I wasn't able to begin making my prototype today due to the weather, and due to family needing me to play taxi at the last minute.
I tried a real weather flight today at Wellington airport. Was praticing just flying down the runway in 40k winds, and was having a lot of fun with it until the winds around here knocked the power out, heh.
Tonight I loaded up at Whangarei airport, and flew between there, and Creator2003's Kensington Park. Once down I checked the replay, powered up and flew back again. Kept doing this route for 1.2 hours, a few hairy moments but no crashes. It was fun flying without GPS, just learning the scenery, where to turn, best aproach angle etc.
I'm thinking that I might just be good enough now to go back to my old practice run, which was from the airstrip at Paraparaumu to the helipro building (scenery from these forums) and into the carpark behind the chain-link fence. Small landing area with a high fence to negotiate.