I'm soon to start building my first RC aircraft, a glider. Once I've built the glider and start flying construction will start on a powered aircraft. If all goes to plan, the powered aircraft will be complete approximately the same time I'm ready to transition to powered flight.
Some experienced RC'rs have strongly suggested that I have a purpose built building board (pin-able surface, plans under plastic and all) on which to construct the aircraft. I see how that would be a theoretically superior method of constructing the aircraft but is it really any better than careful construction using any reasonably flat surface?
A building board is no doubt desirable but it doesn't seem justifiable for 2 kit aircraft.
Do I really need it? My thoughts are "No" as I'm reasonably handy with tools and building scale (plastic) models.
What building surface do most use here? Specially constructed building boards or any flat table suface?
BTW, I have an old laminate surface table that is quite flat. It's worthy of my modelling room but not a normal domestic application, hence it seems an appropriate table to construct my aircraft on and it can revert to other hobby purposes later.