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New to helicopters
I wanted to introduce myself, per the forum request and pose a question as well.
Tags: Syma X9
rogers hellman
January 6, 2013 - 8:31 am


I received this as a Christmas present, but it was one I asked for.  The numerous posts on this topic from Professor Glenn Reynolds intrigued me.  The fact that it would excite my grandson was what pushed me over.


Naturally, I've expected a learning curve in being able to fly the helicopter with skill.  However, I've noticed something pronounced and am wondering if this is normal.  I will have the helicopter in hover and will push the control so that it will move forward.  60% of the time, it will do so.  The other 40%, it just drops like a rock.  Is there something I need to know, or is this defective?



Syma Freak
January 7, 2013 - 10:03 am
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Is the tail rotor turning ok? try holding heli and test if rear rotor turning ok-suspect maybe rear rotor spinning on shaft or loose wire on rear tail motor-was the heli flying ok out of the box,or did it start this problem after a crash?

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rogers hellman
January 9, 2013 - 1:40 am


Bingo:  The tail rotor is not working.  Doesn't spin at all.   Impossible to say if this happened after a crash or was in this state out-of-the-box.  With one's first attempt at flying, there seems to be too much going on to notice details.  I haven't flown it more than 10 minutes total, so it hasn't had many crashes and none seemed particularly harsh.

I've shifted the wiring around, hoping to "fix" a loose connection.  That didn't work.




January 9, 2013 - 8:38 am

In your ten minutes of flight time if you were ever able to go forward or backward in a controlled manner the tail rotor was working. All it does is allow for forward and backward drifting.

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