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Old Jan 23, 2014, 03:05 PM
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A philosophical take on the hobby...

In one of my increasingly brief moments of clarity, it occurred to me that r/c models are very much like pets. You need to accept that they are only with you for a limited time.

Some, like my scratch built herring boat, are like a tortoise. It will probably be around long after I'm gone...

Then there is my little tug, "King Koil"... It is like a horse. Useful, dependable, but at some point you know it will need to be put down.

A scratch built plane like the Chipmunk I'm building now is like a dog; you hope it will be a companion for a good long time, and that as a pilot you won't do the aviation equivalent of sending into the road to play

Foamies and the like are the hamsters of the radio controlled world. They are cute and fun, but prone to "shuffling off this mortal coil" for reasons known only to the EPO deities..

Accepting that makes flying/boating/driving all the more enjoyable. Savor your time with your models now, tomorrow they may be gone!
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 09:12 PM
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DJI quads are like Zebra, know one knows what the hell is going on with them!
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Old Feb 03, 2014, 12:02 PM
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Hey RG!

That's hilarious, and so blindly true that it hurts! I've kept grievously damaged models around for years because I couldn't bear to throw them away, only to finally put them out of their misery when hangar space became an issue. Just like pets indeed...

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Old Feb 03, 2014, 12:47 PM
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DJI quads are like Zebra, know one knows what the hell is going on with them!
Good one... I was going to say helicopters are like cats. I'm not a cat person

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Hey RG!

That's hilarious, and so blindly true that it hurts! I've kept grievously damaged models around for years because I couldn't bear to throw them away, only to finally put them out of their misery when hangar space became an issue. Just like pets indeed...

Steve
The analogy gets awkward when you salvage parts out of old models, and recycle them into new ones though :P
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