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Old Feb 08, 2012, 05:31 AM
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That is the problem. Thank you.
Do you have the parts you need to fix your grandpa's heli?
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 05:41 AM
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Also, is there any way to bind a clone to a genuine syma controller?
Or is it perhaps possible to switch out the pcb from a clone controller to a syma controller, so the control sticks have a better resolution (or how do you call it?).
I think this would greatly improve the responsiveness of the clone helicopter, because right now for the first 3 minutes of a flight it's either way too much throttle, not enough, or just enough to hover but not do anything else...
I bet it's just an inherent thing with a fresh/ full battery. Both of my copters are kinda touchy at the beginning of flights with full power. I suspect even if you could 'smooth out' the TX signal for fresh batteries, at the end of your flight you may be thrashing the controls to get anything out of her.
I know, not much help.
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Do you have the parts you need to fix your grandpa's heli?
Nope, but I just put an order in for one from amazon.
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 11:34 AM
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@everyone that liked the video
We will surely make more videos, glad you all enjoyed it

@Heli Pad:
That seems to be the best solution, thanks!

@stickman
That's what I thought first, but I changed my mind after flying my genuine 107 for the first time, it is so much calmer and reacts a lot smoother to throttle, it's a world of difference.
When I try to fly my clone, the first 3 minutes (of the 5 minute flight I limit myself to...) it constantly bounces up and down a foot because the throttle stick is so inaccurate.

About the wall charger, it's a good idea. I'm not technologically challenged fortunately, so I think I'll get it to work without blowing anything up ;D
For now I'll just tell my friend to set a 45 minute timer when charging, I tried it with my clone charger and the light came on after 40~45 minutes, and it had a good full 5 minute flight after cooling down.

And of course, everybody else also thanks for the suggestions and input, much appreciated!

Picture is what me and my buddy have so far. It all started just 6 weeks ago with a 107 clone he got as a gift, I was very impressed, and it kind of escalated from there. I'm sure this sounds very familiar
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 03:04 PM
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It all started just 6 weeks ago with a 107 clone he got as a gift, I was very impressed, and it kind of escalated from there. I'm sure this sounds very familiar
Very familiar.
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Very familiar.
even as far as the 6 week bit!!!
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 10:10 PM
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Yes.... It does exactly the same
It flys great one minute around 3-4 meters away... turn around... start to fly back or side ways and down she goes. Sometimes you can hear a pre stutter on the rotors and then it drops. Once on the floor you can get it straight back in the air but the same will happen again with 20-30 secs again
Anyone find the cause of this issue? I'm ready to return my blue s107 because of this as well as just dropping out of the sky being only 7-10 feet away. (My yellow does not have this issue and the problem is with the helicopter, as controlling it with the other transmitter from the yellow has the same results)
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 10:32 PM
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Since you have determined that the issue is with the helicopter and its Rx, and not with the Tx. The next thing to check is the position of the IR Rx. It in the rear part of the PCB. Compare the positions between the good and the bad, and see if there is any noticeable difference. Otherwise, it's probably an issue beyond simple remedy and you've got a lemon. Return it.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 12:58 AM
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And then again it could be as simple as flying under fluorescent light ...
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 01:34 AM
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syma s107 keep hot selling for quite a time
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 01:51 AM
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Everything that does go wrong

Heli Pad

I just look in here from time-to-time. Since I started flying in mid-winter 2010-11, I expect I have experienced about everything that can go wrong. I've bought 10-15 107s. Three of them are beyond repair and have been salvaged for parts.

Have you or someone else listed all the common problems/flaws?

Pilots who stay with it eventually stop tearing up blades and graduate to less obvious and more subtle things. I've reached the gear failure stage and let me say, that was the toughest yet to figure out.

Let me know and I'll put together some sort of recounting of my experiences.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 02:16 AM
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Heli Pad

I just look in here from time-to-time. Since I started flying in mid-winter 2010-11, I expect I have experienced about everything that can go wrong. I've bought 10-15 107s. Three of them are beyond repair and have been salvaged for parts.

Have you or someone else listed all the common problems/flaws?

Pilots who stay with it eventually stop tearing up blades and graduate to less obvious and more subtle things. I've reached the gear failure stage and let me say, that was the toughest yet to figure out.

Let me know and I'll put together some sort of recounting of my experiences.
Lucas, Since the post was directed at me, I'll respond. I'm sorry to hear about your bad experiences with your helicopters. It did come across my mind to document what I have learned about the S107s, tips, problems, and fixes. But it will take more time than I have right now.

If you would like to talk about your specific situations, I'd be happy to read them. If I can't help, perhaps other knowledgeable people here could.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 02:53 AM
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Heli - I don't need help. I assume what I've learned is the normal way things go.

I'll put together a brief recounting of my path through the Heli Karma and maybe we can refer others to it when one of the inevitable situations comes up.

The learning experience order was like this for me:

1. Broken blades
2. Short battery life
3. TBE
4. Broken top pins
5. Hair
6. Burned circuit board due to large solder gun
7. Lost screws
8.Tail motor failure
9. Florescent lights
10. Gear failure.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 08:42 AM
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very good post. saved to disk. someone else started a diagnostic thread but i dont think there were any actual diagnostics in it.

ive had good luck with mine but my buddy who has more s107s would check off most of those items on your list. he might add a couple items like worn main motor and broken tail blade.
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