Personal Question - Do Procrastinate In Hobby?

Piotrsko

Master member
And you cant see all that exquisit detail while it's flying, it's only visible on the ground at your feet. Rotating and operating turrets don't help your scale beauty either shoot down another enemy model during a combat flight or make it fly any better. I'm fond of saying ugly flies better, mostly because it won't stop you from doing edge of sky flights and you're not afraid to fly it. I applaud people who can build this quality level, I admire their effort, but it ain't gonna happen for me and I'm ok with that.
 

SupraGuy

New member
Sometimes I feel like a poster boy for adult ADHD. Way too many hobbies, and they all get stalled at one point or another.

Realistically, I can't afford so many hobbies, either in time or money (or space, lol), but several of them tie into one another some way. I design and build 3D printers and other machines on similar principles, so I have a couple of CNC routers, a vinyl drag knife cutter and a couple of diode lasers (the CO2 tube laser is on the way from China.) 3 or 4 3D printers about the house, as well as a panel saw, table saw, jointer, and a lathe. I used to be very active building DIY video projectors and have some nice ones, though commercially available ones are cheaper nowadays.

I rebuilt my Supra engine from a bare block up, and have done most of the rest of the car. My previous Supra was built for IASCA sound competition. Sound quality, not DB drags. Sure wish I had the CNC machines back then, I'd be able to do some really cool stuff now.

I teach kendo several times per week, though because I'm teaching now, that's maybe less of a hobby, and more a job that I pay the club to do. I still love to do it though.

It took me over a year to get started with R/C again. I used to have planes back in the late 80s, when the motors were nitro powered and balsa frames were what there were. I knew people who had foam core wings, but not me. Crashing was expensive, and now thst I think about it, I never really did get good enough for a plane to last a month. Or maybe I just pushed the envelope of my skill (or lack thereof) too much.

I have R/C cars, too, though the ones I still have are relics of the past as well.

Most of my projects fall into the pattern of starting well enough, getting to the "light at the end of the tunnel" stage and then getting shelved for long periods of time. Either that or the last stages get rushed to just get finished.

Either way, I put the "Pro" in procrastination, but for my hobbies, that is just fine. When I do them, I enjoy them.
 

leaded50

Legendary member
Youtube only makes it worse when You see Absolutely perfect looking models coming out and you are just scratch building. I have gone through the same issue trying to achieve perfection for no reason whatsoever. That is one more reason I guess I procrastinate.

My friend works as Data Analyst at Walmart - He focuses more at getting the task done optimally and often finds good peace and time for himself. However, his teammate is perfectionist and her work-life balance is off.

Here as well, I think, I should start at building models optimally - perfectionism shall catch up over time.
Well, i can tell you @ScarletScout , not one of the TouTubes models dont have any kind of a error somewhere, It can look great on pictures, even if is some errors.

My self im building mostly "as detailed as should be fully ready, closer to perfection in the view." after my idea IN MY HEAD! Well, whatever every model ive build have a kind of flaws somewhere. I dont care if so, main is to make the models as nice WITH ERRORS witout them showing up as good/ or "main" part in view. Its anyway a hobbyplane mostly ment to be flying feets away form someones eyes. Then its a reason to think it over... how many times should you use more to get most perfection on minor touch-ups? (PS! IT IS always just minor touch-ups whatever build or by who!) How long time do you want to get rid of most minor touch-ups? days? weeks?
Then you need think over - is it worth been more a perfection build? to have got a perfect better shine all over, not just the bigger spaces easiest seen? to use days or weeks more to achieve it, and so on.........

And about not finished models "put at storage in waiting to get ready" so what, it dont matter, make What YOU want, do it WHEN YOU WANT and have time for it.
 
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FishbonesAir

Active member
"I have another that just needs the ailerons installed before it's airworthy. It's been like that for 14 months and counting"
You're procrastinating. Stop it!

Tench, it's April 19. I expect to see video of the Maiden before the month ends. That's in 11 days. Consider it an order. 😉

Capt Fishbones

PS The consequences of failure are, I shall go to the local pond, catch a bluegill, (or 3) and mail it to you. Whole. Unrefrigerated. In a cardboard box 📦. My Siamese cat will help. 🤪
Or, failing that, I will viciously wave my finger at you from across the internet! 😁

PPS You may now, in return, tell me to get my lazy, procrastinating, fat, butt off the couch, and go finish one of the... (1,2,3... yah, I think that's all) projects awaiting attention.
 

Tench745

Master member
You're procrastinating. Stop it!

Tench, it's April 19. I expect to see video of the Maiden before the month ends. That's in 11 days. Consider it an order. 😉

Capt Fishbones

PS The consequences of failure are, I shall go to the local pond, catch a bluegill, (or 3) and mail it to you. Whole. Unrefrigerated. In a cardboard box 📦. My Siamese cat will help. 🤪
Or, failing that, I will viciously wave my finger at you from across the internet! 😁

PPS You may now, in return, tell me to(1,2,3... yah, I think that's all) projects awaiting attention.

Get your lazy, procrastinating, fat, butt off the couch, and go finish a project!

I'm currently putting finishing touches on the latest version of my Jenny plans and awaiting a good day to maiden. After that; ailerons will go on the Dumod. Promise. ;)
 

jack10525

Active member
Do You procrastinate or are just too lazy just to get up to work on Your hobby even though You are very interested? Are you lazy in general? How do You overcome it?
I procrastinate on getting to a park and flying not building. Been getting more lazy. Lately I have been blaming the windy conditions or rain. I fly in a semi open field that has some baseball fields. Sometimes when I get to the park it is too busy to fly. I just don't have the desire I once had. Maybe it's time to move on.
 

Mr NCT

Site Moderator
I've been meaning to post a reply to this question but just haven't gotten around to it. :ROFLMAO:

My biggest procrastination is trying to plan everything before starting. I'll be ready to start and then at 3AM I'll think of something that changes everything else.
 
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FishbonesAir

Active member
Get your lazy, procrastinating, fat, butt off the couch, and go finish a project!

I'm currently putting finishing touches on the latest version of my Jenny plans and awaiting a good day to maiden. After that; ailerons will go on the Dumod. Promise. ;)

I sat down, and drafted basic plans for the Woodstock, which I had been putting off. Hard for anyone else to build one without a plan!

The plans are not fancy like most, no color or anything, but I think most will be able to follow it.

Capt Fishbones (Dave)

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tetraodontoxin

New member
Yep, I can do that pretty easy. I have a lot of hobbies and unfortunately some do take little more priority, but I’ve finally finished my Tutor and practicing for my first planned flight. Some of my scale models have been sitting idle a lot longer than my RC builds, they are honestly the quickest. I made an FT-22, paused for electronics and control surface mechanisms install, a MicroAces Scrappee biplane that was ready last year but couldn’t fly due to seasonal weather. I always love a h build though, can take a break for a long time and still dive right in anytime!
 

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