Syma S107G 3Ch coaxial micro
heli with gyro Review
All S107 helis at Xheli
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I initially purchased one as a gift from Xheli.
I test flew it and then wrapped it up as a gift. All went well. I
wanted an additional tough 3Ch coaxial for my kids to fly so I
purchased another Syma S107G from Hobbypartz
(inexpensive or free shipping). The helicopter is a little
heavier than the Phoenix 6010 that I previously purchased but just as
tough. In comparison, the Syma is heavier and a bit slower in
forward flight. The Syma however handles the air from the
airconditioner vent better. The Syma also has a more proportional tail
control. So forward flying and turning is easer & more precise
the Syma. There is no shortage of places to get spare parts
and I had ordered a set of spare blades and rear prop from Xheli
on a later spare parts order I made for my other helicopters.
S107G is a very popular 3Ch indoor heli currently and you will find no
shortage of fans of this heli out there. Neither my kids nor I have yet
to perminanty damage the helicopter (see TIPS below). But don't
consider them indestructable. But for the price, they are a
addition to ANY experianced flyer to have to take a quick flight
indoors, even in a small room. My S107G was a Revision 5 circuit board.
Here are som TIPS on the S107G
Power Up sequence
using the USB cable. Light will be ON when unplugged or fully
charged. It may be dimmly lit when charging. Note that the USB plug you
plug it into needs to supply sufficient power or it will not work.
Some PC USB hubs are NOT powered and you may need to plug
directly into PC. I do however you find a USB plug in power supply to
charge this helicopter. Charging takes 20-30 minutes depending on
discharge of LiPo.
- DO NOT keep flying once you loose the power
to stay in a hover. You will wear down the LiPo faster this way.
You may also elect to time your flight so you fly 30-60
LESS than this point. That will prolong the LiPo life.
reduce damage, you MUST lower your throttle upon or just before IMPACT
with an object. This will help save the blades and motor
The helicopter can take a fall from 6' onto carpet better
can grind it's blades into a wall or bedpost.
- The closer
you are to an object, the more that object pushes or pulls the
helicopter because of the airflow across the blades. So
on a 2 foot tall stack of books is harder than landing on a
magazine on the floor.
- If you are not going to fly the
helicopter (for say a week), fully charge the helicopter, then fly for
3 minutes and then store the helicopter (powered off of course).
- Set Tx to channel A
- Lower throttle. Turn on Tx
- Turn on Helicopter and set down.
is an LED that will stop flashing under the canopy on the back left of
the circuit board when it's initialized. This takes 5-10 seconds.
- Slowly raise throttle.
Some repair/maintanance info
note on Pivot pins
Mod to remove spring and add tension to
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