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Syma S107 3 Channel Metal Framed RC Helicopter With Gyroscopic Stabiliser - £22.99 @ Amazon

£22.99 @ Amazon
Widely regarded as one of the best small remote control helicopters. Been out of stock at Amazon but now back in stock and at £23 its £3 or £4 cheaper than elsewhere. You can buy these cheaper f…
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Widely regarded as one of the best small remote control helicopters. Been out of stock at Amazon but now back in stock and at £23 its £3 or £4 cheaper than elsewhere.

You can buy these cheaper from Hong Kong but then you run the risk of getting counterfeit versions which don't fly as well.

Probably suitable for ages 8 and upwards. Flys on an internal battery for 5-8 mins of continuous flying time but generally it will last longer than this if you're landing and taking off etc. Battery takes about 45 mins to re-charge via the controller or usb lead (a mains usb adaptor comes in useful). Spare parts are also available on Amazon/Ebay etc



3 Selectable Frequencies Let's You Fly Up To 3 Helicopters At Once
3-channel, Infrared Control (Allows for Forward/Backward, Left/Right, Up/Down movements)
Auto Stable & Precision Speed
Metal framed to Withstand Crashes
Easy to fly
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#1
youtube videos of this convinced me to buy one.
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rozza38
youtube videos of this convinced me to buy one.
Got my son one a couple of weeks ago for his ninth birthday - the only time he's not playing with it is when the battery is charging. On seeing it his grandad decided he wanted one too X)
1 Like #3
£14 new on ebay..
#4
Also Lidl are doing these for £20. its a C700 but is exactly the same. i think its model number is just specific to Lidl but ive seen both & flown both & they are identical
[helper] 1 Like #5
This site has more information/videos and FAQ and ways to spot the fakes.....
http://syma107.com/

chiners_68
£14 new on ebay..
They tend not to be UK sellers though - usually Chinese

chiners_68
Also Lidl are doing these for £20. its a C700 but is exactly the same. i think its model number is just specific to Lidl but ive seen both & flown both & they are identical
Have you got a link......I haven't seen any of these in lidl in the last 4/5 months and I've just checked their website and they're not listed.





Edited By: gari189 on Mar 21, 2011 13:37: ?
#6
Filter out to UK only on ebay & your see them for £14

I dont go to Lidl's. My boss saw my 107 & said hes seen them in lidl. next day he came in with one. same heli but as I said has model c700 on the side
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chiners_68
Filter out to UK only on ebay & your see them for £14
Do this and you get plenty of auctions starting at that price but the cheapest buy it now price (including P&P) from a uk only seller is £25..... I checked before posting and I've just checked again

If someone is looking for the cheapest price possible then buy from a Hong Kong seller on Ebay - they're not all rogues. But if you're looking to buy from a reputable UK seller then I can't see anything cheaper at the mo.



Edited By: gari189 on Mar 22, 2011 13:43
3 Likes #8
Bought one last month and sent it over the lake to scare the ducks, must have been out of range as it nosedived into the middle of the lake.
#10
guest5234
Bought one last month and sent it over the lake to scare the ducks, must have been out of range as it nosedived into the middle of the lake.


I think the remote is infra red, so not suitable for daytime or out-of-range flight.
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Chris Type R
Available in red as well

Yeah - looks like the Amazon traders have reduced their prices in the last couple of days to compete with Amazon.....
#12
"Metal framed to Withstand Crashes "
i had one, the metal frame was fine, it was the plastic bits that broke!

i miss it. I want a bigger one next time though. Strong enough to carry my Flip HD :)
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shutdown
"Metal framed to Withstand Crashes "
i had one, the metal frame was fine, it was the plastic bits that broke!

i miss it. I want a bigger one next time though. Strong enough to carry my Flip HD :)
One of the reasons I bought this one is you can buy spare parts - alternatively buy another and use the first for spares. I've been quite impressed with the toughness - 8ft drop on to a hard wooden floor and no damage......
#14
bought at christmas, these are great for the money i paid £26, i have crashed mine loads of times yet it has not broken and still flys really well, get one
#15
Excellent helicopter. Make sure you read the manual for how to adjust and fine tune the flight. My 4th r/c helicopter and by far the best. Got mine for £16 from Dragon Mart in Dubai in November, so £22 delivered in the UK is a very good price.
#16
Had a poor 2 channel copter before that never really flew right and died after a week. Ordered this one as it's got good comments. Thanks


Edited By: GRiDlock on Mar 29, 2011 12:59
#17
Chris Type R
guest5234
Bought one last month and sent it over the lake to scare the ducks, must have been out of range as it nosedived into the middle of the lake.


I think the remote is infra red, so not suitable for daytime or out-of-range flight.

