One of my students at Smith’s Tsukaguchi http://www.smithweb.co.jp/school/tsukaguchi.shtml told me he had bought a mini remote controlled helicopter called HoneyBee that you fly indoors. He also told me he had told a coworker about it and that his coworker had also bought one and was enjoying it very much.
It sounded like a lot of fun! He said he would bring it next time and he would show me. His next lesson he brought it and we tried it before his lesson. It was cute but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get it.
Last weekend I, my wife and her brother and his girlfriend were at a shopping center called Diamond City Terrace http://terrace.diamondcity.co.jp/ in nearby Itami City having a good time. We had some time to kill before watching the new Harry Potter movie at the movie theater there. I decided to go to Toys “R” Us to check out if they had the HoneyBee helicopter, so we all went there. I found it and couldn’t help buying it!
When I got home I tried my new toy. I couldn’t get it to fly and I couldn’t figure out why! I decided to ask my student for help the next time I’d see him. A few days ago he came for a lesson. I told him about my problem and he agreed to help me. After his lesson I took out my HoneyBee. I put it on the floor and tried the remote control. It flew! I was happy! I guess the carpet and the narrow hallway at my home had not been good places for taking off. My student flew it too and I was happy to see that there was nothing wrong with it after all. My student showed me how to make it fly straight from your hand!
I got home and tried my HoneyBee, making it fly straight from my hand. It worked wonderfully and both I and my wife were happy! It is very small, cute, stable and lots of fun to play with! I love my HoneyBee!