Originally Posted by dsobbe
I know what you mean. It is tempting. But, having been there years ago, I also know that both the cost and maintenance go up by the square root as soon as you get into aerobatic helicopters. I'm getting a little older. I get just as big a kick now out of just being able to fly a reliable helicopter on my front lawn without driving to the flying field as I used to doing inverted hovers and flips.
But, if you haven't done those things, it is still worth doing. Go for it!
I know what you mean! I should have started this hobby when I was much younger, had more money to blow, and I could actually have seen the thing when it gets a block down the street!