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    RE: Interested in finding out average age and demographics of current RCU Users

    I am 63 y/o still love rc aircraft models to , to fly, to look at and dream about. Fly a Patriot with a OS 55 in Florida. Live in California and go to
    Sepulveda Basin in the San Fernando Valley and Rose Bowl in Pasadena,CA flying electrics U2 and builtup E-Stinger bv Joel Cimmino.
    Still work as a physician in Los Angeles.


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    Pushing 50, still have a nagging wife and 2 rugrats. #1 son can out fly me, and #2 son is still trying to learn to fly..loves his cars. where I live is the top end of the west end of the land down under. To pay for my hobby I work at the cinemas was as a projectionist at the worlds oldest operating out door cinema, but now all digital[&o]. Small engine and bike tech during the day and now part time radio Tv tech, no money in repairs any more..
    Right after a spectacular crash, the pilot yelled out \'\'Channel 35 clear!

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    RE: Interested in finding out average age and demographics of current RCU Users

    Great thread, I enjoy seeing info on all the other people in this hobby...
    Tamiya cc01, AE RC18R, HPI Savage Flux XS, HPI E-Firestorm Flux.

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    ORIGINAL: redfisher1974


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    66 year old retired accountant/CPA. I have a T shirt that says ''growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional'' and I live it to the fullest.

    I fly just about anything, mix of gas, nitro, electric. Helis and planks, foamies. Been in the hobby about 30 years. Got about that many aircraft.

    I'd like to get back into full scale but the money is a deterrent. (Was USAF pilot during Nam)

    My rides are Honda Accord (wife's), Toyota Tacoma (Gotta have a pickup in GA) and a Honda S-2000 (My baby only goes out when it's nice)

    Other hobbies are ham radio and photography. No golf.
    Foxy will like that.....
    Foxy approves, indeed. Honda's gift to drivers. I will own another one some day, I do love the Civic but for different reasons, I miss the S, there's nothing like driving everywhere at 9000rpm scared pooless that the car could kill you at any moment (AP1 FTEW!)
    Down with the crew known to pump up the bass...
    We rock the joint at a cool, steady pace.
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    RE: Interested in finding out average age and demographics of current RCU Users

    I'm 59 fly nitro planes born and raised in sunnyvale ca. moved to manteca 1998

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    RE: Interested in finding out average age and demographics of current RCU Users


    ORIGINAL: Foxy


    ORIGINAL: redfisher1974


    ORIGINAL: bobfox

    66 year old retired accountant/CPA. I have a T shirt that says ''growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional'' and I live it to the fullest.

    I fly just about anything, mix of gas, nitro, electric. Helis and planks, foamies. Been in the hobby about 30 years. Got about that many aircraft.

    I'd like to get back into full scale but the money is a deterrent. (Was USAF pilot during Nam)

    My rides are Honda Accord (wife's), Toyota Tacoma (Gotta have a pickup in GA) and a Honda S-2000 (My baby only goes out when it's nice)

    Other hobbies are ham radio and photography. No golf.
    Foxy will like that.....
    Foxy approves, indeed. Honda's gift to drivers. I will own another one some day, I do love the Civic but for different reasons, I miss the S, there's nothing like driving everywhere at 9000rpm scared pooless that the car could kill you at any moment (AP1 FTEW!)
    Honda proved they know how to build a sports car. My is an 06 (AP2) with just over 40K on the odo. THe AP2 can kill you, it just takes a little more skill. Most roads here are flat and straight but I've found several that are windy and hilly and I "shoot" them regularly. Luckily they are little-used back roads and I've never seen a cop on them. Since I go to church with the sherriff, it's mostly a moot point anyway. The Honda dealer called and wanted me to trade up. I said "For what? You guys don't build a sports car any longer". He said he could pay me more than book value. I told him he would have to pry my cold, dead hands from the steering wheel first.
    Semper ubi, sub ubi

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    RE: Interested in finding out average age and demographics of current RCU Users

    Hi everyone 60yrs old. fly large scale gas and nitro electrics cars and boats live in south Carolina .

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    ORIGINAL: FahrtAutoRC

    Lv. 41 Nord, live in Solitude, primarily archery and conjuration.....



