Well at the weekend I took a break from my world of RC helicopters and tried something else rather exciting. A friend and I went over to Bruntingthorpe race track and aerodrome, near Lutterworth in Leicestershire, to have a go at driving some supercars with Trackdays/6th Gear. There was a bit of a raw wind blowing and by the time we were called over for our drives, having had a preview lap being driven round in a Range Rover Sport, we didn't know if we were shaking with excitement or cold!
For thrill seekers who love cars it's a must do. How does it compare with flying an RC helicopter for fun? Different! They are both unbelievable in their own ways...but I tell you what, you can get alot of flying time for the price of a supercar drive.
It sure was a brilliant day and the company made it all the more so...thanks again Fi.
What the day did do was set me thinking...you could hear the cogs whirring...the companies that do experiences like this for thrill seekers do cars, helicopters, planes, tanks etc etc etc. Now maybe someone could come up with something similar so people can experience the amazing fun of flying an RC helicopter. Maybe start them off with 1/2 hour instruction on a flight simulator before a try at a co-axial helicopter and then the indomitable little Blade mSR before letting them lose on having a go on a big bird...something like a nitro (the noise just adds to the adrenaline rush) helicopter of at least a 600 size - impressive in the air and stable. This would have to be harnessed to a buddy box so that an experienced pilot could get them up and down safely. Top it all off with a demo from a crack 3D pilot, like this...
...and I think it would be a real thrill for people and a brilliant taster of a rapidly growing hobby.
So, if someone out there takes my idea up and makes a fortune from it...please send me a slice!!!
For now, HAVE FUN!!!
These guys certainly did: