SYMA S107G small RC helicopter - £11.09 delivered at Amazon
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SYMA S107G small RC helicopter - £11.09 delivered at Amazon

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Found 9th Jul 2014Made hot 9th Jul 2014
If you've clicked here you most likely know what this is.
It seems to be cheapest for a while for this old favourite. Spares are easily found although this tough wee chap can take quite a bashing before any significant damage is imposed.
Go on, you know you want one - or another one, perhaps.
At this price it's almost cheaper than a set of spares !
Time to stalk the cat or possibly deliver cheesy wotsits to your partner across the sitting room in a chinook like manner!
Enjoy

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Original Poster

There we go, cheapest yet. Can't be bad.

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Stand by for the chopper jokes.

I still remember the first time I crashed my Gyro.

Its described as an indoor helicopter. Does anyone know if it is able to cope outdoors at all?

What's the deal with these for batteries etc? Rechargeable or what?

amazon.co.uk/Sym…829

Found this while browsing this deal, defo deserving of heat from me

ammokhan

Its described as an indoor helicopter. Does anyone know if it is able to … Its described as an indoor helicopter. Does anyone know if it is able to cope outdoors at all?



They are normally very small so if the wind is absolutely dead then maybe but more than likely a gust of wind will blow it away! Great price, I love these!!

loopylloyd

They are normally very small so if the wind is absolutely dead then maybe … They are normally very small so if the wind is absolutely dead then maybe but more than likely a gust of wind will blow it away! Great price, I love these!!



Plus it's infra red, so the Sun will interfere with the signal

paul.jacobs

Plus it's infra red, so the Sun will interfere with the signal



Stick a little light on it lol and fly at night (_;) yeah stick to indoor with these, that's what they are designed for.

10111010101011

What's the deal with these for batteries etc? Rechargeable or what?



I sometimes wonder why we bother with people who are too idle to search for themselves!

It took me 30 seconds to find this in the Product Details on Amazon:

The mini helicopter charges directly from the controller which uses "AA" batteries . . . .

You plug the helicopter into the controller and it recharges from those AA batteries. OK?

Charges for 45 min and it flies for 8 min?

renard

I sometimes wonder why we bother with people who are too idle to search … I sometimes wonder why we bother with people who are too idle to search for themselves!It took me 30 seconds to find this in the Product Details on Amazon:The mini helicopter charges directly from the controller which uses "AA" batteries . . . .You plug the helicopter into the controller and it recharges from those AA batteries. OK?




Thanks for the reply...

With some deals like this it could be a good idea to include in description for quickly browsing over

10111010101011

Thanks for the reply...With some deals like this it could be a good idea … Thanks for the reply...With some deals like this it could be a good idea to include in description for quickly browsing over



Mine also comes with a USB charger so you can charge from any USB charger or PC

Flight time 6mins typical .. by two and alternate the fly and charge ... great fun at this price

Waste of money.

decto

Mine also comes with a USB charger so you can charge from any USB charger … Mine also comes with a USB charger so you can charge from any USB charger or PCFlight time 6mins typical .. by two and alternate the fly and charge ... great fun at this price



I have two polystyrene choppers which you can have battles with via IR, great fun until one gets shot down and falls to bits.

I bought one of these in the last deal, it's a great little chopper and really easy to fly. Only takes about 10 mins to master then you can hover around people's heads and annoy them lol

Good idea! Fit a camera too! Then show them what faces they were making when helicopter was in their face!

matedodgy

Waste of money.


You mustn't have tried one.

Can it carry a gopro?:|

geebet

Can it carry a gopro?:|


More like the GoPro can carry it!

not delivered by Amazon

bought this last time it was on for about £12.50, paid a little extra to get it from amazon. The seller selling at £11.09 has only 63% positive feedback, i avoid anyone with less than 90% positive feedback.

ssales

not delivered by Amazon

Thats a bonus, amazon logistics are absolutely terrible.

matedodgy

Waste of money.



So are you, going by your po-faced attitude!

Bought these at £12 few weeks ago. Very good...

These are amazing and every man should have one.

Two weeks I've been waiting for mind to be delivered. **** service .......

For £12 you'll get a couple of days (possibly a week) of fun before you put it away and forget you have one.

I was at a wedding the other day and a pint + Vodka & Coke was £10.50.

I had more fun with my chopper

Definitely no good outside - if you fly too near a fart the turbulence almost crashes these things !

ammokhan

Its described as an indoor helicopter. Does anyone know if it is able to … Its described as an indoor helicopter. Does anyone know if it is able to cope outdoors at all?


for outdoor you can get one of these for approx £40.

youtube.com/wat…Z1c

Excellent helicopter. I would try to buy direct from Amazon to be sure you get the "genuine" Syma even if it is a couple of quid more.

