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Anybody fly the S800G yet?
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whitehedr
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Has anyone here flown the new S800G?  I saw a review on Youtube by Taoistflyer that indicated that the controller was not a mode 2 controller (standard in the US is mode 2).  If this heli is only going to be available with the Mode 4 controller it will be a deal breaker for me.  I also read several reviews on Amazon on how poorly the new controller fits in adult hands.

 

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Well, from the sounds of it, whatever "mode 4" is supossed to be, I think it's not a deal breaker. Quite the contrary! I don't know if you're used to flying the s107 and other syma 3ch's, but it's the same layout as those, and thus would reduce the learning curve for us syma users. The small controller mught be a problem, but that's not that dig of a deal. The buttons on top of the sticks, well, I'd try them, then modify them as wanted.

 

They must've just realesed them, so I don't think anybody probably has one yet.

 

Now, then, where's my s119g? What? Not out on Amazon yet? Dangit.

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I have just got a S800G and doing a review on it as we speak-A lot harder to fly than the 107G but a hell of a lot of fun.Throttle has to be controlled a lot more-remote is small and has drift on the throttle stick which can be tricky not to push up at the same time,it just shoots up in the air-no rear motor just a wimpy prop that spins-better gears tho-I feel this will be a bit of competition for the 107G,but much harder for a beginner.Up to 22 flights so far and a few crashes but all good-my complete review on the Syma S800G will be posted by Sunday-I bought from RcFever for $27 plus postage,noticed now on Amazon for $32 -You can wait for my complete review after have hit 30 flights with this bird-so far I like it-SF

Complete Review of Syma 800G now posted Here

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Can't wait to see that! I don't know if I'll get one or not, but it shouldn't be too hard to go from 107 to... although I could be wrong...

 

I'm guessing it won't need too much work for repairs, but the ones they will need will be probably a lot harder. Will have to get one if I want to be able to help with them since they're so far different mechanically... Remembering from reading up on some other 4ch helis, I think we'll have a number of problems with people screwing up the swash plate. At least we won't have to worry about blown tail motors with these.

 

Two things I'm wondering is A can you put the remote into the body of a 107 remote, and B what does the tail rotor do on this one? It's a gyro co-axial, so it doesn't need it for balancing torque, or does it?

 

If somebody could get a cheap 107 remote used or whatever that doesn't work, and re-wire the battery box, and just put the guts of the 800 remote into it.

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Well 28 flights in now,and got the drop on flying it-all to do with throttle control-hope to finish review tomorrow-Seems stronger in build than the 107 a little harder to repair-but nothing that can not be learn't-SF

 

Complete Review of Syma 800G now posted Here

"Fly like a butterfly sting like a Syma" http://syma107.com

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I’ve got this helicopter 5 days days ago from banggood,only 29$shipped!not it's 29.99$! when I unpacked the box, I could hardly this little helicopter would be so beautiful with very reasonable price . The drift feature in syma s107 may be not satisfactory, but in syma 800G, you can drift your helicopter with ease.
I believe that syma 800G,which is going be a hit in 2012 market.
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Is the throttle on the left stick or the right stick?

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whitehedr said
Is the throttle on the left stick or the right stick?

The throttle is on the left stick,that's what we called mode 2.

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There's a lot of people that were giving it bad reviews because it's laid out with the throttle and L/R drift on the left and the turn and fwd/backwd on the right, but the thing is that it's made for moving up from the 107 to. If it was the type that people say it "should be" then it would have a much higher learning curve. I like the idea of it, it's just that I don't really have the chance to fly as much as I would like to...

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Can't wait! Going to get one for my birthday! or Fathers Day! Soon! Looking forward to your review Syma Freak!

 

CPD, I like the idea of it too!

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bvc said
Can't wait! Going to get one for my birthday! or Fathers Day! Soon! Looking forward to your review Syma Freak!

 

CPD, I like the idea of it too!

 

bvc review up on the S800G neat heli- but different to fly than the S107

"Fly like a butterfly sting like a Syma" http://syma107.com

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Thanks! Saw it last night. Ordered mine from amazon and should have it Friday.

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bvc said
Thanks! Saw it last night. Ordered mine from amazon and should have it Friday.

Keep us posted when you get it and your views how she flies-watch the throttle,real quick to climb fast

"Fly like a butterfly sting like a Syma" http://syma107.com

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What's up with giving two colors for the canopy and rotor blades and one color tail? Doesn't make sense.

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Don't know, but it's a cool idea! 1st, you get the ability to swap depending on which you prefer to look at, 2nd you get a spare if you break one!

 

I'd buy one (if I flew the ones I have enough to justify buying annother) and paint one of the canopies OD green and make an army one out of it. (Either that or buy a spare Apache s109 or Cobra s108g fuselage to put on it. 😉 Realistically flying army helicopter. Maybe Green Army men on a green board, and have a little fun with it.)

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But that's just it. You don't have the ability to swap. It's like driving a black vehicle around with a white bumper. It's still a great deal, but really, charge me another 50 cents and give me the black tail!

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Got it today. During the first flight and after a few crashes I thought maybe the battery was getting low because it didn't want to maneuver. Cooled. Charged. Still no go. Servo's move but not much. They are free to move, just don't move much. So it barely , and I mean barely, goes forward, reverse, drift. Not a happy camper. Compared to Kurts review

when he moves the servo's (2:35) the rpm doesn't really change. Does big time on mine. His also moves much more than mine. With an s107 you can hover and almost move around. Not with 4ch. So that's why I first thought the battery was too weak to maneuver. Maybe something else is wrong.

Other than that I liked it. Throttle is way too touchy, but I almost got used to it on first flight.

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So no one notices whether or not their rpm is maintained at low throttle and moving the servo's? This sucker is taking 80 minutes to charge and only last 5 minutes. I wonder if the battery is toast.

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I'm an idiot. You'd think after all the repairs I've made to the 107 I'd know better. It was the forward/reverse swashplate buck. In the crash it popped off the knuckle, towards the swashplate. It was night and the lighting wasn't great. When I had my flashlight I looked at the steering engine and failed to use it to look more closely at the buckles. Then there was light (this morning) and I could see! Embarassed

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CPD said 
I'd buy one (if I flew the ones I have enough to justify buying annother) and paint one of the canopies OD green and make an army one out of it. (Either that or buy a spare Apache s109 or Cobra s108g fuselage to put on it. 😉 Realistically flying army helicopter. Maybe Green Army men on a green board, and have a little fun with it.)

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