    Ooops sorry hehe 27, NorthEastern Ohio, VERY soon to be married to my dream girl, plans for a kid of our own by 30. I LOVE 1/8 e-buggy, 4X4 CORR, my better half drives a 2wd CORR. *Both very competent marksmen (er, people) in archery and firearms, I'm a mechanic of sorts, recently became a self-taught welder, basic fabrication, etc, all from home. I drive beat up 5 spd Rangers and she usually ends up with a nice comfy 4-door. I've flown a 1:1 Cessna for about 60 hours on a series of whims, and while having never lived there, I've seen more of the Caribbean than the states. A man of many talents and even more interests but few masteries. Oh, and Bethesda games. Fallout and Elder Scrolls reign supreme in this household
    hehe. i'm level 14 Khajiit, live in whiterun, carry a superior steel war hammer mostly.

    only cool people know what we're talking about
    HELP! IM STUCK ON AN ESCALATOR!

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    RE: Interested in finding out average age and demographics of current RCU Users

    You guys need to play more. Level 62 Khajiit, I too live in Whiterun, you must have seen me around, I'm teh rude looking kitteh called Aashenfur with the Mace of Molag Bal in one hand and a Wabbajack in the other.
    Down with the crew known to pump up the bass...
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    Been screwin around a lot, side questing, etc, haven't even beaten the main quest line yet hehe Just arrived at Alduin's portal to Sovngarde. Modeled mine after myself, big, mean lookin, shaved head, named Raoul Duke, for all you Fear and Loathing fans Only been at it about 2 months!

    Heavy into armoring and enchanting, too, my weapons far exceed my character XD Almost exclusively use bows, name em all in line with my character name, Ether, Ecstacy, Chloroform, etc

    Too bad there is no MMPORPG add-on for the game, would be SWEEEEET to join in with other players a la WoW or EQ style!

    ORIGINAL: Foxy

    You guys need to play more. Level 62 Khajiit, I too live in Whiterun, you must have seen me around, I'm teh rude looking kitteh called Aashenfur with the Mace of Molag Bal in one hand and a Wabbajack in the other.
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    I'm 68 years young, think I'm 25 feel like I'm 80. Flying RC since 08 guess thats 5 years. Have wanted to for years but the $ got in the way. Now retired and fly atleast once a week, am secretary of our RC club in Henderson, TN the Magic Valley Airforce.

    Two grown sons and two grandsons 0ne at Ohio State and in the Ohio National Guard the other in High School with almost a 4.0 GPA. Wife of 50 years this July is still my girl and she is into Machine Embroidery.

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    ORIGINAL: cumquat


    ORIGINAL: FahrtAutoRC

    Lv. 41 Nord, live in Solitude, primarily archery and conjuration.....



    Ooops sorry hehe 27, NorthEastern Ohio, VERY soon to be married to my dream girl, plans for a kid of our own by 30. I LOVE 1/8 e-buggy, 4X4 CORR, my better half drives a 2wd CORR. *Both very competent marksmen (er, people) in archery and firearms, I'm a mechanic of sorts, recently became a self-taught welder, basic fabrication, etc, all from home. I drive beat up 5 spd Rangers and she usually ends up with a nice comfy 4-door. I've flown a 1:1 Cessna for about 60 hours on a series of whims, and while having never lived there, I've seen more of the Caribbean than the states. A man of many talents and even more interests but few masteries. Oh, and Bethesda games. Fallout and Elder Scrolls reign supreme in this household
    hehe. i'm level 14 Khajiit, live in whiterun, carry a superior steel war hammer mostly.

    only cool people know what we're talking about
    the cool ppl play MMO's
    as currently in the MMO I play I'm a vulcan vice admiral commanding an half assimilated andorian escort (foxy will know this )
    With great speed comes greater repair bills.
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    RE: Interested in finding out average age and demographics of current RCU Users

    Hello, My name is Chad. I live in suburb of Toledo, Ohio. I fly all nitro's. all 40 size at the moment. (I own a honda civic as well??) Married 3 children. 40 years old but I feel like im 70. haha.

