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**NEW POLL** - Have you passed the model flying/building bug onto anyone else?

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Beth Ashby Moderator10/01/2017 17:21:19
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Tell us here...

Broken Prop10/01/2017 17:54:27
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My cat likes to help me by laying on the plans, but I am not sure that counts.....

john stones 110/01/2017 17:58:43
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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 cheeky

John

Peter Miller10/01/2017 18:23:12
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I have persuaded a few over the years. to get inot building

Geoff Sleath10/01/2017 20:18:10
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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.

Geoff

Andy4810/01/2017 20:29:03
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I try not to, I'd rather not have some responsibility for their frustration, demoralisation and reducing bank balance. cheeky

McG 696910/01/2017 20:45:35
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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...

Cheers

Chris

Chris Bott - Moderator10/01/2017 23:22:37
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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 210/01/2017 23:30:33
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Posted by Andy48 on 10/01/2017 20:29:03:

I try not to, I'd rather not have some responsibility for their frustration, demoralisation and reducing bank balance. cheeky

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Mike Etheridge 111/01/2017 00:06:34
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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.

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onetenor11/01/2017 06:33:49
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One Of 5 sons and my nephew

Chris Freeman 311/01/2017 07:49:23
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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 Laughton11/01/2017 09:10:03
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Shame you can't multi select as I have passed on this passion to friends and family

Birgir11/01/2017 10:11:53
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No one yet, but I have eight grandchildren and I'm still hoping

Gary Manuel11/01/2017 11:20:34
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Not yet, but working on it.

ChrisB15/01/2017 21:32:48
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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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Q: Have you passed the model flying/building bug onto anyone else?

 Dad
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