Have you ever played with a radio controlled toy? Yes? Well congratulations, you are finally in the major on something! Whether it be RC airplanes, trucks, boats or helicopters, operating radio controlled toys is fast becoming one of America's favorite pastimes. With so many models available, of all types and sizes and in every price range, there is something for everyone's taste, child or adult.
You may remember, and this was not so long ago, when RC toys had very short battery lives. You would charge them for hours and then only get to play with them for a few short minutes before the battery was completely dead. With today's improved technology, batteries maintain their charges longer and do not take as long to charge back up. And with spare batteries available for many models, it is now easy to double your fun!
One of the best things about radio controlled toys is the opportunity that they afford for you and your child to play and spend together and in the process building memories you will both cherish a lifetime. What comparable hobby offers this much entertainment value at such a reasonable price? And many of these toys are rugged enough for outdoor play, so you can go outside to fly, drive or pilot them, rather than cooped up indoors playing video games or watching television. Radio controlled toys encourage modest physical activity and social interaction and also allow parents to model learning new skills.
Toy and "super stores" carry RC toys, with the better quality models to be found at local hobby shops. The internet is another place to search for (and research) radio controlled toys and to compare prices for best deals. Stumped for gift ideas as the holidays approach? An RC toy may well be the ideal gift for a child or family member; in fact, they may tell you it is the best present they ever had!