I've been lurking for a while now, and I'm finally taking the plunge. However I'm coming at this from the wrong angle - programming/electronics experience with no flight experience at all :/
There's a local flying club which I'm going to visit tomorrow, get some pointers and have a chat with the guys. I suspect they'll talk me into buying a trainer aircraft, and the web site says they have friendly instructors who can help me get to grips with the basics :)
I'd like to tinker with the UAV side of flying as soon as possible, and on a limited budget I wondered if I could merge the UAV and trainer projects into one.
Has anyone successfully converted a good trainer aircraft?
I really had my heart on the GeoCrawler #5 with Predator airframe, but perhaps it should wait until I can actually fly!