This is the first rc airplane that I have ever built. Easy and fun, and cheap to build and repair, which is good because I'm not a very good pilot. I chose this one because of it's versatility and it looked fun. I used the free download plans, and their C power pack. Those boys were right, all of the materials used for the air-frame I could readily find at hardware stores, grocery stores and big-box stores. This whole process has taught me a lot. I have since built a P-40, P-38 and their simple glider. Can't wait to fly them.