Saturday, June 20, 2009

Toys For boys

I met this gentleman as I was cycling to work along the Bow River pathways. He was out for a morning flying his remote controlled helicopter. He was very happy to chat about his hobby. He explained that this flying machine was very complex and difficult to maintain. He built it himself using parts from three different models and it's close to the weight limit for flying which makes it a little difficult to control. He has the control panel in his hand in this shot and it was very complicated. He built it because he wanted to learn how to fly choppers.
I hung around to watch him take off. He was pretty good!


  1. He seems very passionate about his hobby. Having fun is so important!
    Apropos fun, have a great weekend.

  2. Wow, it's a great "toy". Hmm, now I'm dreaming about sth like this:)

  3. That model helicopter is awesome! The controls look a little too complicated for me though.

  4. I like his dedication. I hope he gets his chopper license

  5. Please do not tell but I just a week ago bought the same for my husband birthday... Yes boys toy!