I started modelling at primary school. Chuckies, rubber band etc and progressed to control-line and free flight models. My first R/C was a World Engines Blue Max and while it got me going it was rather a pathetic unit having very bad servo re-centering but at the same time really a big step forward in the learning curve. I couldn't afford a dream radio Skyleader SLX at the time but eventually purchased a Futaba set. Several more followed and then I tried HiTec and the back to Futaba and then HiTec again. Presently I have a Hitec Optic 6 converted to FrSky and a Turnigy 9X (FrSky) and am very content with those. Maybe one day a Taranis. (Now I have one) Woo Now I also have a new Spektrum DX6 as well. Too many planes on the Taranis....
I have tried most modelling avenues and even competed in Old Timer, Glider and Pattern in the past. My favs are Glider, (thermal) and FPV and general sport flying. I have (at time of blog entry) several aircraft including Radian, Raptor, T180, BAE Hawk DF, PC9, Sukhoi 29, a T28 Trojan and a own design.
In the past I designed all my own Gliders and powered aircraft and built from scratch. Cost is prohibitive nowadays to continually follow that route. I gave up helicopters as too expensive and I lost interest in them anyway.
Future goals? I want to design and build a 3 meter Glider and get a larger FPV plane.