I am a struggling RC helicopter pilot. Looks fun but very difficult and you'll discover very quickly that you'll learn to be a good mechanic before you become a good pilot. That's the one reason you DON'T want to buy on-line. You're going to need parts and advice. Hobby World has both. They're a pleasure to deal with and prices are very reasonable.
Great Store Great People.
I almost purchased a product on line but a friend directed me to Hobby World. I ended up purchasing it at the store for about 10.00 less then the online price. Later on I ended up having problems with something I did purchase from the internet instead of the store and they still helped me with it. I'm a loyal fan now and if they can get it I'll buy it from them instead of going online!