RC Model Plane Kits & Motors
Our vintage tool expert, Lee Richmond, is also an avid RC modeler, and has been for many years. Lee has been flying model planes ever since he can remember, and has been collecting RC kits ever since he could afford them. Now there is no room left and it is time to start selling some of that collection. What better place to list these RC kits and motors than right here on The Best Things website.
A note from Lee: In the time that I have been involved with RC, there have been some huge changes. Some of them for the better, others, I am not so sure. There are two technological advances that I embrace wholeheartedly, the use of spread spectrum modulation technology, and the use of brushless electric motors with Lipo batteries. In this same time, I have seen a move away from craftsmanship and building, to buying ready made kits. Along with this, there has been a shift in the production of RC products from the US and Europe to low production cost Asian countries. Both of these changes break my heart. I thought that the RC hobby was about more than just flying, it was a whole package deal, that involved creating an airplane that you were proud of, and then flying it. Of course many of us still do that, but many others have missed out on this experience. On the bright side, laser technology and CAD software has opened the door for small companies, often a single person, to bring model airplane kits to market. In the old days, when kits were usually die cut, the tooling costs were typically prohibitive for small companies, and even for large companies, production runs had to be large to make the investment worthwhile. If you want spend quality time with a child, and at the same time teach them some skills that will help to prepare them for the high tech work world that awaits them, I can't think of a better thing to do than to build and fly a model plane with them.