I bought my first RC helicopter in 2012 and had all sorts of mechanical issues. After meeting a friend through RC Groups who helped me get my helicopter flying and by 2013 had two Align 450 Pro helicopters flying. I think what kept me interested was learning how to setup a helicopter correctly and figuring out how to fix them more than the flying aspect. I try to fly as much as possible and help out at the field. This hobby is great and sharing our knowledge with others will help keep the hobby moving forward. My favorite model is my Align Trex 700L Top.