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View Poll Results: What do you think is the worst part about this hobby?
Learning how to fly 5 5.75%
Crashing 37 42.53%
Spending a lot of money 53 60.92%
Waiting for shipping 26 29.89%
getting bored of your planes 13 14.94%
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Old Feb 09, 2009, 09:46 PM
Crash? Landing? Both?
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What do you think is the worst part about this hobby? Vote two choices please.

Learning how to fly

Spending a lot of money

Crashing

Waiting for shipping

Getting bored of your planes
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Old Feb 09, 2009, 09:49 PM
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So far, the $$ and the crashing. And junky gear. Stock EZ* had crap control linkages. Brand new DX6i radio needs to go back to the factory. But hey, I'm a total newb. PS: I hasten to add that in the right conditions, the EZ* is a blast to fly!
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Old Feb 09, 2009, 09:50 PM
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Learning to fly is always exciting, never quits.

Crashing is standard and not hard to get used to.

Once you have enough stuff to play with, shipping time of more is diddly problem.

I've never been able to get bored with any plane.

It's the money, nothing else comes close. But that never stops RC freaks. You just have to do whatever it takes, and don't forget to skim grocery money.

Icky
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Old Feb 09, 2009, 09:51 PM
Crash? Landing? Both?
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Feel free to suggest different topics.

-stuntflier91-
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Old Feb 09, 2009, 10:16 PM
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It seams like I am always waiting for parts to come in. The worst part (for me) though which you didn't list is not being able to fly due to bad weather. I feel like a junkie detoxing..lol
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Old Feb 09, 2009, 11:28 PM
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Geez, none of the above!

For me, its not having enough time to fly, not having enough time to build, and crappy cold winter, or windy days that prevent me from flying. I have only being flying a couple times in the past, oh, 4 months. Stupid winter.
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Old Feb 09, 2009, 11:52 PM
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none of the above yet

mine would be lack of decent weather! it always rains here or is too windy
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Old Feb 10, 2009, 04:54 AM
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none of the above yet

mine would be lack of decent weather! it always rains here or is too windy
Ya gotta fly at dawn or dusk... and be willing to endure cold. Or get into micro planes and fly in the gym. I'm having a blast with my Vapor, and already at work on another indoor flyer.
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Old Feb 10, 2009, 06:10 AM
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The price of FOAM !
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Old Feb 10, 2009, 07:21 AM
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Getting started and figuring out how everything goes together and what you need!!
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Old Feb 10, 2009, 07:23 AM
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Getting started and figuring out how everything goes together and what you need!!
This forum has been a huge help in that department. Thanks again, everyone!
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Old Feb 10, 2009, 07:25 AM
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Geez, none of the above!

For me, its not having enough time to fly, not having enough time to build, and crappy cold winter, or windy days that prevent me from flying. I have only being flying a couple times in the past, oh, 4 months. Stupid winter.

Ditto. Too little time, and bad weather when I do have the time.

Pat MacKenzie
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Old Feb 10, 2009, 08:04 AM
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Learning to fly is a curve...once you "get it" the progression is fairly quick as long as you get a few hours a week in.... the crashing will become and opportunity to make modifications to planes and improve your building skills, spending money will drop (to some extent as you crash less) unless you have to have every plane you see (ask my wallet how that turns out...),... the part that always sucks is the waiting on shipping!! Need that new motor or lipo or what ever to fly this weekend and that tracking number info doesnt change fast enough!! LOL
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Old Feb 10, 2009, 08:06 AM
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It seams like I am always waiting for parts to come in. The worst part (for me) though which you didn't list is not being able to fly due to bad weather. I feel like a junkie detoxing..lol
Aint that the truth, my fiance hates it if I dont get my flying in... apartently I get "moody" if I dont get my fix. I never noticed the mood change!!
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Old Feb 10, 2009, 03:32 PM
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Try seeing your item has shipped, then because it's FPO, you cant see a tracking on it, then Atis as you may remember today starts the long 10 day waiting process.
I can see visiting the LHS when i get back to the states. LOL
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