I have been flying for a little over a year now,i have had a few blade helis a ar drone and a proto x that i flew around the house.Well finally after 17 flights with my p2v i finally decided to try manual mode. There is definitely a learning curve when flying it in this mode. I have to say that i enjoyed it but all i did was basic maneuvers,which is all i will be doing till i feel comfortable doing any kind of distance flights. Luckily i didnt crash it,which if it wouldn't of been for gps mode i surely would of. It definitely will be a great way to take my flying to a higher level,as long as i keep it in one piece.