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Old 07-03-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Getting out of R/C....Time,Money or ?

Seems like there are more ads appearing in the For Sale section stating 'getting out of R/C". Let's not kid ourselves...this is an exspensive hobby whether you race or not. The cost of kits and batteries in electric and the cost of engines in nitro class......are these the reasons people are getting out or are you losing interest. Myself....even though I am not quitting racing the time as well as my job has reduced my racing to once a month.....and then I have to drive about 160 miles to race. There must be more die racers out there like me. Just curious.
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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I'm traveling 280 miles to race next weekend in a club race
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:29 AM   #3
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EI race once a month and have to travel 600km to get to the track and than back to home.
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:08 PM   #4
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I have been in this hobby since I was 10 and 23 years after the best I can do was quit temporarily. It is an expensive hobby but it is a great hobby. There is always ways to cut the expense and that is being content, so stop reading those magazines because all they do is make you buy more rc stuff. Haahaha... joke... I love rc mags specially when I get it for free. I'm sleepy.
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Old 07-03-2005, 07:20 PM   #5
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I think the ONLY real reason anyone gets out of the hobby is because they are NOT having fun. Remember, that is the whole point of what we all do- it can be in the driveway, or at the local track or be jet setting around the world (like my buddy Barry) to do it-as long as you enjoy yourself...we all MAKE the time, find the money, etc.
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Old 07-03-2005, 07:55 PM   #6
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i wanna jet around the world and drive rc cars too
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Old 07-03-2005, 08:00 PM   #7
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i agree with SRAD but im not complaining just look at all the deals when they do that.
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I try to plan vacations to places that have rc tracks close by. "Why are you packing yor rc stuff?" "My wife"
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Old 07-03-2005, 08:22 PM   #10
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i'd believe those are taking time-outs rather than quitting completely
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I took a 10 years time out. and now I'm back with vengance!!
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Old 07-03-2005, 09:48 PM   #12
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I took about 10 Years off to Race Dirt Bikes, Separated My shoulders, Broke My Collar Bone, Broke my femur, Bruised about the Neck Chest Face and Head. I am glad to be Back in RC! Now, I sit in my Basement and Drink Mountain Dew and Wrench all night I have only gained about 40lbs in the last Three Years
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I took about 10 Years off to Race Dirt Bikes, Separated My shoulders, Broke My Collar Bone, Broke my femur, Bruised about the Neck Chest Face and Head. I am glad to be Back in RC! Now, I sit in my Basement and Drink Mountain Dew and Wrench all night I have only gained about 40lbs in the last Three Years
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From WEBSTER DICTIONARY:

Main Entry: hobby
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural hobbies
: a pursuit outside one's regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation

If you are not having fun anymore, then it is really time to take a break.
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