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    You Know You're an R/C Addict When...

    -The power bill went up 25% due to your charging station.

    -Everywhere starts to look like a potential bashing spot.

    -Quality time no longer includes your spouse.

    -When packing for a trip, you'd leave the extra change of clothes behind so you can fit the r/c gear in the suitcase.

    -You routinely fly your R/C....but it doesn't have wings or a propeller.

    -When it comes to R/C parts, you have spares for the spare's spares.

    -The Lhs will stay open for an extra hour if you call ahead.

    -You'll do a weekly tune up on your R/C, but the family car barely runs.

    -You've never walked to the store, but if the battery pack is fully charged, you'll make excuses to go.

    -Lunch break is often launch break.

    -Clothes are on the floor and r/c parts are in the drawers.

    -Your eBay feedback score hit triple digits in under a year.

    -You've given pet names to all your r/c's.

    -You can't help but chase all small animals with your R/C vehicle.

    -You plan your work schedule to coincide with the lhs's hours of operation.

    -One power bar isn't enough for your charging station.

    -You start to feel guilty about not using the old nimh packs that still hold a charge, so you top them up, but still never use them.

    -You start to think of ways to use your r/c to do chores.

    -You'd never settle for a lipo pack with only 45 mins of runtime.

    -Part swaps on your r/c start to resemble NASCAR pitstops.

    -Your on a first name basis with everyone in the warranty department of you parts supplier.

    -You now have so many lipos that you set the LVC to storage voltage.

    -You're idea of getting lipo has nothing to do with losing weight.

    -It would take an entire weekend to fully charge all your batteries.

    -Packages arrive at the post office every two days.

    -If your P2de came to life, it would beat the crap out of you for a while...on every type of surface.

    -Your dog has developed a taste for R/C tires.

    -You have to keep a list to know which packs are fully charged.

    -You now consider your significant other to be your R/C vehicle.

    -There are tire burnout marks on the Lino in the kitchen.

    -Lhs owner sends you a Christmas card containing a list of all the new arrivals.

    -People start to think you're a heavy smoker cuz you're always talking about going through 2-3 packs a day.

    -When the forum is down for more than two days you check yourself into detox.

    -You have r/c modifications named after you.

    -If your forum posts total were dollars you could retire early.

    -You dream of using servos to make everything remote control.

    -You own r/c's that you've never driven.

    -The ring bearer at your wedding was an E-Maxx.

    -The lhs owner just bought a new Mercedes and you're three payments behind on your Kia.

    -A crowd gathers when you bash.

    -You're X-mas wish list is a Traxxas exploded view.

    -The only thing you've cooked in the last year is tires.

    -The Lhs owner comes to you for parts.

    -When strangers approach you while you're bashing, you can recruit them into r/c in fifty words or less.

    -You recorded over your wedding video with speed run footage.

    -You can build another complete r/c vehicle in a couple hours without buying any parts.

    -Your r/c gets it's own seat in the family car, and you're willing to leave someone behind to keep it that way.

    -You're willing to go out in public with a camera strapped to your head.*

    -You're always getting lost cuz your gps unit is never in the family car anymore.

    -You've read this whole post and can relate to almost all of it!*

    Just a little something I put together last night to give all you fine people a bit of a laugh (or a moment of clarity. Lol) Many of the ideas for these came from stuff we've joked about, or things I've read about others doing that I figured was pretty comical over in the P2de forum in the year I've been posting there.

    Feel free to add your own, or comment on any of the ones above. I will update with more as they come to me.

    Thanks for reading!*
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    Hahahaa! Awesome. I fit most of these.

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    Is the power bill actually true??
    Does more $ = More fun?
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    FINALLY! Someone to explain the addiction!
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    My wife is going to love this!!

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    -Packages arrive at the post office every two days.
    ^^^^^
    I would hate this guy if he lives on my delivery route LOL. I would probably hang out with this guy than taking my 30 minutes launch break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M n M View Post
    My wife is going to love this!!
    same here i'm gonna share this with my wife also, she'll say thats bad for someone to be like that. man that is some list there, made me laugh and made me think about some if i do that, and i hope my bill doesnt add up to that much charging batteries or i'll get rid of some of them.
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    Lol!!!! I have burnout marks in my kitchen!!!. So true

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    "-If your P2de came to life, it would beat the crap out of you for a while...on every type of surface."

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    Guess I'm a addict. LOL!

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    very true indeed. i wonder if i could get disability cause of my addiction. lol.

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    Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I think i have packages that arrive every day of the week. Crap I have 4 orders that i know of coming in next week. hmmmmm....LOL

    Good writeup Baldy.
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    I'm not an addict... It's just coincidence %90 of these are accurate and the other %10 are under statements...

    I said IM NOT AN ADDICT... Now leave me alone.

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    ROFL... hahahaha.. My stomach hurts from that. lol. So true!

    The ..

