Thanks to the original post earlier today by Topshopper, I came across this which I thought worthy of its own post. I bought my son the XPV NightHawk plane for Christmas and they are totally awesome ! One of their best features is that you only need to buy batteries for the handset; the plane/robot itself has a built in lithium battery which once charged provides plenty of flying time..... And fly they do ! ! .... upto 30mph and easily reaching 200ft..... just make sure you go to a big, big open field to learn how to master them....
Here's the official description:
The Ultimate RC Robot that drives flies and even talks! Capable of performing amazing aerial stunts, the RAD XPV flies up to 30 MPH and can go over 20 stories high with a flight range of over 300 feet. The super-light styling is inspired by real stealth planes. With twin turbo engine design, the robot has user-controlled speaking and missile sounds. Watch as his eyes light up when he speaks.
Detachable blaster included. 2 Channel controller. Includes fist aid vehicle repair kit. Made with impact resistant material. Built-in, rechargeable 7.4V Lithium Ion Polymer Battery. Includes XPV Fuel System that also charges USB devices.
It's still selling for £100 @ Hamleys - see thishttp://www.hamleys.com/invt/0000000379156