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Real or a Counterfeit.
Where can I Purchase a real Syma S107G?
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CPD
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February 8, 2013 - 8:11 am

The problem with the fakes is they use cheap plastic on their brush holders in their motors, and the one allways blows. Yours won't have one right now, but I'd say there is at least a 75% chance that it'll blow the motor.

There aren't any major problems otherwise with a fake heli, they're quite nice once you get them running. My first s107 is a fake, and until recently when I broke the wires off of the tail motor, it is a very nice flyer. Somebody replaced the bad motor on it, and it flies just as well, if not better than the real symas.

As for who is making them, nobody can really say. China says they have pattent laws, but no pattent law applies to ANY Chineese company. (But if you say "Alright, you want to play that game?" and steal their pattents... they'll just about send their army after you!) Anybody with a factory with an injection molder could be making these on the side. Heck, when demand's down for the iPad and iPod, I woldn't be suprised if they're making fake 107's to cover costs! That applies to ALL products made in China. Guns, iPads, tools, everything! I know that Norinco takes US pattents for firearms, and makes cheap coppies in China where they can get out from under the pattents. Then Apple actually wanted to pull out from China, but the company that owns the factories they contracted to make them bullied them, threatening them with the fact that they already had the equipment and know-how to flood the market with fake iPods/iPhones/iPads for a fraction of the cost. (If I remember right, they were claiming they could sell $800 iPad clones for $120)

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February 8, 2013 - 7:25 am

Why do you say it has a blown motor? Both motors are fine. Who is making all these counterfeit helicopters and how big of a problem is it? I am waiting on another helicopter from Amazon SEMI HELI. SEMI HELI looks to have a good record. Are many people still receiving fake helicopters? Is it just Syma or is it a problem with all the brands. I am looking to buy a S107G White/Gray since its a new model have they had enough time to make counterfeits plus I think they look sharp. Like you said there is not much new info on counterfeits here. Michael

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February 7, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Yeah, it's a fake. Just fly it until it dies, then replace the blown motor and keep flying. If you replace the motor that's going to blow on it, you'll have a great heli that'll last as long, if not longer than the real ones.

The whole thing on the fakes on the site is VERY outdated now, and really should be updated. Having a fake heli means NOTHING if you're able to replace the blown motor.

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February 6, 2013 - 8:39 pm

Hello Syma people I made my first heli purchase a yellow Syma S107G from Tmart.com. I was not aware of all the counterfeits until after I made my purchase. First I did a research on Tmart.com it was the worst terrible. The heli arrived in five days opened the bag not a sturdy box a counterfeit. The box it arrived in there was no word SYMA in the upper right hand corner the handle was yellow. The heli has a green circuit board with a red led light and the motors are the wrong colors. The transmiter has a A,B and C channels not just A and B. The charger cord is one foot long not the three foot lenghts I see on the internet. The plug that plugs into the heli just falls out not snug at all. I live in S. Calif close to Xheli.com and Thinkrc.com how are they to order from? Does anyone have a reliable place to order? I am liking the Syma S107G white/grey. I do have another yellow heli ordered from Amazon.com Syma Heli. How are they?  Thanks, Michael

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