Shout box not ideal for discussions! BMFA affiliated clubs do not HAVE to force achievement tests no more than they HAVE to allow any specific type of model. There are plane only, there are Heli only, etc.
Quads or multi rotors is generally considered best . Drones does have negative connotations especially with the public. If they hear the work 'drone' they think of Gatwick chaos. Where as multi rotor or quad they don't know