Started building flying models in 1954. Free flight and control line, both combat and stunt. In 1958 I built my first RC model w/escapements. Built my own radio from a kit. Retired from modeling in '62 due to marriage, kids, and you know the rest of the story. Started building again in 1973. Was amazed at the progress in radios. Built and flew pattern and Q-500 racers. Dropped out of RC again in'79 due to flying full scale. Champ, Citabria, and C-170B. When our local grass strip airport was closed, the interest went out of full scale, and also it was starting to get pretty expensive.
Year 2000, back into RC. Once again, totally amazed at the progress in radios and how far ARF's have come. Many are better than anything I could build. The only thing different different this time is that I went to all electric and totally love it. Greatest thing since sliced bread. And now w/2.4 ghz., what's next??