The Tarantula Spider is a low priced quadcopter that fits the need to fly a small drone and not worry about initial cost of purchase or the price for future repairs. The quad comes packaged RTF (without AA batteries required for the controller) and can be prepared to fly within the time it takes to charge the lipo flight battery. Prop guards are available to minimize prop strikes but the propellers are highly flexible and offer some damage protection should you decide not to install the guards. I would not classify this quad as hobby grade but if you're looking for a model to just bang around or give to a kid to begin a new hobby the Tarantula Spider just might be the deal. Enjoy!