Fly away, R/C-style

By Mir
October 13, 2008
Category Contests

Remote-controlled flying aircraft are a popular hobby among young and old alike—or so I’m told. Me, I think my children are perfectly capable of putting out their own eyes without handing them an airplane to help them do it. (I swear this is 100% true: My son walked into a wall this morning. And that’s not unusual ’round here. But I digress.)

Anyway, perhaps your children or your spouse are not as dangerous as mine. (Ahem.) Perhaps your family has been looking to get started with remote-controlled flying. In that case, I have two suggestions for you! First, check out the Academy of Model Aeronautics to find a club near you, and second, enter this contest!

Today I have two model aircraft to give away. I have a red Air Hogs Havoc Heli and a yellow and purple Air Hogs Havoc Cyclone. Both of these come with a high-power LiPo battery and charger, are designed to work even indoors, and are intended for operators 8+. My husband is very, very sad that I am giving them away. But giving them away I am. (Also, I am apparently turning into Yoda. Sorry about that.)

Want to win one? Simply leave a comment on this post by 3:00 p.m. Eastern time (noon Pacific) on Wednesday, October 15th, 2008. One comment per person, valid email address required. Winners to be determined by random number generation and altitude. Or maybe attitude. I always confuse those. You don’t need to pick one; I’ll just throw ’em into two boxes and pull winners and you get what you get (and you’ll like it, too).

Ready? Go!


  1. Let’s fly! I’ll do a loop over your house, Mir!

  2. My 8 year old would love it. So would my husband!

  3. My son loves airplanes – this would be such a good Christmas present!

  4. Wow, this would be an awesome Christmas gift!

  5. tight budget, 5 kids equals lots of need for cool Christmas gifts that I don’t have to buy!

  6. My husband is deploying next week and this would be just the thing to keep my son distracted!!!

  7. That sounds great!

  8. My boyfriend future husband loves these!

  9. these sound so cool!!

  10. What a great Christmas present!

  11. Pick me, pick me, Mir! And also you are so pretty!

  12. This would be a great Christmas present. Maybe not for my kids but I have nieces and nephews that I’m sure would love it!

  13. my physics teacher husband is drooling as we speak. he likes to throw stuff off of the school. maybe now he could float something.

  14. My kid (and hubby) would LOVE this. Please pick me random number generator! PLEASE!!!!

  15. Sounds like alot of fun!

  16. Those are so cool. My brother would love to get one of those for Christmas.

  17. My guys would love such an object under the tree as well!

  18. I took my boys to an air show for remote controlled airplanes recently (airplanes & helicopters & lawnmowers, oh, my!). They would LOVE you for this!

  19. My kids (and hubby) would love these! Thanks for another great contest!

  20. I could be the coolest g’ma on the planet with one of these for the awesome grandsons.

  21. oh I hope I win! My husband and son would love this!

  22. My son has been begging for one of these and his birthday is next week! Crossing my fingers and toes to win!!!

  23. That would be an awesome Christmas gift for two guys in my life!

  24. My husband I mean sons would love this!

  25. Sounds like a good Christmas gift for someone!

  26. Our family loves r/c flying stuff….and driving stuff…and anything r/c!

  27. I think I found a great Christmas gift for the DH!

  28. For my boys–and husband!

  29. I think that my family would really enjoy this. I hope I win!

  30. I would like to win pleeeaaasssseeeee. I’m not above begging.

  31. My kids would love this!

  32. As we always say around here, “you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.” I’d be happy to take whichever you and the magical number generator would like to give me, because my son would love to have one of these.

  33. That sure would be wicked crazy fun!

  34. Oh, my goodness. My husband would love to have one of these. And the kids, too. But mostly my husband. πŸ™‚

  35. We walk into walls at our house, too (and get mocked by the freaking wii fit for our ineptitude) but I still think we’d have fun with one of these! πŸ™‚

  36. This would make a great Christmas gift!!

  37. My husband or grandson would love love love these!!!

  38. This would be oh-so appreciated by the whole clan!

  39. We just saw someone with something similar this weekend. So cool!

  40. Ooohhh! This would be fun to find under the Christmas tree!

  41. My son really needs one after hubby wrecked the one he received for Christmas!

  42. Ooh! This would be fun with cats ;). Regardless, definitely would solve part of my holiday dilemmas!

  43. My children (and husband) would be over the moon about this.

  44. My son is going to be Yoda for Halloween this year. Your post cracked me up..Anyway, I would love to win this contest. It would provide oodles of entertainment and family time. Thanks!

