I can’t help building and experimenting. It’s something I’ve done since I was old enough to fold a paper plane and stack Lego bricks. I love problem solving and taking stuff beyond involved what it was originally designed for, pushing the boundaries.
I saw my first “proper” radio control car when I was 11 or 12 and from then on I was hooked. The next Christmas my parents bought me my first car – a Mardave 12th scale electric, primitive by today’s standards, but still a proper piece of engineering and not some lightweight toy. That was about 35 years ago and after the car I built boats, gliders and powered planes.
I had a break for about 20 years, but got back into the hobby three years ago when starting a new job, where a colleague flew helicopters. Now I have two helicopters, two quadcopters and a tricopter. I still have my original glider and power planes which have recently come out of the loft to be flown again.