It's great to see this hobby is still going strong after all thoes years...lol...
I myself am new at this. I fly nitro and gas stuff. You can see my stuff on my blog along with some video. You and I have the same story, I was introduced to flying at a young age as well, and had to waite to build and buy till now. (kids)...
The info you will find here is invaluable I use the internet all the time for my project, and questions...they sure didn't have that when I was a kid.
I did join the AMA and a local flying club, so I have a great place to fly.http://www.teamrc.org/
Our field is where the Spruce Gouse is hangered.
Well I will watch your blog and if you have questions fill free to contact me.That's it for now...Fly safe...Shawn.