My local Radio Shack is going out of business and I picked up, for $32 bucks, what I consider my first "real" R/C helicopter. You really have to read the instructions on this. There is an outside and inside model. Everything in the outside mode happens real fast It is amazing how fast this copter goes. In the t becomes manageable, but requires 100% attention. This is the best copter I have purchased out of the 6 or 7 I have purchased through the years. This is a single rotary wing helicopter, with a proper vertically placed tail rotor. The trim controls work excellently, it flies like a real copter. It does not have collective, which means the throttle power controls the up and down axis, but it's a handful the way it is, and taking high speed banked turns is fun, but stressful as all heck. Here's the weird thing, you join the forum, (http://flightclub.propelrc.com/index.cfm ) and for 1 year all the parts are free, you only paid shipping. I thought, "Yeah, and $20 dollar shipping charges'. Nope, the whole main spindle assembly is only $8.00 dollars. That was the single most expensive part. plan to order all the parts that look like they would be hard to recreate, and with the other copters have, I believe I can convert them to this same style of helicopter. I will probably order double of everything. Apparently some of the blades I have are the exact same, so I am set on blades. I believe I can use some of these parts to make an Ekranoplan type W.I.G (wing in ground effect) craft. I have an aluminum squash plate on another copter that will fit this, and that will make this copter really super smooth. The remote control unit even has an LCD display, which shows how much you have trimmed it out, and much more. When I am done with this, it will look like a Bell Cobra attack copter, circa Vietnam. I will put proper blades on the control bar. Anyway, here's some pics of the bird.