Until 1975 I have not been member of an organization. In march 1975 I became a member of the Modellsportverein Hofheim and thus automatically a member of the Deutsche Modellsportverband. All my modells are homebrewn, some from kits, some selfconstructed.
The Mainzelmännchen are mostly used flying in echelon formation. These is always a highlight during flighshows even outside the borders of Germany.
This hobby gave me much joy but sometimes a modellairplane crashed.
I have finished this hobby for 45 years in 2015 due to old age.