  45. Whoo-wee!
    Santa’s coming early!

  46. Ooh it’d be awesome to go from meanest mom to coolest mom ever.

  47. Oh fun!!! me me me!

  48. These would make a great Christmas gift.

  49. Sounds like a great gift!

  50. I already know who would get it for Christmas! Thanks for the contest Mir.

  51. Great Christmas gift for my nephew!!

  52. My husband wanted one of these last Christmas. He’s not very good at hint dropping, because I thought he was joking. hubby and my 4 year old would loooove this.

  53. ПрСкрасно всС написано. Γβ€˜ΓΒΎΓΒ»Γ‘Ε’Γ‘Λ†ΓΒΎΓΒ΅ спасибо.

  54. I was so going to get one of these for my son for Christmas! He’d thank you profusely!!!

  55. What an awesome giveaway!

  56. HOW COOL!! Pick me please!!!

  57. Ooooh! Pick me – I could justify getting one of these for my husband when the price is free!!!!

  58. Yowza! My son would love that. (and I could sneak a turn or two!)

  59. This would be great to win!

  60. It would be the best Christmas EVER if my husband got one of these. . .

  61. This would be a great Christmas present for my son!!

  62. Sounds great!

  63. Thanks Mir! Pick me, pick me πŸ™‚

  64. Sounds great! Thanks,

  65. Sounds fun!

  66. I’ve been thinking of picking up a new hobby.

  67. When I was a kid, my parents owned a hobby shop and I had access to all sorts of rad stuff like this. Unfortunately, my son doesn’t get that particular little perk of life. Thus, I’d love to win one of these. Pick me!

  68. Sounds flytastic!

  69. My son loves airplanes or anything else that flies…. i.e. birds, moths, butterfly, etc. He would love this!

  70. Whee! Could cross one gift off the old xmas list.

  71. my 8 yo would LOVE this~

  72. Cool beans! Flying thingamajigs!

  73. Flying things!! So cool!!

  74. Pick me!

  75. This would be perfect for my 12 year old brother! He lives on 5 acres so there are fewer buildings to crash things into… Thanks!

  76. This would be a great Christmas gift for my boyfriend he would LOVE it. I got him one of these last year and he flew it around and around and around and our dog went crazy and then it broke πŸ™

  77. Sweet! My nephew has been wanting one of these!

  78. Daughter -11- and son -7.5- would love something like that…

  79. My nephew would love these! How fun!

  80. Thank you – son and pilot hubby would love it!

  81. Cool Beans!!

  82. you would be the hero of our house!!!

  83. My nephew would love it!

  84. Today is my son’s 8th birthday… and he would LOVE LOVE LOVE this for Christmas.

  85. oh yea…pick me…pick me. Thanks beautiful MIR

  86. I have 2 boys that would love one of these for Christmas! And I would love to get some shopping done already.

  87. This would make an excellent Christmas gift to my nephews!

  88. My grandson loves helicopters and I will be a super g’ma to him if I win.

  89. Sounds awesome for Christmas. Hubby or son???

  90. My husband and sons would be beside themselves over this!

  91. My kids would love these!

  92. Pick me, pick me! I think you are pretty AND fabulous!

    I have a husband and a five year old son. You’d make their Christmas!

  93. This would be an awesome birthday present for my nephew. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  94. I’m in.

  95. Pick me please

  96. Those look awesome!

  97. That would look nice under my tree!

  98. that would be the PERFECT gift for our nephew! pick me!! πŸ™‚

  99. From 151 feet above sea level (who knew we were that low?) Please count me in!

  100. We could definitely give one a good home! Please, pretty Mir!?

  101. Of all your contests, this one would thrill my son the most. Hope I win!

  102. My pilot would love this!

  103. WOW, my son wants one of these soooooooo bad!! He sees the commercials and says “I want that for Christmas mom!!”

  104. My son would love love love these.


  105. My son would love this…my husband would love this…my father would love this…sounds like male bonding time to me!

  106. This would be a great christmas gift for my father-in-law…

    Glad to see there aren’t any flying squirrels being shipped. πŸ˜‰

  107. great christmas gift!

