Dad's influence exposed me to Canterbury Pilgrims Model Club out of Canterbury, England. 1hr drive from home in London to fly. In rain.
Models; Jetex and scorched fingers in Richmond Park London. Dad's Gangster 40, assorted free-flighters from aermodeller plans and a heap of BoWeevil chuckies. RCS single-channel and various Boddington designs.
Orange Box 72" 1st glider from RCME plans. Loaded with lead and almost killed my mate Goynsey on the lower slopes of Swan Bay Hill. Flown until the dope/tissue could hold no more.
Hornet 1/2A TD 049 weapon Sanwa Excellence 4ch. Kavalier 40 with OS40 and thence to Jetta with HP40 and tuned pipe. Brilliant ship for learning pattern and the lowest of low passes. Club 20 based BF109 Dogfight Double; flying formation withChris Lawson who had the Spitty OS 25.
Gliders Prophet 2m. won the Tas. State Champs with it. A Ralph Learmont 2m missile that I strained through a gum tree and took a rather large limb with it.
Went to Uni lost touch with aeromodelling.
Returned in 2003:
Prophet 941, Ricochet Bullet, First molded glider; Muller Escape from Dan Haskell hotly pursued by Furio F3B. Ellipse 4 V-tail 2nd hand damaged from Steve Ralph, Ellipse x-tail which was much nice to fly than the v.
Strange chinese rubber clone of the Valenta Storm; spars made from marzipan.
2x Estrellas; never really enjoyed flying them the Furio was easier.
Xplorere 3.5 full-carbon ex David Hobby and Ceres F3B.
Next up might be Xplorer 2 3.8 and /or FOSA.