For those who might be interested I've added some information to the Wirraway page - it doesn't seem like a lot of progress but I've worked my butt off to get that far - the joys of building a highly detailed scale model aircraft.
Of course like all scratch/scale builders I don't do it because I have to - I do it because I want to and it beats the hell out of sitting in front of the idiot box all day ! To my delight it also confuses the hell out of some people - they just can't understand why a 70 year old man wants to play with "toy" aeroplanes. As I said to one bloke who sits in front of the TV all day and has a belly like a barrel - it keeps my brain going - it gets me out in the fresh air and I still have a social life - he just looked even more confused.
What's It all About ???
This page is all about the building and flying of radio controlled model aircraft. It's a highly diversified hobby that takes in as many skills as you like to use. Everything from electronics to carpentry, to painting, to drawing and designing with a little bit of metal work thrown in. Some builders even go into doing their own machining, pattern designing, fibre glassing, moulding and engine design. You can use electric motors, 2 stroke or 4 stroke internal combustion engines or even minature turbine (jet) engines for power. My own models use 2 and 4 stroke internal combustion engines and range in size from about a metre in wingspan to well over 3 metres from tip to tip!