I started this new post since the other one is irrelevant now. I got the book "Buying and Flying the Phantom". I guess I really should buy a toy copter to get the basic idea about the controls. I looked online at Walmart... and found the following. $90 - http://www.walmart.com/ip/AZ-IMPORT-TRA ... d/37932289 $58 - http://www.walmart.com/ip/Microgear-2.- ... e/42724926 $49 - http://www.walmart.com/ip/Microgear-2.- ... w/42744005 $44 - http://www.walmart.com/ip/37473064?www= ... irect=true Will any of these be worth buying and practice on, then it will give me enough practice to know how to handle the Phantom? or any other recommendation? I am leaning towards the $44 item because its the only one with reviews, 6 out of 7 like this one. But I also might want the $49 item since it looks like a Mini-Phantom (but no reviews) I'd rather crash a $50 toy and buy and other one than crash a $800 item and end up cussing!