Other Hobbies

Discussion in 'The Eutrophic Zone' started by Flagg37, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    And you can't sell them on Craigslist if you get tired of them :)
     
  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I don't know. I've seen parents go missing for a good several years and then show back up again. Usually not best for the kids...but it does happen.
     
  3. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    Looks like a nice ride. So... I gotta ask.... is this a track car or street car?
     
  4. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Daily driver street car. Just for fun, but maybe went a little overboard.
     
  5. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Been slacking on the tank and these are the reason why.

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  6. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Where do you go to fly those? I'm sure my kids would love to come watch some time.
     
  7. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Depends on what I'm flying. For big airplanes like these I go to Rancho San Antonio Park. Helicopters I go to a private RC field a little south of here.

    I goto Union middle school on Sunday mornings to fly smallish planes. Let me know if you wanna come check it out with your kids.


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  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    If you've never seen an RC helicopter do 3D aerobatics, here is a friend of mine flying his at a local show. He is a sponsored pilot. I fly nothing like him and he is not even the most extreme of the current crop of helicopter pilots.




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  9. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Damn, how many heli did he break to get that good.
     
  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    He's been flying RC helis since he was a little kid.


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  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I had the same thought. It looked like a possessed rag doll being thrown around. I didn't know it was even physically possible to do those moves. How does a helicopter fly upside down?
     
  12. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Carefully.
     
  13. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    The pitch of the blades can be reversed so they give lift the other way


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  14. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Ancient technology.
    :p
    My cheap drone can do flips with the simple push of a button.
     
  15. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I figured that's what needed to be happening but didn't know it was possible.
     
  16. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Flips yes but can it do sustained inverted flight!?!

    Some drones (hate that word to describe multirotors) can do inverted flight, either by having symmetrical blades and reversing the motor rotation or do the same thing helicopters do and reverse the pitch

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  17. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Mine no. Fancier drones, sure.
    Watch DRL drone racing some time. You might be impressed.
    Of course, you don't get the model-making aspect.
     
  18. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I do some quad racing as well. It's fun!

    I've built quite a few racing quads as well. Various sizes.


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  19. grizfyrfyter

    grizfyrfyter Guest

    Guns, gaming and 3d printing (though it's as much a job as a hobby)
     
  20. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Secretary / Social Specialist

    I am late to these posts, but here goes.
    Antique music boxes ( I sometimes call them musical furniture), making discs for said music boxes (business is small, but I do get orders), clocks, orchids, gardening, antique razors (I have my Uncle's straight razor from the 1890's), cooking, but hate the cleanup, and I am sure there is more.
     

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