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Just.....can't.....stop.....spending.....

Started by robshaw, Friday,August 16, 2013, 03:09:35

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robshaw

As the title suggests really. I think I';m actually addicted to spending money on multirotor goodies. I';ve always regarded myself as not having an addictive personality. Smoking just makes me feel sick. Gambling I can take it or leave it. Computer games bore me.

I';m sure I';m not alone but has anybody come across a cure as its getting seriously out if hand.

I wouldn';t mind so much if I was actually using half the stuff I buy but a lot of it just collects dust. EBay is the devil. I seem to enjoy tinkering and admiring my creations and flying is just a side line.

I';ve only just bought a hex frame (something I';ve never considered before) and before I';ve even started to build it I';ve ordered a T copter frame as well (also something I';ve never really been interested in).

It just becomes obsessive. Parcels are coming through the door on a daily basis. I';m bending the truth about costs of things to my gf. Although to be fair nothing has been hundreds of pounds since I bought my gopro and fat sharks. Just the odd 20, 30 or so quid each time I guess but it all adds up.

My spare room is like aladins cave. I can';t bare to sell any of it "in case I need it one day" and that one day probably won';t come until everything becomes old tech and worthless.

Look out for me on the next series of that TV show about hoarders. I will soon be living in amongst dusty crius boards and hundreds of spare 450 arms and broken props. I';ll have on a jumper knitted from old servo wire.
Tunrnigy Talon Tri, TBS Discovery, TBS Discovery PRO, Spnky 250 Mini, EZUHF, EZOSD

Gaza07

I have been the same and have all sorts of out of date gear, I simply cant afford to buy much lately but know exactly where your coming from, it is a problem but you can always order something to make your self feel better   :rolleyes:  ~~  :beer2:

firey1

Sure know what you mean there Rob have a room full of planes helis and quads
but with power bills winter high that curbed the spending for awhile   :cry
MIKE

550 RC Spider quad for FPV
550 Alien quad (my sons now)
F450 quad
450 size bell 212, MD500,Augusta 109
600 size Huey running apm 2.5  3 planes  Taranis and 9xr  radios Skyzone FPV goggles

DarrellW

Me to, planes gliders quads loads in progress and loads of bits - but do I look to see if any of the bits would do the job.......
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!

powerlord

Oh yes... I can relate to that...  Here is my dining room... And I have loads of boxes each full of old parts - here is the old gimbal box

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powerlord

The room

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powerlord

The table

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powerlord

More parts

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powerlord

Oh look another gimbal..

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JT

Quote from: robshaw on Friday,August 16, 2013, 03:09:35
As the title suggests really. I think I';m actually addicted to spending money on multirotor goodies. I';ve always regarded myself as not having an addictive personality. Smoking just makes me feel sick. Gambling I can take it or leave it. Computer games bore me.

I';m sure I';m not alone but has anybody come across a cure as its getting seriously out if hand.

I wouldn';t mind so much if I was actually using half the stuff I buy but a lot of it just collects dust. EBay is the devil. I seem to enjoy tinkering and admiring my creations and flying is just a side line.

I';ve only just bought a hex frame (something I';ve never considered before) and before I';ve even started to build it I';ve ordered a T copter frame as well (also something I';ve never really been interested in).

It just becomes obsessive. Parcels are coming through the door on a daily basis. I';m bending the truth about costs of things to my gf. Although to be fair nothing has been hundreds of pounds since I bought my gopro and fat sharks. Just the odd 20, 30 or so quid each time I guess but it all adds up.

My spare room is like aladins cave. I can';t bare to sell any of it "in case I need it one day" and that one day probably won';t come until everything becomes old tech and worthless.

Look out for me on the next series of that TV show about hoarders. I will soon be living in amongst dusty crius boards and hundreds of spare 450 arms and broken props. I';ll have on a jumper knitted from old servo wire.



Don';t worry man!

It';s all OK  ~~

YOU ARE COMPLETELY NORMAL

Its called being a bloke, we all do it :rofl: 

Well maybe not the servo wire jumper.............


Cozp83

I';m glad I';m not the only one! I';ve got more hobbies on the go than hefners got women! I';ve got rc cars, trucks,planes multi rotors, high end airsoft guns, motorbikes, and I paint war hammer! Me and the mrs are buying a new house and had to budget for an extra room and minimum double garage just for my toys ~~

Because of all the deliveries i get, I know my postman as well as any of my mates!

It really is just being a bloke. :beer2:
If YOU can fly it, I CAN crash it.

hotrodspike

One little question..... looking at the photo';s, how the hell do you keep everything SOOOOOOO tidy?

QuadBod

Friday,August 16, 2013, 09:53:30 #12 Last Edit: Friday,August 16, 2013, 10:35:17 by QuadBod
Quote from: robshaw on Friday,August 16, 2013, 03:09:35
As the title suggests really. I think I';m actually addicted to spending money on multirotor goodies.

There is just something so pleasurable about searching the web for that next must-have part or gadget. Apparently shopping releases endorphins, so is a great stress relief, so people shop more when they';re stressed. (Not suggesting anything in your case @robshaw!)

Apart from which, the constant stream of deliveries is like christmas every day!  :smiley:

DT

That table is nowhere near full, you can still see the top in places. Fill it with even more tat then it';ll be just like mine.

powerlord

That';s just one room...  The whole house is like that.  I keep meaning to get a cleaner... But wtf would she do ? Pile it all in a heap?

