of those guys who took an extended break. But sure enough, like others have said, life, family, priorities etc... do happen. Plus I was just frustrated at not improving like I wanted. So I went to drones now I'm into airplanes and jets. My helis stare at me daily. I know I'll get the bug back but it's been at least 5 years. Soon, I'm sure.I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool
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01-28-2018 06:50 PM  3 years ago
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So what that MA is out of business, What are you silly- I’m still gonna send it!

8 year break- just fire that crap up and send it.

#sending it right now
Dropping Tones!
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01-28-2018 08:25 PM  3 years ago
dmaaero

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I also got out about 4-5 years ago, I always just pulled the 450 out around Christmas each year for a couple weeks. This year I bought a used 600N and a 700E to go along with the 450 Still miss the ole XCELL an looks like I"ll be needing a new air horn !
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01-29-2018 02:35 PM  3 years ago
artimus

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I been out of it for almost a week now . Been thinking I am gonna start flying again this weekend....Fly Hard......Team Viagra
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01-29-2018 10:27 PM  3 years ago
rondo35

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I Took a 5 year break due to Health issues, lots of changes since then but it does feel good to be back!!
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01-30-2018 03:27 AM  3 years ago
davetherave

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It has Finally Ended!
I have you all beat- 12 years ago I put down my transmitters and started flying full-size planes, got my license, got instrument rated, bought an airplane, flew it for 5 years, sold it and now Im back! Have an attic with all kinds of old nitro gear- shuttles,Raptors, 6 foot long bubble glass Lama and about 6 unfinished builds- sound familiar? One thing is, I have been building and flying R/C stuff off and on for 40+ years- and I have nothing but fond memories of all of it- even making a special trip to Toledo. Only regret is that I never got great flying helis-but now have a RF8 sim and doing it almost every night- feels good to be back.
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02-13-2018 02:52 AM  3 years ago
Rockin Bird

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its been at least 2 years for me also.I am still repairing the house that got flooded.What a big life change.The good news is that i picked up 4 x-cells and a few old Kyosho 60s from a local shop,Thanks life is worth all types of helicoptors.That sweet smell of "Nitro"
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02-13-2018 05:13 AM  3 years ago
davetherave

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Nice! just picked up my Raptor 60 today and will have a trial flight with it this weekend! Nitro lives!
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02-13-2018 01:09 PM  3 years ago
Rockin Bird

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Davetherave I missed my raptor 60,it was a beautiful bird.Traded it for a spacewalkerll and never flew it.That sweet smell of "Nitro"
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