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Why I love Flying Syma Helis
Just to get some feed back as what you get out of flying rc products, and how it gets in your blood, and the joy or anger it might give you after crashing and repairing your favorite flying buddy!!
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June 10, 2015 - 8:24 am

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Maybe as the S800G is a bit different to flying the Syma 107 as has drift capabilities, just my view fly her first before doing mods, I love mods but also bear in mind warranty is killed after any mods, but hey I like your idea, keep us posted SF

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I think you are right. I guess I wouldn't use the drift unless I needed it right where it was. Even though mode 4 is awkward, mode 2 may be even more so.....I think I am going to just leave it alone. the s800G is a wonderful and precise machine. The controller is just fine...it is meant to be used with fingertip control....S800G is GREAT!

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June 9, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Sorry you are right it takes some soldering on the s800g, bigger helicopters have the button system.

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June 9, 2015 - 6:26 am

OH BALDERDASH!!!

Switching from mode 4 to mode 2 on the controller? REALLY? can you elaborate? We are talking about the S800G right?

 

Having flown 3-4 cycles today the mode 4 is not a good fit  for S800G. Warranty or NO Warranty is it still $25. Who cares?

 

The left stick in mode 4 is way way too busy. Throttle control needs a lot of attention.

I think MODE-2 for this particular 4-channel is essential....

 

Anyone have a favorite procedure for this?

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June 9, 2015 - 3:51 am

switching modes is a quick button push on the controller. I would suggest getting a quad to learn 4 channel as they are more stable outdoors.

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crigon_04 To the forum

Maybe as the S800G is a bit different to flying the Syma 107 as has drift capabilities, just my view fly her first before doing mods, I love mods but also bear in mind warranty is killed after any mods, but hey I like your idea, keep us posted SF

ssig_cool2

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

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June 8, 2015 - 5:12 pm

I get lost flying these in the house. I don't know I would have as much fun flying helis outside...whole different game ...I have the 107s before the gyros came out. they are still fun. I have the red and white gyro coast guard and an army apache I think, gyros....so fun...

 

I just bought the S800G. that is a slick machine.  BUT, it makes sense to convert to mode 2, takes too much thinking in mode 4...

 

I get lost playing with these toys....takes concentration but after while it became 2nd nature....so fun.

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After the fourth battery charge (on the second day) I was beginning to feel the difference between 3-channel and 4-channel helis -- and right then a motor in my brand new x5c quit and it was crippled.  

My first thought was to give up, toss the dead bird in the trash, and stop trying to deal with these 4-channel versions.  But when my anger subsided it occurred to me there is more to this hobby than flying the copters -- just like there is more to my former main hobby, archery, than flinging arrows.  There is the need to occasionally change bowstrings, tune a bow, re-fletch and straighten arrows, and a lot more.  Learning to do those things, and doing them well, is as much a part of the enjoyment of archery as shooting arrows at a target.

I crossed a mental Rubicon in deciding I will learn to change motors, just like I learned to replace the battery in my S-107 -- twice, so far.  So I ordered some motors and batteries -- and I ordered another x5c, body only, no camera and no controller, just the heli ($30 + free shipping).

After making this decision and ordering all that stuff I emailed a complaint to the vendor of the dead bird and received a pleasant surprise in the form of a promise to immediately ship a replacement (obviously Amazon's influence).  So within the next few weeks I will have three x5c's and will be embarked on the learning experience of changing motors.  

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May 20, 2015 - 4:06 am

yes no probs

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Yes we do-Rather than jump on everyone We watch- after all free speech is just that.As long as no hate stuff to each other, or religion beliefs this forum is pretty cool-You ok with that?

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

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May 19, 2015 - 5:22 am

do Moderators exist?

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April 4, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Oh dear we have appeared to stray off topic Moderator may be a split from post 10 would be good.

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Redfive said
If it helps the syma x5c is very stable and much easier to control than a 4 channel helicopter. I use mine to practise the 4 channel control as it is so obedient. 

if you want 3 channel control on a quad the Hubsan quad with camera will fly in either 3 or 4 channel mode but I would still recommend the x5c

It does help.  

Thanks!

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March 28, 2015 - 5:15 am

If it helps the syma x5c is very stable and much easier to control than a 4 channel helicopter. I use mine to practise the 4 channel control as it is so obedient. 

if you want 3 channel control on a quad the Hubsan quad with camera will fly in either 3 or 4 channel mode but I would still recommend the x5c

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Brian,

Thanks for the Wikipedia reference to Titchfield Abbey.  It's quite a place.  

We here will soon enjoy the sixth season of the truly marvelous BBC production, Downton Abbey, and I recently watched a one hour presentation on the actual history of that amazing place -- which presently is inhabited and maintained by its current Earl.  Too bad I've never been able to visit England and have a look around because there is something about its history and culture that has always held my interest.  

Your comments, your video -- along with others I've watched, have piqued my interest in the Syma quad.  The only thing holding me back from ordering one is the 4 channel factor.  I've had experience with one 4 channel bird which was sufficient to discourage another attempt.  That little machine was much too fast to control indoors and kept getting away from me outdoors.  I'm much too old to be chasing a difficult-to-control bird around on a field -- especially having just recovered from hip replacement surgery.  

So I suppose I'll remain content to fly the indomitable S-107 around the living room for awhile longer.  I'm confident this emerging industry will soon make the quad I'm looking for available, which is one that is as easy to control as the 107.  

Best regards,

 

Mike--

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March 25, 2015 - 5:50 pm

It is an old abbey in titchfield Hampshire, It was then remodelled as a house after Henry the eighth dissolved the abbeys.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.....ield_Abbey

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Redfive said
I think sanity about where to fly is the answer but that only takes a few idiots to bring new laws in.

x5c flys well and is very light here is a clip shot from mine. It is a 4 channel so not an instant pick up and fly if you only fly 3 channel but I fly 4 channel as well anyway.

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Bryan,

Thanks for the video.  Nice little bird -- and I like that very old, very Medieval, stone structure in the background.  What is it?  

Mike--

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Redfive said

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Redfive said
I think sanity about where to fly is the answer but that only takes a few idiots to bring new laws in.

And therein lies the tale!

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February 27, 2015 - 8:00 pm

I think sanity about where to fly is the answer but that only takes a few idiots to bring new laws in.

x5c flys well and is very light here is a clip shot from mine. It is a 4 channel so not an instant pick up and fly if you only fly 3 channel but I fly 4 channel as well anyway.

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I think restrictive laws are only round the corner but in the mean time the syma x5c  quadcopter  has a camera  and flys like a dream

Bryan,

I must agree about restrictive laws.  

Recently, Amazon proposed using drones to deliver packages.  Imagine that -- order something online, wait five minutes, step outside, look up, and here it comes.  The problem with that is it would be an answer to Abu-bin-BaBoom's fondest wish.  He could deliver ten pound blocks of C-4 to infidels of choice from half-a-mile away.  

So I can't imagine Amazon's intention to be approved.  And it won't be long before restrictions on use and ownership of useful drones will be comparable to those affecting firearms -- if not moreso.  

Mike-- 

 

PS: Thanks for the tip re: the X5C.  

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I think restrictive laws are only round the corner but in the mean time the syma x5c  quadcopter  has a camera  and flys like a dream

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