Well here we are folks. I got started into the UAV world by building a Rotorway helicopter in my garage, after several years and almost ready to fly, here came the divorce papers. Yes, i ended up selling my dream due to finances. I thought of building another copter or an ultralight until i started noticing them crashing more often than i would like. That's when these drones started popping up, I could still fly, not die and be high in the sky. Hell ya! So in Sept. 2016 i bought a Syma drone for $40 on Amazon and flew it all over, but wanting more, I followed Dji & Autel reviews. After several months, Autel was for me due to the awesome customer service i had heard about. So in Dec. 2016, i forked out a couple of grand ( x-star premium, 5 more batteries, a Marco Polo tracker, samsung galaxy tab s2 9.7" & all the fun stuff i could get my hands on) I've had more fun than a little kid riding his first bike. Now since my pilot skills are perfected i'm working on my video & camera skills. Nice to meet you all!!!