I am another newbie. Our office has had this Solo sitting around unused for over a year. It was unboxed, charged up and flown behind the building and sat on a desk collecting dust. So I asked about flying it and it led me down the road to getting my FAA drone license and doing some test flights into trees. Nothing critical, but I purchased some more blades and here I am to learn heaps. I did read Stewart's intro and advice from the moderator. Now I am thinking I am down the rabbit hole after reading this: 3DR Solo - ArduCopter Master Upgrade — Copter documentation I will press on and do my homework before asking questions.