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I have taken up flying model helecopters over the last year. Started with a Hirobo XRB (double rotor), progressed to Hirobo SRB (single rotor) and am now getting to grips with a bigger Kyosho Calibre 400. The Hirobo models have been great trainers and take a lot of abuse while only needing replacement rotor blades. The 400 is less forgiving and far more dangerous, but having learned on the smaller models I am not crashing so much now.

Also, my son was given my brother in law's 30 year old N -guage railway gear a few months back. We now have a fully detailed layout under construction and I must admit to realy enjoying the modelling. My son is happy to play with it and let me build it, suits me fine!

I hope to get back to being a pure Esprit nurd some time next year!

Malc

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I also apparently collect cats. I love cats. Have 5 of them now... and one that I feed that comes up from the woods with a Racoon buddie.

Cameron

Kinda' gives new meaning to the term "Alabama cat house" don't it, Cameron? :):sick:

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HAHAHAH!!! hmmm... well. I've been Nerdy... I used to program in Turbo Pascal and GW Basic and regular Basic from the age of 5 untill the age of 15 or so... That was definitely Nerdy. Then I became a more angered child and began playing with explosives -- mainly things like match-head rockets and Nitrogen tri-iodide (a wonderful practical joke explosive -- it's stable when wet, but when it chrystalizes, it explodes with the touch of a feather duster.) I guess the explosives thing was a dark time. Then I became artistic and would delve into the sculpturing of wood for hours on end without seeming to require sleep etc... However, now, I consider myself much less nerdy... I only work 7 days a week -- selling cars, restoring a lotus, modifying other Loti... Perhaps I'm wrong about being less nerdy :sick:

oh yeah... I once hacked the supervisors password using a trojan type login script that I made... that was ULTRA-UBER-SUPER-NERDY :)

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Modifying esprit's.. now that's fun..

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Notrogen tri-iodide...that takes me back..to the late 1950's...Shene County Grammar; the Scientific Society were doing a lecture on explosives..needless to say, all of us 3rd formers were there. One of the elite of the Upper Science Sixth was to demonstrate "decrepitation"..where things don't actually explode, but sort of "crackle". For this he had prepared some nitrogen tri-iodide on filter papers. He had one in each hand, and raised the right one high in the air, then tilted it saying "As it runs over the edge, it will decrepitate."

Well, of course, nothing happened...so he tilted it a bit more...total silence from the assembled heathen hoardes...no decrepitation, either...a bit more tilt and BANG!! very loudly as all the stuff went off at once...this made him jerk from the shock and...the other filter paper load went off too!!!! Clouds of purple smoke and a white faced demonstrator, 3rd form in stitches!!

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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Erm..........I feel left out I don't have a nerd hobby please suggest below, as a leader currently I like cars and stuff and mostly when it comes to the above I find that.................................I'D RATHER STICK PINS IN MY EYES!!!!

all thoughts appreciated (by the way I've been to the pub now for several hours so honesty is flowing freely!!!!!)

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Kinda' gives new meaning to the term "Alabama cat house" don't it, Cameron?

Yes! Hahaha. I started off with one and then that was that. Hannah (daughter) loves them all and i am rather fond of them myself. Trouble is they cost me... hence the collection term... a true Alabama cat house and I'd be getting 20% minimum of the total take.

The stray tom that shows nightly(ish) with a rather large racoon is interesting. They are always together. Not sure if the racoon thinks it is a cat or the other way 'round? I know there is a childrens story getting inspired here, but writing is not a good hobby for me these days...

Cameron

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Nerdy hobbies? Well - building models is nerdy in itself but I also keep my used airplane boarding cards. That's pretty nerdy. Dunno how it started but once you get going its hard to stop. Must have about 800 now, since 1995. Buggers, sometimes you don't get a boarding card now, all electronic...

I also log my flights on FlightMemory.com. Started to input my flight history from my job travel accounts and known vacations, but gave up after a while. There must be better ways of killing time!

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This way to ship models! http://www.modelship...user-index.html

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I collect Golf Balls from all over the world. Must display Place, Course name or Venue.

;) Nerdy smiley

Hmmm, i thought i was the only one who did this...must be something about people called Ian...Latest addition are 3 balls from Harrods and a nice boxed set of 6 which i bought from the Old Course hotel at St. Andrews the other day

I also have another indoor hobby too which i'm getting quite good at...oh and right now I am also researching marine tropical fish because i'm seriously considering buying some :welcome:

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I the past I have restored old, 60's and 70's, pinball machines. Currently I have three, an Evil Kinevil, Lost World and a Harlem Globe Trotters, all Bally first generation cpu. On a scale of one to ten, I would give that a five for nerdy.

I also enjoy interior and exterior ballistics. Mostly rifles, wilcats and just unusual stuff. My last round of interest was the .270 Ackley Improved. A strong number 7 on the nerd scale. Mostly because I don't really hunt anymore.

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I collect obelisks, though I am very fussy about which ones I will and won't have. I also collect ecclesiastical antiques, though I am not remotely religious.

I have also for some time been considering keeping hens. If anyone has any experience or advice, I'd welcome it.

Just because you can, does'nt mean you should.

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Keeping hens? No experience, but I'd be happy to egg you on....

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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I collect obelisks, though I am very fussy about which ones I will and won't have.

I'm a gentleman so I'm going to leave this one alone, but I'm soooooooooooo champing at the bit.

Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it, depends on what you put into it. (Tom Leahrer)

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Didn't know where else to put this, but my wife has a hobby that is fine that she does, but would be nerdy if I did it --

Cake decorating:

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Pretty good, huh?

Tony K. :)

 

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Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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I'm a gentleman so I'm going to leave this one alone, but I'm soooooooooooo champing at the bit.

Not sure where you are going with this one Roger....

Eddie, I have no idea what you collect...intrigued!

Just because you can, does'nt mean you should.

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I think Roger was heading for Ann Summers and Eddie collects cards to play this...

http://www.wizards.com/magic/

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Please don't make me post pictures! :):evil:

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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:)

Love those last few posts. Laughing my socks off reading that!

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is it the word phallic Tony?

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

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Of course not Howard, I am an intelligent man with a subtle sense of humour with many undertones of Comedy Noir nuances.

(snigger)

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