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Old Feb 09, 2011, 03:11 PM
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Actually, "10 + 1 free"

http://www.poundland.co.uk/product-r...-aa-batteries/

LOL, I love the marketing concept.....a "baker's ten"?

It was 10 + 2 free, that's inflation for you One pack did two txs.
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 03:19 PM
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....One pack did two txs.....
Yes, it appears that some savvy bean counters have embraced the strategy of selling items in prime-number lots.

That increases the likelihood and frequency of customers having to buy additional lots. (Is there any device that requires precisely eleven AA batteries?)

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Old Feb 09, 2011, 03:21 PM
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Well used, a few dings from flying into furniture, and a few parts removed and trimmed. Still flies great, and an amazing amount of fun for $30.

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Old Feb 09, 2011, 04:15 PM
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Painting my S107

I am thinking of customizing my S107 somewhat by painting. But I have not done much of this type of stuff since I built model cars when I was a kid (many years ago) and would like some direction from some of you who have painted the S107.
What type of paint should I use? Is regular model paint that you would use for plastic models fine? I don't have an airbrush or skill with one so I plan to just use aerosol cans of paint if that is acceptable.
What type of preparation should be done to the S107 parts? Just remove stickers and clean them well? Or do they need to be sanded to rough up the surface slightly? If so, what type of sandpaper should I use?
Will painting the plastic body parts and blades have any adverse effect on the weight and/or handling?
Any guidance would be appreciated.
Thanks.
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 05:02 PM
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Brushed on some semi-gloss black acrylic from my son's modeling paint supply. A silver canopy would be nice!

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Old Feb 09, 2011, 06:04 PM
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Flying one of these little S107's is just about the most fun one can have on a $30.00 budget. So far since getting mine about two weeks ago I fly it at least three times each day and so far it has exceeded all my expectations. I started off keeping the early flights to about 3 minutes and now am up to doing full 5 min flights. It has had several dumb thumbs crashes and so far it has taken them without any noticeable damage. This is one tough little super flying heli.

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Old Feb 09, 2011, 06:07 PM
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Two things-
1) I got the rotor working. I'm pretty sure it was the bare wire. Now to get it back together.
2) How do you post photos of your work in this forum?
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 06:52 PM
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I used a little Goof-Off to remove the printed markings on the rotor blades. Maybe I'll spray paint them black. Also, since this little helicopter travels well for indoor flying, I bought a usb car charger on Ebay, took it apart, and attached some connectors so I could use my 3s lipos as a portable power supply. Works great, and only uses about 80mAh per charge.

Ron
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 07:01 PM
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How do you post photos of your work in this forum?
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Hi Terry,

Look for the Manage Attachments button below the text box where you type your replies. There you can choose the pictures you wish to upload.

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Old Feb 10, 2011, 02:59 AM
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I have a question with Syma s107 Helicopter!
How do you correct the rotation of the bottom blades of the Syma s107?
My Syma s107's bottom blades stick and don't rotate sometimes. I checked the gears but i still don't know what's the cause of it.
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 10:16 AM
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Holy cow rsasaki, you must have one good camera with a fast shutter to capture those hover pictures and see the full main blade.
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 10:23 AM
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I used a little Goof-Off to remove the printed markings on the rotor blades. Maybe I'll spray paint them black. Also, since this little helicopter travels well for indoor flying, I bought a usb car charger on Ebay, took it apart, and attached some connectors so I could use my 3s lipos as a portable power supply. Works great, and only uses about 80mAh per charge.

Ron
Ron - Nice work. Looks great! In reference to AndrewFH's post, have you noticed any adverse effects on weight balance from the paint job? Did you need to treat the plastic on the canopy before you brushed it? When can we expect to see that silver canopy?
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 11:48 AM
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have you noticed any adverse effects on weight balance from the paint job?
A thing to keep in mind when painting these is that you add a couple of grams to the overall weight of the bird itself which is not a big deal when done on the canopy and other decorative parts however when done on the blades that weight gain may be multiplied via rotational forces thus creating more stress on blade linkages as well as heat on the motors causing premature burnout.
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 11:50 AM
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Holy cow rsasaki, you must have one good camera with a fast shutter to capture those hover pictures and see the full main blade.
Of course, I wanted to fly the S107 for the pictures , so I had my 8-yr. old son snap the photos with an old Nikon D40, using the built-in flash.

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Old Feb 10, 2011, 11:58 AM
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A thing to keep in mind when painting these is that you add a couple of grams to the overall weight of the bird itself which is not a big deal when done on canopy and other decorative parts however when done on the blades that weight gain may be multiplied via rotational forces thus creating more stress on blade linkages as well as heat on the motors causing premature burnout.
Too right. I have noticed a very small increase in vibration owing to the painted rotor blades, so I have ordered a new set of blades. The old set I painted also had some good nicks on the leading edge, which of course didn't help either. I think the best option is to keep them stock or remove the printed graphics and just leave them white, and check for imbalance/vibration.

I find it irresistible to mod this little gem of a helicopter. It's almost as fun as actually flying it.

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