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Q: How does your wife, partner or significant other half view your hobby?

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Paul Marsh08/06/2012 14:31:30
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Vecchio Austriaco08/06/2012 14:40:58
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There is one category missing - Not good - my wife kicked me already out.

VA, already kicked out department

Graham Chadwick08/06/2012 15:04:31
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"Pack your bags if you are going to go on moaning!"

So she did,

And we are both much happier now.

Problem solved.

FunnyFlyer08/06/2012 15:05:22
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Posted by Major on 08/06/2012 11:07:07:

"Do You really need that radio?"

"Another plane?"

"why is it so expensive?"

... and many more. However, last time something changes and she even told me to buy some limited Cox or tools to service them... So the answer is "Good", but everything within the limits, as family life is more important...

Hey Tom - she has a point - what with you sending her out to work 7 days a week... wink 2

FunnyFlyer08/06/2012 15:09:03
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I've been with my wife since we were both 19 - some 30 years ago. Me and my best buddy used to be occasionally accompanied by the girls at the time.

But since we married over 25 years ago - it's just a case of respect and tolerance. My daughter's partner is an engineer - he's much more into them.

Graham Chadwick08/06/2012 15:17:31
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If it was not moaning over the fling it was the brass banding or the motor bikes (plural), every man needs a hobby!

Women are so unreasonable.

Miroslav08/06/2012 15:46:31
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Posted by Graham Chadwick on 08/06/2012 15:04:31:

"Pack your bags if you are going to go on moaning!"

So she did,

And we are both much happier now.

Problem solved.

Thanks for the tip. Must try that one outwink

My trouble and strife thinks nothing of spending hundreds on clothes she never wears, shoes that are never worn and knick knacks for the house that have no discernible purpose. But that doesn't stop her sneering at me and my "toy" planesdisgust. I spend an afternoon soldering some connectors onto batteries and escs and that gives her carte blanche to storm out for a girl's night in revenge????

Sorry but why should we even care what they think? Do they ever stop and ask us what we think???????

Martin Harris08/06/2012 15:55:26
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Posted by Graham Chadwick on 08/06/2012 15:17:31:


If it was not moaning over the fling it was the brass banding or the motor bikes (plural), every man needs a hobby!

Women are so unreasonable.

Was the "fling" a slip of the typing finger for "flying", a probably quite justifiable reason for her to get a bit tetchy or a Freudian slip?

Ultymate08/06/2012 16:25:51
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My wife knows nothing at all about my significant other half !!

Mark Agate08/06/2012 16:43:42
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A couple of years ago I bought myself a 6-channel micro heli, which I test-flew in our garage. As I hovered it at about 5 ft, my wife thought it would be a huge joke to turn the garage lights off.
Amazingly we're still together, even after the barrage of intemperate language I hurled at her.
jeff2wings08/06/2012 18:10:27
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After reading some of these posts , I think I must fall in the “you lucky B “ category !! smile smile

Tom Wright 208/06/2012 18:16:29
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Good as gold could not wish for better smile .

Alan Cantwell08/06/2012 18:27:36
3039 forum posts

i dont see a hates planes with a vengeance category,

Mowerman08/06/2012 18:58:00
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SWMBO ocasionaly buys my models for me. smiley

How good is that?

Graham Chadwick08/06/2012 20:51:37
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Boy o boy that Feud chap new his stuff!!!

weasel08/06/2012 22:00:47
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I Come into the Number Two on the poll, I am very lucky can virtualy spend and fly as much as i like on the hobby. A few years ago i spent £19.000 on a second hand flexwing microlight, So buying a few model planes is no problem.

She is a sound Lass very understanding and supportive, after 32 years being together i think she sort of knows the Weaz....

Weasel Very Lucky Department......NE66...teeth 2

Graham Chadwick08/06/2012 22:38:30
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To Weasel.

Spent £12,500 and built one, even more to moan about. To be fair she was a different. moaner.

Some people have only one sort of luck.

kiwi g08/06/2012 22:40:44
1257 forum posts

I wish you would sell some planes so i could park my car in the garage...wink 2

Swissflyer08/06/2012 23:17:01
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I missed the question « Does your wife have a costlier hobby than you?”

Mine has… she loves and is expert with real sailboats. She can never quite understand how an “airlubber” like me seems to know how to set up sails quite well.

(Google “Arvel Gentry tufts” to answer that) If Arvel can apply fighter aircraft wing design from Douglas Aircraft to his ocean going sailboats I feel safe with my modest “model” ventures.

I should inform you that my wife considers balsa to be a worthy material and foam is not.

On the rating scale my wife is really happy to cut the grass while I balsa bash – definitely a keeper.

Happy balsa bashing smiley


Major08/06/2012 23:57:11
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acctualy she works just 6 days per week, not 7... Boss says that everyone needs at least one day off during the week. But everything has its price - kids do not allow me to enter my workshop really, so everything moves on slooowly. I wish she just gives up this job, I start something and enjoy the hobby in normal way... And after few years I feel so stupid when SHE receives payslips....


It's been mentioned, but sometimes introducing "the better half" into the hobby might be a trap... My lady recognizes engines, props, planes, even the mags - by the quantity!

Edited By Major on 09/06/2012 00:00:19

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