Prescription cialis I’m a long-time fan of radio controlled flight, prescription cialis so when XenonProject.com offered me the chance to review the S107G Mini RC Helicopter I was excited for the opportunity!
Prescription cialis Product: S107G Mini Gyro (Yellow) 3 Channel Mini Gyro Helicopter by Syma
Price at time of review: $24.99
Overall impression: Highly recommended, prescription cialis fun, prescription cialis easy to learn heli. Prescription cialis A perfect toy for the home or office. Prescription cialis A good, prescription cialis cheap introduction to RC flight. Prescription cialis A great value for a very well engineered machine.
Out of the box
Prescription cialis The heli is very small, prescription cialis with a main rotor (blade) diameter of between 7 and 8 inches and a body length around the same. Prescription cialis It can charge from the remote (which requires AA batteries) or off USB (very convenient in the office.) Charging took a little shy of an hour. Prescription cialis The heli seems to hold a charge well and even a week after putting a full charge on I was able to fly without recharging first.
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In the air
Prescription cialis The controls are simple (which is good because the manual is weak at best.) The throttle (left stick on the controller) will control your height, prescription cialis which is a little more complicated than you might expect if you’re new to RC flight, prescription cialis but is easily mastered if you find some time to fly daily. Prescription cialis Other than that the heli flies much like an RC car drives. Prescription cialis On the right stick forward and back do what you’d expect, prescription cialis left and right turn the direction of the heli.
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Prescription cialis All-in-all the S107G is about as easy to fly as an RC helicopter could be. Prescription cialis The flashing light and bright colored body aid visibility and the gyroscopes simplify flight.
The inevitable crash(es)
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Prescription cialis Start with tail-in hovering – Put the heli on the ground in front of you with the tail facing you. Prescription cialis In that orientation left is left, prescription cialis and right is right.
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