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can someone identify if this is a fake/copy?
can some one identify if this is a fake or a copy?
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TrevorC
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December 8, 2012 - 8:52 am

I bought this s107g for $55 and it is painted differently than the others i have seen. can someone check to see if it is a fake or a copy?  Image Enlarger

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zedorda
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December 8, 2012 - 8:57 am

Other than paying an insane amount for it I don't think anything can be identified from just your picture.

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Desertflyer
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December 8, 2012 - 9:26 am

I haven't been flying S107 very long. I will say that this fourm/site has a great deal of information on fakes/real to help. There are two different red/white/blue color patterns on Amazon now. I think they are between 25.00 and 30.00 (us).

I will say that if you have the time to read the post, look around this site, it has helped me soooo much. Be sure to read about battery care and cool down.

http://syma107.com/clones-and-.....syma-s107/

http://syma107.com/fake-and-ge.....-symas107/

There are quite a few post on the subjest also.

My Avatar a picture of that S107, I got it as a gift (my second oneLaugh) and every thing covered about fakes/real show it is real and it came from Amazon.

 

Enjoy flying

Randy

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TrevorC
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December 8, 2012 - 10:00 am

It seems real but both motors have black tops. Im annoyed that I paid way too much for it, im glad I didn't pay $150 for the s800g

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zedorda
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December 8, 2012 - 10:16 am

You can also look at it this way. Fakes are commonly sold real cheap so yours is more than likely genuine. And amazon or ebay will act more seriously about returning your money if it is fake.

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TrevorC
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December 8, 2012 - 10:44 am

i bought it at a hobby store, i probably should have looked online first :(

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zedorda
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December 8, 2012 - 11:03 am

Well an actual brick and mortar store is very unlikely to sell fakes since for nearly any reason you can return it. If your in the states then I would go offer them to price match it. If they are smart they will at least offer a percentage back toward customer loyalty.

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December 8, 2012 - 11:39 am

TrevorC said
It seems real but both motors have black tops. Im annoyed that I paid way too much for it, im glad I didn't pay $150 for the s800g

 

The one I got as a gift from Amazon (same color) has black tops on motors and everything shows real, I checked some spare parts and they are the same size and it flyes the same as my other one.

I agree with zedorda if you have a concern.

Randy

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TrevorC
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December 9, 2012 - 7:43 pm

It was refusing to fly properly so I took it back to the store and exchanged it for another one but it is painted a little different.  I asked them to check the price and they gave me a discount that lowered the price to $30.   i learned that the blades are dangerous when they are spinning, i had to get stitches because i did not realize that the new remote does not have a spring on the throttle.

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December 10, 2012 - 1:40 am

Glad you were able to get it worked out with the shop. Is this the paint pattern on the new one?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Syma-S10.....rican+flag

This is the second American flag paint patterns.

Enjoying fling

Randy

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TrevorC
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December 10, 2012 - 10:19 am

yeah, thats the same pattern.  it likes to drift around the room when it hovers, but it might just be air movement causing it.

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Desertflyer
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December 10, 2012 - 11:52 am

When you say "drift around the room" is that all over or which direction, how far/fast? If you think it is air movement find a place with out the air movement, maybe the garage. You might then know if it is air, a weight issue or a mechanical problem.

 

Hope it works out for you.

Randy

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TrevorC
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December 10, 2012 - 12:05 pm

i tried in different rooms but it still drifts.  it seems like the direction the helicopter points does not make a difference, it just wants to drift away from the window. it is very windy outside if that makes a difference.

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CPD
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December 10, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Ah, that just means there's a draft comming from your window. If I forget to turn the heat/ac off in my dorm room, that's enough to REALLY screw with these things.

 

Not a mechanical problem with the heli at all, although you might want to do something to seal up that window, especially with winter on its way!

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TrevorC
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December 10, 2012 - 2:08 pm

i cant feel the draft myself but i guess it is just enough to make the helicopter drift.  also i would like to replace the flashing LED on the nose with something less annoying. what kind of LED will i need?

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CPD
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December 10, 2012 - 2:18 pm

I don't remember the exact voltage that runs to these things' led's... I'm sure somebody that did mods with them knows.

 

I would look around to see if anybody knows the specifics of that.

 

As for the window, you might not be ablt to feel a draft, but these things take almost nothing to blow all over the place. I could believe that they would move from the minimal draft from a window that isn't quite sealed right. Probably should get that fixed so you're not spending as much heating your house.

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TrevorC
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December 10, 2012 - 2:24 pm

i wont worry too much about it, the windows are over 40 years old.  also make sure the throttle is of when you turn the helicopter on, i had to get stitches because the blades took a chunk out of my arm.

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CPD
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December 10, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Wow. These things can sting, but I've never heard of anybody getting cut by the blades, let alone needing stiches!!! Man Down!!! Man down!!!

 

Hope it's not too bad. I wonder what went wrong that they would do that... you must have been caught with something metal like a screw or the weight in the balance bar. The blades swing out of the way and are rounded plastic... I just don't know what could do that... I would DEFINATLY go over the whole top end of the heli and see if there was something wrong--a screw loose in the balance bar, broken/chipped blade, SOMETHING before it leads to more problems!

 

I guess syma was right after all when they say on the blades that broken blades can lead to injury... Just thought that was one of those things to cover their butts... 

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December 10, 2012 - 4:33 pm

i just looked at the hellicopter, nothing seems wrong with the blades or balance bar.  it was going full speed and it was one of the bottom blades that attacked me.

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December 12, 2012 - 11:00 am
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TrevorC said
i just looked at the hellicopter, nothing seems wrong with the blades or balance bar.  it was going full speed and it was one of the bottom blades that attacked me.

 

'Man down" as CPD said-I can only relate to getting badly cut up with a rc plane last year..was fitting a new wing servo at home-turned on transmitter binded plane put remote on a chair,it fell off and in doing so pushed the throttle up sending the plane across my foot shredding flesh everywhere..the plane then tore it's way through a screen door missing my dog by a whisker- As CPD said never would expect a small heli to cut you badly..but hey maybe just the angle the blades hit your arm-- At least you can get some mileage out of the event when people ask you what the scar is--- "yes had a fight with a helicopter" lol..hope you are doing ok now

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