Originally Posted by blkdog7
I can't get this thing to lift off of the ground. It just uncontrollably slides around all over the place.
Don't think you are going to ease it into the air - no, you literally JUMP it into the air, just don't be scared! You need to apply a good amount of throttle to get it up, like 3/4 stick. Any less and it will just do as you saw, slide around and spin on the ground. Be prepared for it to move to it's left as it lifts up and off (this is normal). I usually set mine down in front of me and to the right, so when it lifts off it will be just in front of me (in theory anyway).
A 7x7 room is really asking for trouble, you'll be hitting anything and everything on your first tries. If you go outside, make sure it is pretty calm.