    You're willing to go out in public with a camera strapped to your head
    You're X-mas wish list is a Traxxas exploded view
    You're idea of getting lipo has nothing to do with losing weight

    These 3 killed me! lol. Im still laughing.

    A few more:



    -The kids in your neighborhood know you by name, The Adults know you by sound.

    -Your seven day weather forcast looks like this:
    (Perfect) (Perect) (Ballon&Zip Ties) (perfect) (paddles) (jacket) (peftect)

    -Your kitchen Table hasnt been used in months for anything but a workspace

    -98% of your Favorites list is RC related, the other 2% isn't able to be named on the forum.

    -You forgot your Facebook Password, But you can name all the daily threads.

    -When the forums are down for more than an hour, you message the same people in other forums to make sure theirs isnt working either.

    -When someone asks if you have a Mini-usb charger; you say No, Traxxas.

    -Your neighbors know to look on the ground, and brake when they see you standing on the corner

    -Every tool box you see in the store you wonder how your RC parts could fit into them

    -You have a MapQuest print out of all the shortest routes to your Local Hobby Stores

    -You have RC Magazines sitting where your Maxims used to be

    -You use Tupperware for extra parts storage

    -You can relate to all of this..

    Watch the *s
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    *goes to the firewall configuration to be 100% sure he is the only one in this house that is able to reach this site....*

    Regards,

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    People know you as that rc guy instead of your name.

    You can hear somone else talking about rc's in a crowd of people.

    You have pictures in your wallet or your rc's.

    Your on a rc forum even if you don't need help with an rc.


    Wow I am so addicted to these toys.
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    Few additions:
    - You are recognized in the neighbourhood like "Arent you the guy with the all those RC cars?"
    - You are surprised that the capacity of batteries of 1:1 cars are not expressed in mAh
    - Your RC collection costs more than your Audio/Video set (*admits his does*)
    Nobody is born with experience.

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    ...When you pull up in your Taxi, and you say:
    "Sorry, I cant fit all your luggage in, I just got my kids toys (erbe, slash mt, and slash platinum)fixed and there still in back. I am gonna have to call dispatch to get you another cab..."

    This happened to me. I need help.
    Thanks alot Baldy, now I need to find a therapist.
    Whats in my wallet?
    I cant afford a wallet...

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    Too funny!! keep em coming guys,this thread is a riot,lol

    But I am not an addict[keep repeating until I'm convinced]



    And it take Three days to charge all of my batteries[6v/7.2v/8.4v/9.6v,etc....]
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    When parts arrive in the mail and you think to yourself wow i dont remember ordering that!
    I BLAME ALL THIS ON POPOXX!

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    - you own a computer dedicated only to running your charger and programming ESC's
    - you have built a comets my custom truck out of all the best parts and sold it before you ever drove it
    - you find yourself referring to RC parts and electronics in everyday situations and can't understand why no one understands what your taking about.
    - when people ask you what your doing this weekend you simply reply "bashing" and think nothing of it.
    - when you go to home depot it's not so you can buy stuff for your home
    - you get excited when it's time to re-fill a prescription because it means you now have another pill bottle to store screws in.
    - somewhere in the main living area of your home you have an RC on display that YOU consider ART
    - you have chosen to buy RC parts VS buying food for your lunches
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    LOL!!! I'm afraid, I'm an addict!!! The first step is to recognize it, right???

    My own personal quote: "when you own more than 50 trucks and you think it's not nearly enough"...

    He who dies with the most toys wins !!!

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    @Pave, those are way funny man...and so true. At some point we just start to assume that everyone should know what we're talking about and stop explaining our hobby in ways people can understand. Lol.

    This one is also one that I've experienced quite a few times:

    Quote Originally Posted by nunster View Post
    You can hear somone else talking about rc's in a crowd of people.
    They say that admitting you're an addict is the first step, but I'm not sure that it's a good thing regarding R/C. Because now that I know I'm an addict, I stopped feeling guilty about buying R/C stuff I don't need.

    Here's a few more for you guys:

    - If there were R/Cer's anonymous meetings, you'd attend just to compare setups.

    - There are a few "mysterious" dents on your neighbors car.

    - You think it's hilarious when you fling rocks and gravel at people with your tires.

    - You know so much about your R/C, that you have stumped Traxxas support staff on more than one occasion.

    - You're Dremel has died from overuse.....twice.

    - A 30 day warranty is more than enough time to make a part fail...twice.

    - You've had more runs end from breakage, than you've had end from LVC.

    - Bashing your R/C is now EXACTLY what it sounds like.

    - All the points of interest (POI) on your navigation unit are hobby shops.

    - You have been known to buy, prep, paint, trim, mount, run and destroy a lexan R/C body....all in the same day.

    - You have given up other addictions to fund this one.

    - If you arrive at a family function without your R/C, your family offers their condolences.

    - During the summer months, you wouldn't even notice if the satellite dish stopped working.