Remember - small movements on the controller, if you jab the controls from side to side you will be crashing all the time!

Never received it, Ordered 2 weeks back from same seller.
No communication either. L

I'm a big fan of these but be aware... I bought two last year, they put up with a lot of abuse / crashes etc. Surprisingly bullet proof. I dug them out of the cupboard a couple of weeks ago and both of them are now no longer able to keep a charge in the battery. A full charge and they last about 20 seconds. A bit miffed as I put them away fully charged. Replacement batteries are only about £5. I guess I'm saying the helicopters are fab, thoroughly recommended but prudent to periodically charge them when stored. They can be easily modified to make them more lively (flipping the tail rotor) and can recommend the WLToys V911 to move on to - it's a lot of fun and bulletproof!

Ralph7

Thats a bonus, amazon logistics are absolutely terrible.


The only problem we've ever had and we use them a lot is that City Link cannot be relied upon to deliver something on a Saturday.

I have one of these. Actually really good fun and really easy to fly (also basic controls). Fairly bullet proof, it must have been crashed about 30 times so far and we have finally managed to crack the plastic yellow part by the tail. We have flown it outside in the shade but it was totally calm; however if you fly it too far away (>5m) it drops like a stone (as you would expect for IR).

One thing to remember is that the battery gets hot when you fly it. If you charge it while it is still hot you will dramatically reduce the life of the battery. Leave it 20 minutes to cool before charging and you should find it lasts you a lot longer.
Edited by: "Kizoku" 10th Jul 2014

Great indoor helicopter, has been going strong for about 3 months. Haven't had major damage even with multiple crashes onto a hard floor, though I might have just been lucky. This is the model with the in-built giro (107G compared to the giro-less107) and therefore is very stable in flight; a flight lasts about 5-7 minutes on a full charge. I dismantled it to have a look inside and it really is a marvel of modern electronics.
One tip I picked up from the Syma forum: allow 10 min between flights for the battery to cool down before recharging. Prolongs the life of the LiPo battery.
Rotors, body panels and standard and higher capacity batteries all available cheap from the 'bay.

merckx

The only problem we've ever had and we use them a lot is that City Link … The only problem we've ever had and we use them a lot is that City Link cannot be relied upon to deliver something on a Saturday.

City link arent amazon logistics, wait until you get those clowns delivering your parcels.

Ralph7

City link arent amazon logistics, wait until you get those clowns … City link arent amazon logistics, wait until you get those clowns delivering your parcels.


I follow, in the North East of England we only ever have DPD, City Link and the post office and we use Amazon a lot.

ammokhan

Its described as an indoor helicopter. Does anyone know if it is able to … Its described as an indoor helicopter. Does anyone know if it is able to cope outdoors at all?



I've taken mine outside, it's not controllable in even a very light wind.

If you have an enclosed area you might be ok.

Yep, have two of these & value-for-money can't be beaten!
Very easy to fly, trims for stable hover very easily & charges from USB or a small lead from the controller (6 x AA batteries needed).
Takes all the abuse / crashes in its stride as its an alloy chassis and the blades fold back on pivots when unpowered.
& I've had quite expensive heli's too - these are great fun to buzz around indoors; you can fly them outdoors in the garden but range is about 8m and it has to be DEAD CALM, even ther slightest airflow needs full forward stick just to stay still.
Yes, let battery cool for 10 mins before recharging to prolong Lipo battery life. We get about 9 mins and a recharge time of 35 mins. It's not as bad as you think - a small red light on the USB charger comes on when it's charged.
For just over £11 is a bargain.

/ oh, and for the person whose battery was shot after storage, I think it's best for a Lipo battery to be left only 25% charged if stored away, rather than fully charged? I'm sure I read that somewhere.
Edited by: "wirdy" 10th Jul 2014

wirdy

/ oh, and for the person whose battery was shot after storage, I think … / oh, and for the person whose battery was shot after storage, I think it's best for a Lipo battery to be left only 25% charged if stored away, rather than fully charged? I'm sure I read that somewhere.



Thanks for that I will see if that helps when I get mine flying again. Annoyed, as battery (and motor) preservation was the reason I bought two - use them alternately whilst they cooled. Always stopped flying as soon as they dipped in performance etc. Hence my quiverring lower lip when I discovered they had both had died when I got them out a couple of weeks ago!
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