The AR Drone 2.0 was a pretty good starter quadcopter. Here are some actual videos of it:
Now sold the AR Drone 2.0 and decided to move into more serious quads. I wanted longer range, better stability against strong winds.
Hopefully I can make a short series of post as I build a quadcopter. This should be helpful for me as my notes on how I built it and if anybody is interested to do the same thing.