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These are AWESOME as cat toys! I bought similar ones from World Tech Toys and my husband has hours of fun playing with the cats with them. Of course, that is hours in 9 minute increments, as mentioned above. That's the benefit to having two, is once one dies you still have another to play with. They are pretty sturdy, he has bounced them off the cieling, floor, walls, etc numerous times and even if something broke he has been able to keep them working with minor tinkering.
I'm getting him another set, so now he will have 4 in his rotation
forever fighting the urge to buy something just because it is cheap and cool...wait, it's cheap and cool, let me click that big yellow button!
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These 3 channel mini copters are great toys, as long as you assume them to be, more or less, disposable. Don't expect them to last all that long. They are easy to fly, but being only a 3 channel, and a fixed pitch rotor, they are slow and not very agile... you can get bored with them quickly.
If you are looking for a good gift for a kid, this is a good deal, I'm sure they will get some enjoyment out of it. But if you are looking for something to use that will be really fun, spend a little more and get a 4-channel variable pitch rotor, RADIO (not IR) controller copter. Much quicker, much more responsive, much more range, much more fun to fly, and you can get them out of the house even with a slight breeze.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a bucket of wings and a six pack of beer!