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Old Jun 05, 2001, 05:29 PM
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Dreaming about R/C Flying...

Do you folks ever dream about flying R/C's?

Last night I had a dream (nightmare?) that I was flying an electric twin similar to the "Sportwin" shown in the July issue of S&E Modeler. I pulled the plane into a loop close to the ground but appearently didn't have enough power/speed to get more than vertical where it stalled. Without sufficient altitude I was only able to get it leveled out before it slid into the ground breaking off both motor nacelles at the wing (OUCH). Fortunately, I woke up before I had to let my wife know about the wreck and subsequent expenses!

I guess if I could confine all my crashes to the R.E.M. realm, It'd be OK, but it doesn't always work out that way!

Am I the only one who dreams about flying?

And how come I don't dream about something cool like winning a contest or something? Perhaps it was prophetic and I shouldn't build the "Sportwin" (as if I need another project anyway ;-))
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Old Jun 07, 2001, 03:20 PM
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I've had nightmares now and then, usually after an unsuccessful flying session. I live the desperate moments of my crashes again and wake up being sweaty and horrified...

It's funny that I've never have had a pleasant dream about this hobby, it has always been a nightmare...

Old Jun 07, 2001, 04:18 PM
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...i never actually dream about flying itself, but when i work on a project for too long during the day/night i will have dreams where i just continuously measure and re-measure which ever model ill be working on. I dunno why , but when this happens i know im burnin my r/c wick a bit too fast!

Old Jun 07, 2001, 04:30 PM
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Hey Fellas....I think dezflyer said it best: "You might be burning that RC wick a bit too fast"

Maybe is time to take a step back,deep breath and look at what is important in life.

A while back I was heavy into R/C fast ellectric boats. One day I came back from the pond, put everuthing back on the shelves and never touched the boats again.

I think it was a mental safety valve i was staying up late to work on the boats and stuff...It started to not be fun.

Planes (so far) have a healthier aproach for me. Maybe I just learned something.
Old Jun 08, 2001, 12:44 AM
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Hey R. Linschied, as soon as I graduate (on the 16th) and get some free time we'll have to get together and do some flying. Where do you fly again, was it the OGI field?
Old Jun 08, 2001, 01:10 AM
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I seldom dream about R/C and when I dream about it, nothing seem to work right and the airplane never leave the ground. I don't worry much about because other dreams follow the same pattern: if I dream of ski, I never leave the chairlift, if I take the bus, I never ride on the right route, if I drive... well, you get the pattern I have more chances of dreaming about R/C (or any other subjects) if I experienced a strong emotion while doing R/C (crash!). I had some successful R/C dreams after a crash!
Old Jun 08, 2001, 03:17 AM
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I dream of large hamsters......

Old Jun 08, 2001, 03:38 AM
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Do they have their own parachutes, Tim?

Old Jun 08, 2001, 06:52 PM
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I don't think I've dreamt about flying, but my little boy, who's three and a half, said he'd been dreaming about Fokker monoplanes the other morning, and we just have a Pico Stick!
Old Jun 08, 2001, 07:22 PM
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Originally posted by tim hooper:
I dream of large hamsters......

Anybody seen 'The Nutty Professer II:The Klumps'?? Hehehe
Recently I just had a weird dream which had nothing to do with planes. Suddenly a plane just kinda flashes infront of me and that was it?? I dunno, but seems kinda weird to me

Old Jun 08, 2001, 09:19 PM
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Tim, in my dreams, your large hamsters are piloting my models poorly, make them stop...

Old Jun 09, 2001, 01:19 AM
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I had a dream once when everybody I know were into RC airplanes, and the sky was filled with many of them. It was a happy dream.

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