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Old Jun 19, 2012, 04:54 AM
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Someone stick a fork in this Guy...he's done One post, two helis....Oh YA, he's done

Welcome pilot...lol

Mike.
ha! i dunno why i got the crazy colors, i fly them stripped bare for longer airtime

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My first post. I order some s107's from Amazon and expect them to arrive this week. I started with the S109 Apache and the S111G Coast Guard. Oddly enough the Apache is the best reviewed helicopter on Amazon, not the S107. And yet the S107 has the bigger following.
i read that the s111g blades have a sharper pitch than the s107 and generate more thrust. so i have a pack of s111g parts on the way too. for science!
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 05:42 AM
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special S107 offer

this arrived in my eMail
[I have less than zero interest in either Syma OR their 107 model .... but this could be a good deal for some fans]
>

The S107 Helicopter is 10usd for 2012

Mini Order Quantity: 1ctn. Lead time: 3-4days.


We are the direct manufacturer for RC helicopters: http://www.junhangtoys.com/en/index.asp

Our advantage:Injection moulds,production line,engineering & designs,QC & sales teams are available.

That Mean We can offer you the competitive Price if you order direct from us.not through trading company.


In this specail 2012,we decide to contact kind you for direct exportation to save your cost.We hereby welcome you to visit our factory.


Wing

JunHang Toy Factory

Factory add:Beilong Industrial Zone, Chenghai, Shantou,China
Tel:86-754-85825427
Fax: 86-0754-85825248
http://www.junhangtoys.com/en/index.asp
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Hmmm... not sure I buy that about the S111G blades having a sharper pitch. My S111G and S107G seem to have the same thrust capability but then I've not done a full throttle punch test for either of them as I don't want to bang the ceiling! I look forward to the results of your testing, wannabe_pilot.

The only issue that I had with my S111G, and your mileage may vary on this, was that the CG wasn't balanced as well as it could have been so the FF was slower. I put 1g of modelling putty into the nose and that helped a little bit to balance things out. Otherwise it's a fine looking scale model.

Oh, I guess the OTHER thing is that if you have to open it up to change a battery (or add putty like I did) be sure to get the SMALLEST philips screwdriver you can possibly find. There are a lot of screws and they are tiny! Also, separating and snapping the two halves of the shell requires some time in order to make sure that all of the pieces go together seamlessly. It's definitely doable but you have to be patient with it.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 11:28 AM
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america copter is here!

so yesterday i signed up for amazon prime and i placed an order for the red, white, and blue s107....needless to say, i was super excited for the free two day shipping...well...it got to my house in only 21 hours....go amazon!!!

i'll edit this post w a few pics of the unboxing later

EDIT: pics as promised

not quite what i expected

i was impressed with the shipping, but that does not make up for the aesthetic deficiencies nor the misleading advertising.

-al
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Yay, Wannabe! Enjoy your new bird.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Wannabe - your in for some goodtimes...
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 09:50 PM
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so yesterday i signed up for amazon prime and i placed an order for the red, white, and blue s107....needless to say, i was super excited for the free two day shipping...well...it got to my house in only 21 hours....go amazon!!!

i'll edit this post w a few pics of the unboxing later

EDIT: pics as promised

not quite what i expected

i was impressed with the shipping, but that does not make up for the aesthetic deficiencies nor the misleading advertising.

-al
Dam that thing looks good. Iíve never seen that paint scheme before. Iíve been working with a collared pigment on the carbon fiber parts I make and that canopy would be perfect. Could you give us the link on Amazon?
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Wannabe, Personally, I like the Red/Blue/White color. It's by far more work than the other single color paint job. I understand what you say about the dings and dents. But the "dent" you mentioned in the tail fin. That's not really unique to your helicopter. I have noticed that before and if you look closely, it is on every single S107. It is in the mold! Try and touch yours up with a Sharpie and it's going to be perfect! Then you could crash it and create you own personal scratches on it.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 10:10 PM
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Dam that thing looks good. I’ve never seen that paint scheme before. I’ve been working with a collared pigment on the carbon fiber parts I make and that canopy would be perfect. Could you give us the link on Amazon?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/849...ls_o01_s00_i00


btw i sent you an email today about stock on the site...itching to pick up a few things

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Wannabe, Personally, I like the Red/Blue/White color. It's by far more work than the other single color paint job. I understand what you say about the dings and dents. But the "dent" you mentioned in the tail fin. That's not really unique to your helicopter. I have noticed that before and if you look closely, it is on every single S107. It is in the mold! Try and touch yours up with a Sharpie and it's going to be perfect! Then you could crash it and create you own personal scratches on it.
i appreciate where you are coming from, and i really want to like the design, but it just lacks continuity. if the blades were red and blue instead of red and black, I'd keep it no-question. next to my black series with its matching tail fin, strut support, and rotors, this one looks like it could have been hobbled together with extra parts.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 10:38 PM
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this arrived in my eMail
[I have less than zero interest in either Syma OR their 107 model .... but this could be a good deal for some fans]
>

The S107 Helicopter is 10usd for 2012

Mini Order Quantity: 1ctn. Lead time: 3-4days.


