Radio Controlled Planes

Written by James Lyons
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Radio controlled planes are a little more difficult to maneuver than you might think. Those of you who own some of the newer, more advanced models know what I mean. There are models young boys and girls can fly with relative ease, but the more advanced designs require plenty of practice and patience. We aren't folding paper airplanes and throwing them around.

Radio controlled hobbies require the development of certain skills. That's why they are hobbies. Professional baseball players spend years perfecting their swings, turning double plays, and catching fly balls. Learning how to fly radio controlled planes may not require the same discipline to play in the major leagues, but it does call for learning and practice. That's really what makes it exciting.

Radio Controlled Planes Build Other Valuable Skills

I think it's a great idea for parents to consider involving their kids in radio controlled hobbies because of the skills that develop through the learning process. Flying radio controlled planes entails focus, patience, imagination, and education. To know the plane's limits, you have to know some simple laws of physics and aerodynamics. Armed with this knowledge, owners then have the freedom to grow their repertoire of maneuvers.

Many kids who develop an affinity for flying these RC planes also develop an affinity for other things in their lives. For instance, once a teenager realizes scientific principles govern what their planes can and cannot do, they begin to build an interest in the sciences. Parents love this because their children get to see science in action. This is the ultimate form of education.


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