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syma-guy
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January 30, 2012 - 5:56 am

Hi all,

I've been having a look round at other RC helicopter forums and they seems to be alot of RC snobs out there, who seem to think that because you haven't spent 100's of pounds or dollars that if not a proper helicopter Confused

I love the fact that it can be bought very cheap it gives me and alot of other people who want to try flying them before maybe spending abit more hard earned cash on something a little better.

 

Syma-guy

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CPD
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January 30, 2012 - 8:37 am

That's what this is about-not just guys saying that nothing less than a T-Rex with a custom body and custom paint job and hand built with love is a peice of crap and a poor excuse for a helicopter. Personally, something that nice would be great to have, if I was a person with a 150k/year job. I personally don't know of anybody with the kind of money some of these people spend on the high-end "legit" rc aircraft.

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January 30, 2012 - 11:47 pm
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There is Snobery in all hobbies Frown

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

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January 31, 2012 - 1:10 am

Supernova said:

There is Snobery in all hobbies Frown

Yeah thats so true but why can't people just see them for what they really are, and that is value for money micro helicopters that can give so much fun for so little cost.

Personally i think more people have started out in this hobby because of the likes of Syma, it give them the first step on the ladder, some may not what to get a 4ch or start flying single rotor FP or CP helicopter and thats fine, I want to progress onto a CP helicopter in the future, but without starting from the Syma 107 i think i might not have gotten off the ground Smile 

When my Little Syma gives up and dies for good i'll do what i done with all my first rc's and display them in pride of place.

Going to need a bigger display shelf soon LOL Wink

 

Syma-guy  Wink

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January 31, 2012 - 1:18 am
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I have got 7 now! and I dont think I will go bigger yet because they are so easy to work on and are so inexpensive.

 

Bust it bad then get another one.

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

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syma-guy
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January 31, 2012 - 10:17 am

Wow 7 that's quite a few eh! are they all still flying or do you have a couple of donor ones? I've got 2 Syma 107's both still flying but one better than the other as it's hard more air time and more crashes, i still have plenty of parts to keep at least one in the air for some time yet.

Just bought a Align T-rex 100s to get started in the fixed pitch single rotor helicopters, Only had a couple of flights with it so far, and it is a challange to hover at the moment, but still trying to get it set up properly.

To be honest though if my lounge were a bit bigger i'm sure it would be alot easyier going to ask around see if a can find somewhere local that has a big indoor area i can maybe use for a practise now and then.

Syma Guy Wink

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January 31, 2012 - 5:46 pm
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syma-guy said:

Wow 7 that's quite a few eh! are they all still flying or do you have a couple of donor ones? I've got 2 Syma 107's both still flying but one better than the other as it's hard more air time and more crashes, i still have plenty of parts to keep at least one in the air for some time yet.

Just bought a Align T-rex 100s to get started in the fixed pitch single rotor helicopters, Only had a couple of flights with it so far, and it is a challange to hover at the moment, but still trying to get it set up properly.

To be honest though if my lounge were a bit bigger i'm sure it would be alot easyier going to ask around see if a can find somewhere local that has a big indoor area i can maybe use for a practise now and then.

Syma Guy Wink

Now you have moved to a higher area with a T-Rex-100- will you still talk with us Syma guys-lol.

My friend has Trex 600E and I must say the hardest heli to fly,have crashed it for him.However he is now getting it together,but the cost is enormous even to get started into a heli like that.That is why one has to start small and a heli one can fly-biased-Syma 107G.

I started out flying planes with a Nine Eagles planes the Skyrunner now flying 1400 m wing planes,I just love this learning curve-Talking to much-Take care SF

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

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February 1, 2012 - 5:56 am

Oh yes i'll not become a RC snob. don't think i'll ever spend the sort of money a T-rex 600e costs,

or even spend much more than what i spent on the T-rex 100s. I think that is about my limit though i have just ordered the metal head, swashplate and carbon flybar for mine LOL Surprised.

Speaking of learning curves, The little T-rex puts up a real fight and i'll honestly say think i've bitten off more than a can chew at the moment, can't seem to get it to hover very well. I also don't like the blade fixing on the trex 100 as they don't fold like the Syma and most other micro helicopters, they stay rigid so i'm sure that will be a problem for breaking blades.  

I did fly a Mutiplex Easystar for a few years, I was going to make it into a FPV until i smashed it up badly on a windy day, So that put an end to that plane, most of my radio gear got smashed too so never got to stating up again with planes. 

Syma-guy Wink

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CPD
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February 1, 2012 - 9:16 am

If I had the cash, I'd definately get a t-rex 450 for outdoors. Then, I'd get a huey bodykit and paint it for realism.

 

$100 for the heli, then $50 later for the body kit.

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