I just got this Sky Viper for Christmas and I love it. Do be careful with the 'flight sensitivity' setting. I tried it on the "beginner" #least sensitive# setting; it pretty much makes the copter uncontrollable. The sensitivity setting changes how far the copter will let you tilt it in flight; and the beginner setting makes it so you can barely move the thing at all. The throttle is unaffected by the sensitivity setting. While the sensitivity setting allows you to adjust how far the copter will tilt in flight #and setting it to the max will let you turn it just about horizontal, very tough! Keep it in the middle at first#, the switch for body on or off actually changes how quickly the copter responds. I find leaving it set to 'off', even indoors, is easier to control; it responds to your commands much quicker. It's almost eerie, it's instant! Keep in mind that the copter doesn't have any form of altitude control #none of them do that I know of#, so flying indoors, you will have to constantly make minute adjustments to the throttle to keep it hovering somewhat level. I tended to overcorrect at first; making it shoot up then drop, etc; be gentle! I've crashed it several times, but nothing has broken yet. Controls work well and are very responsive; I have been landing on things all over the house, and terrorizing our dog #she barks until it gets close, then runs away#. Controlling it is tough; I don't recommend it for young children #I'm a 27 year old who acts like he's 12# because I expect it will result in frustration and broken quadcopters. I wouldn't get it for a kid under 8-10 years old. Battery lasts around 10 minutes, and recharges in less than an hour #haven't actually timed it#. Extra batteries are readily available on amazon for $10, so I might get a second one! Be sure to calibrate it properly; after plugging the battery into the quad copter, set it down on something flat right away, before turning on the remote. I think it calibrates when the remote connects to the copter.
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