"It's okay, man. If there's one thing I know, it's how to drive when I'm stoned. It's like, you know your perspective's f--ked, so you just gotta let your hands work the controls as if you're straight." -- Zeke, Heavy Metal
Flying the best radio controlled helicopter will make you wish you were stoned. Nothing about them makes sense. Flying a cheap one will make you think you're stoned.
The Reflex Micro Helicopter is marginally better than, say, the average $35 R/C helicopter. That's probably because it costs around $60, instead. Battery life is considerably better - I was able to send mine buzzing around the office for 30 minutes at a time. The radio range sucks, I'm afraid - no more than 10 feet. After that the rotors stop spinning and you plunge from the sky like you're in a bad typical Rambo movie.
After several hours of in-depth research, here's what I discovered:
Assume that the device is some kind of drunk simulator. Every time you take off, it'll behave differently, flying backwards, forwards and sideways according to the position of the moon, whether the air conditioning is on, etc..
Follow the instructions about trim. One bad landing will knock the helicopter's trim outta whack - the next time you take off it could start spinning faster than Taz on crack.
Keep spare rotor blades. The latest breed of R/C helicopter is pretty tough, but it's like buttered toast - they typically land rotor-side down.
Fly it indoors.
Do not fly it near your cat. The result may be a permanently deranged animal, or a completely destroyed R/C helicopter.
If you lose control of it in an open layout office filled with staff, don't yell "OMG we're going down!!!!". Everyone will either ignore you or dive for the exit.
When in doubt, aim for something soft that will not sue you.
Don't buy the really cheap $25 ones. They're worthless. They're worse than worthless - they may be some kind of sick terrorist invention designed to put out the eyes of innocent Americans.
Don't give it a name like 'Red Five'. It just makes you look like a dork. If you have to give your shiny new helicopter a name, consider something like 'Mattel's Revenge' or 'Going Nowhere' or 'OMFG'.
Don't let your friends fly it. They'll just wreck it, leading to years of bad feelings between you. Instead, buy them their own and let them wreck that one. Or give them yours when it's damaged and you have to replace it.