If you like remote controlled models and have plenty of space, then you might want to think about buying one of the new big remote control helicopters that have recently been introduced by several makes. These helicopters, which can occasionally be as large as ten feet long, rival real helicopters in dexterity. They are expensive and can set you back three thousand dollars or more.
As with many fads, some people just have to possess one of their own. So, the next time you are walking in the countryside and you see a helicopter flying in the region, look again closely. At first you will probably think that it is a real helicopter that is just further away then you first reckoned. But look again and you will probably see someone controlling the helicopter with a huge remote control box.
If you see one of these remote controlled helicopters in flight, consider yourself very lucky. Because it is so costly to own one of these beautiful models, they are also still pretty rare. However, because I am an avid collector myself, I have considered purchasing one of these large remote control helicopters, and I even put a bid on one in Ebay once, but in the end I did not get it and instead made up my mind to wait until the cost comes down a bit more.
Just as with any new, popular item, big remote control helicopters are the latest fad, but in a few years, I am certain there will be a greater supply and the cost will fall. Then I will be ready and willing to buy. But until then, I have a very bighearted and rich friend who owns one, and I will practice flying his. I have already taken it out once – it is so much more powerful than the normal, small remote control helicopters that you are probably used to. When you first turn it on, the big remote control helicopter?s blades spin with such ferocity, that you may worry that you are going to break something. and then, when it lifts off the ground, you will feel a huge sense of accomplishment, knowing that you are the one who is controlling it.
And if you are able to make a successful, smooth landing as well, then you can truly call yourself a helicopter pilot, because even those very experienced with small remote control helicopters will be impressed to see someone land a big remote control helicopter, because it really is completely different. So if you happen to be lucky, well-off, or just single-minded enough to purchase one of your own, take pleasure in your time with your giant helicopter.
I assure you that it will be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. For me, the entire event was unreal, and when it was all over, I had to phone everyone I knew and tell them how I had flown a 10 foot helicopter and landed it smoothly. I bet that?s how pilots feel the first time they fly a real aircraft.
Owen Jones, the author of this article, writes on many subjects, but is currently involved with remote controlled trucks. If you have an interest in model or toy rc vehicles, please go over to our website now at 1/5 Scale RC Cars