Even though this plane is made of styrofoam, it's pretty durable! My dad bought one of these and on his first flight crashed it into a light post, and it didn't take much damage at all. Later on, he found he was losing control of his plane when he flew it, possibly something wrong with the electronics. But he sent it back and got a replacement at no charge! The different flight modes make this much more fun and easy to fly than it would be otherwise. This plane takes off within just a few feet and climbs great. The expert mode is really fun, although I generally only use it when the plane is at least 100 feet in the air. I often lose control in expert mode since I'm not too experienced, so this plane should have crashed dozens of times if it weren't for the different difficulty modes. I simply switch back to beginner mode and it straightens out of its tailspin or nose dive or whatever, which makes me more comfortable trying out complex aerobatics and risky maneuvers (as long as the plane is high enough). Anyway, this is an absolute joy to fly and has really helped break the monotony of quarantine. My dad and I often fly together. We make sure we pair our planes when they're both on the ground, though. Every once in a while, one controller pairs to both planes, so we always make sure our controllers are paired to the correct planes before taking off. I would recommend this plane to anyone!