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 how to do all these things, before I get started? I can travel to a big city 25 miles away if need be. Should I have my budget clearly in mind or do I build a budget as I learn about the technology?
In other words, how does one really begin this process?