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You Know You’re An RC Heli Addict When…

June 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments ·


  1. The only ‘lube’ in your house is for your swashplate.
  2. You’ll drive an hour to the flying field, but not 5 minutes to pick up milk.
  3. Your idea of a good time on a Friday night is staying home and trying to get rid of a pesky vibration.
  4. You have more pics of your helicopter than your kids.
  5. You get a job at the LHS (local hobby store) for the employee discount.
  6. You spend $700 on new batteries but freak out when you’re overcharged $0.11 at the grocery store.
  7. You can balance your blades but not your checkbook.
  8. You move just for a house with a bigger yard.
  9. You put the cheapest gas possible in your $40k car, but you insist on at least 15% nitro for your heli.
  10. You walk into the LHS for a spare part and come out with a whole new helicopter.
  11. You go see ‘National Treasure – Book Of Secrets’ just for the helicopter scene.
  12. The sound of doorbell sends shivers down your spine (UPS? Fedex?)
  13. You have a whole room in your house dedicated to your RC heli.
  14. You have a stash of RC heli manuals to read in the bathroom.
  15. You’re constantly checking the wind speed.
  16. You have a white stripe on your neck from your transmitter strap.
  17. You have a cat named ‘Aileron’ and a dog named ‘Rudder.’
  18. You go to Starbucks to wait for your LHS to open.
  19. You have enough battery power to run your house.
  20. Your fingers are constantly glued together with CA.
  21. You’re stuck between taking your girlfriend for a night out and getting lucky, or buying a new set of carbon blades.
  22. You’re reading this article.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • Luigi Venturi // Aug 3, 2008 at 9:53 am

    No matter how many times you’ve sold eveything(radio,helis,equipment…) Years can go by but you always come back and do it all over again! ….with new stuff…

  • Josh Talbert // Aug 6, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Your more exited about a new motor for you heli then getting you drivers license.

    True story lol

  • NoFear // Aug 7, 2008 at 6:42 am

    You sell your $50K sports car to purchase a vehicle with more cargo space so you can tote more heli’s to the field and back.

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