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Syma S26 Chinook
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MikeK
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Today I received the Syma S26 Chinook I ordered from Amazon last week.  It arrived in perfect condition but without any instructional material.  None.  In fact, were it not for the experience I've gained from flying my S107 for the past month there is no way I could have made head or tail of this Chinook. 

It's possible I might not have figured out how to charge the battery.  But if I did manage to figure that out and worked the throttle lever, and the heli took off like a shot across my living room and slammed into a wall, without understanding the need for "trim" adjustment I would have been helpless to corect that and I would either have sent the thing back to Amazon or tossed it out. 

As it is I knew what the adjustment knob on the controller is for, because the S107 controller has one.  And I was able to figure out what the "F" and "B" markings on the two front buttons (that look like lenses, not buttons) meant.  So because of my experience with the 107 I was able to successfully trim the Chinook and in a few days will have it under control.  It's a nice little chopper but in my opinion it is no match for the S107 in terms of responsiveness and stability. 

One thing I learned which might be helpful to another newbie with a Chinook is holding it lightly underneath with two fingers in the center of the body while accelerating will make adjusting the trim easier than having to chase after it repeatedly error after error.  The direction of trim error will reveal itself as the heli tilts in the direction of the error and the adjustment can be made in dynamic mode rather than repeated trial and error. 

 

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Great post and help info-Thank you ssig_goodjob2

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Keep us posted on this one, too. I don't have one of the Chinooks, but I do remember reading that there's a "dancer" version (danger with a badly printed C) of one of them that breaks down quickly, but I don't remember which one now. There's what? The mini chinook, the regular 107 sized chinook, then a few biggies? They really love building those things, I guess! Lol.

Anyway, just keep us posted on it.

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JamDJ
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Speaking of which....does anyone know where I can

get my hands on  an S 022   big Chinook in the desert sand

paint scheme ?  Amazon has one in the green, but I am looking

for the brown camo.  UJToys sells one under their own brand name,

but  had a bad experience shopping from them before. Thanks all!

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Been looking for desert sand color- me I would paint your old one that color, bit of work but heaps of fun as used to do that on all my plastic planes as a kid using Humber oil paint, not sure if that is still around http://www.ww2aircraft.net/for.....21739.html

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Syma Freak said
Been looking for desert sand color- me I would paint your old one that color, bit of work but heaps of fun as used to do that on all my plastic planes as a kid using Humber oil paint, not sure if that is still around http://www.ww2aircraft.net/for.....21739.html

If nothing else, I'm sure there's a Krylon color like that. I don't know if they have exact Coyote Tan or not, but they're sure to have something similar. You can also take some masking tape and make a tiger-stripe camo pattern very easilly. http://tacticalcamo.com/articl.....style.html

All you need is some darker tan, like a light chocolate brown, masking tape, and Coyote tan or similar. First, paint it dark brown, then rip the masking tape in half randomly, and create some random jagged edges with it. I'd use thinner masking tape for this, and double it up, with ragged edges on both sides. Then either just paint it with the light tan, or prime it followed by light tan, depending on if the dark tan is too dark to cover over properly. Don't do it too thick or it'll go through the tape, though. In the end, you just peal all of the tape, and apply some decals from amazon or a hobby shop, if you want to. I'd personally save some time and just mask off stuff like the original markings and leave them green. Reason for this is that when the army repainted vehicles to go to Iraq/Afghanistan, they often times not only left the old green paint under the tan, they masked off a lot of the markings like numbers, capacity placards and designations like "Military Police," and slapped on a coat of tan. The local armory got a couple of Humvee's back from the war that have that treatment.

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They fly Just! but aren't the best to learn on.

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