Well, just completed my first flight on my quad, 3dr stock frame. I received a replacement ESC from 3DR today (speedy service!), programmed it and put it on. A few minutes of soldering and a LiPo battery charge later I brought it down to the basement to fly (too rainy outside). I turned it on and armed the motors, noticing that the props all were spinning the wrong way, so I readjusted the esc wires and nervously took off. I got off the ground and steered a little, and in the process, noticed how sensitive the controls were. I had some hard landings, but thanks to my 3D printed landing shoes I found on thingiverse, it had no damage to the copter. I came to close to the wall so I dropped the throttle and landed on a hard piece of metal (ouch!), I heard a cracking noise and it turned out to be a small piece of wood, odd. My PIDs seem all fine, maybe a little tweaking, but I'm rather impressed. Can't wait to outside! I took pictures and a video, the video is too dark though, so I'll just post before flight pictures.
I can tell you if you practice, you will progress fast.
Flying in a confined space is much harder, you will find that outdoor flights are much less stress.
Congrads on the first flight after all that work some times you got to just go for it !
That's excellent - congratulations! (:
Congratulations on the maiden flight!
At least in the basement, you wont' have a flyaway!
Get it outside and tether it until you are comfortable with it; then turn it loose.
If it loves you, it will come back. ;)