I've always wondered how good the IR remote controls are? Is it much more expensive for one with radio?
#18
Had mine for months now - still going strong !
They are very light though, and are moved about by air currents from an open window, or even heat from a radiator... but never had one before, and its survived numerous crashes.
I find that its best to launch from your hand - gives time for the rotors to centralise, otherwise it takes off at an angle (into a wall !)
I've had radio controlled stuff before, and the IR "feels the same" - but remember that lights travels in straight lines... going round a corner isn't an option - even a mis-placed leg sends it crashing to the floor.

All in all, I'd buy another one - immense fun !

Edited By: RoosterNo1 on Mar 29, 2011 13:20
#19
Chris Type R
[quote=guest5234] I think the remote is infra red, so not suitable for daytime or out-of-range flight.


The control is infrared, so indoor use only. But they'd be no good outside anyway since they're so light any breeze would affect them. I don't know what you mean by it not being suitable for 'out-of-range flight'. I've had radio controlled cars and they weren't controllable if you let them get were 'out-of-range'. That's sort of what 'out-of-range' means.

Anyway, I bought this at few months ago for around this price and it's brilliant. A friend bought one from The Entertainer toy store for £25 and it's really hard to control. The controls on this one are really sharp. It goes pretty much exactly where you aim it. It can get a bit dodgy if you get too close to the wall but that's the same with all helicopters, even they non-toy variety.

Everything I've seen says this is the one to buy.
#20
I bought one from eBay for about £16 a few months ago.

Took about 2 weeks to turn up from Hong Kong, and it's brilliant.

So easy to fly and totally stable once you trim it.
#21
Anyone know of any good but still cheap 4 channel mini RC copters?
I want one which can strafe left and right as well
#22
It's not too cheap but the Blade MSR is about the best of the bunch.

In the end you get what you pay for.
#23
The MCX is also good if you want a coaxial heli rather than a single rotor
#24
thanks op
#25
Hot. Thanks, bought one.
#26
Don't know anything about these helicopters but my son wants one for his birthday. Amazon also has radio controlled S0108 for £17.97. Anyone know which is better?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Syma-Aurora-Radio-Controlled-Helicopter/dp/B003YKVGQK

Edited By: andywedge on Mar 29, 2011 16:18: link
#27
monkeydogcat
I don't know what you mean by it not being suitable for 'out-of-range flight'. I've had radio controlled cars and they weren't controllable if you let them get were 'out-of-range'. That's sort of what 'out-of-range' means.


What I mean is that as soon as they go out of range (from what I've read) they turn off & crash land. There's no chance of chasing after it to restore control.

My comment was directed at the poster who was trying to chase ducks over a pond - this is unsuitable technology ;)
#28
^^ Or more specifically, unsuitable APPLICATION!!!
#29
Thanks OP, I have just ordered one!
#30
thanks op
[helper]#31
Swillsborough69
Don't know anything about these helicopters but my son wants one for his birthday. Amazon also has radio controlled S0108 for £17.97. Anyone know which is better?

[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSyma-Aurora-Radio-Controlled-Helicopter%2Fdp%2FB003YKVGQK]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Syma-Aurora-Radio-Controlled-Helicopter/dp/B003YKVGQK[/url]
you could have a look at this thread - which compares the 2
http://www.rcdiscuss.com/index.php?topic=26986.0
It sounds like the s107 would be easier to fly......

Edited By: gari189 on Mar 29, 2011 20:08
#32
ashfp
I've always wondered how good the IR remote controls are? Is it much more expensive for one with radio?

I have the heli listed here (which I also got for £14 on eBay), as well as the Syma S006 which is radio controlled and a bit larger. You can get one of those for about £25. It is designed for indoor or outdoor use. Outdoors you have to have the radio control as IR won't work in sunlight, also you need the extra size because something as small the S107 will get carried on the slightest breeze.

I wouldn't say there was a lot between them in terms of controllability. The S107 is a little more nimble but I think that is a function of its size. The radio remote needs only 4 batteries whereas the IR needs 6. I am pleased with both helicoptors.



Edited By: CoenFan on Mar 29, 2011 21:47
#33
Had this since Christmas and its still going strong despite being crashed more times than i can count :D
#34
still tempted by this, can't see it any cheaper on ebay uk though, £14? lol
#35
Ordered great gift cheers op heat added
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Charlie Scene
still tempted by this, can't see it any cheaper on ebay uk though, £14? lol
I got my sons from Ebay for £17.80 from a Chinese seller - at the time the cheapest on Amazon was £26 so I thought it worth the risk. The seller was legit and I got a bonafide working Syma but it did take 40 days to arrive. BUT given the Amazon price - I think the extra £4 odd is worth paying to get it from Amazon to avoid any problems....

If you're keen to get one but as cheaply as possible keep an eye on the auctions as they sometimes go for £15......
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#38
got one offa the bay for £14.86 delivered from hong kong - just got to wait a few months for delivery :D
#39
Hi there, could someone please tell me what the difference is between this one and the Syma S010 Vision as its considerably cheaper ?

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