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This is normal for this type of model. The helicopter is controlled by an infrared transmitter which means it is only suitable for indoor use. Three channel proportional control means you can contol height, rotate left and right and move forwards and backwards, all at a variable rate. Controls are sensitive and respond very well and a single ‘trimmer’ allows you to make sure direction does not drift left or right. If you have not flown a helicopter before I would suggest first making sure you have plenty of room and second, take a little time to learn how the helicopter responds to the controls. Most first time pilots tend to be too heavy handed on the controls, but slow, small movements on the joysticks will give you the best results. Finally, I have seen model helicopters costing many times the price of this one that come nowhere close in performance. There are a lot of competitors out there but this one is certainly worth putting on your short-list! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (10) Reply 290 of 303 people found the following review helpful Syma Military Helicopters, June 22, 2012 By APR – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) I own all the Syma Mini Military helicopters. Here is my review for all 5. 1. S108G Cobra. By Far the fastest and the most aggressive of the helicopters. This one takes a little bit of time to get used to and is for the more experienced flyer. Its super fast and super durable. 2. S109G Apache. Another good helicopter from Syma. Runs the same as the Cobra. Fast and swift. 3. S026G Chinook. A good beginner helicopter. Very stable in flight. It can be fast if you want it to be or it can be slow. This is one of my favorites out of the series. 4. S102G Black Hawk. My brother has the S107G and this flies just like it. This is probably the best helicopter that syma makes. Extremely stable and can take a serious beating. (But so can all the others.) It will fly at the speed you want it to from slow to fast and takeoffs and landings are extremely smooth. 5. S111G Coast Guard Rescue. This too is a fine product from syma. Super smooth flyer and very stable when hovering. And yes, this one wins in the looks battle. It works just like the S102G Black Hawk. 6. And last but not least, the S023G Big Apache. This is a massive outdoor version of the S109G Apache. But this one is meant to be used outdoors. This one is not infrared like the little ones but is a 27mhz radio control helicopter. This guy has some serious power to it and boy does it fly. Very fast and extremely stable are how I would describe it. It is also very easy to control. All in all, Syma gets a 20 out of 10 stars on their helicopters for the price. And when you do buy one from them, MAKE SURE IT HAS A G AFTER THE NUMBERS. LIKE S109-G-. The G stands for Gyro. The Gyro makes it twice as easy to fly. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (3) Reply 68 of 68 people found the following review helpful Its super smooth, easy to control and looks cool, August 24, 2015 By Rebecca Sankey – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Syma S111G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro (Toy) The S111g flies perfectly. Its super smooth, easy to control and looks cool. I found this heli flies exactly the same as the Syma s107g, its well balanced and you get a solid 6-7mins out of the battery which is good enough for beginners. Im more of an intermediate, but still had a lot of fun with it. I recommend this heli highly. I also can‘t fault any of the other Syma helicopters that Ive flown, they truly are well built for such a cheap price. The only knock I have on this helicopter is the forward speed. Its built for beginners, so its stable. Id say almost too stable and doesnt go very fast in fwd direction. You can get around this by adding some weight to the nose of the helicopter. I used some sticky tape and a few ball bearings. This gives the helicopter much better forward. BUT DONT DO THIS UNTIL YOU ARE GOOD AT FLYING. I also bought an Eagle Pro Helipad, which is slightly bigger than the helicopter and makes for some fun landings. Link to helipad – http://www.amazon.com/Remote-Control-Helicopter-Landing-Pad/dp/B00SAP2CBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440458876&sr=8-1&keywords=Helipad Couple of tips to save you a headache: ⁃ Dont put the helicopter away with a flat battery, it will slowly discharge over time and cause the battery to overdischarge and this causes permanent damage. It should be stored with a full battery. I found this out the hard way! ⁃ Give the battery 10-15mins to cool down before putting it on the USB charger. Dont use the charger on the remote, it will drain the AA batteries fast. I also found this out the hard way! ⁃ If youre a beginner, the first thing you should do is put the heli on a hard surface(not carpet), give it a small amount of throttle without taking off. You will see if the helicopter needs to be trimmed. If the helo is spinning either left or right, adjust the trim wheel until the helicopter doesnt spin left or right. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment 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.