This is a fantastic little plane. I bought it for my 12 year old son, having previously tried a twin engine Sky Hussar which we could never get to fly properly (underpowered and impossible to trim), and the Silverlit was an instant success. It comes ready to fly, straight out of the box. The batteries charge in no time at all, and the controls are really simple and easy to use. You can easily hand launch it or take off from the ground. The four engines really make a difference - although I wouldn't fly this in too much wind, it will cope with a light breeze, and doesn't need absolute calm like some of the other planes you can buy for the same price. It climbs really well and is made from some sort of plasticised styrofoam which is incredibly robust - I'm not suggesting you should do this deliberately, but if you crash dive it, it just bounces. The courier managed to squash the tail on mine when delivering it, but I just pushed it back into shape and it flies perfectly. It's only 2-channel, so don't expect sophistication, but as a first r/c plane I don't think you could do much better for the money. If you want to see one flying, there are a couple of videos on You-Tube that will show you what it can do.