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heli

Rob, like the rest I know how you feel. Always planning the next project with endless hours shopping online. I unfortunately have the taste for the expensive stuff and I have several pricey projects that are unfinished. I have Trex 700e, two DLG gliders and a bunch of EPP wings to build, all this quad stuff is cheap in comparison!

DarrellW

Forgot to add my non rc related stuff, omg - guitars, valve amps, classic rock cd';s, computers and bits thereof, guitar mags, rc mags..... house is busting at the seams  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:
You are 100% perfectly normal mate!!!
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!

Hands0n

Ah. And there was I wondering and worried it was just me. You';ve done me a right favour with this thread @robshaw, if I could I';d shake your hand in gratitude.  I';ll also sit the Mrs down and show her this thread, as it was only yesterday that I was informed about the foolishness of taking over her dining room with my hobby.  Hell! I';ve only taken up one entire wall. There are three others left.

I totally get the compulsive buying - all manner of little bits and pieces to do the little jobs on our aircraft. Its amazing just what you need, and I always over-buy so there are "spares". 

I';ve got a "Flight Box" which I got from Wilkinons for a ┬útenner - amazing value. But I';ve outgrown it in terms of spare parts and now need another to stash the long-term-keep stuff.  :smiley:
--
Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

JT

Quote from: Hands0n on Friday,August 16, 2013, 16:17:30 I';ve got a "Flight Box" which I got from Wilkinons for a ┬útenner - amazing value. But I';ve outgrown it in terms of spare parts and now need another to stash the long-term-keep stuff.  :smiley:


You need one of those special man boxes called a shed! I';ve got 3 :rofl:

Hands0n

I';ve got a study full of computer stuff that I can hardly open the door to get in to.  Does that count?  :rofl:
--
Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

ChrisH

Friday,August 16, 2013, 17:30:25 #20 Last Edit: Friday,August 16, 2013, 17:39:28 by ChrisH
This is my main collection of bits. Not in the view is a 450 size flight case, a large tool box (full), several smaller boxes and cases with "stuff" in. The white box on the chair has loads of frame spares in it. A common affliction it seems... buy, buy, buy. Now what';s due in the post tomorrow?
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :beer2:
Chris
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen
 :england:

barneyg

Quote from: Hands0n on Friday,August 16, 2013, 16:57:25
I';ve got a study full of computer stuff that I can hardly open the door to get in to.  Does that count?  :rofl:


My study is full ... servers and routers etc are in the loft now :)

Got a Turnigy USB Linker on Wednesday ... A load of 8mm Threaded Rod nuts and washers to make a frame for the CNC projects :)  on Thursday, Some 20mm Alu Bar and a set of Taps & die';s should arrive early next week.  Tuesday also saw me replacing a load of climbing gear that had exceeded its use by date ... The list goes on and on ... There is barely a week goes by without a delivery - anything less and I';d start to worry You lot were right in the head  :laugh:

Hands0n

hey @ChrisH - that looks like my flyaway on top of your steam engine  ::) :laugh: :laugh: ::)
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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

ChrisH

Quote from: Hands0n on Friday,August 16, 2013, 18:20:07
hey @ChrisH - that looks like my flyaway on top of your steam engine  ::) :laugh: :laugh: ::)

It';s amazing how far they can get on one lipo, Kent to Yorkshire!  :smiley: :blink ~~
Chris
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen
 :england:

fruitsalad

it all started some 25 yrs ago,now my house is taken over by umpteen rc planes,boxes of bits n pieces..
it never ends,mmmmmmm thats nice ill buy it........ :laugh: ::)
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

Gav

It really does, ';never end'; 

New shirt new shoes no way.....    another multirotor part?....yeah baby

Although recently I';ve gone through all my rc clobber and sold off all the bits or kit I don';t use or need.  It cleanses the mind the man cave and guilt of having too much stuff.  Only lasts a short time though. 

ChrisH

I took a few bits and pieces to sell/give away to the NW Meet.... Never got them out of the boot so they ended back in the cave!
:banghead:  :smiley:
Chris
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen
 :england:

Chami82923

Thanks for all the pictures of the ';work'; areas, I showed them to my Mrs and she now thinks she gets off lightly with me ';working'; at the dining room table, that may be just the excuse I need to buy some more parts.....

:beer2:

Callum
LF 330 with naza & GPS,
Hubsan X4 & Q4
Mini H-quad with naza m lite.
F550 with naza m lite
Diatone Silverline racing 250 (cc3d)

ChrisH

Quote from: Chami82923 on Friday,August 16, 2013, 19:57:01
Thanks for all the pictures of the ';work'; areas, I showed them to my Mrs and she now thinks she gets off lightly with me ';working'; at the dining room table, that may be just the excuse I need to buy some more parts.....

Has the Mrs forgiven the table incident Callum? :o
Chris
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen
 :england:

robshaw

Thanks for the all the comforting words guys. It means a lot to know I';m not alone with my addiction.
Perhaps we should use this thread for regular meet ups to discuss and support each other with this terrible affliction.
My name is Rob and I am a multirotoraholic.
Tunrnigy Talon Tri, TBS Discovery, TBS Discovery PRO, Spnky 250 Mini, EZUHF, EZOSD