The souls in our society crave for people who share common goals or interests to beat the boredom. One best way is to get our self engaged in a Hobby. I’m writing this to promote a Hobby that is still unpopular within our Indian community though it is renowned in other parts of Asia and other continents. I’m into this nearly for a year and excited to share the information for those who want to learn or looking for guidance. Our Ajith (Thala) is man of simplicity – a soul with an extra-ordinary passion for Hobbies. Yep ! it’s the RC (Radio Control) Hobby.
You might have heard or would have longed to fly a RC Helicopter or Airplane or Jet or ride Motorcycles or Drift cars & Trucks. It’s a challenging hobby that will take your mind off the stress and also trigger inquisitiveness as to why I couldn’t, if you don’t fly responsibly. I started with Car, Bike, Trucks but found myself more inclined towards Planes, War birds & Jets. “Learning to fly” is a dream for many people around the world. The great thing about RC plane flying is that each day will be a new experience to learn new techniques to master. This is when we could really say wholeheartedly …. Learning is fun!
Just a peek on the range of Planes/Jet/War Birds. It’s available in Electric, Nitro engine and Turbine engine versions, with electric planes 2,3 channels for the beginners to start with. On mastering that, you would automatically go up the ladder with 4,5,6,7,8,9 channels. A learner could look for RTF (Ready to Fly) planes/Heli which comes with Plane, built-in electronics, Transmitter, Receiver, Battery & Chargers and then move on to BNF (Bind & Fly) that comes with only plane, electronics, receiver & battery. Next level shall be PNF (Plug & Fly) which would have only Plane and electronics. Other 2 levels are ARF (Almost ready to fly) which may not carry all the electronics and the Kit version is just the air frame. These are applicable for the planes made out of EPO Foam, Balsa Wood and Fiber glass. The complete R/C package RTF that gets beginners airborne in under an hour! A perfect category to start with. And when it comes to the cost you have a wide range of choices based on your preferences. Also one could build their own plane!!
I would say, we would need to appreciate those involved in developing such RC fields in our country. How many of us know that there is an airfield - located about 100 kms from Chennai on NH45. The runway is managed by RCPA founded by K.Aravind (Rotor Sport) and by Ajith (our Thala). The runway is designed by Ajith as per AMA norms (http://www.modelaircraft.org). Needless to say, Ajith is a great guy.
Initially my attempt was unsuccessful at flying. After continuous effort I was encouraged when I saw my plane soaring up in the air. We have a pilot among us who flies the Jet with Turbine engine… that’s our Thala Ajith. Why don’t we join hands with experts already in the field and develop this hobby which would encourage others in this community. Today, China stands number one in RC product manufacturing & Marketing. If we sow in the seed of interest in building this hobby today, who knows this might help us economically in introducing production units to drive world’s attention on us in RC Hobby as well, not just IT, Cricket, etc.,
Do not hesitate to reach me out @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know about the hobby. I should be able to help you with my knowledge and provide guidance to succeed. You can find my planes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvJGZXoWrNI from beginner plane to Scale Cessna & Jet. All are electric; I’m still learning and have way to go for Giant Balsa planes and Jet with turbine engine that our Thala Ajith flies causally as a child’s play.
Would you agree Ajith is not just a Hero but a “Real” Hero with diversified interest, skills and passionate in building unique communities. Though I'm not a die-hard fan but always admired his talents, skills and passion for other activities like Car Racing, Bike Riding, flying.....