Secret Santa: John Baichtal – R/C Helicopter

Laura Cochrane

I'm a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.

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By Laura Cochrane

I'm a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.

677 Articles

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I drew John Baichtal for my Secret Santa gift exchange. Having never hung out with John in person (he lives in Minnesota), I have to rely on what I know of him through his blog posts and internal emails. Of course, I considered something in the Lego realm – he just came out with the book The Cult of LEGO! But really, any Lego-related gift I could come up with would probably pale in comparison to the stuff John already has. I’d be merely dipping my toe in the water in which he lives and breathes.

So, I went in a different direction. We’ve been playing with R/C helicopters in the office recently, which is what inspired this gift. Here you go, John: a fiberglass R/C helicopter kit, a ready to fly (RTF) model from Titan. Isn’t it neat? Happy holidays! Just don’t get yours caught in the pull cord for your venetian blinds, like someone here in the office did (with a different R/C helicopter).

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