Having just joined DIY 90 minutes ago and barely had time to get acquainted, I am wondering if it is reasonable on my part to expect to be able to purchase an off the shelf plane, some assembly is…Continue
"Sumner, i agree with the others comments and feel the best one is to find someone local that flies and hang outwith them for awhile and they will soon help you to start flying, it makes it alot easier if for your first flights you have someone…"
"What's your preference, fixed wing or multirotor? You can learn to fly RC planes and multirotors pretty cheap. How much are you initially wanting to spend? Many options out there to suit the tightest of budgets. Any…"
"Definitely go to a field and make friends! Don't walk up to the guy with the fanciest plane ;) Hit up the regular guy's they might even give you a free lesson with their plane (if you show up a few weekends in a row)"
"If you keep in mind that you are actually starting many new things all at once - airplane or multicopter piloting, rc, scale modeling, a tiny bit of DIY electronics (if only to solder some of the connectors, and connect your FPV gear together) then…"
"I assume you've already seen the Getting Started guide above. I'd suggest buying a RTF Bixler, and learning to fly with that. Then add an APM 2 autopilot, and you've got a drone! Adding a video camera and wireless transmitter is…"
"Eeek! lol Get a simulator for model planes with an RC transmitter to fly it and come back and ask more questions! This is not a negative thing at all, just the first thing I would tell you to do. Keep reading the site and hang out. After flying the…"
Having just joined DIY 90 minutes ago and barely had time to get acquainted, I am wondering if it is reasonable on my part to expect to be able to purchase an off the shelf plane, some assembly is OK, that can fly around the open spaces surrounding my home. It would be cool to have a devise on board that gave me real time images, to be able to fly it with LOS & from inside my home. I have "NO" experience with anything RC. Should I try to find operators in this part of my county who know…See More
Landscape Architect, Fly Fisherman, Hiker, Race Car Driver (have car, need track)Real Estate Developer, Open Space Preserver, Wild Turkey Hunter, Love Utah my home state
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My father owned a small flying company and I never got the bug, this looks like a step up from the old model air planes our fathers played with. Where I live, up in the mountains of western summit county utah, I live next to a large preserve and I would like to be able to fly around it, look at real time images of the preserve, etc...
Park City, Utah
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