Hello Everyone, I'm Street. I've been a long time RC car enthusiast and have spent a lot of time and money within the hobby but I've since stepped away from the RC hobby and got heavy into PC Gaming, video production and voice acting for a few years. I've put together a semi successful YouTube Gaming Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/streetridaz) that has filled my time accordingly between my career and my family's needs. I've got a boy (8), a girl (5) and an amazing wife that allows me to continue to be a big kid. I've always been a big hobbyist and have always had something like this to fill my down time. That being said........... I found a video long ago about the DRL on Facebook like many others I'm sure and thought It was amazing to say the least. It opened my mind up to drones or quadcopters as more then just hover devices and aerial photography tools. The other day I was at Walgreens and I saw a nana quad. I was interested but figured that it was probably just a hover device and I would grow tired of it like I did after mastering 2ch mini helicopters. BOY WAS I WRONG! These nano quads are extremely fun and so agile but I've mastered flight with it. I've turned the living room into a flight room and the wife loves it. LOL So when I say I've mastered the flight with a nano quad I mean that I can fly it full speed with complete control in my living room without crashing and I can land it any where I want. I can traverse a path low and slow or fast and aggressive. So once I figured out flight control with the nano I've bought a Hubsan x4. I figured if I take a few step ups here and there and get used to controlling these in steps I would be ready to try a mini quad by this summer. My idea is that I can either build a cheap or buy a used mini quad to practice on and get familiar with the power difference and the increased precision that comes with the upgrade. Just like I did with the Hubsan. It was a nice step up from the nano but the flight characteristics are identical, the Hubsan just performs better and has snappier controls. I'm doing well with this inside and outside the house. My confidence is growing rapidly. Now that you know about me and how I'm progressing through this new challenge I'm curious what you guys think about my process and if you have any tips/trick and/or recommendations for my first mini quad. The way I've done it with RC Cars was I would buy a beater to learn on and then upgrade to something nice. I'm assuming this is still a great way to go but I'm a noob and teaching myself. LOL I'm completely comfortable building my own and I'm a novice solder'er. I build all my own RC Cars and have tons of experiencing modding them and mini helicopters. I also build my own computers and have an eye for perfection so with a bit of research and learning I'm good to build. I'd like to just start by flying the mini quad (LOS) and work into (FPV) but I'd like to start researching my tech now so that I can maybe adjust overtime and have a better idea of what I'm doing later this year. That was probably a long over done post for just asking some advice but it gives you a little bit about me and my through process to back up what I'm asking. So what I'm really asking I guess is what is a good first quad? What are the things I should be looking for and what and what would not be good investments for a beginner? Thanks in advance for help, ideas and advice. What say you?