The best place to start with an RC plane is a trainer or glider. Both are inexpensive, easy to fly and more crash resistant. They can be flown at slower speeds giving you more time to think and correct any pilot errors. Scale planes are realistic replicas of real planes such as the famous Cessna and Piper and look fantastic. Then there are 3D stunt planes which are great fun. These are highly maneuverable and capable of pulling off amazing tricks in the right hands. Finally there are the War birds. These planes are replicas of the famous WW2 fighter planes and some come complete with mini replica pilots and accessories.