I have a 'cheaper' one that only runs for 3-5 minutes that I have very limited experience with. It's my second one, the first one ran away. Seems if didn't have the find home feature, flew over a fence row out of the operator's site. The operator not being very good, must have sent it into a neighbor's Christmas tree patch or woods, not certain which way it was getting directions to go. I just know it didn't stop in my 13 acre field on the other side of the fence row (full of trees, blocking view). That's why I had the opportunity to purchase a 'second' one.
I bought spare parts and extra batteries (for longer times of use). The spare parts are for stuff like damage after engaging a tree (similar to Charlie Brown's kite, the drone was attracted too often to trees ). Speaking of trees, 50-75' of RB twine (it's lighter), fasten to a broken tedder tooth, works as a retrieval device I've been told ).
I'm thinking of getting a better one, that has much more flying time (and homing abilities), just need to add a zero to the price it seems.
The learning curve is similar to any other electronic device (IMHO), the older you are the steeper the curve. Especially the FPV (First Person View), it's like you are in the drone, but a slight delay on what your are seeing (hence to close to a tree perhaps). It's amazing what the experienced kids can do, especially with the racing drones.
Oh, one other thing, have a UTV (or similar) available. Might just save you some time fetching something, I've been told by a friend.
PS I never have gotten comfortable enough to take my prop guards off yet (think of training wheels on a bicycle). So I might not be the right person to get ANY advice from.
Edited by r82230, 23 July 2020 - 04:57 PM.