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Old Aug 28, 2010, 03:24 AM
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Small stick movements are the key, Felix - especially when you're starting out. I love the responsiveness of this model to the tiniest input.

Also, don't forget that after you've flown a couple of minutes in a room, the air will be disturbed (especially if you've been whizzing round) so when you go into a hover the heli sometimes bounces about a bit - it isn't necessarily toilet bowl effect.

It's surprising how much air those blade can move; fly it over your head and you'll feel quite a blast!
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 02:39 PM
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First flight good = good. Close to the ground there's a moving pillow of pressurized air that makes control less predictable. Called ground effect. Even fullscale fixedwings have it, but it bothers them less because the unstable air is always behind them.

107 does indeed have the smoothest proportional stick of all the 3ch submicros.
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 05:12 PM
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I have seen these advertised, did a search here and came up with this post of yours from a few weeks ago. May I ask if you own any of these helis? If yes, what are they like compared to the beloved S107?
If they are any good I quite like the look of them and would like a few.
Thank you
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 05:48 PM
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Hi Scotsoft,

I have a UDI U802. It flies very well and is super resistant. Apparently, the chassis and electronics on board are similar, only changes the canopy and motors, which in this model are No. 7. (U802 is No. 6) Greetings!

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Old Aug 29, 2010, 06:46 AM
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Thank you Pepiche for your information, I think I will be placing an order for a few
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 08:54 AM
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Thank you Pepiche for your information, I think I will be placing an order for a few
You're welcome

Happy flights!
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 12:29 PM
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Hey guys,

Has anyone succesfully modded the 107 to use external battery packs? I created a post in the beginner heli subforum but figured I'd ask here as well.

Thoughts were if I got the cg right and removed tail fins etc I could be really close to original weight and have 5-6 packs on hand.
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 02:53 AM
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I was just wondering if anybody here has heard of or seen an apparently "updated" version of the SYMA S107? I purchased one recently, the vendor also had the "old batch" selling alongside. The only differences appear to be metal "grips" (is that the right word?) that hold the rotor blades, a thicker tail boom and an updated socket for the charger (round insead of square with two pins). Mechanically, and everything else is still the same as far as I can tell. I scrutinized both models side by side for a while, and the vendor assured me that the "new batch" was better for whatever reason.

I wish I could say more, but to be honest they've given me and a couple of friends nothing but grief thus far. As I mentioned in another thread, one day in and ones of the gears have come loose...a common problem with the S107 I've been led to believe?
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 08:54 AM
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I dont see how more weight is a upgrade, but I could be wrong.
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 09:24 AM
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I dont see how more weight is a upgrade, but I could be wrong.
If I were to take a guess, I'd say the metal blade holders would be more durable? The charger socket is definitely much better, I have the double pin one on my 9098, and although it's not too bad, it can be a pain in the ass...not to mention it seems fragile.

Anyway, I've decided to take these new "updated" models back to the store tomorrow and ask for replacements, I'll gladly take the old batch since at least they're a proven entity.
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 10:34 AM
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Never heard of metal blade grip... Anyway, the original plastic blade holder are super solid.
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 12:15 PM
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thanks to all of you. this has been a great thread for me. i'm a a newb in the hobby and bought a S107 as my first heli. i also started a blog for those fellow newbs who want to read about what I learn along the way. end goal is to have fun and become a good pilot... maybe some stunts. heres the link to the blog.. http://spinningblades.blogspot.com

i'll probably be buying another S107 because the 1 hour charging time is driving me nutz.

thanks again for all the great insight.
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 01:52 PM
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s107 problems

Well I bought an S107 a couple weeks ago and love it. So I decided to purchase a 2nd one from xheli.com. Im having issues with this one though. I took out of box and charged up. When I add power, the unit will just stay on ground and slowly spin to the left. I saw somewhere earlier people had this problem but I have inspected everything and all seems fine. After my 1st failed attempt, I thought maybe it wasnt fully charged so I went to charge and when I plug in usb cable to heli, the light stays on. I tried the charger from 1st heli and same problem. It doesnt seem to want to take a charge. I contacted xheli about it and waiting for a response.
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 02:44 PM
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thanks to all of you. this has been a great thread for me. i'm a a newb in the hobby and bought a S107 as my first heli. i also started a blog for those fellow newbs who want to read about what I learn along the way. end goal is to have fun and become a good pilot... maybe some stunts. heres the link to the blog.. http://spinningblades.blogspot.com

i'll probably be buying another S107 because the 1 hour charging time is driving me nutz.

thanks again for all the great insight.
Neat blog thanks, get yourself a ac powered usb that cuts the charge time down to 40mins. Much faster then that and you are over 1c and the battery will not last as long.
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 03:07 PM
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I was just wondering if anybody here has heard of or seen an apparently "updated" version of the SYMA S107? I purchased one recently, the vendor also had the "old batch" selling alongside. The only differences appear to be metal "grips" (is that the right word?) that hold the rotor blades, a thicker tail boom and an updated socket for the charger (round insead of square with two pins). Mechanically, and everything else is still the same as far as I can tell. I scrutinized both models side by side for a while, and the vendor assured me that the "new batch" was better for whatever reason.

I wish I could say more, but to be honest they've given me and a couple of friends nothing but grief thus far. As I mentioned in another thread, one day in and ones of the gears have come loose...a common problem with the S107 I've been led to believe?
Are you sure these are not fake, I haven't heard of any upgrades, though I could be wrong.
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