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Well that appeared right away. So here are the details: Both purchased from Amazon about 2 weeks apart, both seemed to be in genuine Syma boxes. The 1st (yellow) has black top main motors, the 2nd (blue) has a white capped rear motor, black top front motor. The blades are also different: yellow has 2 black bars near point of attachment and a yellow band along the leading edge. The blue has no black bars or band, just a blue/black/blue swirl out toward the blade tips.
Both flew great out of the box. I crashed the yellow and broke the nubbins on the top rotor hub - now fixed (see separate post).
Comments? Is one of mine a clone?
The blades are s107g on the yellow, the blue s105g's didn't sell nearly as well or something, and there's very (relatively) few blue s105g's, so they use leftover blades that they have laying all over.
The two blacks is nothing- they just had a black one in with the white ones or the 10-year-old grabbed two black ones.
Both real, both good, both ready to fly.
Hi All, I'm Buck, and I'm new here, as of about Jan. 7th 2012, and I would just like to stress the HUGE differences in Quality Standards between China and a large portion of the rest of the globe! this is just My Opinion, but I believe Syma has more than one standard, for example, a product intended for a retail marketplace in the U.S. or Europe, that will sit on an actual store shelf, will be of higher quality than one sold online, (Amazon, eBay, etc.) and one has to keep in mind that, again, only in my opinion, that even the clones are produced with genuine Syma parts! It is only the quality of assembly, and quality control that are in question! Therefore, it is my strong sugguestion to anyone getting into Syma, or Syma type helis as a hobby, for any length of time, become well versed in soldering and learn to be a Self Educated Syma Mechanic!!! I guarentee these skills will come in handy, IF you plan on owning/maintaining ANY brand of 'Flying Money Pit'! Dig???
Some clones might use real Syma parts, however the fake ones are obviously made by a different company. It would be cheaper for them to make all of them the right way, instead of supposedly make some that they would end up not getting any money for.
Now, that said, the rebranded ones might be contracted out, however all of the real SYMA ones are made by syma.
On the fakes, everything is different, though.
The motors are completely different. The tail rotors are completely different. The blades are completely different. The frames are different. The motherboards are different. The wires are completely different. The boxes are completely different.
That said, the best Symas out there are rebuilt fakes. A fake stripped down and with real motors added is about the best you could ever hope for.
Almost all helis on the market share either the Double-Horse brand nose with the buble-top, or a Syma-style nose with the same basic design as the s107/033/032/031/105/110 ones.
So, whatever it was, it probably just had that same styling. All rebranded/clone ones have s107 on them, and their box labels them as the majical 107.
Occasionally, you'll get a basic one with a different nose, like the 80's-inspired s800g, or you'll get a "scale" one with a body like a real helicopter, such as the Millitary series Syma has. (the 102/108/109/etc. ones)
I really want to take my red one that I sup'd up and paint it OD or Black. Heck, maybe OD plastic parts w. black frame and tailboom!
(just need to un-flip the tailboom...)
That's the other thing, though, they need black frames, or they need to sell black frames as upgrade parts.
Syma'd make a killing by selling parts like OD and black canopies, military-scheme blades, black frames, add-on rocket pods, (from the new s102s or dummies from the 109) the whole nine yards.
If I was good enough at masking, I'd buy an extra yellow canopy, and mask off all of the black on it, like the flamie-things and the number, and paint it OD, then make a black frame set.
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