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Will Quadcopters Be The Next Move From A Syma Heli
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August 18, 2012 - 8:32 pm
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Now I pose this question from some different angles here and might get shot in the foot with I hope some replies..

The Syma helicopters are unique in the fact some two years ago they gave the opportunity for a newbee to get into the world of rc flying with great stability for around $20 to fly at home,,pretty neat.

My question is this: Once mastered flying the Syma S107 especially for older dudes like me, yes you may laugh but my stats tell me the age group from 30- 55 are full into the Syma, my reason is that it was a very expensive hobby to get into back in the past as had no electric motors or any Lipo batteries I now as always fly planes and helis and can build a foam plane from HobbyKing like the AXN floater cloud glider with a remote for under $200.

Now we see the world of Quadcopters. Like the fly out of the box Blade MQX, and the Wiltoy V929 Which I might add bought and setting up a new review page hope to go live soon. you know me have to get the products myself, and review good or bad... Of course the cost increases from say $20 to $140 is that in its self a problem and the fact harder repairs?

I personally feel you might see a quad from Syma really soon ,could be wrong, if not they will lose a new market that is growing very fast what are your views ???

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August 21, 2012 - 9:36 am

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I have a Hobby King PNP version of this Quad copter. Came in about $99 plus shipping and handling. Also had to pay for 4 ch receiver, extra propellers and stuff like that. I like my Syma S800G much better than the Quad. Next up for me is the S107C C for camera version.

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Widdog said
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I have a Hobby King PNP version of this Quad copter. Came in about $99 plus shipping and handling. Also had to pay for 4 ch receiver, extra propellers and stuff like that. I like my Syma S800G much better than the Quad. Next up for me is the S107C C for camera version.

I know the Quad,to me ok but have mentioned somewhere on forum weak props for motors,some say better than the Blade MQX, I disagree ,sorry the blade flys better and super easy to repair, again only my view.. Syma helis are great ,the 800G is fun, guess repeating my self but like today crashed my $500 quad, came home and cranked my Syma, do not get me wrong Quads are great, just a different mind space to flying a Syma....and a bit more expensive, but as asked is this the next fast move of rc flying? I feel maybe, but the cost is higher and is it as rewarding??

Rc products are a little bit like your first day of say playing golf, 3 clubs lots of fun, then you buy the complete set and end up screwing the game as to many club options.. To me it depends on the jump you want..To explain.I like to fly anything, planes, helis, quads, however the more one progress is the turning point if you will stay in the hobby as things get harder to repair..there is no rc product out there that does not need to be repaired..hence a lot of help here on Syma helis. Guess giving a heads up for folks to understand you will have to repair your Syma helicopter one day--enough of my armchair philosophy,comments really appreciated..SF

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August 22, 2012 - 11:21 pm

One more reason why I personally like Syma products better than my Quad has to do with the following. Since the micro’s are mostly 3 ch it made séance to make the controller Mode 4. Now that Syma makes a 4 ch they went ahead and made it Mode 4 as well. This makes perfect séance to me. However, All other RC Quad’s, Heli’s and Planes run on a Mode 2. I guess you could say I’m “Branded” due to them being in Mode 4. Also I just like my Syma Heli’s better than my Quad. So for me personally it’s Syma all the way.  

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Widdog said
One more reason why I personally like Syma products better than my Quad has to do with the following. Since the micro’s are mostly 3 ch it made séance to make the controller Mode 4. Now that Syma makes a 4 ch they went ahead and made it Mode 4 as well. This makes perfect séance to me. However, All other RC Quad’s, Heli’s and Planes run on a Mode 2. I guess you could say I’m “Branded” due to them being in Mode 4. Also I just like my Syma Heli’s better than my Quad. So for me personally it’s Syma all the way.  

You are correct, the Syma helicopters are rewarding to fly and cheap for the experience, yezz quads are cool Syma is good one day better the next as one learns to fly these birds!!