  108. I know a 34 year old little boy who would love to find this below his Christmas stocking! πŸ˜‰

  109. FREAK OUT!!! THAT’S WHAT MY BOYS WOULD DO!! Come on, baby, times are tough…Mama needs some free Christmas goodies!

  110. my husband and sons would be forever in your gratitude beautiful Mir, please pick us!!!

  111. my husband would loooove this. so would my sons!

  112. Funny how our hubbys seem to mentioned a lot here…mine would love it too!

  113. Oh my Gosh! My son lovvvess airplanes!

  114. I know several people who would LOVE to get one of those as a gift.

  115. This would be awesome!

  116. My husband, son, and daughter would all LOVE this!

  117. FUN!

  118. Oooh- something else for my sons to fight over!!!

  119. Ohhhh, my son would LOVE this!!!

  120. My boys would love either of these!

  121. My husband wants this for Christmas and you know I can’t be buying him a toy with three boys at home! Bonus — all FOUR boys in the house would love this!!!!

  122. So cool, Mir!

  123. count me in

  124. These would make super cool Christmas gifts. Thanks Mir!

  125. Ooh ooh pick me! πŸ™‚

  126. My nephews would love these. I hope I win.

  127. Hey, I got attitude!

  128. I will reiterate what everyone is saying, this would be an awesome Christmas gift! Thank you!

  129. pick me πŸ™‚

  130. Airplanes! You planes! We all wish for airplanes!
    (Or something…)

  131. This would START my Christmas shopping!!

  132. My twins would love this! Thank you.

  133. My niece would love this…and her father, too.

  134. My 10yo loves RC stuff!

  135. Awesome~ I’d be happy to help clear these from your home. For the safety of your children, of course.

  136. gotta love to fly

  137. I WANT A NEW TOY!

  138. Christmas here I come!! Pick me!!

  139. would love the aircraft!

  140. Mir, has anyone told you today that you are GORGEOUS? Well, I will. Cuz I want a plane.

  141. Very cool. thanks mir!

  142. My husband would want it but I will give it to my nephew.

  143. Son and Hubs would adore this! *g*

  144. ooohhhh my – my son will poop kittens he’ll be so excited if we win!

  145. I can see it now…my husb and toddler fighting over it…

  146. Like it???? I’ll LOVE IT!!!!!

  147. My family would love this!! Not sure who would like it more my hubby or son?!?

  148. I like it. I like it a lot!

  149. My son has pined for one of these for years!! Pick me!

  150. My son’s already expanding Christmas list includes three things: A robot that really walks and talks, an airplane that really flies, a helicopter that really flies. No kidding. He won’t settle for the above items that just pretend.

  151. My boyfriend would LOVE THAT! He always oogles over them when he sees them in the store

  152. Super do!

  153. I’m in!

  154. I’d love to win one for my husband!

  155. Just thing I need to fly into those pesky nature-loving kite flyers on this island.

  156. Count us in!

  157. Pick Me! Pick Me!

  158. My son wants one for Christmas – unless my daughter gets her hands on it first!

  159. Yep, I’ve got the perfect 8-yr-old boy for this plane! Thanks Mir! πŸ™‚


  160. Sadly… I want this for my dad = ) pick me!!!

  161. My son would love to fly one of these into a wall…or his little sister. Either way, it would be loads of fun!

  162. yep. I’ll take it. thanks Otto for giving it up. =)

  163. Or as my kids say “you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit”.

    Yes please for me. I’d love either.

  164. Sounds like a ton of fun!

  165. Wow! How much fun woudl that be?

    Please Random Number gods shine down upon my comment. Please, pretty please.

  166. LOVE IT

  167. ny husband would love this!!!!

  168. Oh my husband LOVES these–since we can’t afford him flying right now, it’s a fun diversion. And the boys love to watch him.

  169. I would be the coolest mom and wife if I got this!

  170. Sure would be nice to have a gift for my loving husband of just over 24 years, this Christmas. He’s really been a good boy. He works really hard, has to put up with a lot…and it’s not his fault I lost so much money in the stock market, this year.

    End of sob story.

  171. I think you need to give my son one of those for Christmas. He’d love you forever and send a thank you note.

  172. Sweeeeet gift idea! This mommy has a very good boy, and husband that would be extra surprised if one of them got a toy like that for Christmas.

  173. Seriously. My boys would love this. Including the hubby.

  174. Sweet!

  175. this is totally a husband gift!

  176. ooh ooh me me!

