Flying RC helicopters actually has a lot to offer hobbyists in terms of enjoyment, but there is a problem that many hobbyists face when they try to get a group together to fly their favorite models. RC helicopters are a sadly unpopular pastime. It’s very possible that you might not know any RC enthusiasts in your area. However, this doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way for long. Introducing some friends to your RC helicopter hobby can make a huge difference when it comes to RC popularity.
Both RC cars and RC helicopters are great when it comes to introducing your friends to the hobby. This is because both cars and helicopters can perform stunts easily, and also tend to have a “cool” appearance. Being able to show the fun in an RC helicopter’s details, or getting your friend to help choose decals for your RC car can be a good way to get them interested in coming along for the ride. It’s very important not to force things when it comes to introducing your friend to any new hobby, RC copters included. Otherwise, they will resent both you and your favorite hobby for quite some time.
Once you get your friend interested in coming with you as you experience your RC helicopter hobby, you have to do a little bit of planning. If your friend is big into art and design, getting him to help you paint or modify your RC helicopter or RC car is a good way to start. Friends who are more into action, wild videos, and being able to do unusual things are best off actually taking the big jump into RC helicopters by getting their hands on the remote. Showing a couple of the tricks that your RC helicopter can achieve will be all of the push that they will need.
After they get their first taste of RC copters, there’s a pretty good chance that they will want to do it again. If this is the case, you probably will know that they will want an RC helicopter for their next birthday or Christmas present. Getting more people into the mix is easier once you have a first friend who also shares your hobby. Much of this is the law of large numbers – the bigger the present group is, the more likely it is that people will want to join in the fun.