My Dad was into RC models in the 60's during the reed days and transition into proportional control. As a kid, I grew up around full scale airplanes and working on them. I was riveting spars of a midget mustang as 6 years of age. Then working a a stearman restoration with the family starting at 7. Around 1972, I got an RC model kit for christmas. A Live Wire Champ, OS 25 and a used Royal AM 6 channel radio setup. I built the model and then learned to fly it. I still have it. I didn't return to RC until the late 80s once in Florida and that has been hit or miss really and for the most part, been related to my licensing of several designs to some RC companies. My son flies RC but has been flying the stearman(same one I worked on at 7 years of age that we still have). I have several RC models but like Smizo, most are hanging on my office wall as trophies. Beast, Viking, Inverza, etc.