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Old Feb 15, 2014, 11:41 AM
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Wedgehog, what a terrible experience! I'm am sorry that you have to go through that. To me, it wasn't whether the S800G was good or not, it was simply a matter of a bad retailer, selling you a returned item as new! I would simply return this and never do business with that outfit again. Hopefully, you are not too put off by one bad retailer. Good luck to you in finding and owning a good flying machine.
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Old Feb 15, 2014, 12:08 PM
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Hi mate, I bought it from Amazon, although to be fair it was a trader selling through them called toys2media, I have done the returns procedure and Amazon have sent the email to them, so I am just waiting to see what they say. They can't argue as I only received it today and under the UK distance selling regulations I can return it for any reason withing the first 7 days. I will let you know what happens, I would be quite happy to have a replacement as I like the look of the Heli, shame the TX on my chinook S026 doesn't work with it.
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Old Feb 15, 2014, 12:35 PM
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I'm glad to hear that there is recourse for returning. Syma helicopters are quite good out of the box. By and large, Syma's IR Tx falls into one of the two families. Unfortunately for you, S026G is one, and S800G is the other. While the S026G Tx might feel more comfortable in hand, with longer control sticks, it also lacks the ability to go 4 CH. So, you are pretty much stuck with the new Tx.
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Old Feb 15, 2014, 12:44 PM
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I agree Heli, I was so impressed by the build quality of the Chinook I also ordered the Bigger one, the 34G and when I saw that this was a Syma I thought it should be good then, but it's obviously what you said, they sent me a returned item :-(
I have a HK 450 and 500 for when it's warm outside and I have also ordered a Hubsan and a V222 and a V911 Pro from Banggood, but I guess there will be quite a wait for them to arrive
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Old Feb 15, 2014, 05:22 PM
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Hi WedgeHog, where in the UK are you?

Syma IR families are as follows...

S107, S107C, S109, S111 and believe it or not, S800. The Trim control on the S107tx does channel mixing for the S107 but it also transmits the IR data for the trim channel which is ignored by the S107 speaking heli, the roll on the S800 is controlled by trim on the S107 Tx.

S026, maybe S012 and S010

S026G and S108 are the same, S108 simply ignores the pitch trim data.

So we only have S107, San Huan and almost WLToys (branded as EVO by Amerang UK) done but I'm working on (I'm pretty much Beta tester and code grabber, while another member, very skilled in Arduino and C is doing the coding till I'm smart enough) a universal Ir heli remote/PPM in-IR out module.

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Old Feb 16, 2014, 07:33 AM
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Hi WedgeHog, where in the UK are you?
Hi Dj, I'm near Rugby in Warwickshire, why do you ask?
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Old Nov 26, 2015, 12:35 PM
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S800G alternatives?

Hi Everyone

I have been flying my S107 heli for some time now and its docile flying behaviour suits me well because my flying abilities are pretty basic if I am honest!

Just recently, the tail motor has packed in; I bought a V911 heli but it was too twitchy and too much of a handful for me and I sold it!

I am looking for something new and discovered the S800G and this thread

It sounds a bit of a challenge compared to the S107 and I was wondering if anyone can suggest another coaxial 4ch heli which will be easier to fly than the S800G to match my basic abilities?
Any thoughts are welcome
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Old Nov 26, 2015, 12:55 PM
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You might try the JXD 340 "Drift King". It's an infrared 4ch coaxial heli that you can fly either like a 3ch Syma or you can use the 4th channel for side to side motion. The transmitter is configurable on power on to decide if you want the side to side motion on the right or left stick.

The JXD 340 will be faster than the Syma 107G but it's a little more fragile so you will want to avoid crashing it as much as you can.

The alternative would be to step up to something like a Blade mcx2 but that's more expensive but has removable batteries so you can swap them out and get more continuous flying.

Hope this helps!
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 11:40 AM
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Using S107 controller with S800G heli

Thanks Robo - the MCX2 looks real nice but as you say it is a big step up from the Symas in quality and price!

I'm thinking of going for the S800G after all; at around 20 it seems a steal!

can someone confirm that the S107 controller I already have will work with the S800G in 3CH mode only?
More importantly, does the S107 controller give decent proportional control which I have heard is poor on the S800G controller?
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Old Nov 28, 2015, 09:25 AM
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The S107G controller should control your S800G. My S800G needs a new battery so I couldn't test it, but I did successfully test my S107G with the S800G controller, so you should be good.

The S800G doesn't really have very good proportional control because the actuators aren't really that great, but it's not bad for how much it costs. Flying the S800G with the S107G controller won't give you left-right slideways motion (or aileron or roll control) but the sticks are generally a bit better, IMHO. Try both controllers and see what you think.
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thanks Robo
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