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Old 03-24-2006, 10:05 PM
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I've been fooling around this evening writing a piece for my club newsletter. It's titled "You Know You're Addicted to R/C Airplanes If..." Here are a few samples:

Your wife says “you’re going to have to choose between me and flying” and without hesitating you reply “I’ll miss you, honey.”

You’re in a car accident on the way to the field and you have to climb over two unconscious passengers to check the condition of your plane.

You test-fit the family cat into the cockpit of your 33% Extra and seriously consider giving it a try.

The most exciting thing that’s ever happened to you was when your buddy took off with his ailerons reversed and then had his elevator servo fail, too.

A psychologist administers a Rorschach test and upon seeing the first ink blot, you scream “Corsair!”

Your wife says she’d like to see you more often and you give her a map to the field.

You won’t haul mulch in your truck because you want to keep it clean for your airplanes.

And the number 1 reason you know you're addicted to airplanes:

Your wife says “wanna have some fun?” and you run downstairs to put a plane on charge.

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Very nice.

Unfortunately my cat's weight 15 lbs. so I had to rule that one out pretty quick. But I did consider it...
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You go on vacation for a week, come home and tally up what you spent and think, "Damn, I could have had another plane for this, and still had as much fun"
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You're sitting at a red light and your vehicle dies. You yell"dead stick".

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You have a folder on your computer labeled rc-videos then inside that folder are others labeled based on the type of plane or the pilot or the manufacturer. Then you sit and watch those videos looking at the control surfaces trying to figure out what moved, when it moved and how much it moved
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ORIGINAL: bubbagates

You have a folder on your computer labeled rc-videos then inside that folder are others labeled based on the type of plane or the pilot or the manufacturer. Then you sit and watch those videos looking at the control surfaces trying to figure out what moved, when it moved and how much it moved
LOL. I thought I was the only one!

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When you schedule your sick days to coincide with new kit purchases.
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How about

When you look at the radar and weather/wind forecast and decide you have too bad a headache to go to work. Then when you get back in the next day, those who now how addicted you are, tease you about the weather and you being off.
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You and your wife go for a drive in the country. You come upon a huge field with no trees and she says,"that would be a great place to go for a trail ride", and you say," that would make a super place to fly my models!"
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When some one asked you how many planes you have and you have to first look around to see if your wife is in earshot and second take a few minuets because your ran out of fingers and toes to count on.

Maybe thats RC addict / redneck.
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ORIGINAL: Not24

You and your wife go for a drive in the country. You come upon a huge field with no trees and she says,"that would be a great place to go for a trail ride", and you say," that would make a super place to fly my models!"
Guilty....

or

When your co-workers all have pictures of their families around their cubicals and you have pictures of your airplanes in yours (& maybe one pic of the wife if it doesn't take up too much room).
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Nahh... its just a hobby
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When you see a great looking pasture or field with a huge tree right in the center of it and you beat yourself up wondering why, why?

When you put that one bill off for one more week to buy more plane supplies.

When you actually consider buying a $2500.00 enclosed trailer just to haul your planes around in.

When you buy a separate set of tools just to use on your "hobby".

When you move your $3000.00 drumset out of the great room and start stacking planes and engines everywhere.

When there is one of those ads with a hot babe holding the plane and you didn't see the babe.

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Were did you see this shirt. I gotta have one since it decribes me to a tee


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Nahh... its just a hobby
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When, as a full size professional pilot, you find that your flying over your club field and day dream about being on the ground flying a model instead of being in the real thing!
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Ha Ha, that probably takes the cake Matt.

I thought I was bad when I check the modelflight website 2-3 times after looking first thing in the morning, just to see if anything new came in during the day.
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When the grass on your lawn is more like a hay field and you are packing up the planes to head to the field thinking "I'll mow tomorrow."
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ORIGINAL: matt13

When, as a full size professional pilot, you find that your flying over your club field and day dream about being on the ground flying a model instead of being in the real thing!

That's too funny! I took my first "lesson" in a Cessna last week and flew over my field. I told the instructor I couldn't wait to get down there and fly later before I even realised what I was saying!
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How about when your car permanantly smells like nitro fuel because you're constenly hauling your planes around, and you eventually start to think that nitro fuel would make a geat body spray!
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When you have weather.com's hour by hour web page as your default to get current wind conditions.

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a) When going to the family beach house you pack light & leave some of the kids toys behind to fit your planes & rc gear (despite the wife's growls)

b) When considering buying a 40,000 $ SUV because yours won't fit the family AND the planes.

c) When you fire up your engine at home because you miss the smell !!

d) When your last thoughts in bed before falling asleep are of new moves on the G3 sim.

e) When you dream of new moves... wake up in the middle of the night to perform them on the G3 sim.
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I always end up looking around for a hobby shop or flying field when I'm on vacation.
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"When you fire up your engine at home because you miss the smell !! " (I'm glad I'm NOt the ONLY one that does this)
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How about that you know you haven't flown for a while because your clothes don't smell like nitro anymore.........[]
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How about that you know you haven't flown for a while because your clothes don't smell like nitro anymore.........[]
Oh! Boy! The amount of clothes I ruined on this hobby!!! ... Now I bought a pair of overalls... and I look like a mechanic on the field !!! LOL!
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Who hasn't put in an old jacket that smells of nitro and got a smile on their face.


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