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    45 years old in upstate NY. Just started RC a couple years ago. Never had them as a kid and always wanted one. Now I have a 10 year old son so great excuse! We have mainly been into cars and have Axial exo, Traxxas emaxx, losi xxxscb, associated sc10b, duratrax evader exet2 and DT. Old Tamiya Alpine and Grasshopper (need to restore that one). we live on a lake so I am seeing getting some boats this year. Lots of toy grade. Weare addicted

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    I'm 51 and I'm addicted to Helis. I've been in the hobby for about 4 years. My grandson got me interested in helicopters because he was into them. We started out with a $30 POS from Best Buy that him and I played with together till it bit the dust. He lost interest but I got addicted. Since then I've owned about 15 or 16 helis (4 of which were POS). I've cleaned out the hanger so now I'm down to a Rush 750, Trex 550 V2, and a Blade 130x. I've dabbled with planks a little bit, in fact I just picked up an Eagle 580 nitro. I drive a Chevy Silverado Z71 that I bought new in 2001 and I'm in the process of gearing it up for "flight", which so far is a nice shell and customized bed designed for carrying my models to the field in style. I'm a 4th gen carpenter with about 52 years experience.
    And obviously I tend to talk too much.

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    78 years old been in rc for 10 years flew and built control line in the fourtys over the years i have liked all the toys plane trains and autos just sold my 57 chevy convt. that i had for 25 years. my last hurrah i am putting together a monster spitfire that i hope to fly this summer. i love the bench work great hobby charlie

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    ORIGINAL: SyCo_VeNoM


    ORIGINAL: cumquat


    ORIGINAL: FahrtAutoRC

    Lv. 41 Nord, live in Solitude, primarily archery and conjuration.....



    Ooops sorry hehe 27, NorthEastern Ohio, VERY soon to be married to my dream girl, plans for a kid of our own by 30. I LOVE 1/8 e-buggy, 4X4 CORR, my better half drives a 2wd CORR. *Both very competent marksmen (er, people) in archery and firearms, I'm a mechanic of sorts, recently became a self-taught welder, basic fabrication, etc, all from home. I drive beat up 5 spd Rangers and she usually ends up with a nice comfy 4-door. I've flown a 1:1 Cessna for about 60 hours on a series of whims, and while having never lived there, I've seen more of the Caribbean than the states. A man of many talents and even more interests but few masteries. Oh, and Bethesda games. Fallout and Elder Scrolls reign supreme in this household
    hehe. i'm level 14 Khajiit, live in whiterun, carry a superior steel war hammer mostly.

    only cool people know what we're talking about
    the cool ppl play MMO's
    as currently in the MMO I play I'm a vulcan vice admiral commanding an half assimilated andorian escort (foxy will know this )
    oh yeah!? well i'm level 40 A-spec and can do the Nurburgring Nordschleife in under 5 minutes 30 seconds! and Indy superspeedway in under 30 seconds! few people know what i'm on about and even fewer find it truly impressive...
    HELP! IM STUCK ON AN ESCALATOR!

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    RE: Interested in finding out average age and demographics of current RCU Users

    55 years. Spend time flying anything from foamies to giant scale. Removed my last nitro from the mix last week. Have switched to gas on anything 40 sized and above and electric on 32 size and smaller. When not flying r/c I fly full scale..ate up ... with anything aviation, have been since I was a kid. Spend rest of my time tending to our club's 900x50' grass strip. This year we tilled, seeded, fertilized and rolled. Grass is really starting to grow. Love this hobby. Fun to read what other people are doing. Good thread.

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    ORIGINAL: silverman1

    I know its been done before, but lots of people have left RCU for greener pastures. I am just curious what the average age is of current RCU users, what you run, and what state you live in.

    Me I am an old man with the the heart of a kid I am 54, drive mostly nitro, and live in southwestern PA.
    Southwestern PA'er here too. I'll be 43 in June and my vehicles are listed in my signature
    Associated SC10 2WD short course truck, HPI Ken Block WR8, Traxxas Ken Block, Axial Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    I have over 20 rc cars, and trucks

    Ofna gtp sedan
    ofna lx buggy
    ofna lx mbx pbs
    The jammin truggy .12
    ofna dominator 2 spd
    colt nitro powered ferarri
    shumacher fusion
    hpi rs 4
    ofna ld 4
    cen ct-4
    xtm x factor
    savage .25
    mgt .21
    losi lst
    cen mt 4
    tower terror
    2 gs storm truggies
    1 inferno truggy
    1 inferno gt sedan
    losi xxnt
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    duratrax war head rtx
    duratrax raze
    hpi baja 5b
    redcat rampage xt
    zdracing brushless buggy
    traxxas jato
    trinity NEXT truggy 1/16 nitro
    Cen Genisis

    I think that is it. Back to real cars, I owned a Ford escort gt powered by a mazda 1.8 with a 5 spd. This car was super great and very reliable. I raced that car so many times, mostly in the twisties. I wish they still made that car, Id buy another tomorrow. It died with 208,000 miles the tranny finally failed. I am still debating on buying the Trans AM, Its a beautiful car, but it is very hard to get my 6' tall frame in and out of. It's great to see all the fly boys responding to this thread, some day I will get the nerves up to try it. I have seen some fantastic flying at our rc air field. You don't have to go to an air show just go to your local rc air field.

