Viagra pill Product: S107G Mini Gyro (Yellow) 3 Channel Mini Gyro Helicopter by Syma
Price at time of review: $24.99
Overall impression: Highly recommended, viagra pill fun, viagra pill easy to learn heli. Viagra pill A perfect toy for the home or office. Viagra pill A good, viagra pill cheap introduction to RC flight. Viagra pill A great value for a very well engineered machine.
Out of the box
Viagra pill The heli is very small, viagra pill with a main rotor (blade) diameter of between 7 and 8 inches and a body length around the same. Viagra pill 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. Viagra pill 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.
Viagra pill This type of heli is too small for outdoor flight, viagra pill but perfect for the living room or office. Viagra pill The controller works over infrared, viagra pill like a TV remote, viagra pill but unlike a TV remote it doesn’t require you to point the remote at the heli. Viagra pill Pleasantly, viagra pill I had no trouble with reception.
Viagra pill Overall construction seems surprisingly solid for such an inexpensive unit. Viagra pill There are several metal parts in the frame, viagra pill plastic parts seem well engineered and reenforced in the right places, viagra pill and nearly everything is held together with screws which will make repair possible. Viagra pill When on, viagra pill the S107G has a blinking LED on the nose. Viagra pill While it does seem largely decorative it gives the heli a nice visual anchor making it easy to see where you are pointed.
In the air
Viagra pill 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, viagra pill which is a little more complicated than you might expect if you’re new to RC flight, viagra pill but is easily mastered if you find some time to fly daily. Viagra pill Other than that the heli flies much like an RC car drives. Viagra pill On the right stick forward and back do what you’d expect, viagra pill left and right turn the direction of the heli.
Viagra pill Having flown RC for years I started out easy, viagra pill trying to hover a foot or two off the ground without moving forward or backward. Viagra pill This proved highly achievable due to the S107G’s gyroscopes which hold it solidly in position. Viagra pill Without any work the heli stays right in place, viagra pill other than the height which you will have to get used to controlling.
Viagra pill If you get the hang of keeping a consistent height the hard part is done. Viagra pill In forward flight, viagra pill the S107G flies stable and straight. Viagra pill The heli also stops forward flight quickly when you let off the stick, viagra pill unlike it’s larger and more ‘scale’ RC cousins. Viagra pill Left and right turns are possible while hovering or moving forward. Viagra pill Any air movement in the room will immediately become evident as the heli takes on a life of it’s own near a drafty window, viagra pill ceiling fan or heating vent. Viagra pill Be aware of these and try to avoid them when you’re getting started.
Viagra pill All-in-all the S107G is about as easy to fly as an RC helicopter could be. Viagra pill The flashing light and bright colored body aid visibility and the gyroscopes simplify flight.
The inevitable crash(es)
Viagra pill You will crash the S107G. Viagra pill It happens. Viagra pill I have crashed mine at least 50 times in the mere two weeks I’ve had it. Viagra pill Thankfully the heli seems very resilient! I have run it into walls, viagra pill landed too fast, viagra pill hit chairs, viagra pill and even hit the main blades on the ceiling causing the heli to drop nearly 8 feet onto the hardwood floor. Viagra pill Each time I cringed and thought I’d be replacing parts I just turned it back upright and away it flew!
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Viagra pill Start with tail-in hovering – Put the heli on the ground in front of you with the tail facing you. Viagra pill In that orientation left is left, viagra pill and right is right.
Viagra pill Ground effect – Any aircraft behaves differently near the ground than it will further up in the air. Viagra pill You will find that the S107G is a lot more stable when you get it at least 1 foot off the ground, viagra pill so make that an early goal.
Viagra pill If you’re considering a larger RC heli get one like this to learn a little first. Viagra pill Each model will fly differently, viagra pill but one of the biggest challenges for folks new to RC is getting used to the orientation. Viagra pill When the heli (or a plane, viagra pill or car) is facing you the controls for left and right will appear reversed. Viagra pill Getting used to that on an inexpensive unit will save you money and downtime when you start flying more expensive helis.
Viagra pill If you’re the type who can’t stand not having your toys, viagra pill I’d suggest buying an extra set of main blades. Viagra pill They are the only part on mine that is showing some wear, viagra pill but even after dozens of flights I’m still going on my original set.