I built almost every balsa wood kit with tissue paper wings, then went to silk-span and Monokote. been doing it since 1970. I still have one control-line plane but no r/c. Not involved like I once was but would like to get back into r/c again. I do play around with a simulator on the computer (phoenix RC) which keeps the itch scratched but nothing like smelling nitro in the air.
I love RC. My friends & I have been into the hobby on & off since the 80's (Heavily at one time)...My favorite RC buggy was my Tamiya FOX..That was a great kit, and a great quality buggie. I recently bought an A-10 Warthog (park-flyer with electric turbo fans)...Had one plane, many years ago, and crashed it..never bought another one...wanted to get back into planes again, so I bought the A-10 for the hell of it.
I also just bought another buggie...I got a Team Associated RC10, maybe 3 months ago? (Combo Kit with Radio)....For some reason, I just have the most fun with the buggies! Started building it a couple weeks ago....I do a little bit of assembling (here & there) whenever I get spare time after work. Which is not often. I really wanted a Nitro buggie this time, but, didn't have the extra $$$ at the time. But, electrics are just as fun. And it's what I'm used to.
Now in my mid 40's, I think I need glasses, or a good magnifying glass, because a lot of these damn parts look a whole lot smaller than they used to!