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Signs that you are addicted to onroad R/C cars

Old 02-24-2009, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeremy Felles View Post
When you can't get through a conversation without saying "Hey man" or "dialed"
LOL thats me!!! LOL
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Joel Lagace View Post
another sign is bumping 10month old threads

And another is starting a thread about reasons why your addicted to the hobby... You have to be pretty addicted to start it...
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Novarossi View Post
When you know your personal transponder number off the top of your head, but struggle to remember your telephone number
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Thats why I have all those phone numbers programmed into my cell phone.
When you have your transponder numbers saved to your cell phone with the cars as contact names.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:34 PM
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That's a freaking GREAT idea!

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When you have your transponder numbers saved to your cell phone with the cars as contact names.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:38 AM
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you check a thread over and over about how addicted you are.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:04 AM
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You know you're addicted to r/c when you wake up in the night before the "big race" in a sweat, wondering if you've left the front left wheel nut not tightened up enough...

But check it again in the morning anyway

Not done that myself, but I did overtighten a diff the night before, and snap the bolt.

Nothing unusual about that you might think, but my mentor at the time was like...

"don't overtighten the diff, it's easily done y'know"...

"Snap"
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:04 AM
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Here's my addiction list:

-You read this thread
-You use the term 1:1 at any time in daily speech to refer to your transportation vehicle
-Your wife no longer argues about buying more gear beyond the usual "And why do you need XYZ? Ok... how much does it cost? Have you paid the bills already?"
-You get "time saving" ideas from this thread
-Leaving your calipers at home is worse than forgetting to bring your radio [done both, doh!]
-You complain about gas prices, but not the cost of tires, and wouldn't consider staying home on race day just to save money
-The local hobby shop not only knows you by first name, but also knows the complete list of parts they've had on back order that you want, and gives you updates on the status of them before doing anything else, including stopping with their current customer to do so.
-You actively seek out newbies at club races because you know they won't mind you playing with their setup to get them faster, and you have nothing to do between heats besides peaking batteries, so...
-You can argue the pros and cons between any two setup changes to fix the same condition
-You know your local track so well that you only try baseline setups on a new kit as an unspoken courtesy, before changing it to what you know will work

I could go all night, still a fun thread
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Originally Posted by Joel Lagace View Post
another sign is bumping 10month old threads
So true! I picked up a sedan the other day to start racing onroad again.. So it was only right to bump this thread!
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:35 AM
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You know when you're addicted to r/c when you still cut comm's, purely to pass the time away...
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:34 AM
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...too sick to do anything, I mean anything except to go racing!
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by tc3team View Post
You know you're addicted to r/c when you wake up in the night before the "big race" in a sweat, wondering if you've left the front left wheel nut not tightened up enough...

But check it again in the morning anyway

Not done that myself, but I did overtighten a diff the night before, and snap the bolt.

Nothing unusual about that you might think, but my mentor at the time was like...

"don't overtighten the diff, it's easily done y'know"...

"Snap"
I've done that, and also woken up just to check if my battery was unpluged...

Amongst other things.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:47 AM
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You might be addicted if your past time hobby with this hobby is to disassemble NiMH packs and reassemble them again and see how much faster you can do it without warming up the cells.

What's sad is I am doing this now on my lunch break.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:26 AM
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Now try doing it blind-folded.
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You know it's bad when your LHS sends you a personal thank you card for your "support" over the years.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Foxxrocket View Post
I've done that, and also woken up just to check if my battery was unpluged...

Amongst other things.
I do that, but that's because i'm paranoid about one popping at night

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You might be addicted if your past time hobby with this hobby is to disassemble NiMH packs and reassemble them again and see how much faster you can do it without warming up the cells.

What's sad is I am doing this now on my lunch break.
you should see my 40 cell electric scooter pack...

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Now try doing it blind-folded.
like practicing lockpicking
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