RC Hobbies on the Rise During COVID-19

RC Hobbies on the Rise During COVID-19

COVID -19 has changed many aspects of the way we used to live our lives. With school still on break for another couple of weeks, we know tons of parents who are eagerly looking for activities to get their kids active. Social distancing guidelines and state-wide quarantines have made it nearly impossible to do some of the things we used to do for fun.

Fortunately, Winks hobby shop in Tompkins County is designed to help families just like you join the RC hobby craze. You’ll get to spend more time with the kids and get some fresh air! Today, we’ll cover all of the benefits of dropping by Winks and picking up a new hobby.

Brings the Family Together: The quarantine has caused many of us to have a lot more time on our hands than we expected. RC’s bring the family together to do something fun with all of the extra time. Kids get a chance to take part in some friendly competition, and they also learn valuable life skills.

Winks is one of the few hobby shops in the area that have the widest selection of name brand modeling kits. It’s all the fun of racing, plus the added satisfaction if building something with your own hands.

Make a family game night that’s all about RC’s with the help of an Ithaca hobby shop. Each family member can be assigned a small project to help pull race day off. Kids can get creative, transforming the backyard or driveway into the ultimate track. We’ve heard of families using old school trophies as medals or DIY (do it yourself) medals made out of paper plates.

Get to Play Outside: Staying inside all day can make us even more addicted to our screens. Our bodies were made to move and soak up the sun. RC cars, planes, and boats can lure your family off the couch so you all can get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors.

This summer looks like it’s going to be a particularly hot one! While our RC vehicles are tough enough to take on the heat, we want to cover what you do to stay safe and have fun. Always bring a portable bottle of water so you’ll stay hydrated. Plan your family RC hours at dawn or dusk, during the cooler parts of the day to avoid being outside in extreme heat. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen!

Ready to Try Something New?

Do you want to ban the phrase “I’m bored” from your house for good? It might be time to try something new. Wink’s is a hobby shop in Ithaca that’s dedicating to helping you and your family pic the best remote-controlled, or radio-controlled vehicle to take for a spin. If you’re really passionate about building and displaying what you’ve created, then you’ll love our model kits. We can help you find the perfect piece for whatever you’re already building, or start a new model from scratch. We’d love to hear if you and the kids had your own RC Tournament! Comment below and let us know how it went!