who do you share your hobby with?
|Beth Ashby Moderator||10/01/2017 17:21:19|
155 forum posts
Tell us here...
|Broken Prop||10/01/2017 17:54:27|
415 forum posts
My cat likes to help me by laying on the plans, but I am not sure that counts.....
|john stones 1||10/01/2017 17:58:43|
7588 forum posts
Don't know about passing the bug on, but i have encouraged non builders to do their own builds, his flying's a work in progress though
|Peter Miller||10/01/2017 18:23:12|
7867 forum posts
I have persuaded a few over the years. to get inot building
|Geoff Sleath||10/01/2017 20:18:10|
1554 forum posts
I started too late to be good enough to teach anyone to fly. Much as I would have enjoyed teaching, I just don't fly to a high enough standard IMO.
I was a qualified sailing instructor years ago and got a lot of satisfaction from that. I was also lucky enough to get week's paid sailing for several years on the Rolls Royce yacht (a 55' ferro cement ketch called 'Merlin of Clyde' as first mate taking an 8 strong crew of totally inexperienced trainees to sea. That was great fun while it lasted.
894 forum posts
I try not to, I'd rather not have some responsibility for their frustration, demoralisation and reducing bank balance.
|McG 6969||10/01/2017 20:45:35|
1213 forum posts
My preferred tavern owner is polite enough to smile at my stories...
My preferred barber/hairdresser is smart enough to use his hairdryer when 'not' (hot?) listening at my stories...
My preferred friend/partner (The LotH) is kind enough to listen to and to even sponsor my strange activities...
... but I remain convinced that she shouldn't join the model flying activities for the sake of all...
|Chris Bott - Moderator||10/01/2017 23:22:37|
6017 forum posts
|I miserably failed with my offspring but who knows, we may all have passed on the bug collectively to someone via this forum?|
|Tom Sharp 2||10/01/2017 23:30:33|
1870 forum posts
|Mike Etheridge 1||11/01/2017 00:06:34|
|1146 forum posts|
I built my Nephew Nigel when he was about 10 a free flight Chatterbox and a control line Keil Kraft Champ. He went on to upstage me in every aspect of the hobby including taking part in the Gold Trophy and the combat control line events at the Nationals. He passed his B certificate and demonstrated RC flying at RAF Dunsfold where he once worked having passed an aeronautical degree. I spoke to him last week and he confirmed he is working on the full size Typhoon fighter. I believe he has still got the Chatterbox and despite giving up radio control several years ago has just bought some 2.4 mhz gear.
Edited By Mike Etheridge 1 on 11/01/2017 00:25:08
|742 forum posts|
One Of 5 sons and my nephew
|Chris Freeman 3||11/01/2017 07:49:23|
|28 forum posts|
Been building models most of my 52 years, My son is very active and grew up in our workshop. I have taught many people and my friends are mostly rc nuts, including my doctor. I ran an aviation awarness campaign for South African Airways for a number of years and built Delta Darts/ BMFA Darts with kids all around South Africa, about 20 000 of them.
|Jon Laughton||11/01/2017 09:10:03|
903 forum posts
Shame you can't multi select as I have passed on this passion to friends and family
117 forum posts
No one yet, but I have eight grandchildren and I'm still hoping
|Gary Manuel||11/01/2017 11:20:34|
893 forum posts
Not yet, but working on it.
|698 forum posts|
Taught a few over the years. Tried to get some workmates to take up flying but they scoff as usual...their luck out!
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