Have any of you, when you first started out and up until now, had any type of engineering experience to assist building and flying your vehicles?
My suitemates want to build an RC airplane out of scratch this year, but they don't even know the lift equation or have any experience building a powered model RC plane. They are ambitious though.
A while back, I was told that doing calculations will/might/can "ruin the fun" of seeing whether something can work...
Thoughts, comments, warnings?