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Syma S107 vs WL Toys V911 - apples and oranges
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Larry Westchester
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March 1, 2013 - 1:23 pm

I have seen questions scattered on the web asking for recommendations on the S107 vs the Wl toys V911. I know have both of these and I must say, they both are EXCELLENT helicopters but I do NOT consider them comparable except perhaps for size. I do not consider them to be competing products -- I consider them targeted to a different audience!

 

A> Syma 107g is GREAT for indoors and for beginners. My son is only 2 years old and can, fly the 107 himself!  Nothing fancy -- he focuses on the elevator and simply takes the heli up and then down, preventing it from hitting the ceiling!  When we started flying together, I would control the elevation to prevent it from crashing against he ceiling (Yes, I have bought spare parts and changed the inner several times) while he handles he lets it spin by manipulating the right lever.

 

I am aware that the 107 has been flown by some outdoors at dusk, but will fail in direct sunlight. So it is not fair, in my opinion to call it a outdoor heli. It has less power which is great for indoor and for the young or beginner. Parts are cheap and easy to find. It is fairy durable, but a hard crash will have you buying parts.

Downside -- battery is built in -- can be changed, but that requires dis-assembly. (Hint Syma -- make it external!)

 

B> WL toys V911 -- a better choice for outdoors and older, more experienced Pilots. In L mode, a teenager should be able to fly it without much trouble. And the external batteries are a huge plus.  It can be flown indoors, but is a bit fast and may crash in a small room. I crashed mine but there was absolutely no damage!  Not sure that my luck will last, but so far, so good!  Honestly, I bought the V911 for outdoors!

It is a little more expensive, but it is a more powerful and versatile model.  I will not let my 2 year old (now almost 3) fly this one; at least not indoors. Too fast and too powerful.

 

If you are a teen or adult, or looking to fly outdoors -- the V911 is for you.

If you are trying to train &/or entertain a young child and content with a Helicopter you can fly all year round in the comfort of home, the Syma !07 is an Excellent choice!

 

PS -- I also had an S110 -- Too small. When it breaks it is hard to fix and parts harder to find and more expensive than those of the 107!  Parts on 107 are large enough to handle and replace. If you are thinking S110 you may be better off with S107.

 

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zedorda
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March 1, 2013 - 5:47 pm

I also own both of there models and agree with you these are not competing product but seem to be a good progress as one learns this hobby and wants to go from indoor helis to outdoor.

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MikeK
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February 8, 2014 - 4:02 pm
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I'm yet another new member with both the 107g and the V911. 

Actually, I started out with a UDI-13A, which is twice the size of the 107 and the V911.  It is a 3-channel and has a camera.  But it's kind of big and powerful so I'm taking it very slow in feeling out the controls.  I won't be able to really fly it until the first calm day in Spring when I can take it outside.  All I do now is hover it, keep it low and stay away from walls and furniture while feeling it out. 

The V-911 is much too frisky to practice with in my small condo, so rather than continue to crash it I'll wait 'til Spring to take it outside.  It is a totally different experience from the Syma 107g, which flies around nicely in my living room and kitchen.  This 107g is really a marvelous little flying machine for the price.  I crash it at least once a day and it just keeps on ticking.  The crashes are not my fault anymore because it seems when the battery is nearly spent the 107 has erratic moments and swings wildly side to side, typically when it has about 30 seconds left.  I've bought the replacement parts kit but so far haven't needed to open the package. 

At age 77 my reflexes are not what they once were and it's taking me awhile to cultivate an instinctual relationship with the controller, which is happening a little more every day.  By Spring I should have a leg up on breaking in with the other two.

 

 

 

 

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February 11, 2014 - 1:17 pm
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Hi MikeK, Yes the V-911 is fairly fast and small areas not easy to fly in, but hat off to you getting into this hobby at your age, I am 63, you will find flying the Syma 107 or small quads really helps the reflexes and keeps you young.  

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