My first heli - Kyosho Nexus 30 with CVEC pipe. Good to learn on....but that's about it. Amazing what the CVEC pipe did for the OS 32H, widened the power band dramatically.
My first electric Heli - Ikarus ECO-8 CCPM, brushless conversion, Hacker B50-13S, 4S Acro setup w/MS Composit blades, aluminum CCPM swash plate, Futaba GY401 gyro
Indoor heli fun and cat terrorizer - Ikarus Piccolo with Hughes 300 body kit, Graupner Speed 280BB, 7cell NiMh, MS Composit Hornet fixed pitch fiberglass blades. Eventually converted to brushless, LiPo and 2.4
HyperWing with Zagi reverse timed speed 400 brushed can motor and carbon 5 x 5 prop, balsa elevons. Tip-staller, absolutely not for beginners. A POS IMHO!
One of my favorites - Gray EPS Mutiplex PicoJet loosely decorated to look like an Avro Vulcan, Kontronik BL400, Graupner CAM 5.5 x 4.5, take the prop off and it's a great sloper! Old school cool. Have another NIB in the closet....some day ;-)
Another one of my favorites - Multiplex MicroJet w/ Mega 16-15-3, Graupner CAM 4.7 x 4.7, trimmed fins, carbon reinforced, very fast ~ 110 to 120mph, definitely gets my ticker pumping! Really hard to see....light blue foam....come on....really?!
My first flat foamie - MAE Slick w/Len's RC Custom CD ROM brushless motor....don't really like the way flat foamies fly (yuk), not my cup of tea....moved on.
My "does everything well" airplane which I fly a lot - 3DHS 46" Vyper, Omega 130, 13 x 7 Xoar. Had to reinforce the elevator at the joiner, much better with a light 3S 2200 system. My flying has gotten a lot better because of this airplan