Thanks so much for doing this thread!! I'm new to 3D as well, and I'm training myself on the sim, (G3). As I get comfortable on the sim, I take my lil Fliton 260 mini out to the field and try new maneuvers.
So far I can do inverted flight, inside & outside loops, Lomcevaks, and KE's, but that's about it for now.
Last Friday I got about as low inverted at full throttle as I care to. The vertical tail tip was 5" off the ground. Talk about "touching cotton"!!!
For the longest time I had no interest in 3D, but once ya try, you're hooked!!!