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Can anyone ID my fake?
trying to fix instead of buy
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Phil
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November 23, 2012 - 2:36 am
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Hi there,

I recieved my S107 as a gift a couple years ago. awesome gift too, i have to say.
 Thinking back to when i was a kid, the idea of these helicopters is pretty insane. I'm pretty sure i would have wet myself :)

 

Anyway, it didnt take me too long to break it, and i got used to stripping it down and putting it back together again. In the end i gave up trying to get spares and it lived in the drawer, until now! Am on holiday, and thought i'd have another go at fixing it.

Sadly I have discovered that its a fake. Although i must say it worked really well! So i thought i'd ask here if anyone can identify which fake it is, and whether I might be able to source some 'fake' spares.

Anyway, thats me.

Cheers

Phil

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November 23, 2012 - 2:56 am
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Hello.

I hope it's ok to ask this here. I have, i discoverred today, a fake s107. I see the fake i have is pictured here http://syma107.com/clones-and-.....syma-s107/ and i was hoping someone might be able to tell me where i could get some spares. The heli was bought from a shop in Cape Town, who now seem o stock the genuine heli and spares, but the parts are not interchangable.

I realise this might be a little out of line, i mean no disrespect, just trying to fix what i have instead of making more trash. Also if this post is in the wrong place, I apologise. I didn't see any topics like it...

Here's a list of the differences I've seen:

1. blades have 'bumps' instead of holes toward the heli center, with metal brackets as pictured here (http://syma107.com/clones-and-.....syma-s107/)

2. the weight assembly above the top blades is different, buckles are longer...

3. the central rotor shaft is thicker

4. tail boom is thicker, and holes for stabilisers (???) in the boom are larger diameter.

5. tail rotor housing is larger

6. tail rotor has steeper blades, and they are rounded (not as square as the ones in the shop)

7. tail rotor blades are reversed (ie, motor polarity is opposite)

 

So these are the differences i have noticed. I would post some images, but I'm not sure where to upload them.

Thanks in advance for any input.

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Phil
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November 23, 2012 - 3:01 am
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found a picture of my heli: Image Enlarger

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CPD
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November 23, 2012 - 7:02 am
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To be honest, I have no idea where you would get parts or anything. It looks like it has real motors, but everything else is wrong. The printing on the blades looks right, but I have no idea where to find parts for a fake like that.

 

I'm sure you can spend a ton of money converting it as things fail, (Oh, I need new blades, I guess I'll have to switch to the real s107 main shaft then." kind of stuff) or you probably could figure out some way of jerry-rigging it. Probably can go to radio shack and buy small bolts and nuts to atach real blades when you need to. Otherwise, when it's dead as a doornail, as far as I know, it would probably only take a few real parts and mostly all fake parts you can't get.

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November 24, 2012 - 4:08 pm
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Hi pmassie,welcome to the forum.. My view is if you think a fake Syma 107 and been sitting in a draw for two years,the battery might be all over,plus the cost of buying parts for a fake Syma does not relate to me when you can buy a new genuine one for under $25 from say Amazon,and buy the latest colors,like white or green--keep the old one for spares..just my view..CPD explains it better than me ..SF

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

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Phil
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November 26, 2012 - 5:47 pm
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yip, have tried the conversion thing... as you said, one thing leads to another. there are tonnes of small differences.

I hear you on the 'just buy a new one'... i just hate the idea of throwing it away! Cant really use it for spares... I fixed it up with some prattley putty and glue this weekend, and it worked fine.... until my gf crashed it! hahaha

anyway, i guess you're right, time to retire it perhaps. such a shame :)

I thought that if anyone knew what it actually was, it would be you.

Thanks for the input though!

Cheers :)

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November 27, 2012 - 3:47 am
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I for one have never seen this model before, so I am with SF.

Cant beat a new one.

It says, say something here --- so I have

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