Like any hobby the longer you are in it the more its going to coast you. I have been flying for about fourteen month now.Started with a small quad. a holly stone for about $35.00.First thing I needed was more batteries around $10.00. So $45.00 having a blast. Now I wanted to try something different.So I went to the hobby shop and got a Dromida Ominus.$80.00 Great little quad.This is the one that got me hook.I learn to fly in my back yard with trees.I broke three props,two frames.Burn out four motors. needed three more batteries and another charger.Total around $80.00 Well worth it! Now I happen to go back to the hobby shop again and the sales man for Yuneec walks in with this new Typhoon 4k and let me fly it. Now I have to have it. save up for it $1300.00 and got it. I did not like the inters of the case so I had to get a better one $100.00 Oh I had to get two more batteries $200.Now it takes a long time to charge these so I get a better charger Hitect $200. A soldering station $35. A flight range antenna $150. I also got a mini protox $30. and a case for it $10. And my first quad broke so I had to get another $35. I did have some family member give me two mini,and 1 helicopter.So fourteen month later Around $2000.00 Seven drones I am having a blast !!!