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Syma S6
A review of the Syma S6 Mini
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photo-3.JPGImage Enlargerphoto-2.JPGImage EnlargerWell, here it is! My new micro-copter from Syma!

   In this review, I'm going to skip the basic techy stuff you can find on Youtube and Google.
I'll cover the "need to know" aspect and what most reviews left out....how it flies!

   First of all, yeah, it's tiny! The pics show the S6 next to an S107G and on a helipad, excuse me,

touchpad on a laptop. For us non-metric folks, it measures 3" long, 1" wide, 1 1/2"  to the top

of the body, and about 2 3/8" to the top of the balance bar. The S6 is entirely plastic but just as

durable as the 107s metal tail boom and runners, already a few crashes and no problems. The

main blades are comprised of 1 piece for the lower mains, and 1 piece for the uppers, no screws

or connecting buckles, but there is a dog bone assembly securing the upper set of main blades.

  I've found this heli on many different sites with prices ranging from 17 to 23 USD. Colors all seem to

be blue or yellow, but I have seen a few red ones on here. Syma now seems to be leaving the "G" off

of it's model numbers. This is a factory numbered "S6" and it has the gyroscope, so don't be alarmed for the

lack of the letter "G" in the model number. My S6 arrived in a typical Syma red and white box, not the display box

with the acrylic cover as shown in some videos. At first I thought this was a counterfeit, but as I looked into this

further, I found only a few of the first-run S6's had the special packaging. As per typical Syma, the kit comes with the

heli, remote, a yellow USB carging cable, a spare tail rotor blade and a Chin-glish directions sheet.

  The remote control is quite smaller than what we are used to for our 107s. It takes 4 AAA size batteries, not the usual

6 AAs. The operation is pretty much the same and the left-throttle is NOT spring-loaded, so be careful! The trim functions

are button-operated, not dial, but it comes from the factory pretty much spot on so not much trim necessary to get a

good balance of flight. Unlike our 107s, there is a "speed" button on the remote. That said, the 2 speeds are "fast", and

"faster"! Yes, this little guy really moves!!! The remote is IR so you'll want to stay away from mirrors, flat screens, Christmas

lights and all the stuff you've been warned about!

   On the subject of the remote control, this is huge....you CAN use your 107-type remote to fly the S6! I say this because the

107 remote is larger and easier to control, plus we are used to it! All the functions are the same except for the "speed" button.

(Did I say this thing was fast?) Oh, and the supplied remote withe S6 does not have the capability to charge the heli. I did 

find that the USB charge cable is the same. I personally have been following the  15-minute rule, even though I have read 

nothing to negate it. 15 minutes after flight before recharging, and 15 minutes after charging before flying. Charge time so

far has been about a 1/2 hr and flight time is about average of 7 minutes so it does charge a few minutes faster than the 107.

The word "mini" lights up and flashes when the power to the heli is turned on, and becomes steady once binded to the remote.

   Flying the S6 is a little tricky due to its extremely light weight and took some practice with a few up/down touch and go's.

The heli's light weight makes it extremely vulnerable to ambient air in your room. Mine flew off-course passing an open doorway

where there is an air vent and getting near a ceiling fan is a no-no! Using the supplied remote control, like I said, there are 2 speeds:

fast and faster! Be careful on your first several flights! It's quick out of the box! As a result, turning in air does require a little more radius than

what we are used to. The S6 will not stop on a dime and do a 180 piroette like the 10 7. Start your turns early! A little practice 

and getting used to (again) is all it takes, but the heli is very responsive, despite it's tiny size. Taking off isn't much of an ordeal if

you've flown Syma's before. Hovering was surprisingly quite easy, using each of the remotes. It was quite stable to hold in a hover flight.

Landing the S6, on the other hand, did require a few tries before putting it down on target. Again, due to it's light weight, it drifts easily

on landing, so I just got close and touched down, hitting the mark only a few times so far.

  Only one thing negative, when increasing to full speed, the S6 does tend to 'leapfrog" or act like a bucking bronco in the foreward

direction. The only thing I can think of is that I was trying to get it to go foreward too quickly and the gyroscope tried to keep it steady

at the same time. If I accelarated slowly, then the heli flew quite smoothly during acceleration to full speed.

  Overall, this is a great little micro-copter and very flexible depending on your available flight areas. Due to it's tiny size, it's more fun 

than flying around a small room in circles. If you have enough room or access to a large area, it can be faster than the 107!

  Using your imagination, the S6 would remind you of the Hughes MD500D as seen on "Magnum P.I." if Syma made more red ones!

For the price and fun-factor....a definate thumbs up on the throttle stick!

                                                             Best wishes and Happy flying!

                                                                               JamDJ

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JamDJ
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September 7, 2014 - 1:18 am
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I just read that the tail boom is carbon fiber, not plastic, sorry.

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September 13, 2014 - 11:16 am
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 JamDJ, great post. Would you like me to put a review on the site for the Syma S6 If you want to email  the good and bad features plus any photos will put the review up in your words and note review supplied by JamDJ- you are good at writing reviews, email me direct and I can give you my personal email- this could be fun, just use the personal email from the forum to me as not game to give my email on the forum as already get hundreds of spam a day.

"Fly like a butterfly sting like a Syma" http://syma107.com

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September 25, 2014 - 3:09 pm
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Battry Update!!!

  I can't believe the battery longevity of this little thing!

After finally being able to fly laps around my rec-room

without crashing, the battery will last on average between

7 and 7:15 mins. per charge! Amazing! Charging time is

about a 1/2 hour, usually 25 to 27 mins. Keep the 15-minute

rule here! This data is based on 22 flights with it now.

Yeah, fun to keep a pocket notebook on hand!

Did I mention this thing is fast??

  SF, got your msg, waiting to hear from you.

  Anyone seen CPD?

                Later, all !!!

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September 26, 2014 - 8:19 am
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That is amazing flying time, sounds like fun, I need to get one oh yes. Have not heard from CPD, I think he has some college commitments, I will drop him a email to see if he is ok.I have not received your email, maybe it has gone into my spam, will check.Take care SF.

"Fly like a butterfly sting like a Syma" http://syma107.com

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Redfive
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January 11, 2015 - 7:15 am

I have ordered one and am now even more excited about it.

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Redfive
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January 16, 2015 - 6:49 am

yippee, my s6 has arrived and it is amazing! My one is yellow It also flys on channel B of a standard controller.

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