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How long have you been into rc?

Old 10-03-2005, 09:54 PM
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How long have you been into rc?

For me, about 6 years, but started nitro 2 years ago.
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about a year and a half
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Since the mid 70s. I started with boats, did one car early and then briefly raced cars in the mid 80s. Learned to fly in the early 80s. Still flying planes and racing boats.
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2 years in a month. Started w/ a Rusty, now I have a xxx-t and tc3 and reakky wanting a xxx bk2
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10 years ago I was simi into it, but i've been deep in it for about 5 years now.
-Wes
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8 years
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2 years
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I started crashing planes back in the `70's. From there, I went in and out from indoor cars to boats to off-road, back into planes for a little while, into off-road again and have now settled into nitro boats again. I still mess with trucks and backyard flyers once in a while.
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4 1/2 years now
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Will be 1 year in about 3 weeks Although its expensive and confusing, you learn something new everyday...that costs you more money [:'(]
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15 years moving on 16 years.
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Just about 7 years, started really getting into it about 3 years ago.
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about 3 years now yesterday
both nitro and electric
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ORIGINAL: piper_chuck

Since the mid 70s.
That's a long time.
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right around a decade for the REAL rc cars...

I just dug out an old radio shack buggy from the attic. it looks like it has a 540 motor and 2.2" rubber...


HMMMM:d
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long enoughf to be ur mum
na just J/K
about 6 years i started when i was 7 years old
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couple of months.. started with a nitro monster truck, now I'm looking at buying a Marder bring on the gasser
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2.5 yrs ago
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4 years first year on and off with my rustler then second year got a maxx and down hill since
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im bored so zombie thread

next month marks the 25th anniversary of me buying my first hobby grade RC. was living vicariously for about 5 years before that.
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couple of minutes and i will stay for ever.
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About 40 years, with a few long breaks away from the hobby during that time frame. I started back when you had to learn everything from books, magazines, other people or figuring it out yourself. Since before Al Freaking Gore claimed to have invented the internet.
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EDIT: The pictures came out small. Click on them to see them larger.

RC? since 1973. Started non-RC modeling before that with COX control-line planes about 1968. In 1973, RC equipment was out of my price range, but I did manage to find set used. Here it is:

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I bought the transmitter and receiver but needed something to move things. The system was originally intended for a rubber band powered escapement such as this:

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Instead I made a little box that looked like a servo, but the output wheel only went in one direction and continued to move as long as the transmitter button was held down. I still have the original boat (Dumas Li'l Swamp Buggy) and equipment:

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I just started. Found my grandpa's old rc plane still in the box. Fun project so far!
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Bought my first Nitro RC car at 16 before I had a real car, 26 years later still have an RS4 3, Sportwerks Turmoil, HPI Savage and an Xmaxx., My greatest treasure although I sold it was a Losi 8eight E 2.0 what a rocket that was!

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