Learning from a painful experience.
Last Christmas, my mum bought me a radio controlled air combat helicopter, and I think it was the best Christmas gift I’ve ever had in ages. This makes me almost go nuts with joy because of its agility and fun while flying it. It was easier to operate and thrilling while on air.
Being an amateur in flying the RC copter, I felt out that I really needed to go out and have some fun since there’s was only a small yard at home and I felt that more fun would only result if I find a more space for piloting.
Therefore after lunch I went to the nearby community parking lot. As I had anticipated, there were barely any cars there apart from two sedans which were almost there all the time. My guess was correct that most people would be out there shopping or enjoying the festive season hence the parking lot would be empty.
I set everything right and began the thrills. All was fine and under control but not for long. I enjoyed the sudden dips and rises and after maybe a half an hour of playing with the copter, I started experimenting new tricks which I had learnt in the user’s manual.
I never realized that it had become more windy than it was initially, and as I tried controlling the copter at 25 mph the gusting winds started to tip the copter backward and controlling became quite hard.
I decided that I fly along with the wind and as I tried to control it to turn, it spooled really hard and went crushing on the windscreen of an incoming car. I froze for a minute with shock as the owner of the vehicle screeched the breaks to a halt. I got scared and didn’t know what to do.
The windscreen was damaged and I knew that I was in deep shit. This meant that I shouldn’t wait for the driver to come out. Hastily, I fled leaving the copter and the radio control behind and rushed home. The car wasn’t familiar so I thought that the owner won’t find me.
Hardly had I arrived home and rushed to my room, I had the door bell. I peeped through the window of my room and saw the same gentleman who I had seen on the car. Mom wasn’t at home so when the maid opened the door and learnt about what had happened, she phoned mum. 30 minutes later, my mom was there. She seemed disappointed about what I had done and knew that this was the end of RC toys.
I still don’t know how to convince her again that now I’m more responsible and I’d never let such an incident happen again. I really miss the RC helicopter.