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Well...all this talk of RC I suppose I should chime in.
Been flying RC for close to 30 years and have been an instructor for almost as long.
Please, please, please join the AMA and a local club. AMA for insurance and legal reasons and a club to get a second set of eyes on what you're doing and instruction.
And get a simulator. I've been using Great Planes Real Flight for many years to keep my fingers nimble, push the envelope safely and to teach friends who were interested. There are several other really good ones out there but none have the support that RF does. Especially get the sim if you want to fly helis.
And on the "gear" front...any basic 4 channel radio will work just fine to learn the basics. Much like tripods or lenses though, the transmitter is one piece you will have much longer than anything else. Don't skimp. 8 or 9 channel versions are not terribly expensive and once Chandler graduates to a plane with flaps, retracts, or more complex setups, it'll be required. And all the radios I'm thinking of can store multiple planes and helis so you only need one. But the salesman's line about making you fly better is BS!
Feel free to PM me with any questions about RC. I just got back into it last year after a couple years off for building my business. I am a research nut and have lists of all the good sites and resources.