Originally Posted by Fred Bronk
The LAMA is not like any regular heli though. It is inherently stable unlike most helis.
This is true, but there is nothing wrong with learning in a simplified context.
As long as you dont fool yourself into believing you can fly anything once you learned how to hover the XRB.
I found it to be sufficiently challenging to start out with the XRB/Lama, while easy enough to still be fun.
It gave me the kickstart I needed, it helped me build up some basic reflexes and even now that I have a "real" heli, I still learn alot from flying it while at the same time I have a lot of fun.
I expect to fly it all winter and I would recommend it anytime to somebody just starting out in RC helis.