Been putting together this Balsa model of a Piper Cherokee that belonged to my Dad that he never got around to putting together. It's designed for either rubberband power, or a small Cox gas engine as a freeflyer, i.e., at the mercy of the wind, with no controls whatsoever. I'm going to make it a 3 channel R.C. with elevator/rudder/throttle, with a small electric motor in place of the gas engine. This is my first attempt at a balsa model, and for a rank amateur, I think it's coming along quite nicely.
Oh yeah, no hurry putting it together, it was in my Parent's cellar for years and years, I'm 52, and my Dad got it when I was a kid. He was a tinkerer, and he had so many projects going on this one got under the radar, so my Mom, knowing I like building models, let me take it, so I guess it's a tribute to my Dad, who got me into this whole R.C. thing in the first place way back when. I do believe he'd be shocked if he saw how far I've taken the whole thing (3 planes, with a 4th on the way, 3 helis, with a 4th on the way, a monster truck, and a boat). And I always think back to the time he had that HUGE Piper Cub, and we'd take it to the field, and put it up. Great hobby, this R.C.