Syma S107 RC Helicopter

For $21, this electric helicopter is outstanding. The construction is perfect. The gyro makes it fly smooth and hover accurately. 3 channels means you can’t pitch the heli side to side, only forward and backward. Actually, this makes it easier to fly because it reduces the complexity of controls.

The size of components is amazingly small. I still can’t get over the size of the electric motors. You get about 6 minutes of flight time out of a 50 minute charge using the USB charging cable.





Comments

  1. fred
    December 27th, 2010 at 00:48 | #1

    is that an airhogs brand?

  2. December 27th, 2010 at 01:18 | #2

    @fred
    This is syma branded, not airhog.
    My impression is that the airhog is of lesser quality.
    I seriously doubt there is another helicopter of this size and price that can come close to its material and build quality.

  3. Cody C
    December 29th, 2010 at 19:42 | #3

    Where did you buy it? Anywhere you can recommend? Thanks

  4. January 8th, 2011 at 00:18 | #4

    I got mine through Amazon on sale just before Christmas for $21.

  5. February 14th, 2011 at 15:52 | #5

    s0107 this is a excellent helicopter bought for my son loves it .

  6. March 12th, 2011 at 01:56 | #6

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  7. Jim Carver
    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:35 | #7

    Could anyone help me with a defect in a new S107G? From the box, the rear rotor blades do not turn. I am assuming it is a wiring problem, but that isn’t my area of expertise. Any suggestions for a fix, or should I just return it? Thanks.
    Jim

  8. April 17th, 2012 at 12:16 | #8

    I got one of these a couple of months ago for my 90-year old father-in-law to play with. He’s had a lot of fun with it and so has almost everyone who has come to visit him. It was only about $25 from Amazon with free shipping. I’ll be buying a lot more for Christmas and birthday gifts.

    I’ve been amazed at how durable it’s been. I bought a spare set of blades for about $5 but they haven’t been needed yet even the thing has been crashed and flown in obstacles numerous times. For another $5 you can also get a wall charger for the copter. It’ll charge quicker and save the batteries in the controller.

    Alan is absolutely right about its build quality. It’s very well made and has lots of high quality metal parts in it. I don’t see how the manufacturer could be making much money, even if it’s made in China.

    FYI, this copter is not radio controlled. It uses infrared like a TV remote. That means you can’t fly it outside in the daylight or near a sunny window.

  9. April 17th, 2012 at 13:32 | #9

    Great feedback Rob, The fact that it is IR explains the occasional loss of signal during flight. Then she falls quickly to the ground. Not a serious problem but it does happen from time to time. It’s nice that you can flight 2 at the same time. Just sync each controller and heli 1 at a time.

  10. August 8th, 2012 at 23:30 | #10

    I own nearly every Syma heli,one tip is to let the battery cool down for 15 minutes before charging after a flight,otherwise the battery will not last and not take a full charge,if you are having a problem with your battery take off canopy and see if battery swollen or weeping,please visit our Syma forum for help after crashes and how to repair your Syma helicopters-Thank you

  11. October 15th, 2012 at 19:19 | #11

    This Gyro helicopter is great, and for 21 USD are you kidding? its definitively worthy; the video shared in this review is awesome and it actually made me think about my 3.5-Channel RC Helicopter Gyro, that gives me a lot of fun but only outdoors, maybe I’ll buy a small helicopter like this Syma S107 so I can fly in the comfort of my room.

    The only thing I would like to improve is the flight time, I think I can buy more batteries and a separate charger but don’t now exactly if that is the right way of doing this.

    Great post! I loved the video.
    Regards,
    Jose Lozano

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