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Old 10-04-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
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does anybodys other half fly rc??

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Just read a post here that said his wife wants to learn how to fly.. soo.. am wondering if anybody's other halfs enjoy/fly rc as well.

My G/f here wants to learn, and I am building a kadet for her. Only hard part is she wants it too look different from anybody elses.. LOL.. so, I put a flameing skull on the fin.. will post pics when done.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:28 AM   #2
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Yep, the missus has her own planes, a Goldberg Eagle 2 and an F117 Blackbird.... she flies the Eagle.
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Nope. She has as much interest in my flying as I have in her embroidery.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:58 AM   #4
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other half fly?

My airplanes are grounds for divorce
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:18 AM   #5
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My wife and my daughter both got their wings. After 1-2 years, my wife lost interest. She had an avistar, a Kavalier, a Lazy Bee and then she built and covered her own 4-star 40. After a crash or two, she just lost interest. My daughter still flies though.

The only advice I can give you is don't teach her yourself. Other than that, it's great to have a family member to fly with

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Old 10-04-2007, 10:53 AM   #6
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I got my wife a Kadet Sr for valentines day once....and lived to tell.

I was told that if she got any planes or plane parts for Christmas that I would be sleeping outside

She has flown full scale with me, and r/c, but prefers to go to dog shows with our Golden retreavers.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:02 PM   #7
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My wife bought me an electric egg beater for my birthday --- I kid you not.
I told her to be prepared for Christmas. I can see some rc stuff under the tree for her.

Payback is a bugger.
Complaing about how much time I spend on my rc hobby is about as involved as she gets. But she did buy me a simulater for Christmas last year.
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My suggestion is to "go with the flow". If she's interested, take her our to the field and introduce her to an instructor and get him to give her the introductory flight.

Same goes with the trainer if she's interested. Help her to pick it out and then carry it home like the bood bellboy that you are. Let her do the building (unless she asks you to and then only the minimum.)

Same with flight instruction.

If she asks you why you aren't helping her, be honest and say something like "I value our relationship a lot more. I want you to make up your mind without pressure and we'd be butting heads within five minutes if I tried to teach you myself."

Also, get interested in some things that she does but you don't, if only at a superficial level.

Also, NEVER EVER EVER say anything slightly sexist or demeaning about her hobbies and activities. You and the doghouse/garage/backshed may start a permanent arrangement.
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my wife wants to be the next female pilot in our club

Oh the future of pilot stations LOL................ come on you guys either take off and fly or get out of that pilot station :P

"Think they'll mind if we lay down on the runway and take pictures of the bottom of the planes on approach"? Yes, dear, we have to go back to the full scale airport to do that again! "Can we undress"?

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Old 10-04-2007, 12:36 PM   #10
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Deborah supports my SMALL event!

My better half Deborah don't fly but works her butt off each year doing the Registration Table at the SMALL event I run. 10 years and counting! Its her way of supporting my hobby! "Thanks Love"
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