The spring and summer months brings out us R/C (radio control) pilots so that we can show off our latest projects that took most or all winter for many to build. I've been flying R/C airplanes for 14 years, and I have never built an airplane from a box of sticks (kit form). I have always flown ARF's (almost ready to fly), and most of these type airplanes are 80-90 percent pre-built. I can't say that I spent all winter building an airplane because ARF's only take hours to build.
The 2006 summer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, however, has not been kind to us R/C pilotsÃ¢â‚¬¦IT'S HOT. The only time that I had this summer to fly and teach my son to fly has been too hot, so I'm looking forward to the fall months and cooler weather so that we can charge the airplane's batteries, check the flight controls and linkages, and head out to the flying field to spread our wings. I'm sure we won't be the only ones there.