When he purchased it from a hobby store they sold everything you needed with it. It came with a lipo battery, charger, a spektrum radio and the plane. The charger is great because you can plug it right into your cars 12v plug and charge it from there. The new spektrum radio is great because it eliminates the need for crystals and is easy to bind it to the plane.
After flying this glider I may go and get one after the snow clears up here and the weather gets better. It is a fun plane and easy to transport. One things I would recommend doing is painting the bottom of the wings a different color than white like my uncle did. It made a huge difference by making it easier to see when it high up in the air.
This photo is from park zone's website