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Old Jun 22, 2012, 05:57 PM
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You might find about an inch more length of cord hiding inside the Tx. That's how it was with my 110's Tx.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 10:12 PM
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I just got done adding a cable with a female JST connector to my SG800 transmitter power terminals. I added a piece of velcro to the back to stick a 7.4v lipo to it. Six AA's at a time was adding up but now since I've got some 7.4v lipos and a charger I don't need to worry about running out of AA's. I also adapted my S107 transmitter. Unless you don't mind buying AA's by the case this is a good alternative
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 05:42 PM
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I followed the diagram from this thread to convert a controller to Mode 2 - works like a charm. A bit tricky soldering those tiny points on the PCB but at least now I don't have to continually crash when I get mixed up between Mode 2 and Mode 4!
nice!! I agree it takes a steady hand to make a decent solder on the board, but as you say very worth the effort
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 06:09 PM
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Is this a fake?

http://www.bananahobby.com/2335.html

It certainly doesn't look like the real thing...
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Looks a little different but Syma's gone nuts lately coming out with varying colors and plumage on S107s as well.

Probably going for that gullible "collect all 50 colors" crowd who doesn't fly them enough to notice you can't tell much difference when they're in the air I guess. What next? Probably disco lights and fake plastic "missiles" I suppose.
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:22 PM
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That's frustrating. It's sure hard to keep track of what is legitimately Syma and what is not. I'm tested to give in and buy one just to find out.
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Looks a little different but Syma's gone nuts lately coming out with varying colors and plumage on S107s as well.

Probably going for that gullible "collect all 50 colors" crowd who doesn't fly them enough to notice you can't tell much difference when they're in the air I guess. What next? Probably disco lights and fake plastic "missiles" I suppose.
One sure way to get a genuine 107 right now is to buy the white one with gold'ish accents. Nobody has cloned that one yet, so that's the one I went for.
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 10:11 PM
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throttle delay in Syma S800G

Has anyone noticed a flaw with the throttle where it is slow to react to the stick positions?
I knew from reviews before I bought this that it has a short throw for most of the controls, but mine seems like there is a SIGNIFICANT delay when I change the up/down settings!

Sounds like this is a separate complaint:

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Really jumps on throttle. Perhaps this is a by-product of the Tx case, sticks, and pots used as others have suggested.
My problem:
e.g. when I approach the ceiling and try to slow down, I get the "bug meets light" effect as it bobs at the ceiling!
e.g. #2 when I crash I try to turn off the blades to minimize damage, however it is obvious when my stick is all the way down, and the blades still spin for a second or two!

anyone else notice this problem?
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Josh, the only time I had that problem was when I forgot to turn off the TV.
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 06:01 AM
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trouble from IR RECEIVERS???

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Josh, the only time I had that problem was when I forgot to turn off the TV.
Hmm, that is a thought Bvc.
I have been flying it in a room with no TV but a computer with an IR receiver for Windows media center. (and a couple of consumer electronics with IR receivers)

I would think that only IR transmitters would cause a problem though, not receivers??
How is it that your TV is transmitting? Do you have an "IR blaster" hooked up?

My thought was that there was too much sunlight entering from the windows, so I closed the blinds, and also flew at night, however neither seemed to eliminate the problem with my S800.

I will try different rooms to see if it makes a difference.
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 09:17 AM
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No, IR Rx will not interfere with your S800G operation. However, any strong light source, in particular, direct sunlight and fluorescent lamps will have a big effect on the IR signals. Most people experience an issue with flying close to their big screen TVs because LCD TVs use fluorescent lamps to light up the screen. So, if you want to fly in an environment that is IR interference free, stay away from any strong light source. But as I read your comments, I didn't think that the "delay" in stick response was due to IR interference. But it worth a try.
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Waiting for mine to arrive from HK. Still having plenty of fun with my S107's but looking forward to having an extra channel!

HK post confirms it is en-route (7/7/12).
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Has anyone noticed a flaw with the throttle where it is slow to react to the stick positions?
I knew from reviews before I bought this that it has a short throw for most of the controls, but mine seems like there is a SIGNIFICANT delay when I change the up/down settings!

Sounds like this is a separate complaint:



My problem:
e.g. when I approach the ceiling and try to slow down, I get the "bug meets light" effect as it bobs at the ceiling!
e.g. #2 when I crash I try to turn off the blades to minimize damage, however it is obvious when my stick is all the way down, and the blades still spin for a second or two!

anyone else notice this problem?
The throttling down near the ceiling could just be ceiling suck , when you get close to the ceiling you can lower the throttle a lot with out it descending.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 02:34 PM
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The throttling down near the ceiling could just be ceiling suck , when you get close to the ceiling you can lower the throttle a lot with out it descending.
Yeah, it's definitely "ceiling suck" but I think the condition is complicated by the delays.
It's really obvious when I have the stick off and the blades are still churning
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Failed Mode 2 mod

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It was hard to get good pictures in low light (camera phone), but I think you should still be able to see the modifications. I cut two traces as seen as red lines and soldered the two wires where the blue circles are. I had to scratch off the green masking on one spot to apply solder onto the trace.

-Dan



Thanks talktodan for the pics on the MODE 2 mod!!

I was initially successful in transforming my controller. Before I reassembled the controller I tested the mod, ever channel was working!
However after put the board back into it's case everything stopped working

shorted contacts?
(If I try it again, I think I'll insulate the the board all around the mod wires.)

Here is a pic of my mod:


I tried to salvage the controller, but there is no signs of life
None of the leds light. I examined the solder joints close to the mod looking for shorts.
Did I brick the processor perhaps?

Any way I can revive it?
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