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Rob52
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May 11, 2013 - 9:19 am
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Hey guys, another noob to RC helis. Obviously I'm new here, as this is my first post. I actually made the mistake of buying a fixed pitch, single rotor mini for my first RC helicopter. It was a Xieda 9958, and it sucked big time. I think I just got a lemon, you know, one of those rare birds that's defective out of the box? The first time I tried to take off, the thing just skidded across the floor to the left, the instruction manual (written in Chinenglish), said to use the trim buttons on the transmitter, but that had NO affect. What you have to understand, is that I live in a small one bedroom apartment and there ain't no huge amount of air-space in here, so as I took flight I was fighting this thing to try to keep from smashing into the walls. After a few hard crashes, the left slide problem went away, only to be replaced by the toilet bowl effect. The design of this chopper used the tail rotor to control yaw, same as a real helicopter, but apparently the tail rotor wasn't kicking in until a few seconds after takeoff. Anyway, long story short, after only less than an half hour of total flight time, the thing quick working all together. Thankfully, aside from a few scratches on the rotor blades, it wasn't damaged from all the crashes, so Xheli took it back. I swapped it for an F162 Fire Wolf. You may have seen them at Amazon under the alias of Avatar F103. It's one of those kind with the two big out-rigger fans on the sides like the choppers in the movie Avatar. It flies pretty decent, but it's not nearly as smooth and sweet as my very first Syma S107. That's right, I got her just this past Monday and now I'm hooked. She's yellow in color and I name her "Bumble Bee". This little RC chopper flies like a dream. It's truly amazing how much control you have with this little bird. Now my wishlist at Amazon is loaded with S107s of all different colors, and of course, the S107C with the onboard camera. I've also got a few of the little replica models like the Apache, Blackhawk, Marine Cobra and Coast Guard Rescue. I don't know how they fly, but I'm gonna find out.

 

The one negative thing about the 107 I noticed right away is it's sluggish forward/backward control. I was looking around at all the mods when I came across this site and starting reading about all the fake/imitations/clones/bootlegs of the S107 out there. I'm sure glad I came across this site before buying anymore RC Helicopters, as I'm sure Syma isn't the only reputable brand they copy. Has anyone compiled a list of sellers on Amazon or Ebay that sells these bogus models, or perhaps a list of reputable licensed sellers?

 

Anyway, I look forward to meeting some of you on the forums.

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JamDJ
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May 11, 2013 - 1:49 pm
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Rob,

  Welcome to the Forum! Like yourself, some of us made the same mistake of buying a cheap single-blader

or delving into the hobby too deep with no experience. At last you have found the Syma S107g! By now

I'm pretty shure you have gotten quite familiar with your 107!

  There are a great bunch of guys on here. The moderators are pretty busy right now, CPD is in Finals,

SymaFreak has a new granddaughter to play with rather than a heli, and Supernova has his own website

to contend with, as well as being the chief videologist for this site.

  To answer one of you questions...... search out "Stop Thief" on the forum. You had asked where is a good place to buy from

and whom to stay away from. There are lots of posts on "Stop Thief" in this forum to answer your questions.

Otherwise, just post it on here and I'm shure SOMEONE on the forum will reply!

   Good luck and Happy Flying!

 

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Syma Freak
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May 11, 2013 - 6:24 pm
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Yo guys,still here,had a contract for the last week or so to train some sales people in telemarketing -wish they never asked me-Granddaughter great,await 5 years to get her flying -lol the Stop Thief post as JamDJ  mentioned was a hit on good sellers-the Amazon store I put together was to find safe sellers,also with Amazon you can return faulty products--any help we can give let us know..I am not going to drop buying links every where here a few you will see..it is not the point of me making a buck-more you get the correct unique product..hope that helps--guys like CPD and JamDJ also Supernova are here to help.

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rob52
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May 12, 2013 - 4:36 am
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Thanks JamDJ and Syma Freak, for the welcome, and for pointing me in the right direction :RE fakes and clones. It sure is comforting to know that the helicopters I purchase, going forward, are gonna be the genuine article and not a rip off. I'm just glad I found you guys before I did get ripped off. Like I said, I just stumbled upon this site while searching for S107 tail rotor mods. I will check out the links in your post, Syma Freak, and thanks again for the warm welcome gentlemen.

 

EDIT: I forgot to congratulate you on your new Granddaughter, Syma Freak. I've got a feeling she'll be an expert RC helicopter pilot (Syma, of course) by the time she starts school :)

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May 16, 2013 - 8:59 pm
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All good -Grandaughter great-only a few months old,held her first syma heli in her tiny hands-a natural-lol

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

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rob52
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May 17, 2013 - 3:54 pm
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Syma Freak said
All good -Grandaughter great-only a few months old,held her first syma heli in her tiny hands-a natural-lol

You should upload a few pics of that little one :)

 

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Welcome! As JamDJ's said, I've been rather busy lately, never get a chance to go slow until it comes time to just sit and kill time in a dorm room. (hate doing that, but what's a "selectively" social college kid to do?) Keep going with this, and things aren't too hard to pick up. Diagnostic skills on these little things is pretty easy, just scroll through and read the old posts by some of us vets and you'll soon get a good grasp of problem, solution A, which is when problem B arises, facilitating solution B, causing problem C to become apparant, eliminating solutions A, B, C, and D, and confounding all of us until somebody chirps in the actual problem/solution and it's fixed, and so-forth. That's how I learned how to diagnose these things, along with being a kid that was always into stuff like kinects (or was it kinex...) and figuring out why this or that didn't work as designed.

