Chuck's son, Charlie joins the ranks of "Radio Control Pilot"
So this past Christmas (a few weeks back) you prolly remember me talking about how I took my kids "Christmas Wishing" at Debbies RC World in Chesapeake, VA to entertain some of their requests for radio control planes and cars this Christmas. I've been shopping at "DRCW" for a long time now as an avid 'RC Addict' and was so glad when my kids showed interest in it as well.
Charlie got a trainer airplane and Theresa got a RC Truck (as they both wanted). The truck for Theresa was easy as most kids have a keen understanding of the controls on the ground...The Airplane, though, for Charlie required me to be sure he was ready.
So beforehand, I purchased a "Radio Control Simulator" called Phoenix that they also had at Debbies RC World. This way, I could let him crash a plane and not have it cost one penny in glue before we ever hit the field. ....It worked!!! Yesterday, Charlie had his first successful flight AND landing of a foam airplane called "The Easy Star" (Ive been training people to fly with just such a plane for years)...He was jumping with excitement and Theresa enjoyed watching as well. .....here are some pics of the chronicle.
We had fun building the plane and here are some shots from the "Maiden Flight"....Charlie did excellent and I was next to him on a master/trainer transmitter configuration so if he got in to a tight spot, I could save things...but I didnt need to...he did awesome!
More to come....I even got video of it!!!!