« Chess Set – Royal 30 European Wooden Handmade International Chess Set – 11-3/4″ x 11-3/4″ BigMouth Inc Beer Belt / 6 Pack Holster(Camo) » 3 thoughts on “Syma S107/S107G 3 Channel RC Heli with Gyro – Yellow” 804 of 823 people found the following review helpful Best $22 Toy Ever Made!, March 23, 2011 By J. Leutgens “Jim in CHI” (Oak Park, IL) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) I’m a 47-year-old kid who has always loved aviation and RC models. Cars, planes, everything. I currently have two other small scale rc helicopters that I have enjoyed, but they are NOTHING like the Syma S107. Not even close. The thing is, they cost A LOT more. I see a lot of comments here about how easy this model is to break. The two channel models I have are much more likely to break because you have very little control. With the Syma S107, you have ABSOLUTE control. Have you ever seen a dragonfly in flight – stopping and turning on a dime? That’s what this helicopter reminds me of. Right out of the box it is impressive. The quality of construction is beautiful to look at. If you’ve ever seen one of the huge rc helicopters that the pros fly, this looks like a scaled down version, with a metal frame and boom tubes just like the big ones. Two separate motors operate the main rotors independently. When you initiate a turn, one rotor spins faster than the other to generate torque, which turns the aircraft. It’s the same principle that is used to turn real twin main rotor helicopters like the CH-46 Sea Knight and the CH-47 Chinook. The really cool part is the tail rotor. It’s mounted at 90 degrees to what you’re used to seeing on a helicopter. It blows air up and down, not left and right. The tail rotor is what generates forward and backward movement by raising or lowering the tail, and it is very precise and responsive. A couple of tips if you’re new to this type of toy: 1. After charging, put the helicopter on a good, clear section of floor and turn on the helicopter and remote.2. Don’t touch the right control yoke yet – you don’t need it.3. Hold the throttle yoke in your left hand and the small trim adjuster knob in the right.4. GRADUALLY move the left yoke forward to increase throttle until the helicopter barely leaves the ground. Watch for left or right rotation and turn the trim knob to make the helicopter hover without rotating. Once it hovers without turning by using only the throttle, you’re ready to fly.5. Get used to the throttle by GRADUALLY increasing and decreasing. The biggest problem is using too much throttle and hitting the ceiling, then the helicopter falls all the way to the floor. That’s how they break. If you’re careful, you’ll be OK.6. ENJOY. This is the coolest toy I’ve had in years, and my kids like it so much, I bought another for each of them today. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (27) Reply 168 of 174 people found the following review helpful Best Micro Heli for the price: Bar none, July 19, 2011 By J. Bailey (Oklahoma) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) I purchased the syma 107g for the specific purpose to do a product review. I fly and review R/C edf jets, fixed pitch, and collective pitch helis. I purchase everything myself and do the reviews specifically for the informative purposes of others. Having flown only the blade micro helis, I was skeptical as to how these would perform. Regardless of the other great reviews I was prepared to be underwhelmed by the heli as Co-axial helis aren’t really my idea of fun. This toy was enjoyable for the first couple of flights; however as someone who has flown far more exciting helicopters I quickly became bored with the s107g. This is in no way a bad mark for the product. It does exactly what it advertises and the price is absolutely remarkable. I was overwhelmed with how well it performed and how easy it was to control. Plain and simple its a great product for a great price. Pros: Very stable, Co-axial design helps greatly in this. Gyro makes flying extremely simple and easy Design of heli is very sound, and durability is terrific. (I purposefully crashed it into a few objects to see how it would respond, also flew it directly into the ceiling on purpose and absolutely no dmg, cosmetic or otherwise.) Cons: Control is infrared. This can be problematic when around LCD tvs, Compact flourescent light bulbs, etc. Absolutely no wind, Turn off all fans and stay away from vents. Also small spaces will result in the air generated by the heli being pushed back onto it causing difficulty of control. (I turned multiple fans on and was still able to fly it fine; however I wouldn’t recommend this. Also flying outside is possible, but not advisable. Wind being the main issue; however the sun will also affect the infrared remote. The throttle stick on the remote is spring loaded; however it was easily fixed. (if you want the step by steps just leave a comment here.)This can be a good thing and a bad thing. (Bad in that it teaches bad habits to someone looking to move up past these helis, good in that someone who is new won’t tear blades apart by forgetting to kill throttle on a tip over or crash.) A few friendly tips: Be careful when purchasing these helicopters. There are multiple knockoff versions out there so pay careful attention when ordering. Be sure to get the real deal.After flying the heli let it sit for roughly 30 mins before starting the charging process. This will greatly increase battery life.The included USB charger will not shutoff automatically so time the charge and pay attention. Overcharging is not good on battery life. When the USB head turns a nice bright red you can unplug your heli. I would recommend using the USB charger as it seems to be a little quicker and it will save you battery life.When installing the batteries in the controller I noticed they didn’t all touch properly and my controller wouldn’t come on. Check the batteries and be sure they are all making proper contact; as the spring hinges in between them seem to inhibit the contact just a bit in some places. Overall this micro heli is probably one of the easiest and most forgiving helis you can purchase. At less then $20 you will be hard pressed to find a better heli for the money and frankly im not sure you will. I applaud syma for bringing this micro heli to people at an affordable price and hope other companies take notice. If you do plan on moving up to the more expensive and advanced helis take note that they will not be as forgiving as this one. Don’t run out and buy a blade 450 or blade mCPX and expect to fly it or even hover for that matter. Take things in moderation and move up slowly and I promise it will save you heartache and money. Any questions just leave em in the comment section 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (12) Reply 74 of 78 people found the following review helpful Syma S107G RC Remote Control Helicopter – SYMA helicopters rock and this one is no exception!, September 15, 2013 By RatherLiveInKeyWest (Central Virginia) – Our 13 year old son has been SYMA helicopter crazy for at least the last four years; new choppers have been delivered each Christmas and birthday (to his continued delight). He has S107Gs in yellow, blue and red, the USCG S111G, the Blackhawk S102G, the Apache S109G, the Chinook S026G and maybe a couple other non-SYMA craft too… While he totally enjoys them all, he recommends the S107G or S111G for first time pilots who could then graduate to the hyperactive S108G or unique Chinook. When pressed, he admits that the yellow S107G is the one he flies most as it seems to have the best mix of speed, flight control and battery life of them all. Uploaded a pic or two for you to see it in action. In our humble opinion, these SYMA mini copters are tough. They are made for indoor use and they get crash landed on stairs, against walls, on kitchen tables, against mantles… even run over by a golden retriever… but they keep on going. More often than not, we misplace a USB charging cord or wear out the hand-held remote transmitter controls before the copter ever fails. From a parent’s perspective, the price-to-fun ratio of these helicopters is absolutely FANTASTIC. They are almost as much fun to watch as they are to fly. Keep ’em coming; we look forward to new models. Bottom line — we frequently recommend SYMA helicopters to others and they are our typical birthday party gift (even for a few fun natured adults!) Get one, get hooked, and then keep your fleet well maintained! Have fun! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (6) Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.