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Syma S107

Overview

Considered the standard that other 3 Channel Helis are compared to. This chopper is super stable and easy to fly.

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Pros

  • Very Inexpensive
  • Great Gyro for Excellent Stability
  • Parts Available

Cons

  • 3 Channel Helicopters Fly differently than 4 Channel

Review

The Syma S107 quickly became an overnight success from the very beginning and has come to be considered by many one of the standards to compare other micro 3ch coaxial helicopters to. With it’s super stable gyro and smooth controls it is a easy and relaxing flyer for almost anyone that has flown it.

There are quite a few refinements to the s107 (lower parts count, solid build quality), that weren’t seen on some previous models of 3ch coaxial helicopters.

Stability

Stability is where the Syma s107 really shines.  The built in gyro and the Co-Axial nature of the helicopter make this a very stable helicopter.

Parts

S107 also has very cheap parts available. For a Heli aimed at beginners this is great, as crashes are bound to happen and eventually something will break.

Flight Time

Flight times of about 5 minutes are avaible with the Syma s107. Do not go to far beyond this mark as the battery will age faster.

Durability

For the price, this is very durable helicopter. Metal frame and even the plastic blades can take a beating.

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Overall Stability

I would think just about everyone would agree the S107 is the most stable, smooth flyer to ever hit the rc helicopter world.

jlcamp7 On RC Groups

I only have experience with one other heli, and MCX S300. The S107 is very stable and easy to fly in an average size livingroom. The 3ch takes a little bit to get used to coming from a 4ch but very much worth the money IMO.

ontwowheels On RC Groups

I have bought 20 of the S107 recently to sell them onto cutomers (Hobby Shop) and after having flown MANY of these low budget helis I have to say without any doubt these are the best flying 3ch helis available. Don’t ask whether you need one, just buy one! My party trick is to have the chopper hovering next to myself (controller at my side with no input) for minutes at a time while I talk to customers about how stable it is.

But… their tail motors burn out quickly. 4 of the 20 have had their tail motor fail so far and I expect to see more over the next few days based on this. First indication is that the motor becomes intermittent, it owrks at the beginning of the flight then won’t spin for the remainder. On my personal version I replaced the motor with another from a cheap 2ch heli. Unfortunately the new motor isn’t as zippy as the original motor but it has lasted for much longer as a result. I read somewhere about a tail motor mod to these. Does anyone know where that link is?

Even having to replace the tail motor I can still say these choppers are more than worth the effort.

dc3t_driver on RC Groups

It feels like it’s more “hobby grade” than the mcx.

rt450 ON RC Groups

Yup, the S107 is by far the best helicopter I’ve flown, and I’ve tried most other mini helicopter models. I was able to get 2 flying at the same time. The key is to sync 1 on A, and then go to another room and Sync the 2nd helicopter on B; Just make sure you are at a safe distance.

The durability has been amazing. Only one of my S107 actually had some sort of problem; It kept spinning in circles. Does anyone know how to adjust that? Would I need to replace the chip entirely?

Some of the local U.S dealers that I’ve used is xheli but they are out of stock 80% of the time (exaggeration). Also tried Hobby-Estore.com and a few others that ships locally. Also tried purchasing from eBay which took 2 weeks and the packaging was half eaten by a dog.

RCNub On RC Groups

Parts

Are There Parts? Absolutely! Just do a google search and you will find countless parts available. It would cost more money than just buying one, but it would be easy to rebuild a whole S107 just through ordering parts. every part is available for purchase, so you can keep the S107 up and running for a long time.

Flight Time

Typically you should make sure to limit your flights to 5 minutes or less at a time. Some go more others less, but you want to treat the battery with respect. If you push the battery too much then it’s life span will become short lived. Take it easy on the first few flights and make sure the battery is fully charged and limit the flight to just 3 minutes or so. This will “break the battery in” so to speak. Some have had short lived batteries due to trying to overfly the helicopter long past the batteries ability to keep the helicopter up in the air. Also the choice is yours but some say wait 10 minutes after flying before charging again and then wait another 10 minutes before flying after you’ve taken the helicopter off the charger.

Durability

I have looked at the Blade MCX and compared to the construction of these birds and the abuse they can take – I do not think they are anywhere near the durability and quality.

mikester On RC Groups

Specs

Features:

Miniature size & light weight. Super wide infrared control miniature design for indoor flying 19cm long and weighing an incredible 34 grams
Controlled by 32-level high precision speed. Auto stable, rotor blade system for steady lifting-up
3-Channel Helicopter movement forward / backward / up / down / left / right
High tenacity propeller
High capability, dynamical Li-Poly battery. Can be recharged through the transmitter provided
Charging and power indicator
Controlled by digital technology. Infra red control system
Tri-band Technology. Nonintervention used 3 bands
High efficiency, driving motor and surge power

Specs:
  • Weight: 34g
  • size: 220x38x98(mm)
  • Dimensions: main rotor diameter 190mm
  • Helicopter battery: 3.7v Rechargeable lithium polymer battery
  • Charging Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Flight Duration: 6-8 minutes
  • Frequency: Infrared control system – bands A, B
  • Control Specification: forward / backward / up / down / left / right
  • Range: Up to 10m (30ft)
Included:
  • 100% Brand New
  • 1 x 3-Channel Radio Remote Control Helicopter
  • 1 x Remote Control (not include 1.5v AA battery)
  • 1 x Tail Blade
  • 1x USB Cable

Other Names:

  • S107G (G is for gyroscope)
  • Helizone Firebird (clone),
  • Syma Gyro 107
  • Syma Mini s107 Heli
Syma S107, 3.6 out of 5 based on 19 ratings

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