Here are some simple facts about model helicopters. They're harder to master than anything else in the world of remote control. For example, even when flying through the air, model trucks are easier to control than model helicopters because the added vertical dimension is more involved than just staying between the lines and keeping the dirty-side down. In fact, model helicopters are harder to fly than model airplanes because they can stop in midair (hover) and fly backwards! This isn't an attempt to discourage you . . . but one to make sure you realistically assess all factors before taking the plunge regardless of whether it's with our machine, or a competitor's.
Perhaps you're thinking this means there’s a lot of hand-eye coordination going on at once with a helicopter. Maybe you're even wondering if it's too hard for you. While you're right to wonder how hard it is because it really is, the facts are we've seen everybody who gives it a serious try succeed. Just like learning to ride a bicycle, with practice and patience you'll learn how to fly model helicopters too. Moreover, it's easier with the aid of computer flight simulators (some free, or close to it) and when you take a smart approach to selecting your model - with an eye towards making it more practical and easy - you can assuredly succeed! In fact, we've built a company based on the audacious idea of making model helicopters easy. We even have the equivalent of training wheels available!
As you learn about the Pantera you'll discover it's been created with ruggedness and durability in mind - pretty much above all else. It's because in creating a helicopter explicitly for training these become prudent and practical benefits for sport and scale pilots (where having fun is more than a serendipitous byproduct, but the very purpose of a model helicopter). Thus, as a helicopter-trainer, be it for primary-training (learning to hover), basic-training (forward flight and autorotations), advanced-training (inverted and basic maneuvers like loop, roll, and stall turn plus maybe the odd flip and tumble), 3D-training (chaos, piroflips, tick-tocks, and maneuvers you yourself may invent, which collectively constitute the 3D-mania), or most difficult of all, precision-training (FAI hovering and aerobatic schedule) your Pantera won't hold you back. In fact, the progression of training will instill in you the discipline required to become a superior pilot because all the while - you're not worying about how hard it is to repair if you mess up, or what you'll say to your wife on the third weekend in a row when you pile drive it into the ground by dumb-thumbing at a critical point in a maneuver because it's tough and inexpensive to repair. Yes, there's a peace-of-mind aspect to owning a Pantera too.
This brand new Pantera, the P6 variant, is the ultimate refinement of simplicity in model helicopters, which began with the Tiger 50 (but that's another story). It's been expressly created to be simple (by having fewer parts). It's been created to be tougher by using materials more resistance to crash damage. It's also been created to be stronger (by using larger critical components than competitors), and yes, the Pantera is pragmatic in some ways. The Pantera is a very solid choice in a training helicopter and an all around strong contender as the best choice for sport and scale pilots too because what it boils down to is this; the more methodical and practical you are with your approach, the more easily success will follow. Moreover, we assume our customers are astute enough to always be prudent (and thus, follow their self-interests). Therefore, we believe as you learn about why a Pantera is different from competing carbon-fiber based models, you'll come to share our opinion, which is . . . the Pantera is better than competing 600-class models for training pilots. It's because a Pantera is bigger, tougher, more durable, easier to build, less expensive to maintain, and will flat out hover better than anything else out there! We also believe we can prove it - here's why.