The first chopper arrived with a charged battery. Although it flew wonderfully, it would not charge. Sent it back, received a replacement from Play 2 whole weeks later and exactly the same problem, it won't charge.
Spend another 20 quid and get something decent is all I can suggest.
Bought this for my dad at Christmas, and everyone was stunned by how well it flies! The controls take a bit of getting used to (in particular the 'trimming' function), but once you've got the hang of it, it's great fun! The only downside is that it gets through batteries like nobody's business...but I suppose that's to be expected with a toy like this. In all, I'd say it was worth the cash!