Have fun. Keep it on the standard newbie mode until you're feeling confident. Just a few notes. - Quad needs to be on the ground to arm properly (took me a while to work that one out) - After it's armed, if the red & blue lights flash, that means low battery, so land it asap. You'll notice it's less agile when it's low on battery anyway - Battery charger is fine, i always keep an eye on it when charging though. It charges via usb. With mine anyway you need to push the plug in properly (it clicks) to get a good connection. - Newbie mode is on by default, which keeps it automatically level (and if you let go of the joystick it will auto level). "expert" mode is triggered by pushing the joystick in (like "stab/sprint" on COD PS3) - it basically allows you to tilt further. - I wouldn't worry too much about issues with flying, once you get out of range it just drops out of the sky. Maybe 60m range.. max? - Always have 4*AA batteries with you. The transmitter battery level isn't accurate. If the quad plays up, that's probably why. - When you get it, don't go mental. Just practice trying to hover, then "strafe", then circles, then figure 8s. I found for beginners only, using the left (throttle stick) exclusivly for throttle is the easiest way to get a grip on the sensitivity. >Are the chargers just the same as USB phone chargers? yes, although i havent checked the polarity. >If i had a 2A charger from a tablet/beasty phone will that damage the batteries at all and will it charge faster? Charging your batteries slowly will keep them running for longer. Considering you can get them for so cheap, it may not be an issue for you Arming steps 1. plug in battery (red lights full/blue lights flash together) - put on ground 2. turn on transmitter (red lights full/blue lights flash alternating = connecting/binding) 3. when blue lights stay full, ready to fly. You need to bring throttle to zero before it will take off.