I was self taught many years ago at great expense, probably about 26 years or so ago when helis without gyros were common place!!! I gave up & started again in the hobby 6 times now, but looks like I'm here to stay this time
3 christmases ago my fiancee gave me a 4 channel heli for an xmas pressie & the bug bit again. From there I progressed to the one of the first Blade 400 3D helis, bad gyros & crap servos so it lasted all of 15 seconds before I crashed it. Not to be put off I bought a mini titan & pheonix flight sim. Within 20 hours of sim time I was flying circuits with my mini titan & then my fiancee started taking a big interest. I then decided to combine my profession (photography) with my hobby of RC aircraft & bought a trex 600E to put my canon 40D on.
Things have progressed since then & I'm now experimenting with a home made front mount with full pan & rotate with a live video downlink. The fiancee flies the cam (though she can also fly the heli). Its great having a partner who supports your hobbies & actively takes part, she loves Hop Farm & this year (2011) will be our 3rd time.
I also have 3 fixed wing aircraft.
1)Phase 3 F16...love it as the mrs painted it in the dutch display scheme, looks a beaut against the blue sky.
2)RC Factory Flash foamie, superb for low & slow 3D...which I'm no expert at..I'm still into knife edge circuits etc
3)Global SU26 with a 51cc petrol engine & she's my pride & joy, but hard to find a place to fly her. I have a gopro camera which will be mounted on the SU26 the next time weather permits.
Not trying to spam this forum, but if anyone is interested in aerial films etc, then have a look at my YT page:-
For higher quality stuff then check out my vimeo page:-
If you watch any of my full size airshow videos they would have been filmed by my wonderful fiancee, she loves video work & I enjoy stills.