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I got tired of retirement

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Ted4797, May 6, 2016.

  1. Ted4797

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    I have been retired for 12 years. Having nothing to do, I bought a P3 Pro. I have enjoyed flying. When I was a teenager, I built model planes and flew them with a U control. We spent hours going in circles. They would go up and down but at the end of a cable. We used 049 engines. A lot has change in 50 years. RC planes were just coming out. Being poor, I never could afford one.
    Now I am back to work. When I had. a hard landing, I broke the camera. I decided to fix it myself. It took me hours as I had to watch YouTube while I did it. My new career is rebuilding P3 cameras. Am I getting rich? Well no. By the time I buy a broken camera and replace the parts, I about break even. However I have never had so much fun.
     
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  2. ComP3P

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    Good for you! I'm 62 and still working. Flying a P3 Pro is so much fun. My favorite thing to do is actually flying low and slow at an angle that no one can get with a SLR hand held. I too flew the old cable controlled gas engine dizzy machines. This is so much better! Private pilot who no longer can spend the money or time to rent a 172 for the weekend. Looking forward to traveling with "Scotty" (my P3) and taking some amazing images. This hobby is going to explode!


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  3. alokbhargava

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    What has age to do with the fun?
     
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  4. ComP3P

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    You are correct in that age should have nothing to do with having fun. I do believe though that maturity helps demonstrate that coexistence with those around us is important and that respecting each others privacy is important. Our use of flight space is a privalige and we need to respect it. We should encourage those young at heart to teach young pilots to be respectful flyers.
     
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    Very true. There is another Phantom in my neighborhood that flies over our yards and houses far too low. I will eventually find that person and try to instill some common sense. It even creeped me out a bit seeing it over my private backyard at 100' or less.
     
  6. eaglegoaltender

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    Good for you - nice to hear. So one could say you are - rewired - not retired. Keeping yourself busy - and the mind working is key with regard to longevity. Best of luck with your new found work and your - rewirement!