This heli comes ready to fly! It contains a full 3 channel transmitter with up, down, left, right, forward, and backward. The remote control heli's transmitter has an alignment trim, a charging and power indicator, a left/right lever and trimmer. The Helicopter frame is made of metal and this heli does have gyroscope technology. Flight range is approximately 30' and is best suited for indoor flying. A 25-30 minutes charge is equal to 8-12 minutes of flight and recharging is done through the transmitter or USB cable.