Originally Posted by Tom DB
I was looking at a used DX6i on eBay, were you the one who snagged it? I'm hoping Santa might bring one for Xmas, though Santa has been known to bring "practical" gifts instead (stupid Santa!).
I've also been thinking of dissecting an S107 and seeing if I can get it back to flight worthy status. But if you would like to go first...
It wasn't me. I found a DX7 for less than most of the DX6i's. I'm hoping the price wasn't too good to be true. I guess I'll find out when it gets here.
Originally Posted by jtravel
I have both and they both are very stable in flight. the firebird is alittle faster going forward and turns quicker than my S107
Something must be alittle off with your firebird.
They are basically the same heli just with different markings. The firebird uses the original rev 3 board that seems to have alittle more pep than the rev 5 board syma is currently using.
It must just be that I'm sloppier using the firebird if it's the board making it more peppy like you said. I was thinking that it does turn more quickly than the S107 I have that has the newer board in it.
The good news is I had a heck of a crash last night (hit the ceiling, the wall and then the hardwood floor) and it seemed perfectly fine after I set it back up the right direction and flew it around some more. I was pretty surprised after having had my S107 have a wire come loose after a pretty light bounce crash.