After a 4 years break (last time I crashed my Raptor 30) away from the hobby, I decided to get a little Blade msr - Wow, what a great little heli. I did more flying these past week then I ever did with my Rappy.
So far a broken landing gear and a new motor - total damage $13.50 you cannot beat that!
I took another plunge today and bought a Blade 400 ($400 from the LHS). I am looking forward to the maiden flight tomorrow.
I bound the DX61 radio to the msr and again, a great, wonderful flying experience.
Kudos, to some great e-books I found at http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-helicopter-tips.html,
and this great forum. I am happy to see that Runryder is still a great resource.
Happy Flying (and no crashing) everyone!