Get a Firebird Stratos for $129 and be happy. It's everything you need and want. It's cool looking AND cool SOUNDING with those twin engines screaming. Everything you need is right in the box and it is designed from the beginning as a trainer. As you progress, you can turn off the Virtual Instructor and increase the elevator size, giving sportier flight characteristics.
Click on the video to hear those twin engines singing as I go by in a fast pass.