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Old 08-09-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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To sell, or not to sell. That is the question??

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Ok, here it goes. I built myself a spadet (s.p.a.d. lt-40 type plane) and picked up an older used radio, a new GMS .47 for power and other assorted hardware and stuck it all together. Went out to the local field, had an instructor take it up trim it out, we worked out a couple of minor bugs, hooked up the buddy cord and off I went. What a rush, flying is awsome, WOOHOO. Now for my question, I have about $4000.00 worth of offroad cars. (1) 1/8 buggy and (1) 1/10 truck, both are high end racing machines with RB (expensive) engines in them. And of course the fancy radio and ALL I mean ALL the gear that goes with offroad racing. What I neeed to decide now is, do I sell the car stuff because I haven't touched it since I flew and invest some of it into flying gear?? Or should I keep the cars and related equipment and save up for flying things?? I know I won't get back what I put into the cars but I REALLY enjoyed flying alot. I'm kinda stumped here, anyone have any words of wisdom??
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Old 08-10-2004, 04:03 AM   #2
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simple.......get rid of the cars!!! :P
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Old 08-10-2004, 05:32 AM   #3
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Old 08-10-2004, 06:28 AM   #4
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I have found in my experience that almost everyone of any age is facinated with aviation in some way or another. I think it is the thrill of defying the undisputable law of gravity and going from the two demensional world of cars etc to the three demensional world of planes!

Once you experience flight as in flying an RC model, your hooked! Obviously by your comments your going to stay with RC flying, or so you plan on, because you've now fully discovered the thrill and excitement of having a plane in your control.

Perhaps the best way to go would be to keep a car just for your enjoyment of taking it out occasionally and having some fun with it. Sell the rest and invest in some better RC Plane equipment.

You don't have to give up your previous way of life to discover and enjoy a thrilling aspect of a new way.......just yet anyway! Make sure you absolutely know your going to stick with flying first.
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Old 08-10-2004, 06:48 AM   #5
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Consider the social aspects....

Perhaps the most attractive aspect of RC as far as I am concerned is the people involved that you meet at the field. If you have a bunch of RC Car friends, then don't desert them too quickly. I have never been in to RC Cars, but I get the impression that it is not as social as planes though. People can drive their cars in lots of places, but the planes tend to congregate at a few fields... So, one of the really enjoyable aspects of fling is the "guys". If cars have the same social aspect, I may be tempted to suggest that you will regret dumping them too quickly.

But, you could always introduce the RCCar guys to flying ...

Just a thought.

if only...
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Old 08-10-2004, 07:16 AM   #6
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In addition to everything above, wait for your first really good total destruction crash. If you still are into planes after that then you are as sick as the rest of us. Dump the car gear then!

If you don't have time to do it right this time, how are you going to have time to do it again?
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Old 08-10-2004, 07:30 AM   #7
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Get rid of the cars.

You must know how racing works. The whole lot will be obsolete next year anyway. I Pylon Race, it is all new engines and aircraft next year. I speak from experience!!

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Keep a car for those days when its not good for flying. Its sometimes more convenient to run a car then pack up your stuff and go to the field. Also its fun to bash your car around at the cottage or the ...where ever... so you will likely miss it if you don't have it to run. But just keep your favorite and dump the rest to fund the plane projects.

One thing I can tell ya is planes will be cheaper in the long run than any offroad vehicles. I have a TMaxx and that thing sucks far more money out of my pocket then any of my planes do. Planes are not cheap but if you don't crash them then they don't cost anything after the initial purchase price. Everybody will crash a plane now and then but if you fly within or just beyond your limits you will still learn but will limit the crash frequency.

By the way welcome to the plane end of this hobby. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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you have to do what is right for you...there is no law that says you can't have two hobbies - subject to spousal approval, of course...

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One more thing, the plane you flew flies ok. But if you were to fly a balsa trainer that has been around for a long time with a good reputation you would notice a big diference in the ease of learning. If I were to compare the plane you flew to lets say a balsa LT40 it would be like comparing an old Tamiya Hornet to a new 1/8 scale buggy. So if your serious about learning I suggest getting an easier to fly airplane. The spads fly well but not quite aswell as the balsa planes do. Just watch with the balsa planes, you can't be rough with them like you can with a spad type of plane.

Just my opinion, all you pro spad people don't flame me for my comments. I like spads too just think a balsa trainer can help a new pilot more.

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