In the more than 100 years since man has been able to fly, we’ve made several significant advancements. From the early days of the Wright Brothers making history on Kill Devil Hill in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to the modern international airports that now cover the world, the fascination we have with flight has only grown stronger with time. Now, we not only use airplanes as modes of transportation, but we also fly remote controlled aircraft and become captains ourselves. With the holidays fast approaching and the great selection at Harbor Freight Tools, there’s no better time to see what special gifts you can find for your favorite aviation enthusiast.
Harbor Freight offers two radio controlled airplanes that provide tons of fun in the park or backyard. With the basic version for $39.99, you get an RC airplane that takes flight for up to 20 minutes on a full charge. Made to withstand rough landings, this sturdy Rechargeable Radio Controlled Airplane comes with replacement propellers so you can make repairs and keep right on flying. If you want to take your flying fun to the next level, then perhaps the Radio Controlled P51 Mustang Airplane for $99.99 is the better choice for you. This top-notch RC plane comes pre-built and flies for up to 10 minutes on a full charge. While you don’t get the flight time of the basic version, you can fly in style with the same design as the famous P51 Mustang! And don’t forget, no matter which RC airplane you choose, you’ll need to pick up 6 to 8 AA batteries to power the remote control.
Here’s what customers had to say about the basic version:
“I bought one of these to try my hand at RC airplanes. When flying one time I crashed it many feet up in a tree. That was the end of that, I thought. However, I saw the plane slowly bouncing down to the ground. I found it a few minutes later drenched in water and up against a grate in the irrigation ditch. I fished it out, took it home and let it dry out overnight. The next morning I powered it up and was amazed that it sprang to life! The engines fired up and it was good to go for many more flights. Practically indestructible.” –Blaine from Utah
“I have enjoyed my plane for a few years now. I just took it out last night after it had been sitting for a COUPLE OF YEARS. Charged the battery, took it out in CALM evening twilight conditions. Had a 10 minute flight. I have flown radio controlled planes for 25 years and this is a hoot. I was surprised it flew after sitting for so long, unused. Great deal for the money.” – Randy from Parts Unknown
And the P51 Mustang:
“This Mustang flies as good as some of my 4 or 500 buck planes, I would recommend some extra battery packs because you will want to fly it all day!” – Nickthestick from Northville, SD
“Very good plane. Got it and flew it out the box. Amazing speeds and handling. Would recommend to anyone. Nice beginner plane. Medium to slow speeds, and looks beautiful in the air. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” – Bry from Mansfield, Tx
Now, maybe you love airplanes but don’t plan on taking a toy plane outside to fly anytime soon. Well, that’s okay. You can still show off your love of aviation with the Balsa Wood Airplane Puzzle! At just $1.99, this inexpensive puzzle is fun to build and looks great on any desk, shelf, or table once complete. Also, you can build the airplane as it comes or you can paint the individual pieces for a truly unique work of art. But whether you choose the puzzle or one of the awesome (exclamation points optional) radio controlled planes, you’ll find them right here at Harbor Freight Tools!