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August 27, 2012 - 5:00 am

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Ok in answer to my prayers I found a F 106 4ch Mode 2 that costs less than $20 (XHeli.com)

 

I am planning to fly my Syma S800G 4 ch Mode 4 and this F 106 4 ch Mode 2 equally. Hopefully I will learn how to change between the two Modes proficiently.

 

I think it is better to learn how to fly on Mode 4 and Mode 2. Anyway I’ll let you know if it works out for me or not.

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August 29, 2012 - 4:44 am

I'll say this, if I ever get into quads, this is how I would do it.

 

http://community.callofduty.co.....ns-details

 

I still cannot figure out how they plan on getting the price to be somewhat reasonable on this--I think it'll easilly be $150-200, but then again, they had real night vision gogles the one year! Looks to me like it's a cheesy styro-foam quad, and a small one at that. They say something about having the technology of the future in the palm of your hand, and I think they mean literally smaller than the palm of your hand. Looks to me like it's 4 inches across at most!

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Well as I new eventually Syma has a quad..pretty neat looking bird Amazon link have ordered one,looks like or similar to the Blade MQX  board but need to research that,i like the battery connection but can see maybe more expensive for batteries,am shooting from the hip as do not have one yet..only time,.you know me well can not help myself with Syma products

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August 30, 2012 - 9:31 pm

This is definitely a “Game Changer” for me. I was more a “Why Spend Money On Quads When You Can Buy Syma’s For Less” , kind of person. I will admit if Syma Freak’s review gives this Quad a thumbs up I will purchase one. I think it’s a super cool looking Quad.  

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September 1, 2012 - 5:32 am

I think Quads are a very big move from our 107's.

But on a small scale there is a good chance that they can become as obsessive as the 107. 

 

I hope. 

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September 6, 2012 - 8:48 pm

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I would really like to have one of these Quads. However, I just can’t seem to wrap my head around the whole Mode 4 thing. I like the fact that this controller has a switch that enables modes to be changed from ether Mode 1 or Mode 4. I still prefer to use Mode 2. I guess I’m just stuck out on this one.

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December 2, 2012 - 9:50 am

At eighty one years of age I bought the Syma X1 quad copter.I fly a 107,032, 800 and now a quad in Mode1.I agree with anyone who says different modes are hard to get going but I'm working on it.Be prepared to sweat a little even in cold weather.Things are different and a lot faster with the quad but the rewards of a good flight are worth a lot.Try the X1.Not expensive and not hard to repair if you have to do that.Every new experience brings it's own reward so jump in and get your feet wet.You might like it.Wink

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lew803 said
At eighty one years of age I bought the Syma X1 quad copter.I fly a 107,032, 800 and now a quad in Mode1.I agree with anyone who says different modes are hard to get going but I'm working on it.Be prepared to sweat a little even in cold weather.Things are different and a lot faster with the quad but the rewards of a good flight are worth a lot.Try the X1.Not expensive and not hard to repair if you have to do that.Every new experience brings it's own reward so jump in and get your feet wet.You might like it.Wink

Lew803 You are a machine buddy--it is really so great to hear some one of your tender years going for it in Syma rc helis and quads..As born a bit bent and twisted in the arms and catching up with your age-"but not just yet" lol ..the reaction learning of flying helis,planes,and quads keeps me on the edge- I find the mental movement from the brain to the remote is awesome fun.to explain.... started flying planes some years ago.. doing the right hand turn was the hardest thing for my brain to react with using mode 2 remote..then I got it!! so now never drop my head to remote or ask my brain to relax and think,,guess like learning to drive, or first ride on a bike! sorry went on a bit..just hope more people find this rc hobby,they will be rewarded at any age..guess what my 4 year old Grandson has a Syma 107.. and his tiny fingers have got the hang of the remote..however he enjoys crashing it..so I have to carry spare parts for running repairs..awesome fun SF

