Each one of us still has that part which enjoys being a kid once in a while. Men in general are still boys when it comes to their toys and gadgets. It becomes their passion to collect and sometimes to even spend a few minutes a day looking at or just holding their most prized possessions. Some are into basketball cards, others are fond of collecting action figures and there are some who spend most of their money in electronic toy gadgets such as remote control airplanes.
This type of sports has come into existence simply because of the advancement in technology that provided a whole new level to games and sports equipments. Although there are many other gadgets today that can be controlled like cars and robots, these are not given much attention especially by adults because of the scope of maneuvering that is too limited and too basic too handle.
Remote control airplanes have come to be the most appealing not only to boys of young ages but also to those who are a little bit older but still remained young at heart. This might mainly be due to their desire to soar the heavens with their own aircrafts or just because this has become a fad and commercial aviation that has become easily available. No matter the reason, what is important is that they enjoy the time of bonding with the boys as well as having a good alternative for relaxation and fun.
There are different types of remote control airplanes available in the market. The most basic is the ready to fly or RTF aircrafts which is mostly patronized by kids and beginners mainly because you can readily play with the toy after getting it out from the box. You don’t need to go through reading a bunch of instructions for assembling the parts nor you don’t have to worry about attaching the wrong parts that would hinder it from launching because as the name suggests it is ready to fly.
The other type is called the almost ready to fly or ARTF planes which also consists of already assembled parts where complex skills are needed but you are also required to add in some tails or wings to the aircraft for more accuracy and speed in flying. This type is the next level for beginners who would want to modify their planes a little bit.
The other type that has caught the attention of the much older generation is the balsa kit. This type uses materials made of light wood. You can buy a set which already contains the parts as well as the instructions on how to go about making a model aircraft. Although this type is not as durable as some of the models commercially available in the market, there is the thrill of allowing you to build it on your own and how to make it fly.
This kind of kit also comes in different sizes and shapes so you can choose what you think would suit you the most. The real challenge is how to keep it in the air for long especially with a lot of turbulence without being blown away. There are also some units which attract the attention of many people who simply love the extreme challenge of putting up or installing their own aircrafts. These are made up of sturdier materials and are often available online through special orders only. These equipments often require a much more advanced skill in construction as well as the basic knowledge in electronic operations so if you think you can’t handle to put it all together just stick with the other types so you won’t end up wasting your money simply because you can’t follow through the instructions (which are sometimes vague due to the assumption that you already know the basics in building). Aside from the different types, there are also different models that you can choose from. There are remote control airplanes that look like helicopters. There are also those that look like piper planes and there are cool jets like those flown by navy officers and air force units.