Welcome to the forums!!
I'm going to assume you're new here, have you flown anything yet? If you haven't I would suggest the Mini Scout or the Simple Scout for your first airplane, they're both great flying planes that make great introductions into the hobby.
I am building a "Snap Dragon" by Richard Harris and it works all right. It will fly in the summer. I have a lot of plans of planes I would like to build, but I try an easy one to learn to fly as you propose.