  177. Four kids and a husband would love these!

  178. My nephew and I were just talking about these and how cool they looked… I would be Super Aunt if I won one!

  179. Oh, I played with one of the Havoc Helis for a while one night and I was laughing my butt off! For some reason it kept going straight at my husband or the wall no matter what I did! I’d love to be able to give my husband one of these for Christmas!

  180. Oh, my boys would be giddy with joy!

  181. I’d be flyin’ high if you pick me!

  182. My dad would love this for Christmas! hahaha

  183. My husband’s a helo pilot. He and hisother buddies would love to get their hand on this.

  184. My kids would love this – pick me, pretty Mir!

  185. Love you MIR!

  186. My husband LOVES all things remote control so I got him a knock-off helicopter. I would love to win him one that will actually fly!

  187. I’ll give this contest a try! πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  188. Pick me, please!

  189. This would be fabulous for the boys in my life!

  190. Thanks Mir!

  191. My husband, er, I mean my son, would LOVE one! πŸ™‚

  192. I love toys!

  193. Pick me! Pick me! For once, pick the reader with a Y chromosome! Pick me!

  194. Pick me!!

  195. My husband and kids would love this!!

  196. At our house say “you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit” I promise not to throw a fit if you pick me. Thanks

  197. Sounds fun…throw our hat in the ring!

  198. The hubby and I were just talking about what he and our son could do to bond! I hope we win, orthey may never connect. πŸ™ HA HA! They are really just 2 boys in a house full of girls and need to escape some days. πŸ˜›

  199. One husband, four sons, and six nephews; what could be better than cool toys for them to play with?

  200. What a lot of fun this prize would be for Thing 1 and his parents!

    Another great contest, Mir!

  201. airplanes are fun!!!!

  202. I’d be hard pressed to actually give it away for Christmas. You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.

  203. This would be a great gift for my (soon to be) 6 year old!

  204. I know a 10 year old that would looove this!

  205. Both my boys would love these. They could torture the neighborhood girls with them.

  206. Woo–count us in!

  207. This would make me the coolest mom EVER!

  208. Fly me to the moon!

  209. We had one of these a year ago and it got tangled in my daughters hair! She hid under the couch whenver it was flown again!

  210. me me me!

  211. i want to play

  212. ooh oooh!

  213. My son would do backflips for one of these. I have wanted to get him one for years since we have a model airplane club close to our home this may appease him.

  214. your hair looks pretty!!

  215. If hubs doesn’t want to go play with this with our daughter, my rabid anything-airplane-related sister would kill for it!

  216. Why am I posting when I know that this could cause great turmoil between two sons and a hubby who love planes? Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment!

  217. that would be perfect for my big kid(and his grandson)

  218. Love, love this prize!!

  219. Sounds fun! My nephew would love this! Thanks!

  220. We have safety goggles just waiting to be tested!

  221. would make a nice Christmas gift for my son!

  222. Sounds Awesome!

  223. I know someone who would love this!!!

  224. I always wanted to learn how to fly!

  225. We would love to win this!

  226. My boys would love this!

  227. Oh, Pick me! πŸ™‚

  228. *raises hand*

  229. Sounds great. Thank you!

  230. My 8 year old would love it. So would my husband!
    So would I!!

  231. Oooh Cool!

  232. Me please!

  233. Oh, I’d love to go flying!

  234. My son has been begging for one of these. He would love to fly one.

  235. Pick me! I have a 12 year old that would LOVE this.

  236. I would love one of these!

  237. To win I want. I do great Yoda.

  238. Air Hogs would make my kids happy little piglets!

  239. This would make a great gift for my son at Christmas time!

  240. Oh yeah!

  241. Me, me!!! =)

    My husband flew his awesome RC helicopter into a tree and broke it…

  242. ooooh, great gift idea!

  243. my son would plotz if he got this.

  244. Are there any surcharges for window seats????

  245. Cool!

  246. i would love to be hit by flying objects when i gift this to my nephew for christmas. Count me in!

  247. Mother of 3 boys, tight budget – only have one Air Hog right now – make my day!!!!!!!

  248. A husband who would LOVE this…
    Me me me!

  249. I’m in!

  250. My husband would love this! He is trying to relive his childhood!!

  251. I want one!

  252. *waves hand in air* pick me! My little brother would go nuts!

