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Old May 23, 2007, 09:13 PM
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When is enough a enough

Hi Guys
I was just considering which model to buy next after just purchasing the top rc Bronco and P-51, I walked into my hobby room and thought, gee you have to many models already, this includes construction kits, gws kits, arf's etc.
Only problem is that I still want more, my question is that, am I alone or do some of you out there share my addiction to model aircraft.

Yes it is a addiction that is the truth.

Gary
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Old May 23, 2007, 09:14 PM
Next time I'll ARTF...
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Hi, my name is Graham and I am an aeromodelaholic.

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Old May 23, 2007, 09:20 PM
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I'm with you. I've tried to stop buying planes. With limited success.
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Old May 23, 2007, 09:38 PM
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I think here we can apply the equation used by cyclists to caluculate bike numbers, so the correct number of planes to own would be n + 1 where n is the number of planes you currently own.
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Old May 23, 2007, 09:56 PM
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Thanks guys
I think I feel a little better now. Maybe this is the first meeting of AA (aeromodelaholic anonymous ). I often thought I should get out and find a woman, But all the good ones are taken lol. I am quite happy to be a single father with my 3 children with me.
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Old May 23, 2007, 10:09 PM
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I think here we can apply the equation used by cyclists to caluculate bike numbers, so the correct number of planes to own would be n + 1 where n is the number of planes you currently own.
So Mister yogorilla
Whats you n number. lol
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Old May 23, 2007, 10:38 PM
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I'm with you too...

My glider fleet still needs to expand, according to the following wishlist:

* One or two Pike Perfects
* Two Maple Leaf Design Encore DLG's
* An FVK Ava
* A Starling Pro
* maybe another Alula
* I'd love an Mini Ellipse

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Old May 23, 2007, 10:45 PM
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Hi
I am not going to say what my n number is, I even surprised myself, in my defence, I did work at the LHS for 5 years and got my stuff wholesale.

Gary
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Old May 23, 2007, 11:13 PM
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Had a guy come in the other day to buy a JR9Xll. He had a look at some kits as well - just to see what was available.
He walked out with 2 x Starling Pro's 2 x First, 12 JR331 servos and his original purchase, the radio set. I wish I had more different products to show him, at the time Paid by cash. I didn't know people carried so much on them.
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Old May 23, 2007, 11:19 PM
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When you find out when is enough , enough let me know real quick!!

The 9x6 shed is full - dead and redundant airplanes are crawling out the door and forming a guard of honour as I enter the shed.

All the nooks and crannies in the study and lounge are stuffed with gliders and electrics!

There is a couple of IFO's and indoory's squeezing out of the spare cupboards.

And still there is 3 slabs of Highload 60 to turn into SupergeeII's.

Help........What am I going to do with my powerplanes???

I was able to justify extra models by teaching the wife to fly (this one is for you Jane) but she says she has enough models!-can't understand that sort of thinking?

Thought having kids would help... (more models for them) but had to clean the models out the hanger - oops -kids bedroom. Please ...please...what is n

Now me shed buddy wants to take me slope soaring....this means I will need .....

cheers Jeff
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Old May 23, 2007, 11:37 PM
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Jeff,

Easy fix - remove the glow crap from the front of your planes, re-balance, and slope away with them! They'll fly ok on the slope!
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Old May 24, 2007, 12:08 AM
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So Mister yogorilla
Whats you n number. lol
n = 4 flyable (where flyable = < 30 mins repairs) plus about 5 airframes in various states of assembly and disassembly. There is an addendum to the equation when one has to account for S (spouse/signifigcant other) and G (garage space) but it's too complex for most men to figure out. At least most of us dont have to allow for nS (number of planes used exclusively by spouse)
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Old May 24, 2007, 12:24 AM
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Gary.... tsk! tsk!.... what about all the half built ones you still have to complete?!! ;-)

I am slowly culling my fleet to something a little more respectable but only because I want different planes as I am bored with most of the current fleet!
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Old May 24, 2007, 01:52 AM
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I have found that n is directly proportional to how often S is in proximity to G.

If S has < visits to G, then the ability to acquire more n increases.

Subsequently, after keeping S away from G for a significant amount of time, you end up with nē.

If S, is in proximity to G and notices , then you are in some serious trouble with S.

Basically the algorithm is something like this:

S + G (nē) = nosex

Some of you may be able to avoid the answer above with application of F.

Brett

F = flowers
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Old May 24, 2007, 03:37 AM
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Gary what about all the half built ones you still have to complete?!! ;-)
Well It comes back to the fact that I am easily distracted, I am ok if things move along well, but if the project gets slowed for too long I move on to something else.
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