The wikipedia Quadcopter entry provides some details about its flight control:
Hovering or altitude adjustement.
Pitch or roll adjustment.
The following post "Quadcopter flight modes beyond traditional aircraft?" raised to my attention that it had other flight modes apart from those of fixed wing aircraft but I am not so sure with respect to conventional rotorcraft.
My assumption is that the quadcopter can be flown using conventional helicopter flight control inputs (cyclic, collective, anti-torque, throttle), am I right or is it really another beast with its very own flight control inputs?