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Syma Freak
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CPD,The man,read your post-as always straight to the point and helpful-besides all that you stay with your education and work harder than anyone-effort in, results work on there own-good to see you have the time to post-We all appreciate your time and effort SF

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July 10, 2013 - 9:27 pm
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Good man CPD england-1626double-thumbs-up-thanks-smiley-emoticonuncle_sam-2450

It says, say something here --- so I have

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July 10, 2013 - 9:29 pm
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Syma Freak said
All good -Grandaughter great-only a few months old,held her first syma heli in her tiny hands-a natural-lol

SF, My grand daughter is frightened of my helis sco_huhsign frown

 

It says, say something here --- so I have

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chuck
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July 13, 2013 - 4:34 pm
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rob52 said
Hey guys, another noob to RC helis. Obviously I'm new here, as this is my first post. I actually made the mistake of buying a fixed pitch, single rotor mini for my first RC helicopter. It was a Xieda 9958, and it sucked big time. I think I just got a lemon, you know, one of those rare birds that's defective out of the box? The first time I tried to take off, the thing just skidded across the floor to the left, the instruction manual (written in Chinenglish), said to use the trim buttons on the transmitter, but that had NO affect. What you have to understand, is that I live in a small one bedroom apartment and there ain't no huge amount of air-space in here, so as I took flight I was fighting this thing to try to keep from smashing into the walls. After a few hard crashes, the left slide problem went away, only to be replaced by the toilet bowl effect. The design of this chopper used the tail rotor to control yaw, same as a real helicopter, but apparently the tail rotor wasn't kicking in until a few seconds after takeoff. Anyway, long story short, after only less than an half hour of total flight time, the thing quick working all together. Thankfully, aside from a few scratches on the rotor blades, it wasn't damaged from all the crashes, so Xheli took it back. I swapped it for an F162 Fire Wolf. You may have seen them at Amazon under the alias of Avatar F103. It's one of those kind with the two big out-rigger fans on the sides like the choppers in the movie Avatar. It flies pretty decent, but it's not nearly as smooth and sweet as my very first Syma S107. That's right, I got her just this past Monday and now I'm hooked. She's yellow in color and I name her "Bumble Bee". This little RC chopper flies like a dream. It's truly amazing how much control you have with this little bird. Now my wishlist at Amazon is loaded with S107s of all different colors, and of course, the S107C with the onboard camera. I've also got a few of the little replica models like the Apache, Blackhawk, Marine Cobra and Coast Guard Rescue. I don't know how they fly, but I'm gonna find out.

 

The one negative thing about the 107 I noticed right away is it's sluggish forward/backward control. I was looking around at all the mods when I came across this site and starting reading about all the fake/imitations/clones/bootlegs of the S107 out there. I'm sure glad I came across this site before buying anymore RC Helicopters, as I'm sure Syma isn't the only reputable brand they copy. Has anyone compiled a list of sellers on Amazon or Ebay that sells these bogus models, or perhaps a list of reputable licensed sellers?

 

Anyway, I look forward to meeting some of you on the forums.

Hi,you guys!
I'm new be here.Nine Eagles
Is here anyone deleting comments or to change the topic?
This could really be fantastic.Isn't it?

 

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Syma Freak
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July 13, 2013 - 4:54 pm
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How you doing-I did not really understand the bottom of your last post deleting comments-explain so I can change things if there are problems SF

Hi,you guys!
I'm new be here.Nine Eagles
Is here anyone deleting comments or to change the topic?
This could really be fantastic.Isn't it?

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

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greyhob
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November 30, 2013 - 10:28 am
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Hi Rob52, Amazon 10 heli's all genuine no probs.

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Syma Freak
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November 30, 2013 - 6:25 pm
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greyhob, great to see Amazon helis all good, how many do you have now?

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December 18, 2013 - 12:50 am
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Hi SF, I've only got 11, latest is the 107C I was hoping for a White one but they sent a Red/Black one at first a bit disappointed but I now think it's a pretty cool addition. Can't thank you enough for all the vids and tips you've done on this machine it has really helped. There are a lot of "107's" around at present for about £8, I'm not even remotely interested as i know they will be fakes!!!!

I am trying to work out on Linux how to upload photos of my collection, finding it a bit challenging today, no worries I'll get there soon. I don't get a lot of time to try and study,do odd jobs, cook etc etc as I am on a lot of morphine (prescribed) so in between dose a get a couple of hours to try and achieve the things that either need doing or what I wan to do, then there's the problem of hand eye co-ordination, and if that wasn't enough often times my vision just goes blurry a couple of times a day and there is no pattern it just goes, all in all difficult really. So now I'm going to try and upload some pics cool

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Syma Freak
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December 21, 2013 - 8:35 pm
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Only 11, that is cool! Great you are doing plenty of jobs and sorry to hear you are on morphine, had that back when really smashed up at 7 years of age, it does play different games in the brain, but if you keep at what you are doing with eye coordination, even just flying a heli the brain to me has a amazing way of building new nerve channels, hard for me to put in words but I have been disabled in the arms from birth, you should see the techniques I use to do simple soldering...any help to load some of your photos on the forum here to help. ssig_cool2

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