I bought one as well, but it's the Cessna taildragger version. I've flown it many times. Flys great!
I chased it into the "wilderness" which borders my field. Looked for an hour or two, finally saw it in a big tree. I threw baseballs at it until it came down; Of course the balls broke the wing in the process and I ended up with poison oak. Not feeling too good right now and only a couple more weeks to go. Maybe the $6.99 airplane wasn't worth the price I'm paying now.
Make sure you have either zero winds or a lot of land for flying.