The copter is much smaller than I imagined. I knew it was small, but it is hard to know until you have it right in front of you. As you can see, the controller itself is larger than the copter. The controller fits my hands well, though it does feel like a cheap plastic knock off video game controller. The copter’s rechargeable battery comes with a USB charger that nicely lights up when it is charging and goes away when it is done. The remote needs four (4) AAA batteries. As you can see from the picture, the propeller guards are not seen when you open the box. It is actually attached to the back of the white casing. I originally though mine was missing until I simply flipped the container over and saw it nicely tucked behind everything. The instructions seemed simple enough. We’ll be up in the air soon.