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RC Planes - Favorite Toys For Boys

Mar 27, 2008
Man's lack of natural flight has been humankind's greatest regret. Having some kind of ability to levitate in midair and soar like a bird has spurred humans to try out various innovations. In their effort to achieve the impossible task of flying like a bird and hover like a bee, countless humans have lost their lives and continue to do so till date. Mythologies of all great civilizations have mythical figures that have a pair of wings and the ability to travel great distances like birds.

Modern human history is replete with examples of scientific tempered pioneers designing various flying objects from Leonardo da Vinci to Jean-Pierre Blanchard, who fitted a hand powered propeller to a balloon to record humankind's first powered flight.

The Wright brothers, finally in 1903, successfully flew a fixed wing airplane that was controlled and powered by an engine. Since the invention of the airplane, collecting model airplanes became a hobby for the young and old alike. This hobby has passionate followers all over the world and continues to be among the top ten hobbies of all time.

Actual flying is an expensive proposition and you need to undergo extensive training. For those mortals, who cannot afford to fly their own airplane, flying RC airplane is the next best option. It is just as adventurous and thrilling as flying a real life plane. You can do awesome stunts, loops and also fly upside down with some of the models of RC airplanes that are available in the market.

It has been noticed that boys of all ages are taking to this hobby. However, girls are not too far behind. This is an ideal hobby for boys, as it combines all aspects of adventure, fun, and creativity. This hobby gives an opportunity to boys to interact with others at local RC flight clubs and instills in them a certain degree of discipline, while teaching them the basics of aeronautics.

A general look at the footfalls in any hobby store will clearly point to the fact that there are more boys interested in model RC airplanes. New RC flight clubs are sprouting all over North America like mushrooms. Due to the increased interest in flying RC airplanes most schools in North America have RC plane flying included in their extra curricular activity.

The easy availability of ARF (almost ready to fly) and RTF (ready to fly) kits has added to more and more people taking up flying RC airplanes as a hobby. The RTF kits don't need much assembling or gluing and the model airplane can be taken out of the box and one can get started.

Latest developments in engine technology and batteries have enabled model RC airplanes to be airborne for longer durations. Also the easy availability of spares and accessories has added to the fun. Boys prefer to customize their airplane and the various add on available in the market enable them, to make their flying machine look mean and efficient.
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