I’m both a full scale private pilot and a radio controlled pilot for both quadcopters and airplanes/gliders. Flying both full scale and models can be relaxing, exhilarating, educational, and can bring families and strangers together.
The educational impact of flying/building model aircraft is huge. Countless aviators, astronauts, designers, engineers all got their start in their youth with model aviation. We should be ENcouraging this hobby, not trying to kill it.