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Old 09-17-2003, 01:11 AM   #1
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I was digging through my pc the other night and I found spreadsheet that was used for tracking everything I had spent for r/c racing for a year.

Add together; parts, equipment and travel and you get a rather sizeable figure. Wait, it gets scary. Divide that total by the amount of minutes spent on the track!

There is no science to it, but it is obvious that we arent in this to make money.

It is still about fun.
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Old 09-17-2003, 01:31 AM   #2
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Stop calculating... you might quit racing!
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Old 09-17-2003, 07:56 AM   #3
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How long is a piece of string?
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Old 09-17-2003, 08:13 AM   #4
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It has cost some guys their marriage!!

There is no real 'cost' as it is a continous spendature...

Ask FastHarry how much he has tied up in R/C equipment!
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when it comes to RC racing... cost no object..

I keep telling my wife it's cheaper to go racing than spending 2 cartons of cigarettes a week. that's over $60.00+++ in some areas. She should be lucky I do not smoke and don't drink..

I stopped calculating my expenses... I buy what I need that fits within my budget without going overboard.
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Old 09-17-2003, 10:14 AM   #6
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Default Its like life. . . .

Its a continuous process!!! It does not stop. The only time it will is, when you stop doingthe hobby!!!

My wifey still things its cheaper than, playng golf 3xweek, diving on a weekend once a month. Actually it is!! SOld my golf sets, diving equipment for my RC needs!!!! Hmmmmmm now I want to sell my Gun that I use for prac. shooting!!! hmmmmmm

Botom line is--- as long as you are happy and you are with in your budget and your kid/family does not suffer--keep on racing!!!!

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Karting seems like the next impulse buy!
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Karting seems like the next impulse buy!
Now that's a Man with TOO MUCH time on his Hands.
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How long is a piece of string?
Twice the length from the end to the middle
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I was digging through my pc the other night and I found spreadsheet that was used for tracking everything I had spent for r/c racing for a year.

Add together; parts, equipment and travel and you get a rather sizeable figure. Wait, it gets scary. Divide that total by the amount of minutes spent on the track!

There is no science to it, but it is obvious that we arent in this to make money.

It is still about fun.
Dude, I've got a super big gulp sized cup that I just stuff receipts into. The sad thing is that it is overflowing and each piece of paper represents a minimum of 50 bucks hehe. Wah! CB
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List of expenses? Who the hell does that on a hobby that has an extremely low return. Unless you are a factory driver where the return is just low.
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List of expenses? Who the hell does that on a hobby that has an extremely low return. Unless you are a factory driver where the return is just low.
Like I said Neil, it was done long ago. And yes there is no ROI on this. Other than having fun doing it.

I was more curious how the sport/hobby cost per unit. Just as if you were to know how much each pass down a dragstrip would cost.

At $1.50 per minute it is still cheaper than most recreation or habits.
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It's definitely cheaper than real cars, restoration, or real racing.
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From Championship years last year in both 1/10th scale and full scale.
The racing is a direct relationship by 1/10th. A $100 rc weekend is a $1000 full size.

R/C tires $10/tire Rally tires $100

Experiences around the US and Japan racing

PRICELESS!!

The nice part is when you hit the boards with the RC car it doesn't hurt. When you hit the tree and get belt slap well.....
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Racing is not cheap, but so are most other sports...ie Golf, Skiing...etc.

Are you having fun? That is all that you have to ask yourself.
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