It’s Father’s Day weekend and right about now, many families are scrambling and thinking of ideas so Dad’s day is extra memorable. Well if you are in the RC hobby or have just stumbled upon this website while looking for something fun to do, consider making this father’s day a fun radio control family day. We came up with 5 Fun RC Ideas For Father’s Day that can turn that ordinary tie giving, generic BBQ day, into a day of laughs and high speed excitement.
1. Build a Kit!
RC cars and planes or anything with a transmitter for that matter has always been thought of as a great father and child bonding hobby. It all starts with the build. A father and son or daughter team can enjoy some time together putting together a new RC model. Together they can learn about the different parts of a vehicle, or Dad can teach the child the in’s and out’s of the model kit. It’s a great time of learning and spending time together and when you’re done, you’ll have an RC machine that you can enjoy together and look back at always for the family experience it created.
2. Build a Track or Trail Course
Sure, you can build a kit, but where you run it next may be uncertain for some. Build a course for your RC machines. Even the smallest of backyards can be a lot of fun. You can use supplies around the house like a piece of plywood and some old concrete blocks to build a ramp to jump. Perhaps a couple of old tires mark the turns. Have more space? Think about a trail truck course running around the yard. A pile of rocks and logs can be turned into a neat trail truck course. Just stay away from Mom’s flower bed! Don’t have yard space? Making a RC course inside the house for use with Mini or Micro RC cars is fun too. Some old magazines opened in the middle and placed face down can make a fun bump section. Old square cardboard boxes can be cut into triangles and used as jumps.
3. Take A Trip To The Hobby Shop
Father’s day is the perfect excuse to go sightseeing at the local hobby shop. Sure, you can try to hunt down new RC gear on-line, but at the local hobby shop, you get to “kick the tires.” NOTE: Please don’t kick the RC tires, they may fly pretty far through the air. Take the time to check out what the local shop has. Talk to the shop owner about the types of equipment he suggests if you are new to the hobby. See what parts the shop stocks and consider purchasing that brand or sticking with that brand if you already have a car so parts are available any time you need them.
4. Get Matching Cars
We’ve seen plenty of times where Dad walks into the shop with his kids and they each walk out holding a box. Father’s day is the perfect time to go get some new RC machines. You have the summer ahead of you and buying a car for Dad and the kid or kids ensures that you’ll have some fun family time racing each other. You don’t necessarily need big expensive ready to run cars either. There are a number of great entry level 1/18 machines that will deliver on the action indoors or outdoors.
5. Just Go Play
Already have a number of radio control cars? Then it sounds like you’re ready for some family RC fun. Set aside some time on father’s day to head to the local park for some trail truck fun. Head to the local track for some family bragging rights racing. HINT: Let Dad win, it’s his day. Head off to a field or out of the way parking lot for some bashing or drag racing. Be sure to pack plenty of charged batteries, some tools, a small table and chair and a cooler of refreshments to make your RC father’s day an excellent RC day to remember!