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Posted by eviljack | May 26, 2011 @ 05:40 PM | 1,480 Views
Charge Time: 30mins

Flight Time: 3mins

Crash: None

Type of Flight: Break-in flight #2

Notes:This time around decided to test the manuverability of the heli. It turns very crisply. Stopping on a dime, similar to the s107. My assumption last flight that it was tail heavy and drifting backwards was a mistake. There was a slight breeze in the area I was hovering, and it just happened to be facing rearward while hovering there. Once I moved it to a different location, it hoved much nicer, with just a slight bit of drift. When it comes to forward and backwards movement however, this thing is a real pig. It take a few seconds to get moving in either direction, and once it gets moving its hard to change to the other direction unless you are turning. This make for some difficult last min direction changes that I am used to in my s107. Had quite a few close calls, but did not crash. I have a feeling this is going to be a heli that is more fun to fly around in a large area, then to do an obstical course or precision landings. I will test landings next flight.
Posted by eviljack | May 26, 2011 @ 03:37 PM | 1,344 Views
Charge Time: 40mins

Flight Time: 3mins

Crash: None

Type of Flight: Break-in flight #1

Comments: This was the frist of three break-in flights. So I only flew it for 3mins, and kept the flying to hovering except where neccessary to keep it from hitting anything. It keeps a level hover very nicely. It keeps the left/right heading nicely with only a few adjustments to the trim knob now and then. Still a bit more then I ever have to do with the s107. Tends to drift backwards alot, might be tail heavy, will watch this closer next few flights. The heli is louder then my s107 but not as loud as my SH-8829. So I figured the increase in volume is relative to the size of the heil. The sound is nice though, makes it feel like this heli has lots of power.
Posted by eviljack | May 24, 2011 @ 07:18 PM | 1,609 Views
Upon opening the packaging I decided to make a good inspection of the Heli and tx.

The tx is very nice. Its of course made of plastic, but its a nice heavy plastic, unlike a few of the tx I have with my other heli's. The stick movment is also very nice. This tx seems to be a modified 4ch tx. If you try to move the throttle stick to the left and right as you would on a 4ch, it gives a bit in each direction as if it could move freely but someone put a screw in it to keep it from moving. The trim knob is in the lower right hand corner, not a big fan of that position, it is near the "speed" switch.

The heli looks very nice, but the shell is very cheap. Just picking it up I was worried about cracking it. The rear fins are very thing and flex easily. The lower rear one already had paint chipped off of it right out of the box. For this reason I have decided to pass on my plans of putting different heli guts inside this body. Also the charge plug is a pain in arse. You have to push so hard to get the charger in you feel like you are going to break the heli. Other then that stuff, its a good looking heli for the most part. Now to see how it flies.
Posted by eviljack | May 24, 2011 @ 06:51 PM | 1,576 Views
So after some disscussion with Killbucket, I had come to the decission to purchase a S027g. My original plan was to buy the body, and install the guts from a high quality Heli, so I could have a nice flying Airwolf. After lots of attempts to find someone with the body for sale I found that by the time I bought everything I needed I was just better off getting a whole brand new S027g. I also figured I may be able to use the wall plug it came with on my S107. After aquiring the Heli and checking it out first hand I have decided that I may not go to the trouble of using the shell on another heli, but I am still going though with my plan to track the flights and performance of this heli for those interested.