I am a Marketing & Business Analyst by profession and have been interested in gadgetry and RC since child-hood days.
To my credit thus far, I have scratch built a Galelio's telescope, a solar cooker, and a motorized tank.
I was introduced to planes through the rubber-powered models and I have unsuccessfully flown/successfully crashed the following:
Megatech Skyliner (sold)
Hobbico Piper Cub (RIP)
Self built Piper Cub - with Dollar Store foam and HobbyKing electonics - Crashed/Repaired/Dismantaled !
E-Flite CX2 Heli - One sold and have another in the hangar (Available for sale for $80 local and $90 shipped to CONUS)
Flyzone Playmate - repaired many times, but still flies now gutted and parts user on other projects
Flyzone Albatros - Sold at the NVRC auction
Parkzone Sukhoi SU-26m - Don't know how to fly - Too fast for me - Sold at the NVRC auction
Cushat - free flight - but attempting RC conversion - Was unable to convert into RC... ended up being too heavy