    Take care

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    RE: Interested in finding out average age and demographics of current RCU Users

    oohhh ooohh a list of rc's
    I own:
    HPI Nitro RS4 MT2
    HPI Nitro RS4.. something or other (pieced together from MT1, and RS4 on-road, and rally parts)
    Hpi Savage X
    HPI Savage flux
    Hpi Wheely king
    HPI Mini Recon
    Ofna Jammin X1x CR
    Ofna Jammin X1 CRT (electric converted)
    Onfa CRT.5 (electric converted)
    Ofna CRT. modded into a 1/8th buggy (and electric converted)
    Traxxas Stampede
    Traxxas Stampede 4X4
    Traxxas Mini E-Revo
    2X Tamiya DF-02
    Tamiya TT01E
    Tamiya Hornet
    Redcat sumo (no idea where I chucked it)
    Associated RC18b
    Axial SCX10
    Losi Micro high roller (piece of junk)
    Heng Long Tiger 1 tank
    a few custom contraptions I made from scratch(currently working on a truck ), and probably enough parts laying around to make another 2-3 RC's in my junk bin(I know I have enough parts for a full MT1 somewhere around here like the micro high roller I edited into the post ) probably also forgot to list some as that is what I could think of off the top of my head, and see from where I am sitting

    Yea I think I have a few RC's
    also had like 2 somewhat cheap helicopters, and an airplane kit (never could figure out how to build it, plus it was bigger then I estimated and I lack room [:@]).
    Also got plans to get a 1:36th scale or something cause were gonna be putting hardwood floors in soon to race around
    With great speed comes greater repair bills.
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    I'm 30, married with an 11 year old daughter. I'm a licensed hairstylist. My RCs are a Baja 5SC and a 'pede 4x4, plus a couple of helis, but I mostly just run the Baja. I am HUGE into motorcycles. My current ride is a '99 ZX9R bored out to 1000cc with a performance cam setup, jet kit, full exhaust and a bunch of suspension mods. I get pretty proud of the fact that I can, by far, break all speed limits without leaving 1st gear.
    HPI Baja 5SC, TLR 8ight 2.0, Traxxas Stampede 4x4 VXL and one very pissed off wife.

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    31 live in Central Valley, CA. Bunch of kids and a wife. Run a 1/5 sct that just blows me away at how much I was missing with nitro! I have had many nitro trucks and a losi buggy. Back in the day my first buggy was the golden arrow!! Man that thing left the Rc bug in my veins and I haven't been able to shake it since. Only thing I would say is irritating about Rc world here is there isn't a 1/5 scale accepting track. Guess I'm going to have to open one!! I have been asking around and on the large scale forum for interested people but seems I may be a Lone Ranger in this area.

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    I know there are only a few people around that own rc cars/trucks etc. Its crazy in when you 5000 to 10000 people in your town and nobody owns them. The kids around here mostly have atvs. ZX 9 is a nice bike. I had the chance to buy a zrx 1100 for 3500.00 it was mint, but my bad back kept me away. Ishould have just bought it anyways and just parked it, and took it out on days I was feeling good. That bike was awesome. I tuned a GS 1000 for a guy You peg the speedo in 1rst gear. It only had a 85mph limit speedo but the bike was still scary fast!!!

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    ORIGINAL: silverman1

    ZX 9 is a nice bike. I had the chance to buy a zrx 1100 for 3500.00 it was mint, but my bad back kept me away.
    Back problems definitely limit a persons options with sportbikes. I really like the 9r, but it's definitely not made for comfort. It's power is unbelievable, though. The wife and I are riding it this summer to Florida. 3000 miles (round trip)riding 2up on a supersport...we'll see if we're still married when we get there .
    HPI Baja 5SC, TLR 8ight 2.0, Traxxas Stampede 4x4 VXL and one very pissed off wife.


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