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Old Nov 07, 2011, 03:31 PM
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I tried to read through all these pages for an answer, I really did


....but my question is what type of Tx will bind to these little helis?

I was handed one of these today from one of the marketing team here at work and it doesn't have a Tx with it. apparently they are used as a marketing tool. they are sent in a nice fancy case to CEO's or Executives with some litterature "let us help you navigate" or something creative. when you set up a meeting with them THEN they bring you the controller for it

so they know I fly all manner of radio control planes and have challenged me to make it fly. I know they are $20-$25 to purchase, but that's not the point can we make it fly with some other controller?
You will need one of the Syma Tx's

They can be picked up on eBay easily enough.
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Old Nov 07, 2011, 03:36 PM
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You can order one from X-Heli.com for $7.00.
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Old Nov 07, 2011, 03:37 PM
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Unfortunately, the S107 does not bind to a RF controller. It has an IR Rx that responds to IR Tx.
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Old Nov 07, 2011, 04:19 PM
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I'm looking at getting a micro heli, and this one seems like a good choice for some fun. But: is the battery integrated into the helicopter, or can it be removed? Ideally, I'd be able to fly a pack through it, swap batteries, and take it up again. But I'm under the impressions that that isn't the case for this heli. Can anyone offer some insight?
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Old Nov 07, 2011, 04:31 PM
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Hi again, short answer: NO.

The battery of this lil heli is soldered in and located inside of the canopy for balance. There have been a number of attempts to do what you have been thinking, but I have yet to see one that I'm happy with. You could read more discussions HERE.

Since they are rather inexpensive, my simple solution is to buy a couple of them.
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Old Nov 07, 2011, 04:38 PM
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I made my battery removable. I just got a bunch of JST plugs from ebay and it works great. Also note I snipped the rear fin off, removed the landing rails and canopy. I'm going for least weight possible.
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Old Nov 07, 2011, 10:18 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XURzyXA3Z4
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 02:11 PM
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ALDIs' S107

Made it to ALDIs' this morning and came home with two S107s'. Here are some pics. There are differences. The USB charge has a round jack and operates the same. Forward and Reverse speed is really fast. Looks are identical (except the charger port). Here is my first picture review:
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 02:36 PM
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Defenitley a fake Syma. Green PCB, thinner gear set. Although it flys much quieter and has faster foward and backward flight. Can't really tell the diffrerence. Oh well, I am happy with them.
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 02:39 PM
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Made it to ALDIs' this morning and came home with two S107s'. Here are some pics. There are differences. The USB charge has a round jack and operates the same. Forward and Reverse speed is really fast. Looks are identical (except the charger port). Here is my first picture review:
On the Tx I see what looks like a button above the trimming knob that is not on my Tx's. Does that do anything or is it just a fake button?
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Made it to ALDIs' this morning and came home with two S107s'. Here are some pics. There are differences. The USB charge has a round jack and operates the same. Forward and Reverse speed is really fast. Looks are identical (except the charger port). Here is my first picture review:
I checked them today, look to me fakes. I got two genuine 107s from Superstition - no sales tax, no shipping for $44.95. I thought of buying one just for spares, but looking at the charging jack I was turned off.
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 03:18 PM
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The button doesn't do anything...these are definetly fakes, but look very close. Flys good tho..a keeper for me. Here is a video..very quick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wDbAKJRvlM
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Aw, Jake. I was hoping that it would turn the LEDs ON/OFF.

Does it come with two replacement blades (one upper and one lower)? I think I see them sitting on your desk.
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 04:00 PM
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I picked up 3 of the Aldi S107's today also, (2 for gifts). The local store near me only had about a dozen of them and only Red and Blue. The round plug charger and jack are different and my old S107 transmitter did not seem to want to bind with this new helicopter, so I had to put 6 batteries into the new transmitter.

The throttle pot in the transmitter has the spring enclosed in a metal housing but the end of the spring was attached to a small opening on one side of the metal pot housing and I was able to disconnect it.

It flies pretty well and faster than my 1st S107g, but it does swing around a bit when stopping after quick maneuvers. There must be something different in the Gyro setup.

Just like my original S107, this new one gets a little hot on the back main motor after 3 minutes. I am afraid 4 or 5 minute or longer flights would not be advised.

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Old Nov 09, 2011, 05:27 PM
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Aw, Jake. I was hoping that it would turn the LEDs ON/OFF.

Does it come with two replacement blades (one upper and one lower)? I think I see them sitting on your desk.
Comes with two blades and A and a B and a tail rotor.

One thing...the tail motor is backwards from the one for the original S107 and although it is a lot faster than the original, you can stick a picco z tail rotor without turning the assembly upside down...the charge jack is ok with me...no chance of trying to stick it in wrong. Lots quieter and in the air looks the same to me...I am happy! May get a red one...was looking for yellow one but no one had one....sigh....!
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