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Old 03-06-2003, 08:42 PM
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How much money have you invested into RC over what period of time.

Myself: Started last winter so about $1000 in the last year.
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Old 03-06-2003, 08:55 PM
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I don't even want to guess. I was counting invoices for last year but stopped at $7000. Its sick.
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Old 03-06-2003, 08:56 PM
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I try not to think about it.
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Old 03-06-2003, 08:58 PM
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I have spent $3000.00 in the last 2 months alone.

And yes, my wife let me. This time!

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-I need to stop posting after MinnFlyer. Avitars are too close!
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Old 03-06-2003, 09:22 PM
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I plead the 5th in fear that somehow, someway my wife will see this I tell her that everything costs "about eighty dollars"

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Old 03-06-2003, 09:52 PM
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I broke into R/C from C/L in 1972

I can't even begin to figure it out

Don't look at only cost. Look at time spent
vs. cost and you will see that cost per hr is
reasonably low as compared to some other
hobbies

Well....................thats how I justify it

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Old 03-06-2003, 10:16 PM
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Like most others, perspective is everything. Ask my wife and she'll say somewhere close to the national debt. But probably closer to $4-5000 over the past few years, most of it spent $30-40 at a time.
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My sanity has been worth every last penny. Cost does not matter. Do what makes you happy.
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strikerone, I thought it was an unspoken rule, to never discus such unmentionables.
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If I were to tally up all the money I have spent on this hobby since I started in it I wouldn't be sitting here typing, I would be sunning myself in the Bahama's with a very cold Pina Colada!!!!
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I'd like to add it all up, but somehow all of my receipts were "damaged beyond recognition" in a "freak" glow fuel accident. Such a shame.

The only one that survived is the receipt for the dozen roses I bought on the way home from the hobby shop.

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The first thing that come's to mind when I read the thread was a quote from an Eastwood movie: ONCE ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, THERE WAS A FIRE
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there were no survivors......................
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OK What a question........where do I start.......I have 9 planes 5 kits 4 radios and way to many servos and electronic stuff to count. I started just after xmas this year collecting all my stuff. I think I have over 2000.00 + invested so far......and get this......I DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO FLY !!!!!!!!. I have not once got off the ground with a plane but know what.....I am having so much fun learning all about this great hobby. Thank you RCU and everyone for being so nice. Safe flying to you all Tim
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Just don't try to fly up at the dam, hard place to learn to fly. Now you might want to try Pearblossom, naw that's not good either.
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Default Everything I can save up.

I don't even keep track any more. I never order anything unless I have the money in hand. That way I don't spend money that should go to something else.
My next door neighbor was giving me a hard time over the back fence one day about how much I spend on my hobby. I just asked him, "What's your hobby?" At that, he went away and left me alone. He's a bass fisherman with a brand new $30,000.00 bass boat sitting in his driveway. Enough said.

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Starting my fourth season, and counting up the engines alone is over $2,000, and I don't want to count any farther, it might make me sick
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uhhhh.......the dog ate my receipts?..

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I don't want to discuss it.
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Old 03-08-2003, 12:14 PM
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The ONLY way to wind up with a little money when your involved with aviation , is to start out with a LOT!

As for me-it could equal the gross national output of some small third world countries!
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Old 03-08-2003, 02:42 PM
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I don't even want to know!
If I knew, it wouldn't be fun anymore.

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Old 03-08-2003, 03:41 PM
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I will second this statement
been at it since 1952
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Hmm, let's see.... Started flying 6 months ago, probably spent around $1,500 since then. Well, that's not exactly accurate. I've recieved over half that amount as gifts; Xmas, B-day, etc.

I'm lookin' to spend more. God, I love this sport!
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Question...

Do I need to include the Dodge truck to haul the planes in, the 12 foot trailer for the big ones, the house with a single garage door to get the big ones in and out, the special "field" pants, shorts, shoes, Flyn shirts, hats, Iridium coated sunglasses, multiple size coolers, the EZ Up, drills, tables, Drermal tool, saws, computer, printer, digi camera and the place I live into the equation?
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so far this year along up to 1300.00 and its only march!!!!!!
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