Remote control cars should come with the type of warning associated with any other gateway drug.
My casual interest in toys grew into a desire to build my own high-performance car, which was then followed by a desire to take to the skies.
I dabbled with helicopters a few years ago but I got my fingers burned. After waiting six weeks for my top-of-the-range helicopter from China, I managed just 15 seconds of flight time before I lost control. The chopper careered into a wheelie bin, exploding in a cloud of smoke and shrapnel.
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