Dad got us started with models somewhere near 50 years ago with control line. The first plane I remember flying was a plastic Cox low wing with a (built-in)spring-start .049, though Dad had previously built and flown a .25 powered balsa, silk and dope plane while on an extended business trip. A little later we built and flew a balsa (dope finished) profile .049 biplane. About 35 years ago while in Air Force tech school I bought a used Lanier Comet ARF with K&B .61 and shortly after bought a partly assembled Heliboy. Not long after that I crashed the Comet due to mechanical (flexible hinge) failure and inexperience using rudder along with ail/el control and bought a Headmaster Sport 40 kit (still in the box now). For the past 30 years I've been inactive until I bought an SJRC F11 drone. I am now planning to build the FT Simple Cub to get back in before building and flying the Headmaster. The Heliboy also needs work before firing it up again.