I was always fascinated by these guys but the idea of running nitro fueled toys was a put off. With the modernization of battery powered copters tho I've been slowly taking steps into this hobby. Last year my nephews got me an Air Hog which I quickly beat up but replaced with a Syma which ROCKED indoors for under $20: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TVTPS0/ref=wms_ohs_product I've been thinking about getting something a bit more complex. I'm not quite ready to buy a 450/700/700 sized craft but man am I fascinated by the intricate 3d work that guys like Alan Szabo are able to do: So in the meantime I've jumped up to a Blade MCPx: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006H3DK7Y/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details This is an RTF, a "Ready to Fly" kit that comes bundled with a moderate quality radio transmitter that can be bound to other RC devices. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEIVQwlGO0A&feature=fvwrel And am also trying a V911 clone: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006FT2FVC/ref=oh_o01_s00_i00_details Which comes bundled with a cheesy looking radio transmitter. Will see how that pans out, but I wanted a cheap one for the office for breaks. I really want a 450, but that will have to wait a bit I think.