Not for me thanks, I'd prefer to spend (admittedly a lot) more on a Parrot AR Drone and terrorise the people in the warehouse with it :)
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We used to run around hitting each other with sticks. Them were the days.
Seriously though, get a proper helicopter like a Honey Bee or whatever.
NB I know the Honey Bee is now old, and it's fixed-pitch so you might debate how real it is, but it is a really good combination of light, strong, cheap and real. Learn to fly something that needs your skill instead of just bobbing about.
Get two of these in one room and they'll fight for sure.
(more fun to be had than with my old Morley Bell 47G)
Proper helicopter? Does my Bell 206 count? The only "room" I ever flew her in was Hanger One at Moffett Field, though ... and we were alone in the airspace at the time ;-)
My point was that teaching kids the mechanics of basic flight and other applied physics, and then allowing them to build & destroy their own creations, leads to future engineers. We need future engineers. I'm not seeing many in the pipeline ...
The controls are all important for me. I was given a 3 channel as a present and it's setup is annoying.
"Normal" layout is pitch and roll on right (like a plane), collective (height) and yaw on left.
The 3 chan I have has no roll (Which I presume is the axis cut in this one) and they moved yaw onto the right stick.
Very confusing, I have trouble getting used to it, and am not sure I want to "unlearn" the instincts I already have.
I would guess that would be a poor setup to learn to fly on also, going to a 4th axis and swapping hands is going to cause problems later on methinks.