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Won't gain altitude
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mcerwin
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September 12, 2011 - 12:01 pm
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I''ve had my s107 for about two weeks.  Lately it will not climb more than an inch off the surface.  Everything looks ok, and I can't see anything wrong with it.  I thought maybe dust had gotten into the gears but they look clean.  The blades are a little dinged up, but not bad.  Does anyone have any ideas about what's going on?

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September 15, 2011 - 10:36 am
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@Mcerwin Is your battery charging ok-is there any like grinding noise to suggest tooth missing off gears.Check for like hairs caught around rotors or gears-tighten rotor blades. Take off canopy to see if battery swollen or leaking so not taking charge,also note if battery connected in correct position for center of gravity-Battery mod by dale might help if battery all over-post here

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September 16, 2011 - 8:11 am
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Thanks.  Maybe it is the battery.  The blades don't seem to turn as fast as they did.  There's no grinding noise, nor is there any hair.  I'm going to return the helicopter as defective.  I hate doing that, because I have used it, but it shouldn't have stopped working this quickly.  Thanks.

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I've read of one case where the kid was running his 107 until the battery was just oo dead to move the thing, then slapped it on the charger...then repeated.  I imagine he still got his $30 worth of entertainment out of it, but after 2-weeks he had killed the battery.

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makenzie71 said:

I've read of one case where the kid was running his 107 until the battery was just oo dead to move the thing, then slapped it on the charger...then repeated.  I imagine he still got his $30 worth of entertainment out of it, but after 2-weeks he had killed the battery.

I wasn't given it any rest before charging.  I bet you're right -- I too killed the battery.

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September 21, 2011 - 5:56 pm
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Yes sounds like battery all over-hey not that hard to replace original-These lipo batteries are fussy how they are charged and also emptied,like I fly planes and you can really screw up a lipo battery that will never recharge again-link

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September 24, 2011 - 2:19 am
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Check your screws in top rotor section.  The main shaft isn't catching it all the way - that's why the top blades are moving slower then normal.  Unscrew and take off "t" section, reset so that one screw fits into "c" section and other presses against it. 

 

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