|May 11, 2009, 12:00 PM|
Syma S008 3 channel helicopter review
This is a review of the new Syma S008 3 channel helicopter.
I picked this one up from www.budgetgadgets.com
This is a direct link to the helicopter
It sells for around 35 dollars, and I think it is a great deal. Plus budgetgadgets is offering free shipping, I received mine in a little over a week, the package was a little banged up, but the helicopter came in one piece and flew perfectly right out of the box.
It is a well built 3 channel helicopter, and I love how realistic the canopy looks, it is very nicely screwed on to the body, and the see through cockpit window on the front comes off very easily so you can gain access to the battery very quickly.
This helicopter is a good candidate for modifications, a plantraco bahama battery would work really nicely in this helicopter.
It has an all plastic canopy with a very nice realistic scale look, the canopy is held together with small screws and itís easy to remove.
The rotors are made of very strong and thick plastic, and they arenít very likely to strike each other during a wreck, so you shouldnít have any broken blades from blade strikes.
The rotor shafts are very sturdy, there is a hollow outer shaft with an inner shaft, and all of the pieces like the rotor head and flybar are screwed on so they are easy to remove and repair.
It recharges through the transmitter in about 25 minutes and it flies for a good 8 minutes, and it has a lot of power, it has a lot more power then any other 3 channel helicopter I have ever seen, it is also very stable
It flies like a dream, just a little less then half throttle and it will be hovering hands free.
When transitioning to forward flight it is very smooth, the tail fan has 3 different speeds, so you can slowly hover around, or you can quickly dart off in any direction. It flies in reverse very nicely as well.
Like all rc helicopters it does take some skill to fly, but it is easy to master. I love flying this helicopter around, Iíve flown it 3 or 4 times a day ever since I got it. I do suggest using rechargeable batteries in the transmitter; I wore out a set of batteries in less then a week.
The throttle is on the left stick and the yaw (spin) and pitch (forward and reverse) are on the right stick, it has trim buttons on the top of the transmitter, and they work very well.
The charging plug comes out of a little compartment in the side of the transmitter, and it
takes 6 AA batteries. The transmitter is very sturdy and it is very well designed, from the
sticks to the battery compartment.
This helicopter is a must have for your collection.
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