Welcome to my new online store! My name is Ryan Underwood. I have been selling many different products via Ebay since 2010. I recently decided to step things up a notch with my business and knew that a website was needed. It has been quite the adventure! I have been active in model airplanes more or less since I could form clear thoughts in my head. I have always been a designer/builder. Over my lifetime I have designed and built many model airplanes. I really got my start when I was stuck home with strep throat and a friendly neighbor delivered a kit to my house to give me something to do. It was a Sig Uncle Sam rubber powered stick and tissue model. Needless to say I felt much better.
My dad had an old Testors Spirit of '76 control line model on a shelf, and the glowplug was shot, so I saved up my lawn-mowing money and bought a blackwidow .049 to put in it and it flew successfully. I build probably a dozen 1/2a control line models and still have some of them.
My uncle Bob was into RC, and at some point he gave me an old World AM radio and a great big stack of old model airplane magazines, that was a really big boost to my model airplane hobby. The first RC plane I built was a Honker Rocket that I built by redrawing it from the thumbnail plans in a RCModeler magazine. It flew successfully, and I had never with my own eyes saw a RC plane fly before. I built many 1/2a RC planes after that, and still have some of them.
As I turned into a teen, the time I devoted to RC planes dwindled, I got married, had 5 kids, and the hobby was shelved for many years. I picked it up again thanks to a local hobby shop opening up, and the purchase of a GWS beaver.
With time again, I expanded the hobby to include DLG's and glow planes.
I built a puddle shark, and that really got me into small park-flyers made from depron.
Next of course was to build a CNC router from scratch. And then I decided to start selling kits. My local RC club was fortunate enough to find a gymnasium to allow us to fly in the winter, and I have really gotten into indoor planes now.
This venture is presently a part time occupation only. Professionally I build real airplanes from scratch. Notable project include a couple of P-51 mustangs and a P-47.