It has three speeds, slow, medium fast, so that you can get increased speed as you learn how to fly it better. It has an auto takeoff and auto landing button, which is very nice. I have crashed it a couple times and it is perfectly fine, highly recommend i am probably going to buy another for a gift gave this to my nephew for his birthday and he loved it great kid size, remote his hands for the controller perfectly the lights made His face smile continuously beginner style, so it was easy to help.