I think I’d rather save for a new house than put some of that money towards a quadcopter with all the goodies, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream! Here’s a video taken from a DJI Phantom with gimbal and a gopro black edition:
Here’s a pro and ultimate level kit with everything needed to fly this thing with FPV (first person view) goggles and the ultimate edition even includes a field monitor, so friends could see what the “pilot” is seeing. I’m positive a kit could be built for a lot less if you either have the know-how or don’t need all that equipment, which is really meant for filmmakers.
I look at it as the cheapest possible way to feel like you’re flying. Way cheaper than becoming a pilot.
(There are a lot of cool videos out there, the ones I linked aren’t the best but I couldn’t find this flight through the mountains that I really loved.)