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Can One Have Enough RC’s?

Photo-A-Day #3333

I have been very fortunate in my life as a toy reviewer to get to play with a ton of toys. At present date I have 13 remote control vehicles ranging from the World’s Smallest Helicopter to a machine that fires giant foam darts. Most of my Remote control Vehicles are at work with me. There are two reasons for this. I don’t have enough room at home and there isn’t a great space to fly the helicopters in my house. Helicopters need a lot of room to maneuver and there is a three story high atrium where I can fly without fear of crashing into anything. I can simply fly. Then there is a room that has not been fully completed so there is a large flat area for the remote control cars to race. So I bring them to work and where there is downtime I race or fly with a couple of folks.

How Things Fly

Photo-A-Day #2805

This afternoon Allison, Eva, Andrew and I went over to Capron Park to check out some of the items from the Cooper and Kid How Things Fly kit. We brought with us the Insect flyer, the Rockets and the parachute man. I also brought along a couple other items. I won a Silverlit Fortress Helicopter and I brought the SkyBall Football. We had a fun time playing with all of the toys.

Eva and I threw around the SkyBall Football. I flew the Helicopter until it came crashing out of the sky and broke both rotor stabilizers. That was 5 minutes of fun over and done with. One stabilizer brace broke in half and that could easily be replaced. However the other one was actually intact but the ball joint it was attached to snapped off. That can’t be fixed without a replacement part and some surgery on the chopper. The thing is, I know how to fly these toy copters pretty well. I was in a huge open field with soft grass. I am disappointed that this broke so quickly. It was great fun to fly it while it lasted, though.

The items from the How Things Fly were fun. The insect flyer was a butterfly and it was made of styrofoam. Throwing it made it fly all over the place in circles. Eva had fun chasing it. That one didn’t last either. It broke on the way home.

The rockets were fun, they flew fairly far. We experimented with different angles of elevation to see how far they would fly. Eva loved shooting off the rockets.

I had some of the most fun with the parachute man. Throwing it into the sky to have it come sailing back down. I caught Eva trying to throw the parachute in today’s photo. She kept trying over and over but wasn’t getting the concept of releasing the man on the top of her arm’s arc. Eventually she’ll get it.