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08-23-2019 02:03 PM  54 days ago
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Rockin Bird

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Grandchildren into the RC hobby
Does anyone have grandchildren that are under 10 years old that are learning about radio controlled helicopters ,cars, planes, boats,or drones?
That sweet smell of "Nitro"
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08-23-2019 03:17 PM  54 days ago
McKrackin

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Yep. My 5 year old Grandpunk is flying drones on the Phoenix sim a little but mostly on the Copter and Sky PC game. I prefer the Copter and Sky because the game controller best emulates a Mavic controller and fits her little hands better. Plus, she's a fairly capable little gamer already.

I think next summer, when I have the Mavic 2, I will sorta give her the Mavic Pro.
I literally never use the word literally right.
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08-26-2019 06:29 PM  51 days ago
Rockin Bird

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Grandpunk,thats funny.That sweet smell of "Nitro"
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08-26-2019 08:45 PM  51 days ago
McKrackin

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Rockin Bird Grandpunk,thats funny.
It fits. lol
I literally never use the word literally right.
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08-30-2019 08:30 PM  47 days ago
LongTimeRC

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Yes, My 8 year old Grandson "solo'ed" in March of this year on a FMS Super EZ. The same plane my 12 year old Grandson solo'ed on when he was 9. I wish I saw more kids at the flying field but I don't think its gonna happen. Kids have a LOT of other options to draw their interest. Just proud I got them both through RC SOLO. A hobby I have enjoyed since 1978.
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08-31-2019 02:36 AM  47 days ago
helitom

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You guys are lucky. Both my Gsons (now 14 and 17) have zero interest. They both have their noses perpetually glued to either their phones or iPads.

When they were in the 8 - 10 range they seemed interested when at the flying field and did reasonably well on the simulator. With their apparent interest I got them some buddy box time (they did OK; typical beginners). Shortly thereafter I got each a airplane kit and all the stuff to build it and get it flying - including engine, radio, etc.

As I type this note neither has done anything with the stuff. Their mom sez the stuff is in their closets.

Forcing them into the hobby seems wrong from many perspectives. Separating them from their electronics, I'm sure, would seem capital punishment to them. Also, going to a flying field where most everyone is 70+, I am also sure, is not very attractive to the teenage mind.
The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
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08-31-2019 03:21 AM  47 days ago
LongTimeRC

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You're doing the right thing helitom. My guys may not stick with it either. I certainly WON'T push them. I'm just glad they have the memories and a few pics

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09-29-2019 04:53 PM  17 days ago
Gyronut

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My 8 yr old grand daughter likes to do the Indoor stuff with me every Friday.Rick
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09-30-2019 01:22 AM  17 days ago
Rockin Bird

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She will never forget those moments.That sweet smell of "Nitro"
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