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Old Jan 25, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Check for hot motors and hot batteries. The motors go out on these more often than the battery. Check all 3 motors, but it's usually the front main motors that go.

John
Motors appear to be okay John, they are not not even warm after 2 minutes. The power loss is more noticable aproaching the 2 minute mark. Pull the stick for backwards movement and you can watch the rear tail drag the copter to the floor.
Its on charge again but using the tx to charge this time instead of the usb cable...
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Did you turn on the remote control first?
I stand corrected - that's the first thing I would have tried.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Still nothing ready to send it back
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Still nothing ready to send it back
Still very interested to know if it's a genuine Syma
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 06:53 PM
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I stopped by my house on my lunch break and found a little surprise. The UPS guys dropped off a package of the three new colors.

I ordered these from hobby-estore. I placed my order last Saturday night. They shipped Monday with a tracking code for UPS. The package was delivered at 9:40 this morning. That is some fast service. I'm not sure where hobby-estore is but I'm in San Diego.

I didn't have time to open them yet but they appear not to be clones or fakes.
Tx's have 2 channels
The boards are R5's
Everything else from visual inspection through the box seems legit.

Also, since parts for these are not yet readily available I ordered a set of extra rotors per heli. All three where $10. They also came in a separate package.

When I get home from work I'll start with some test flights and post the results.

I'm stoked that hobby-estore sells legit s107's and the service is so fast. I'll be ordering from them again.
Just took the white one for its maiden voyage. It flew like a champ. I used my charging cord from my older yellow s107 and the remote control.

Still deciding if I want to open the other two or give them as gifts. My brother in law turns forty next week, so I think one has his name on it. But I don't think I'll be able to resist opening that red one for much longer
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Sporadic elevations when fresh off the charger....

Have about 15 charges on my 107G. When I fully charge it, I always allow it to sit for about 10 minutes before flight - and always start charge after 10 min of rest. During the first minute of flight, it is VERY sporadic. It will have quick boosts of power and quick drops in power. Almost like the signal is cutting out and coming back in quick bursts. At first, I thought it was interference with the IR. But it happens every time I charge and fly.

After about 1min, it will stabilize and I can hold it perfectly still in a hover for the rest of the flight (5-6min).

It definitely makes it interesting and teaches you to be very fast with your adjustments. But I've also dropped to the floor and hit the ceiling several times because of it.

Any thoughts on this? I can video if it would help to diagnose.
video coming tonight....
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 10:45 PM
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XDRoX, your new 2012 S107G is absolutely stunning! You made a good buy. Enjoy them! Cheers.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Did that nothing ready to put it back in the box

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Did you turn on the remote control first?
Did you know that the heli and the remote need to "pair?"
Is it an original or clone?
Where did you buy it from?
In some clones you have to move the throttle stick to the max twice before the transmitter binds to the helicopter.
It is kind of learning the throttle range every time you bind it.
Else it won`t initialize and won`t respond.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 11:33 PM
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XDRoX, your new 2012 S107G is absolutely stunning! You made a good buy. Enjoy them! Cheers.
Thanks Heli Pad.
Here's some more info.
The extra rotors I bought are identical to those on the new heli's. Hobby-estore now has these new blades listed for sale.
White: labeled 3, 3, 4, 4
Red: labeled 2A, 2A, 1B, 1B
Green: labeled 1A, 1A, 2B, 2B


Here's a better shot of the red one. I haven't opened it yet.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 01:32 AM
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XDRoX, welcome to the world of micro-helis. I am glad to see another person on these forums from San Diego. Heli Pad, Daryoon, myself & a couple of others get together occasionally and fly our 4ch FP single rotor helis. Maybe you could join our group some time. We are always looking for new people to fly with. If you are interested PM one of us and we will clue you in on our next meetup.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 06:25 AM
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same thing as velcro and a keychain camera?
For the more thrifty sort of folk, that's been done.
I guess this is for the more mainstream mall shopper?
has anyone actually done that with an s107? do you have any links? nothing comes up when i search this thread.

a friend gave me some stripped down keychain cameras and id like to try that on my hacked heli.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 07:55 AM
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Motors appear to be okay John, they are not not even warm after 2 minutes. The power loss is more noticable aproaching the 2 minute mark. Pull the stick for backwards movement and you can watch the rear tail drag the copter to the floor.
Its on charge again but using the tx to charge this time instead of the usb cable...
If your not getting warm motors, it is most likely that it is the battery.

Before you buy a new stock battery, take a peak at some of the battery mods here and on the S107 Battery Mod thread and the Syma S107 speed mods thread.
Many of us have modded these helicopters to take the most popular 1S battery format, The E-flite/Parkzone Ultra Micro style battery they are easy to swap in and out, are available at almost every Local Hobby Shop (LHS), and can be purchased in many different mAH and C ratings. An E-flite battery connector needs to be soldered to the main board where the stock battery is soldered, but once done, you will never have to worry about whether it's the battery or a motor, because you can swap batteries in seconds for testing.


John
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 08:47 AM
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If your not getting warm motors, it is most likely that it is the battery.

Before you buy a new stock battery, take a peak at some of the battery mods here and on the S107 Battery Mod thread and the Syma S107 speed mods thread.
Many of us have modded these helicopters to take the most popular 1S battery format, The E-flite/Parkzone Ultra Micro style battery they are easy to swap in and out, are available at almost every Local Hobby Shop (LHS), and cad be purchased in many different mAH and C ratings. An E-flite battery connector needs to be soldered to the mani board where the stock battery is soldered, but once done you will never have to worry about whether it's the battery or a motor, because you can swap batteries in seconds for testing.


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Do the 1S batteries provide longer flight time?
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 08:50 AM
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lol! 2s and 3s lipos provide VERY short flight time in a s107 (0min 0sec).
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Do the 1S batteries provide longer flight time?
1S means one cell. Lipo cells are 3.7 volts each. Your original Syma S107 battery is a 150 mAh 1S 3.7 volt lipo battery. You can get e-flite/parkzone type batterries in a great range of mAh from 120 to 240 mAh, and C ratings from about 8 to 40C. A 150 mAh battery is fine in these helicopters. Much larger and you will start to have weight related motor failures. Much less than 150 mAh you will notice shorter flight times. Higher C ratings come into play more with more high performance helicopters like the Blade mSR X.

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