Well, after spending nearly a month reading and learning about this thing I decided it was time to get it airborne and just check out the systems. This first flight was entirely indoors because I had been concerned about a runaway throttle issue which turns out to have been no issue at all. Just my not knowing about the Phantom. I will say the 1.1.1 flies very nicely. Very stable and very responsive to controls. It may have helped that I have experience flying smaller quads manually so I felt right at home with Phantom and absolutely no issues hovering and landing and maneuvering about the house. At this point, for the $275 I spent on this first Phantom, I would say it was money VERY well spent. I doubt there are many other quads in this class at that price that are this nice and fly so well. The Syma X5C-1 that I've been flying for a while feels almost exactly like the Phantom other than the fact that the Phantom stays steadier and holds it's altitude by itself. The Phantom in ATTI mode is much easier to fly (imo) than the Syma X5C-1 in fact. I would highly recommend the Syma X5C-1 if you're wanting to know what the Phantom feels like for around $50 So now I know that all systems seem to be in order and as soon as the weather is permitting, the next step is outdoor flight. Feels good to finally get it off the ground and in the air, even indoors for a short 5 minute flight. VERY glad I bought it and looking forward the the better video I can get with it compared to the 2MP camera I've been using on the Syma.