Just curious to be honest. Having literally started out in this no more than three weeks ago, I've taken the approach of a dx7s and Phoenix.
I'm watching training videos, asking advice, using the sim etc. I'm already seeing the need to have a model to try on other than just sim time but it begs the question, where do you start?
Some will say start with a small indoor heli such as the Msrx or mcpx, others say go to something like a trex500 as they are more stable and better in a breeze. I guess you have to weigh up speed of learning vs speed/cost of your crashes?