Been doing RC since 1975, with an Ace "Baby" rudder-only system (Magnetic Actuator). Although most of that was with a glider tossed off a small hill for 30 second flights. In 1977-78 I really got into flying RC once I got an Orbit digital RC system (4 channels with servos) and a Goldberg Ranger 42 ARF foam plane powered by an .049 engine that ran for 5 minutes (no throttle!). Learned to fly it myself. Only time it crashed was 1980 when the old nicads went bad over time, the plane went out of control and crashed vertically very fast, totaled (killed the receiver too). After that I mostly did RC Sailplanes (Goldberg Gentle Lady) off a hi-start, as I wanted to learn flying thermals.
First R/C Rocket Boosted Glider was in 1980, rudder-only with the old Ace Baby system. A homebuilt glider based on the "Flagship" design. And later made a bit bigger model using 2-channel R/C gear.
Many different kinds of R/C RBG's since then. Contest and sport.
Orbital Skydart Project
And lots of contest Rocket Boosted Gliders, including at NARAM and S8E at WSMC's.
Non-rocket planes of recent years have mostly been electric powered gliders. I had converted one of my HLG's to electric, then began flying Radians. Also fly non-gliders, like a Flying Wing, and an Easy Star which handles much like the old Ranger 42. i'm not into aerobatics or screaming-fast planes.
Last few years, also got into multicopters. Built my own from "scratch", in a way. Got a bare nylon frame for a 250 sized Quad , googled a shopping list of parts to get for it, and how to assembly/wire it up. And learned about setting up the Flight Controller for it, using the Arducopter Mission Planner software. Plus adding GPS to it so it could fly back by itself or loiter in one place without drifting downwind. Got it flying, and flying well. And that gave me the experience and confidence to build the 1/16 R/C Lunar Module Quad: https://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?137174
That's my ultimate 100% R/C aircraft project. Not too far from completion now. Descent Stage no longer naked balsa.