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Old 03-05-2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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I had one of those till a crash landing took it out of commission...it was way easier to control when the battery was half charged
lol, yeah I suck at it, so it spends most of it's time in the closet.
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How about collecting silver coins. I find many of the coins fascinating. It's a better ROI than most other savings right now. And it's a hedge against a SHTF scenario.

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I really don't want to collect again. If I'm going to collect, I'd rather just keep collecting guns. The thrill of the hunt has started to dim inside.

I was halfway to getting my pilots license before I got married and had to stop taking lessons (and start making "smarter" financial decisions, her words, not mine) after I got married. So I've been looking into getting back into flying. Didn't take long to figure out that I'd barely be able to afford to get the certification now, much less actually flying on a regular basis. So that is out!

Been thinking that building a cannon would be cool. My FIL has several, including a really big one. Building it would be fun, but after it got built I really wouldn't have anywhere to shoot it. So it would just collect dust.

Thought about saving up for a new ATV, but I already have a old 1984 Honda Big Red 3-wheeler that only gets ridden for deer season every year. I don't really need another.

I'm struggling to fill the void of buying cool guns.

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What about music? Guitar, drums...decent stuff can be had pretty cheap, learning to play is fairly easy (it's learning to play WELL that's the bi*ch) and lots of folks make or mod guitars and drums in tons of ways.

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lol, you got that $30 one too. I cannot get that thing to stay in the air for more then a few seconds (maybe a minute on a good day).
I had the same problem but i got better, i can land it on the blades of the ceiling fan with no trouble
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Get your pilot's license.

It's not super expensive... just expensive.
ROFLMAO... you want to have a small fortune, start with a large one and get involved in aviation.

I made the mistake of adding up total expenses of just owning a plane over 10 years. It was a really really really ugly number. Had a blast, would do it again in a heart beat, but flying is EXPENSIVE and not the feint of heart

I vowed to never get involved in another expensive hobby {sigh}.
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Assuming that you still have some interest in firearm RELATED things- how about cartridge collecting. You can make it as complex as you want, and as expensive as you want. Getting a single specimen of common rounds of today will get you started.
C3, good idea. I started last night. I went to sportsman's and took one cartridge out of every box. So you all think of me next time you buy a box of 19. You should have heard my pockets jingling on my way out. (Just kidding) lol
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Pilots license.

Cannons.

Take a pottery class.

Cannons.

Pick up a camera and get into photography.

Cannons.

Cannons.

Find a cheap old convertible and rebuild it.

Cannons.

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ROFLMAO... you want to have a small fortune, start with a large one and get involved in aviation.

I made the mistake of adding up total expenses of just owning a plane over 10 years. It was a really really really ugly number. Had a blast, would do it again in a heart beat, but flying is EXPENSIVE and not the feint of heart

I vowed to never get involved in another expensive hobby {sigh}.
Get into a pilot Co-op and share a plane. Makes it extremely reasonable.
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All my hobbies are expensive; shooting, riding, and golf (well not golf so much anymore) so I dropped my business paperwork and I'm working on my FFL and I'm gonna try and make some money so I can support those hobbies!

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