This advice might help other newbies. Although I purchased a 4k 3 weeks ago I was forced to leave it alone due to travel constraints. Best thing that could have happened. I brought along the Syma x5c to practice how to fly. I feel I'm in complete control Of the copter now, being able to do all sorts of turns and flying from any orientation. I'm still a little more than 2 weeks away from putting the"big guy" in the air but I know I'm ready! Really learning how to fly on a toy quad builds a lot of confidence for the big step.