Flying motorized R/C models requires basic flying skills.
I'd recommend starting with a glider.
1982: My first motorized model, started out as a aerobatics glider, but flew
great with 3.5cc engine.
1983: Taylorcraft , my first scale model attempt. 3 channels, 1.5cc engine
(with dummy cylinder at other side)
Runway from old boards. Difficult to fly; crashed pretty bad.
Used the wings to make a sturdy trainer type of model. Flew great, greatly
improved my flying skills with this model.
Elevator, aileron and engine control.
1984 "THE HOTS" a fantastic aerobatics model. Basic plans available
here. You can scale this model to any size
First flight crashed due to lose battery connection.
Rebuild in 2 days, had lots of fun flying this model.
Even added foam floats to this model. Powered by 3.5cc engine, on a
nearby lake during calm weather.
Pretty cool to make water starts and landings.
1985: Build a bigger version of THE HOTS for 10cc engine. Loads of power!
With a light weight model and 10cc engine you can do neat things: Towing !
Wishing our neighbors "Happy New Year"
1986: Who said you cannot fly R/C during military service?