I practiced full scale gliding during a few years. This is certainly the best activity to experience the sensations of flight and to learn pilotage.
Currently, I’m practicing RC flying in the club CRPAL, Anthisnes, Belgium. I started with an RTF (Ready to Fly) plane. But, for me, the conception and the construction of my airplanes become quickly the most interesting part of the activity. Indeed, for DIY enthusiast, the construction of model aircrafts is a very interesting discipline. We are working with woods, metals and composite materials. We do mechanics, electronics. The tools used for construction range from simple scalpel to CNC machines. These machines are often built entirely by the model maker. In addition to the purely technical aspect, we are interested in aerodynamics to improve the flying qualities of its aircraft.