I joined 4 years ago after just toying with a weird plane. I uploaded my first one, and, though I got NO support, I really enjoyed doing it. I started posting lots of weird and strange planes hoping to get recognition, with a few people upvoting along the way. My first real hit was my heavy-bomber design in the early stages, before fuselages. I hooked up with a few big players such as nickasaurusrex, who helped me to silver, from there I posted planes daily, and had a number of good planes, but mostly they were terrible. XD.
The inspirations for my planes come from the place around where I live, from history, and from others. I am constantly trying to think of new designs, (though I don't do very many) most of which I build.