This was my first ever radio controlled flying model plane. I’ve flown control line planes in the distant past and recently built a rubber powered plane, but I need to learn how to fly so that I can build “real models” and fly them without destroying them on my maiden flight.
So after some research I picked this one. All up $100 from Amazon and delivered in less than 24 hours from clicking the “Buy” button. After watching some YouTube videos to get some ideas about how to start I just waited for the wind to die down – which took a few days.
My second model was the Dancing Wings Hobby Fokker-E (probably based on the Eindecker E.III). This is the small version – 420 mm wing span. They have larger versions but I was taken by the smaller design and I’m happy I decided on this one.
I’ve made a detailed post about some of the things I learned building this model. You can find it here:
Before diving into RC, I thought I’d go back to my childhood and build a rubber powered free flight model. I spent a lot of time finding the right plane and this was it. The Vintage Model Company Spitfire Nightfighter. It arrived in Canada from England in 2 days flat after I hit the “order” button. It’s a beautiful model to build and I had a lot of fun. Probably much more fun building than flying.
But this locked in my decision – this is more fun than I remember. I’m going to be a modeller!