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October 4, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Hi from Australia. OK I know this is a Syma forum but I would like an honest opinion. I have owned 3 RCs so far. Two double horses which basically were not very good IMO. After just a couple of crashes they were virtually unflyable so I would not by a double horse again. Mt third is a nifty little Twister Ninja. After many stacks it still flys beautifully so I am happy with Twister and would recommend them to anyone. I was told before I bought it that they are reliable and crash resistant - it turned out to be true but I'm after an Apache. I saw a Syma Apache S009 3 Channel for sale and wanted to ask you guys if these are reliable crash resistant Helis. Obviously you will be a bit biased but can I get an opinion from a few of you? Will it keep going after a few minor bumps. I'm happy to spend the money if everyone agrees they are good quality and made well etc. Thanks in advance

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October 5, 2012 - 7:56 am

Well, we are pretty biased toward syma, but I think we can let you slip by. ;)

As for the 009g, I've not actually had one, but I've heard nothing but problems out of the medium apaches by syma. The motors are too small and overheat, causing it to crash and not fly for a few minutes while they cool, and they burn up motors a lot. Plus, the bodies aren't very sturdy and break.

 

Now, like I've said, I don't actually have one, but that's what I saw when I looked into one a while back.

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October 5, 2012 - 10:56 am

Thanks for the advice. Yes I checked Amazon and it had mostly negative reviews. Almost all say it wont lift off the ground! Actually I lied I had four Helis. The first one was a gift, a Digitech s100g all plastic. Worked for quite a while but because I crashed it so many times because I was learning it gave up the ghost. Just wanting something different and around $100 - $130 max delivered. Theres a smaller Syma Apache (S109) but I was looking for something a little bigger.

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October 10, 2012 - 11:27 am

I bought the S032 after reading some good reviews and I did do a bit of research as I am quickly finding out there are crap crapper and good Helis (like my great little Twister Ninja :0) First thing I noticed was it takes ages and ages to recharge the battery and you only get a few minutes of flying before it drops out of the sky :( but its bigger and I like just hovering aroung my loungeroom and it looks cool so I can live with that especially for the low price $50.00 delivered. Then I found out yesterday that they are Double horse (same company) that was even a bigger blow. I became suspicious when I noticed that it looked identical only bigger than my now defunct smaller double Horse. but as I said it flys around my Lounge OK so for now its OK. I would like a bit more flying time though. Anyone know of a better battery or any mods I can do?, Thanks guys.

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October 11, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Well, amazon and a few sites have DH listed as Syma, but they just aren't. They're some other company that starts with an S.

 

I'd get a DH 9101 or 9111, since they're about the best for $50, but if you want something in the $100-$130 US range, I don't really know. Probably some T-Rex clone out there would cost that range, and would work great. I just don't really know on the high end range because I don't get to fly that much nor have the kind of room for that kind of heli.

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October 11, 2012 - 8:12 pm

Hey, thanks for the reply, actually I'm really liking this S032. Goes really well and as I'm a 53 year old I'm very slow and cautious so it only goes around my tiny loungeroom. I have the two now that work I still recommend Twister Ninja very highly if you want to try something different very crash-resistant and nimble - That video showing the guy beating up the S032 would be a cinch for the Twister its so flexible because its all carbon fiber. As for the debate are DH and Syma the same company. I'm still not convinced they arent the same company - Anyway after reading your forum and you recommending the S032 I'm happy and feel its been a great purchase. By the way I live in Victoria, maybe I will look for a Scout hall to fly in.

 

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums.....?t=1324474

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October 12, 2012 - 2:21 am

Hi ratcat and a big welcome here from the UK Laugh ENJOY !!

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