my brother got a DR-1 today and the thing is sweet. he has yet to fly it on expert but in beginner mode it is very easy to fly. it is a very heavy duty heli. when you drop it from up high it has a little bounce to absorb the bump when it hits the ground. there is metal all over this thing and it looks very cool. i will keep posting as it gets more flight time, but i think traxxas did a good job on this one.