The good news is that while it may take awhile to get spare parts, they are nearly cheap as dirt for most of them. I don't feel bad ordering extra props at less than 3.00 a set, or other things of that nature. Fairly cheap lil bug to keep flying.
It was raining when I got off work today, and it was nice to be able to run a battery or two through the ladybird inside the house. Having this has resulted in the grounding of all my small helis
G Man, it will get much easier fairly quickly with the Ladybird. As you've figured out, just keep a few spare parts around. As others have mentioned, noting wrong with gluing the frame back together to get some more life out of it etc.
@ Murdock, the frame certainly feels a bit weaker than the rest of it. But I agree, at $2.50 a pop or so, I'd rather it break than something else!