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December 7, 2012 - 7:08 am

Syma Freak said

lew803 said
At eighty one years of age I bought the Syma X1 quad copter.I fly a 107,032, 800 and now a quad in Mode1.I agree with anyone who says different modes are hard to get going but I'm working on it.Be prepared to sweat a little even in cold weather.Things are different and a lot faster with the quad but the rewards of a good flight are worth a lot.Try the X1.Not expensive and not hard to repair if you have to do that.Every new experience brings it's own reward so jump in and get your feet wet.You might like it.Wink

Lew803 You are a machine buddy--it is really so great to hear some one of your tender years going for it in Syma rc helis and quads..As born a bit bent and twisted in the arms and catching up with your age-"but not just yet" lol ..the reaction learning of flying helis,planes,and quads keeps me on the edge- I find the mental movement from the brain to the remote is awesome fun.to explain.... started flying planes some years ago.. doing the right hand turn was the hardest thing for my brain to react with using mode 2 remote..then I got it!! so now never drop my head to remote or ask my brain to relax and think,,guess like learning to drive, or first ride on a bike! sorry went on a bit..just hope more people find this rc hobby,they will be rewarded at any age..guess what my 4 year old Grandson has a Syma 107.. and his tiny fingers have got the hang of the remote..however he enjoys crashing it..so I have to carry spare parts for running repairs..awesome fun SF

SF, I hope you have looked at my repair videos,  AHEM Wink Smile

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elffy_34sco_huhsign    Sure have!!

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lew803 said
At eighty one years of age I bought the Syma X1 quad copter.I fly a 107,032, 800 and now a quad in Mode1.I agree with anyone who says different modes are hard to get going but I'm working on it.Be prepared to sweat a little even in cold weather.Things are different and a lot faster with the quad but the rewards of a good flight are worth a lot.Try the X1.Not expensive and not hard to repair if you have to do that.Every new experience brings it's own reward so jump in and get your feet wet.You might like it.Wink

 

Having watched a young neighbor boy pilot a r/c helicopter on Thanksgiving day I mentioned my intention to buy one.  My seventeen year-old granddaughter's response was to giggle and say, "Papa's in his second childhood!"  I'm seventy-seven and have since learned these little flying machines harbor an ageless appeal. 

The first heli I got is a UDI-13A.  This is a very well designed machine and it has a camera that takes very clear photos and videos.  The problem is it is very difficult to fly in so small a space as an average living room.  I don't know if it's a consistent characteristic or not but the one I have will not hover.  Instead it tends to constantly move up or down at the slightest touch on the joystick and requires constant adjustment.  Sometimes it responds much more vigorously to control movements than others.  And sometimes it tends to drift almost as if captured by a breeze.  So far it's had a few really nasty ceiling-to-floor crashes which it has (amazingly) survived intact, leading me to think I'll have to wait for a calm Spring day to take this heli outside. 

Next, I took some good advice and ordered a Syma 107, which is a wonderful little machine -- and an amazing bargain at its $20 price.  With a minimum of practice (and the expected number of crashes) this heli flies around my living room and kitchen with no trouble.  It is much more responsive to its IR signals than the UDI-13A is to its RF controller. 

My third and (so far) last venture is a WL-V911.  This energetic little 4-channel bugger needs more room to practice with than I can provide indoors.  It tends to leap laterally and crash into walls when I attempt to lift it off and I can't figure out how to adjust the trim to prevent that.  So rather than unnecessarily wreck it while trying to learn I've decided to set it aside for a calm Spring day to take it outside. 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 12, 2014 - 3:15 am

Never to old, a pilots license is granted as long as you pass the medical, Kids don't understand that toys are for grown ups.

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January 11, 2015 - 7:21 am

Quadcopters are starting to be considered as menaces due to their noise and the fact most have cameras. limitations on their use are prohibitive in England and it may be best to stick to helicopters with cameras for playing in the garden.

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