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Second childhood????

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AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 4 Feb 2013 17:28

Not me, my OH. He is now buying small helicopters that can be flown indoors. He has two and is looking to buy a third. I suppose it keeps him out of mischief. (Well it does as long as he doesn't break anything!!) :-D :-D

JustGinnie

JustGinnie Report 4 Feb 2013 17:39

I wouldn't trust my OH with one of those Ann. Have seen some on a shopping channel before christmas and thought bye bye ornaments. :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 4 Feb 2013 17:45

He is not brave enough to fly it in the lounge but flies it in the spare bedroom where there is nothing of value. Second childhood but not suicidal :-D :-D

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 4 Feb 2013 17:58

I bought two of those as presents the Christmas before last Ann. Oh the fun we had trying to fly the bleddy things. The wind took hold of one of them and it took us forever to find it. We eventually found it in someones back garden.
Last year i found a double propeller hellicopter on my shed roof.
Never did find out who it belonged to.

Whoever lost it wouldn't have been too happy because they are not cheap are they.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 4 Feb 2013 18:12

As soon as I read this thread, I thought - I know something about this.

I mentioned on another thread Gareth Jones - Gaz Top - who was a children's programme presenter for many years (How2, for example). His dad Ken was a radio-controlled helicopter hobbyist. He used to bring his latest model round to show us and they were fantastically intricate and very powerful. Ken and Gaz used to fly them off Moel Famau in Flintshire. Fast speeds and a few accidents

But these model helicopters seem very different. If Ken had flown his in the bedroom, the wall would have disappeared. Perhaps radio-controlled will be the next stage in OH's hobby, Ann :-0 :-0

Kay????

Kay???? Report 4 Feb 2013 18:23

They are brilliant Ann,,,,,outdoors on a windless day have a try you'll be hooked......my grandau has 4 now shes quite a master with the control.,,,,,plus they are pretty robust so miles for money before they are rendered useless....... :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 4 Feb 2013 19:49

He is getting better. The first he bought had to come from Hong Kong, took four weeks ant the tail rotor motor wouldn't work. After much discussion and he had to send a video to the firm, they refunded the money but said don't return it. He then managed to fix it.

John these are quite small choppers. :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 4 Feb 2013 19:52

Have never seen these small choppers.

Just worried he might want a large chopper one day soon. Very expensive and time-consuming hobby then. Would hate you to be a chopper widow, Ann :-)

Jane

Jane Report 4 Feb 2013 19:59

There is one on my dining table as I type :-S Belonging to my 27 year old son.Not sure if it is broken or just left there.I can't see the point in them to be honest.Just Boys Toys (especially the older ones lol)

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 4 Feb 2013 20:36

Wait 'til he progresses to those that you can fly outdoors, hope you have deep pockets!!!!

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 4 Feb 2013 20:43

Dont remind me thank god the days of dodging the helicopter
whilst cooking the tea are well over in this house
pigletspal is right next they move on to the outdoor planes
or even the outdoor helicopters

so maybe you need a new winter coat and a good hat and scarf are in order
for those cold cold days
you will be watching :-D :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 4 Feb 2013 20:50

Yep boys toys. Don't think he will move on to the larger ones, nowhere to fly them. He will probably resort back to flying on the PC again.

GinN

GinN Report 4 Feb 2013 21:24

I like flying in real ones! :-D

Sylvia

Sylvia Report 4 Feb 2013 22:45

I bought my OH one the xmas before last, to fly outside. It ended up in a tree in the woods but son got it out. The following day both sons bought one and they lasted about 4 hours. Expensive to buy the parts for them but good fun if you can master them.