Who has some advice on R/C helicopters?
About 3 years ago I got an email from hobbytron.com and they had some RC helicopters on sale. One was supposedly a $80 heli for <$20, so I bit. I never could get the thing to fly... it would lurch up, start spinning wildly, then I'd freak out and lose control and it would drop 100 feet from the sky. The last time that happened it landed in our large pond. Oops ;)
Anyway, more recently I bit on a little Syma S107 with gyro from Amazon for about $20. It was MUCH more capable, although I felt a little restricted having to use it only indoors. But even my 7 year old was doing a pretty good job learning to fly it. Eventually it took a hard crash and now I'm waiting on some parts for it.
But, this has whet my appetite for something bigger and outdoor-capable. I don't want to break the bank, but I kind of long for something at least 14" long (about the size of my original) that I can take outside, but this time, actually be able to control.
Thoughts? Specific models? Thanks!