quickly said, I have been looking with a lot of envy to different emerging tri and quadrocopter projects, and ArduCopter really looks like a very complete and evolutive platform. Not being a hard "DIY" kind of profile, I also find complete kits like the ArduCopter Quad "full kit" (presoldered, etc) is really a big plus.
I'm just wondering - having no past history in modelism, having only flown "toys" heli such as the Blade mSR or a Robbe BlueArrow XL (a coax heli), is flying an ArduCopter Quad something in reach to me, or should I best first spent time (months) learning to fly a CCPM heli before ?
I had the feeling reading different articles that the ArduCopter would not be too difficult to fly for someone with a bit of coax experience.
My intend is really to have it as a R/C hobby, flying it around in the area, then attaching a small camera and taking aerial pictures or movies, then potentially move on to FPV and totally automated flights (GPS waypoints, etc).
Thanks in advance for your comments.