We are the direct manufacturer for RC helicopters: http://www.junhangtoys.com/en/index.asp

Our advantage:Injection moulds,production line,engineering & designs,QC & sales teams are available.

That Mean We can offer you the competitive Price if you order direct from us.not through trading company.


In this specail 2012,we decide to contact kind you for direct exportation to save your cost.We hereby welcome you to visit our factory.


Wing

JunHang Toy Factory

Factory add:Beilong Industrial Zone, Chenghai, Shantou,China
Tel:86-754-85825427
Fax: 86-0754-85825248
http://www.junhangtoys.com/en/index.asp
Have orderd from them befor. and how do you find the price
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Guys, help me out here. I am looking at replacement balance bar for the S107g.
I'm seeing 2 different looking balance bars. one has like 2 screws plus a weight on the tips and is sort of flat looking which is what I have now and the other one is just round with a weight inside the tip. I know the flat type is genuine cause that's what I have now. Are the others clones? does that mean that any syma heli with those round balance bar tips are fakes?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Guys, help me out here. I am looking at replacement balance bar for the S107g.
I'm seeing 2 different looking balance bars. one has like 2 screws plus a weight on the tips and is sort of flat looking which is what I have now and the other one is just round with a weight inside the tip. I know the flat type is genuine cause that's what I have now. Are the others clones? does that mean that any syma heli with those round balance bar tips are fakes?
You can get the one with the screws get them. You can remove the screws and pull out the weights. Then put the cover back on with the screws. The flay bar will be lighter the before. This will give a little faster forward speed. But, If you order them I bet you will get the newer fly bar with none removable weights. If you do get the, Put up a link so we all can get some. Syme will put the new ones in. You have the older fly bar you lucky dog.
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Guys, help me out here. I am looking at replacement balance bar for the S107g.
I'm seeing 2 different looking balance bars. one has like 2 screws plus a weight on the tips and is sort of flat looking which is what I have now and the other one is just round with a weight inside the tip. I know the flat type is genuine cause that's what I have now. Are the others clones? does that mean that any syma heli with those round balance bar tips are fakes?
The two that you mentioned are both genuine. SYMA originally used the one with screws and removable weights. The non-removable ones are the 2nd generation - most likely before it take less work assembling and therefore, cheaper to produce.

They are compatible replacement parts. Either one will work. I have both kinds. The removable weight FB is a tiny bit lighter. Plus, you could take the weights out to make it even lighter. When the FB is lighter, the helicopter is more responsive, but it is less stable - not for beginners.
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i appreciate where you are coming from, and i really want to like the design, but it just lacks continuity. if the blades were red and blue instead of red and black, I'd keep it no-question. next to my black series with its matching tail fin, strut support, and rotors, this one looks like it could have been hobbled together with extra parts.
Sorry to hear that you're unhappy with the Red/Blue/White. Well, I don't think that it was a main stream release. It is an after thought at best. So, they put together a RWB canopy and re-use the red blades with it. The blades you got are the 2012 release for Red S107G. Since the canopy is red/black, so are the blades. If it would make you happier, you could pick up a set of red blades for the Classic S107, which is just red/white, w/o the black. I think you would find that matches better.

EDIT: Sorry, after closer examination, your blades are the old S105 design, not the 2012. See pics.

I also found a picture of my S107 tail fin. See, I also have that notch in the fin. They are all like that.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 05:42 AM
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The two that you mentioned are both genuine. SYMA originally used the one with screws and removable weights. The non-removable ones are the 2nd generation - most likely before it take less work assembling and therefore, cheaper to produce.

They are compatible replacement parts. Either one will work. I have both kinds. The removable weight FB is a tiny bit lighter. Plus, you could take the weights out to make it even lighter. When the FB is lighter, the helicopter is more responsive, but it is less stable - not for beginners.
I read somewhere that the second generation balance bar has too small of a hole for the attachment pin to slide through and you gotta ream it out so the pin slides in with no friction which makes sense. the slightest friction would probably cause TBE.
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