  253. My hubbie and his three girls would love this. πŸ™‚ Yes, that’s right. Three girls. They love this sort of thing. Pick us!!! πŸ™‚

  254. My nephew would be delighted if I could score one for him :)! Thanks you!

  255. Sure would be fun to have so the neighbors would get jelous Hee Hee Hee

  256. My dad, believe it or not, used to want to do this. He lives on a golf course, I think it’d be a perfect place for him to use this. His birthday’s next month! C’mon, Random Number Generator!!

  257. Me Me Me! My son would love this! And since I just wasted 200 bux at the umm CASINO lol I think this would make up for a couple christmas presents…hmm i still dont understand how 200 bux was gone in 22 minutes lol.

  258. Hooray for R/C give aways!

  259. This is my lucky number.

  260. Cool beans!

  261. Is today my lucky day?

  262. The kids and I got dad one last year for christmas. Now, is their turn.

  263. My son wants one of these so badly. Unfortunately I cannot afford them. I really want to win this one. This year has been so bad for him, I would really love to surprise him with this. Here’s to hoping that my number is picked.

  264. I have 2 sons and 1 husband…nothing more needs to be said!

  265. My son was just coveting our neighbor’s new Air Hog heliocopter earlier today!

  266. One of these days I’m gonna win one of these here contests! I swear I am.

  267. Very cool!

  268. I would love to win this for my son – it’s very nice of you to do this!

  269. My son would love one of these!

  270. Wonderful gift….My boys would love this!

  271. Wouldn’t my gradsons love thier Me Me if I won this?

  272. tigth budget, a 3 year old and almost 15 year old! This would make a great birthday present for my 14 yo that will be 15 next month! He LOVES this kind of stuff.

  273. My daughter and husband would LOVE these!!!

  274. My husband would love this on Christmas morning. πŸ™‚

    And thanks for the reminder, Mir!

  275. This would make me a rock star Christmas morning!

  276. My daughter would love this…

  277. Throwing my name in for the randomness.

  278. Hi Mir,

    Long time reader – first time contest enterer(?) – I have three boys that would love this plane!!!

  279. OK, OK. You guilt-tripped me with that reminder post today.

  280. man! I always find out about cool things last! Or almost last. Come on number 280!

  281. I can’t lie I would love this for myself. Would be fun to own a small R/c plane to drive the dog and neighbors crazy πŸ˜€

  282. Pick me! have a 7 year old son (& husband) who would have fun together!

  283. Oh – very, very cool – I want this

  284. Ooohh… sounds like fun! I bet the kids would love playing with one of these (if they can get it away from my hubby…).

  285. I would love this!

  286. My kids and husband would love this!!

  287. *comment comment comment*

    Honestly, it would mostly be used to tease the cat.

  288. Please!

  289. My girls have been drooling over the TV commercial for this plane! What a surprise it would be. Found your site today – nice friendly take on the deals out there. Love it. Bookmarked forever!

  290. Since my daughter asked my sister last week why no one had bought her a remote-controlled helicopter for her birthday, I guess I’d better enter to win this one!

  291. a remote control car and helicopter are on my sons christmas list – this would be awesome!

  292. I know someone who has a birthday next week who would TOTALLY love this! Great contest, Mir!

  293. My hubby just became a grandpa, and our son just became a daddy. This would be a great thing for the three generations to do together.

    Thanks again, Mir, for your great site & generosity.

  294. Hubby and son would LOVE one of these. Thanks Mir!

  295. Sounds neat! Count me in!

  296. ooh, I hope the random generator can count this high…

  297. my husband & daughter would love one of these!

  298. Oh! my little boy just loves these! Pick me

  299. Oh, this would be a perfect gift for my hard to shop for nephew!

  300. My son is standing next to me while I am searching online and told me these are REALLY REALLY cool and that he saw them on TV.
    So I am throwing my hat into the ring.
    Pick me! πŸ™‚

  301. sounds like fun!

  302. This would be a great start to the Christmas Shopping. πŸ™‚

  303. Sounds like fun for the little and big (hubby) boys in my house!

  304. What a great way to start christmas shopping! count me in!

  305. I am fairly new to your Blog, I am liking what I see so far.

  306. My husband would love this!

  307. Great gift!! Thank you!

  308. As an owner of an 11-yr old boy, any distraction from video games would be a welcome one…so I am optimistically thanking you in advance!

  309. Let the Christmas season begin!

  310. very fun!

  311. my sophie would love this!

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