As kid in the 80’s I would have loved to have had an RC helicopter but they were way too expensive. Fast forward 30 years and I stumbled across a 2CH PicooZ heli, tiny, but that was it, I was hooked.
My next heli was a 3.5CH Syma S032 that actually went forward a bit and after that a 4CH Blade mSR. It took me a while and a few unexpected upgrade opportunities to learn how to fly it. For practise I made a landing pad out of a tall flower pot stand.
The next heli was a bit of a jump to a 6CH Trex 500CF, it was much more stable than the mSR and I didn’t crash it once, probably because I was very gentle with it and didn’t push it that hard. A new landing pad was needed, made from an old kitchen cupboard door and yellow tape. (inc white German Shepherd puppy chewing)
After the Trex 500 I had a Blade MQX, Blade mCPX and built my first quad, an Alien 450 with a Naza V2. That was so relaxing to fly compared to all the rest but it was unreliable, probably the 4in1 ESC overheating, but multi-rotors were the way forward for me. I sold all my RC stuff and bought the TBS Discovery kit and it’s been bulletproof. I wrote to Trappy asking if I could use the Team Blacksheep logos on a landing pad and I’ve been selling them since, even got one seen glimpsed on The Gadget Show thanks to Stefan Mirfin of THuGFRAMES.