brilliant little heli, ordered last sunday and recieved it this morning. bit fiddly with the trim etc at first, but get over this small hurdle and its absolutely brilliant!got mine for 12.99 but i'd happilr pay 17.99 for it. had some major crashes today but as of yet... touch wood, nothings broken :D
If you're bored of your helicopter from simply hovering - here's a tip ... stick a little bit of bluetac on the front, just under the nose ... it'll then tip forward and this is how it gathers speed and moves forwards, rather than simply going upwards.
ALSO, if you're having trouble stopping it spinning, it's absolutely IMPORTANT that you TAP the trim control several times until you get it out of a spin... don't HOLD it down, as this will cause it to over-trim and start spinning the other way.
FINALLY, the controls ... you need to ease it into things ... dont go pressing full left / right or up ... ease it into going upwards ... then turn it left/right just enough to get it moving in that direction - pressing left/right fully will not help you.
Following this advice I got mine flying pretty well, especially outdoors in NO wind - it's made of polystyrene! Of course the wind will push it out control!
Fantastic little helicopter, little bit of practice and you can have this flying around you living room.
Tips: hit the trim button fast when you first start to fly you may have to hit it 10 or more time to stabilise the helicopter.
Do not push the controls to much, when you go into a turn give the throttle a little more power.
Found it best launched by hand but with a little practice you can take off from the floor or table.
This is really an indoor helicopter as sunlight interferes with the infrared and also the wind.
Great fun and I am no kid.
Oh!! Great service from Play.com 10/10