Been flying RC since 86', full scale since 88', just started FPV in the last year. First plane was an Easy Star with RMRC 300mW 1.3 mHz system. First flight went 1.2 miles, stock antenna on plane, tuned patch on receiver. Flew the pants off that plane till it was lost at night.... Highly recommend getting something to record your flights. If I had to do it over I would have gotten the Japan-DVR right away. You can fly from the monitor initially without going to goggles. Plus it records meaning you won't outgrow it when you go to goggles.