I have a $200.00 helicopter and this is almost as fun, maybe not as maneuverable, but very fun. Think Geek also has a two pack where you can save 9.99 and get one of each channel.
We’ve crashed it a whole bunch of times and Dan has only broken the rear prop once (it includes a spare). It doesn’t take long to learn how to fly because it is constantly moving forward at a slow pace. Fewer controls makes it a lot easier to master. Just remember it has to be under zero wind conditions, even the HVAC pushes it around like a bug.