If you're ever looking for a fun flying toy, I can confidently recommend the Syma S026. Flies around for about 5 minutes before needing a charge. With two sets of dual blades, you can rotate it left and right and fly forwards and backwards. Up and down too naturally.  It's tough enough that multiple crashes didn't hurt it at all and it's small enough that it doesn't actually damage anything if you run into stuff. Well, avoid flowers and stuff precariously balanced. Candles also are best put away. You understand.

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