Today I maiden my wooden hobbyking Quadcopter and it went fine!
I have flown rc helicopters quite a bit, but that was a couple of years ago. Then i heard an interview with Chris Anderson on Leo Laportes podcast 'Triangulation' and I was intrigued about the drone part of the hobby.
Me and a friend ordererd two ArduPilots and got into it again.
Part list, I went for the 'el cheapo' line:
Model: HobbyKing Quadcopter Frame V1
Radio: HobbyKing HK6DF 2.4Ghz FHSS 6Ch Tx & Rx
4 ESC: Hobbyking SS Series 18-20A ESC
4 Motors: FC 28-22 Brushless Outrunner 1200kv
Prop: 8X4R Propellers (Standard and Counter Rotating), have 9x5 Propellers as well
Battery: ZIPPY Flightmax 2650mAh 3S1P 20C. To small, but it fits in the quad
Weight: 800 gram / 28 oz / 1.76 lb
Greetings from Anders, Sweden