    - You take your shoes off at the door, but will drive your dirty R/C right in.

    -You've built ramps using the wood from a perfectly good piece of furniture.

    - The keyboard on your work computer still looks brand new, but your forum pc keyboard is completely worn out.

    - You now completely refuse to buy anything R/C from walmart or any other toy grade sellers.

    - You built your wife an R/C truck that you know she'll never drive....just to shut her up.

    - the lhs is the first place you stop while X-Mas shopping.

    - A "LOCAL" hobby shop now includes any within a 100 mile radius.

    - During family road trips, hobby shops "coincidentally" appear along the route to your destination.

    Don't worry, I still have more yet! Lol.








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    when your feet are the same color as the track before racing even starts...

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    This thread is awesome!

    I'm on step 12: "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."
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    best.thread.ever.

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    I can’t believe this but I guess this shows how addicted I am. I thought of more that I have done.

    Filled up your hard drive with rc videos and pics
    Still trying to pay off credit cards used to buy rc’s
    Check out the rc’s at walmart just for a good laugh
    The backyard is an rc track or two
    Moments after traxxas releases a new rc you already can’t wait for the next
    After finally getting done working on an rc you realize you worked on it all night and forgot to get any sleep
    Broken parts=New better parts

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    When you sell your real car and spend all the money on an rc one!
    When you have nightmares about your Traxxas rc's being replaced with walmart ones!
    You make jewelry out of your broken rc parts!
    Everything you're wearing says "Traxxas" on it!
    Last edited by upbasher; 02-26-2012 at 07:08 PM.

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    "When you have nightmares about your Traxxas rc's being replaced with walmart ones!"

    Thanks a lot I will now.
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    "When you have nightmares about your Traxxas rc's being replaced with walmart ones!"

    Thanks a lot I will now.
    Broken parts=New better parts

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    -When your lady knows more about ur Trucks upgrades than a Local Hobby shops employee by looking at it, and tells her GF what parts u have, and recognizes just what it is she knows. (happened to me last night)

    -When you keep all your reciepts, but refuse to count up the totals, and acknowledge how much you have spent/spend

    -When you eat at KFC just to get more of their containers

    -When you steel your GFs Acetone/nail polish remover to clean CA glue off your tires

    -When people recognize you as "the guy with the lil truck"

    -When your transmitters cause air traffic control issues

    -When you In-laws always know exaclty what to get you

    -When you replace a breaker switch to handle your new charger

    -When you have RC manufacters labeled clothes

    -When you buy upgrades you dont need, In case you deciede one day you might need them

    -When you buy a new tool box, only to put ur RC stuff in, and expensive tools in the junky one

    -When u keep all ur parts tags.......... and all the plastic it came in



    -When other people recognize it too!!!


    Geez thanks Baldy, Ever heard of dont ask, dont tell Policy? lol
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    Your clothes have nitro fuel stains on them.
    You find rc parts under your couch cushions.
    Your family virtues include "No charging at over 1c"
    You open boxes and find rc cars you didn't know you had.
    The only thing keeping your local hobby shop in business is your paychecks.
    You know for a fact that you can dye plastic kitchen utensils.
    Your will mentions rc cars.
    Your family portrait included a Slash 4x4.

    LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunster View Post
    "When you have nightmares about your Traxxas rc's being replaced with walmart ones!"

    Thanks a lot I will now.
    sorry

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    When there isn't a single bath towel in your house without oil stains on it!

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    -when you have the lhs and Traxxas support listed as your emergency contacts on your phone
    - when you have a running tab at the lhs

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    When you push your rc around by hand and go "vroom vroom" while you're waiting for you're batteries to charge!

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    To many time lol, so true! I laughed so hard, 5am, the can, waking up half the people in the house! Sure, I've insisted my trucks get the front seat, my girlfriends kids are to young for the front still. And ya, I've painted and demolished a few bodies in the same day (that truly sucks lol, till I get another with in 24h)
    My girlfriend said she's looking into "pj's" with traxxas logo lol.
    so, am I an addict for watching the chipmunks over and over just to see Theodore blazin in a e maxx?
    I will not vacation anywhere my trucks can't go so no honey, we're not taking that cruise.
    every time you watch a drag race, you think and say, I can take that piece of crap and his world championship trophy too
    You've asked every true knuckle buster in your area if they'll race for pinks. And you give them a choice of witch car you'll smoke them with lol.
    That one I've done over and over! Its so messed up when you line up on the street with a 1:1 and drop your wheelie bar, smile and say, hehehe you ready for this lol? Cause your about to get smoked buy a lil old toy lol.
    I'm not a hatchet man! I'm a maggot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by upbasher View Post
    When you push your rc around by hand and go "vroom vroom" while you're waiting for you're batteries to charge!
    haha i did that when i first got my merv 3yrs ago waiting for the battery to charge, think i even did that with my N Pede. now i feel more part of this list ooh no....
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    This is the best thread ever!

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