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Any OG Members Around Anymore?

Old 10-07-2020, 04:48 PM
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Its been about 4 years since I've trolled around on here. I just did some trolling around and I don't see any usernames that ring a bell. Still screwing with remote control cars, mostly crawlers as that's what i do for 1:1 scale fun.

Anywho, lets hear from the peeps that have been on here a decade or more!!
Old 10-07-2020, 05:33 PM
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i bum around here from time to time, but this place seems to get more spam than actual posts these days
Old 01-06-2021, 02:47 AM
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Just checked in for the first time in like 10 years and saw this thread....

'Sup y'all?

(ok maybe 6 years but still been a while)

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Old 01-10-2021, 09:34 PM
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I just checked in tonight for the first time in just over 4 years.
Old 01-11-2021, 05:00 PM
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now the question is, will anyone continue to check in?
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Eeeeh
Old 01-12-2021, 08:40 AM
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I might still peek in once in a while. My issue was time. I joined the electrical workers union and went through their apprenticeship for the past 5 years. Everyone has work and other things in their lives that take up time; but I didn't have much free time between work and the school associated with the apprenticeship. In general I slowed down with the RC hobby; focused on work / school, focused on family, focused on trying to move the family. Then my dad passed and I was helping my mom for a few years then she eventually moved out of state to live with my brother. I just didn't have a desire either to spend time on the hobby.

Interesting to see that while I was away from the RC world I've noticed many brands have disappeared, Horizon took over Great Planes, Traxxas is doing their own distribution, the Hobby Town in Fresno looks like a ghost town when they used to be stocked up with all sorts of RC products. Parts are harder to acquire these days. I want to support my LHS as best I can but nearly half of what I'm looking for has to be ordered anyhow. There are 3 shops in my general area and they're all about a 30 minute drive from my house. I think Hobby Town in my area is a lost cause, the one in my county is a good shop but he focuses more on flying machines and less on surface vehicles but I may try to keep him afloat. I think the 3rd shop is my best bet; he's been around since I was a kid and focused on racing platforms. He was the Associated / Losi guy in town. I've been thinking about a new Losi SBR 2.0 and as long as I have to order it then I may as well give him the profit from the sale.
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Stopped into the Hobby Town in my area yesterday. They are closing down Jan 31st. They've been around for a good 30+ years. I was told that a big reason was that the owners are old and don't want to maintain the business any more. It's sad but I guess that's the way things go.

There's still a great shop on the other side of town that's been around longer than Hobby Town. I checked them out too for the first time in a while and he had plenty of people in his shop and his walls are packed with inventory. I guess I need to starting buying my gear from him.

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