I started building model boats not much over a year ago, my first 'sailer' being 'Bella', an Aeronaut kit. Now I have been sailing 'real' boats since childhood, everything from Mirror dinghies through racing keelboats, cruising yachts to Thames Barges.
I launched my 'Bella', transmitter in hand and did I have a shock, so much more difficult to handle than a real boat. What do I do? I was pretty well lost as to how to control her. Much easier with a hand on the tiller and the mainsheet in the other. A completely new art to be learnt. and I think I am only just becoming relatively competent.
I met somebody lakeside last week, another long term real boat sailer and he said exactly the same thing. I'd be most interested to hear what other people think about this.