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Ever since I was a little kid, maybe like 5 years old, I have wanted an r/c airplane for Christmas. Never got one. I want one a lot, but I don't want to foot the bill.

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I always wanted to get into rc planes, just never took that step. I did get a cox airplane for my  14th birthday, I still remember my dad trying it, getting dizzy and the corsair airplane ramming into his crotch, such a good day!
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Seeing as I am finally employed again, I will be picking up some old hobbies I use to enjoy. This time it will be r/c planes, again. I use to live in the city, which was a pain to fly nitro planes. 45 minute drive to just enjoy a few hours of flying. Thankfully battery technology got good and cheap enough. To pursue electric planes. Which allowed me to fly in the parks etc. But there is something about fueling up the plane, and the sweet smell of alcohol and nitro methane that the electric planes don't have.

I now live in a semi rural area. And due to the housing bubble popping, we have a housing development that stopped dead in it's tracks. Right after they paved the streets, added the few stop signs, and fire hydrants. So, basically I have paved runways at my convenience.

Thankfully I have most of the stuff, to get right back into flying. Some things will need to be replaced (receiver batteries, fuel etc). But after that, it will be pretty cheap to enjoy the hobby I love, as long as I don't crash Tongue. But even IF I do, I  have noticed some screaming deals on nitro planes, on craigslist. Seems everyone is either getting out of the sport, or selling their nitro stuff to fund their electric ones.

Anyone else returning to hobbies they once enjoyed, but took a back seat in recent years?
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