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Secret Santa Gift Idea For Kids - Buy and Gift An RC Plane Online

Updated on September 6, 2012

Christmas is coming and I can hear the jingle bells of Santa. You have plans to buy a Santa Claus costume from WalMart for the Christmas night and dress yourself as Santa and want to fill up the bag with secret gifts and deliver them to your kids’ bedside while they are in their dreams. But wait a minute, do you have some surprise items to give to your kids or again the old Christmas chocolates or a boring 3D video game or the usual Christmas cards, books, and other Christmas collectibles. What else do you have in store for them? Do you have something different? Something that can make your kids totally crazy and excited! Something that they have not even thought you will give them. Come on, all these are not secret gifts. If that’s all in your mind, then I will tell you what is the best secret Santa gift for upcoming Christmas holidays.

Of course, it is an RC toy to be included in your Santa bag, which has become the best holiday gift for 2010. Now, when we talk about gifting a radio control toy, then it is better to gift RC planes because within all RC model toys, the radio control airplanes are the most popular around kids. Moreover, RC planes bring together the largest number of fans and enthusiasts in the world.

According to a recent study, it has been revealed that kids are attracted more towards flying RC planes than running RC cars or RC boats. Now, I will not only give you information on where to buy these little airplanes but I will also explain how they are controlled using radio signals.

First of all, I will tell you where you can buy an RC plane.

Though you can buy an RC plane from various hobby shops located inside markets or malls in your area but if you are looking for some beginner RC models at affordable prices, then buying them online via Amazon or Ebay shopping portals is the best option. Also, if you are searching for buying wholesale RC planes, then some online RC plane sites like Raidentech, Texas RC Planes, Amax Hobby, Thirty Thousand Feet, etc. are the best options. But if you are buying wholesale or bulk gifts from online shopping portals like DHGate.Com, then please beware as they are selling Chinese RC planes and other cheap stuff where quality of the product is largely deteriorated, so the idea is to buy cheap but buy good quality RC planes due to safety concerns.

Now learn how an RC plane is controlled using a radio signal transmitter

Control of an RC plane is based from land that is managed by the pilot of the model. The radio control unit in the pilot’s hand sends messages to a radio receiver located inside the plane that transforms the signals into mechanical action thereby controlling ailerons, rudder, flaps, air brakes or depth, and other parameters. Each element receiving radio waves located within the plane is called as a servo. When you are working with an engine, it is called an active servo control. Larger RC plane models require increased power of radio signals, equipment, and servos and as a result, you experience better handling of the aircraft.

So according to me buying and including an RC plane in your Santa bag will be the best secret gift for your child this holiday season. Your kid will be really excited when he will wake up in the morning and will see his surprise gift lying on his bedside. After that, you have to just help him unpack the plane, read the instructions on the pack, arrange the batteries according to the guide, assemble the parts if you have bought in an RC kit form, go outside in the park, and help him fly his first plane in the sky. Now what do you say? Isn’t an RC Plane the best secret Santa gift idea for your kids this Christmas?


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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for the visit zuky123.

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      7 years ago

      nice :))

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes I also don't like to be in the stores wasting my precious time and like having great ideas just like you.

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      8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      I need ideas for gifts as I want to get out of the stores quickly. Thanks

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much DjBryle for taking interest in reading this hub. I am glad that you found it useful. Thanks for the visit.

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      8 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      Thanks for sharing this very useful hub! It gave so much gift giving idea and even the best place to find the item! Knowing how it works makes it more fun to give too and play it with the kids. Voted up! =)


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