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Old Apr 16, 2010, 11:15 PM
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Mini-Review
Big Chinook- Syma S022


It just got here, two gingerly flights, and slick as Slick50 on ice.
Since she's still all pretty, I figured I'd reverse order, and post a heap of fawning pictures first, while I get to know her.
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Please feel free to post questions for the upcoming review.
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 09:30 AM
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Usual great pics. Do the wheels rotate on the big one? Would be nice to do long rolling take-offs on a gym floor if they do.
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 10:57 AM
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What is the flight time versus the smaller one?
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 11:08 AM
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GREAT question!

Hundreds more pics of this model at Killbucket's, an RCGroups Sponsor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2KoJ4ZXx10
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 11:28 AM
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I will never again respond to that question...

Because a LiPo should never, ever, be "dead now, time to re-charge it".

Let's see more of YOUR pics!
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 02:13 PM
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Because a LiPo should never, ever, be "dead now, time to re-charge it".
Good to know, didn't know that.
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 08:59 PM
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Notes:

What a great copter!
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 11:51 PM
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So how do you like your s022? What is the biggest difference between the big and the small one, except dimension? What about the control? His flight sensation, if i can say that? Was it worth the extra penny to get a bigger version?

Thanks!
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 08:50 AM
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I'm happy with it to the point of


possibly ordering another.


When people see the small one, they say "Oh cute!".


The big one, when seen, elicits "Whoa, is that hard to fly?"



You really notice the mass/size difference.



Bigger things take longer to change direction, and more power to do so.



Happily, ground effects are handled quite well with the larger model.



Noodling around at floor level is uneventful, and looks very realistic.



The smaller Chinook is much happier with at least 3 feet free under it.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 06:52 AM
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So, I took this big green hotdog outside yesterday,

since it was fairly calm. I know, I know- asking for it.
No problems, a few borked landings where I laid it over after bouncing- that's it.
It's not ever going to spank Ma Nature...you can only fight a breeze so much, and a good amount of momentum in this thing is your best friend, making for some exciting moments.

Think I'll stay indoors with it, unless it's Earthquake Weather out.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 12:58 PM
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The out-of-box:

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Don't you just LOVE this moment? I always have multiple items coming, so I'm not sure what this is...

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THE NEW CHINOOK'S HERE!!! (Ok, this was last week, and I'm just getting around to post-process on the shots).
"Hey, I'M 14+!- Yay!"

100 foot range- this my folks, admits to being a poo-radio, and I respect that.
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Disheveled, not broken. I'd look worse than this myself, after a trip from HK.
Another moment, all too fleeting: All helicopters can fly great, until you see them do otherwise, huh?
Luckily, this turned out to be a pussycat in a box, instead of a heartache in a box.

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Stunning. External motors, four landing units-dead giveaway, it's not the "Phrog CH-46", which has tricycle gear, and motors tucked into the bodywork.
This is easily one of the most faithful reproductions of a miltary helicopter available for less than a half-large. Dry-brush this, and you have a sweet display item. Just insist the real ones have eight blades also.

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Battery-indicator LED's on the radio are a sticker. It's a "Top Ranking" marked sticker, that HAS to make it better...


DOH! They sent me a euro-charger wall-wart. No biggie for me, but somebody else might have started cursing at this with good reason...me, I have wire cutters, a soldering iron, and an old lamp cord...
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 05:01 PM
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There's something I don't understand. How do the make it to change direction?

Also, is this thing funnier than a standart coaxial helicopter?
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 06:25 PM
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It acts and operates

like any other coaxial.
Motor speed changes make it steer.



Much more fun. It looks real when flying.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 07:03 PM
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Also, is this thing funnier than a standart coaxial helicopter?
Depends on what you're comparing it to. It's a different experience. I have a Walkera Chinook #38 and that thing is an absolute monster. It's slow, stable, and does nothing exciting, but its mass and sound makes it a lot of fun to fly. My only fear with is if one of the four 370 motors in it fails, the two-pound Chinook will fall from the sky like a brick. No issues with it yet though.

I also have the E-Flite Tandem Rescue and it's a heck of a lot of fun, but I'm not sure I would say more fun than the mSR. Just different. It's so stable I could put it into a hover and go eat lunch. Yeah, I'm serious too. The gyro in it is very, very good for its size too. I have the micro Syma and I like it a lot, I just wish it had a gyro so it wouldn't require trim adjustments all the time.
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Old Apr 20, 2010, 12:39 PM
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This copter has a hidden bennie,

it has given Wifey the impression that big coaxials are safe in the house.
This thing is just a breeze to fly smoothly.
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