Keep on Flying: A Life Lesson from R/C

July 6th, 2008 by k8gu Leave a reply »


I’ve written several times about the airplane.  So, this story will repeat somewhat.  As a child, I was interested in R/C airplanes.  In a rare lapse of judgement, Dad bought a used “trainer” from a coworker.  However, since we’d been told that crashing is inevitable, he sold it.

Crashes are inevitable in R/C.  The only way to get better is to keep flying, keep crashing, and keep repairing.  Although most things in life are more robust than R/C airplanes, the ability to pick up the pieces and devise creative solutions after repeated setbacks is a valuable skill.