I have been involved in the RC hobby since I was a child. Started of with toy RC cars, graduated to an RC 500 1/8 scale on-road nitro and 1/10 RC-10 electric off road. Built several Dumas boat kits, USS Enterprise (offshore crew boat not the space craft), 45" ocean racer and Miss Atlas Van Lines Hydroplane. My first real heli purchase was a Minature Aircraft Furion 450 back around the same time as Walt. It has since grown to include a Whiplash 700 Electric, several Mikado Logo's, several Sab Goblins and others....... :)
Got my start in Rc with a series of Tamiya Rc cars back in the day, around 1985 ish. Made my way through cars, boats, even built an rc hovercraft. Ultimately tried my first real heli, an align Trex 700, in 2010, and it's been down the rabbit hole ever since. My current fleet consists of a Gaui X3, a Compass Exo 500, a Goblin 570, an Align 3 blade 700, and a Goblin 700 KSE.