How much of an RC'er are you?

How you can tell you're a Rc'er…1. The correct number of MR's, Heli's and planes is n+1, where N is the number you currently own.2. None of them are at the "yeah, that's finished" stage.3. You spend the first 5 minutes of your day job re-arranging your desk equipment to reduce mag interference. You also consider vibe mounting your keyboard, and worry about the cleaness of your AC240V.4. When you walk up the street you plot a cool race course through the street furniture in your mind, and try to spot the best spot/building to locate yourself for best FPV video and tx.5. When you realise how busy the street is, you get a cold sweat when you realise just how scary and irresponsible step 4 is.6. You grumble when you see 16 2.4ghz wifi networks located at a really good "home" location.7. When out walking in the countryside or up a mountain, your partner notices how beautiful it all looks and how peaceful it is. You worry about the 5.8 drop outs caused by the trees, and whether you could get your TBS disco up this narrow trail section at "full sticks".8. For an accountant, you have an unhealthy knowledge of circular polarisation, C, PID's, kV, lens ratings and timing frequencies.9. You can walk into any room/environment, and immediately tell which object has the loudest RF noise, and which materials are RF transparent.10. Performing the perfect "banked turn" with a quad is like getting a hole-in-one at Golf. Extremely rare, and very satisfying.11. You notice and critise even tiny gimbal anomolies in all video, even Hollywood shot stuff.12. Your definition of "getting good penetration" is not what your mates think it is.13. You don't have enough spares. Admittedly, you could completely rebuilt your quad/plane/heli twice over if need be, but then you'd have no spares left. So you should really think about getting some spares for your spares…and so on…14. You measure your new car by whether you can get your wing/quad in the boot/trunk without dissasembly. Oh, and yeah - the boring stuff like ISOFIX, airbags etc.15. Your pre-flight checklist has a checklist16. Everything smells of solder, and you have at least one blister. And it's pronounced "Sol-der", not "Sodder", alright Josh?17. You know who "Josh" is, and which one I'm referring to.18. 150m/400ft is sometimes a target, not a limitation19. The older you get, the faster the RTL approach speed seems to be.20. Your office councillor takes you aside one day and quietly asks you about your self-harming. He thinks poor hand launching technique and large spinning props are metaphors.21. You wonder why car pedals are MODE 1.22. Your kid painting on the neighbours wall is a mild telling off, while using your tx as a light sabre is a "go to your room" offence.23. "Heli's vs Quads" is not the same as "Apple vs PC". Transparently, quads are better in every meaningful way…24. Ground station envy is perfectly normal.25. You know that regardless of platform, nearly all RC'ers are some of the best humans being alive. Crowd crashers are *not* RC'ers.

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  • 26. When a massive argument with your partner is likely to be whether you should ramp P on the roll axis, instead of motor power, rather than who's turn it is to do the dishes....marry them.
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