5 Stars By Maniac Reviews on 2015-08-30
Nice, light weight, very easy to fly!
The Syma Helicopter is very easy to fly! I was surprised at the fact I could keep it in the air without losing control or hitting a wall! I have mastered landing it on my Remote Control Helicopter Landing pad!
Can be flown indoors or outdoors. When flying outdoors the wind may effect your flying as this helicopter is very light.
Has red and blue lights that flash which allows you to fly at night, pair it with a remote control helicopter landing pad and you have the perfect set up for night flying.
Flying time has ranged from 7 to 15 minutes for me, flying time is less outside depending on the breeze.
Very easy to control, although I have yet to master what every button on the remote does! I just press the buttons, push the joys stick in every which direction and go! Flies like a dream for me!
I received this item at a discounted price in exchange for my honest unbiased review.
4 Stars By Lynn Jansen on 2015-10-22
So much fun! Even for a non remote controlled device operator such as myself!
Love this little helicopter! I got it for my nephew for Christmas but of course I had to play with it first and make sure it works. I suck at these kinds of toys I can never get them up or get them to work really at all. But I figured why not try. I put the batteries in the controller and charged it for 24 hours so that it would have a good first charge and keep a good life in the battery of the helicopter. I then took a deep breath and turned it on and got it to fly! It was really easy. It is very lightweight but a whole lot of fun. I got the yellow one in our order. The box does clearly say that although the box has a color on it, it may not be the same color inside. But all of the colors are fun! I also purchased a repair kit because I know that with a teen boy using this it will need a repair at least once! Great little helicopter that I found easy to fly. Can't wait to see his face when he opens it on Christmas.
When I purchased it it was on sale. I did not receive any discounts or special offers for the purchase of this helicopter.
2 Stars By Darc on 2018-02-06
I want my money back. Easy to use it is not!
Ok, so I read all the reviews good and bad before my purchase. Iâ€™m extremely disappointed. The controls are extremely hard. It flies up and down fast but thatâ€™s about it. It wonâ€™t stay level or close to a level to fly it around my living room. Itâ€™s instructions are very very poor. They didnâ€™t say in the reviews only an indoor toy or I would not have bought it. That aside and trying to learn it and play indoors with heater off is horrible. There is no way 12yr olds and below can fly this. My 40yr old husband couldnâ€™t get it to do more than up and down after 3 charged to try it. The battery only last maybe 10minutes. It takes an hour to charge. So you read that right we charged it 3 times Just to try to learn it. Horrible!!
3 Stars By J. Miller on 2016-11-04
They don't last, even with adult use.
Very fun to use, but there is a tiny joint in the propeller assembly that breaks very easily. It is a time consuming process to replace it with one from the spare parts kit that only costs a few dollars. Then it can break again just as easily. We had fun with these, but even with just occasional adult use they really don't last. The battery also doesn't hold up over time, and that's another cheap but awkward repair.
5 Stars By tim on 2017-12-16
Fun for the whole family.... except your pets.
Many hours of fun flying this around the house pestering our pets. This little Syma S107 is super easy to fly and is a great beginners RC helicopter. I didn't buy this for a kid, just myself as something to do while I'm watching TV with my wife. Fairly quiet while flying and very sturdy. I've crashed it many times with nothing breaking so far. This is not suitable for flying outside unless there is no wind. Also does't work to well in direct sunlight due to this bing controlled via infrared controller.
5 Stars By Motaflan on 2017-06-26
Great heli for my 5 year old for less than ...
Great heli for my 5 year old for less than $20. Replacement blades and pieces are easy to find and pretty cheap too. It's a lot of fun. Blades get your fingers every once in a while, but it helps build respect for things that can be both fun and dangerous. It's a good toy for an adventurous, maturing boy.
5 Stars By Scrounger on 2018-01-17
Easy to fly and anazingly durable.
I bought this for my son when he was only 4 years old. He has great skills when it comes to hand/eye coordination and driving other r/c toys so I thought he could handle it. Plus, he sees me flying my helos and wants to try it but mine are high performance ones and too hard to fly.
This one was great. In less than an hour he was flying around the room and landing where he wanted. But he's also crashed many many times.
My little e-flight msr breaks in the slightest crash but this one endures crashes with no damage that would have had me replacing all sorts of parts on the msr.
I can't say enough good things about this helo. We've had it for about a year and both still enjoy flying it.
5 Stars By Geoff on 2015-08-28
Great buy, it simply works every time
The helicopter is by far the best I have ever bought. Don't get conned into buying one of those cheap, light as a feather AirHogs. I purchased one an AirHog and it was flimsy but worst of all, it just spun around in circles even with the trim set all the way to the other direction.
I have also seen my children flying other AirHog and the like with the same issue, there is no control and I think much of that is attributed to the fact that they are so light.
Anyway, not to say that this is not light but having the metal frame is a major advantage, it gives the product consistency and staying power.
* Solid build construction for such a ridiculously low price
* Ridiculously low price
* Very durable, I crashed this thing numerous times into walls, cut the throttle too much (slammed into the floor) etc. The only reason it eventually broke was because someone stepped on it and the prop shaft bent.
* Consistent: I purchased another one of these for my nephew about a year after mine and it worked just as well
* Replaceable batteries are readily available and cheap. They will get worn out after repeated use. Mine lasted about a year.
* Battery is not easily changed, you have to remove the plastic housing and not all batteries fit exactly right.
* I did have a few issues with pairing the device to the transmitter... never really figured that problem out but switching it off and back on usually fixed it. By no means did it diminish my excitement about this very cheap, high quality toy.
5 Stars By Trickster on 2015-08-12
Great intro to RC helicpoters
This was a Christmas present for my husband because he really wanted a remote control helicopter. I was not sure what to expect given the low price of this helicopter, but when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised. Neither my husband or I knew anything about RC helicopters, so I can't give a review with a lot of technical details.
I will say this is one tough little helicopter. Learning to fly it took some time for him as a beginner and resulted in several crashes and hard landings, but this helicopter was always ready to for another flight. The remote is easy to use and after a bit a practice flying around the house was fairly easy. Unfortunately, after several crashes and hard landings (over the course of 6 months) the stabilizer fin on the bottom of the tail rotor broke and even after an attempted fix it didn't fly right after the break. Even with this in mind, this was a great RC helicopter to fly around the house with and with the small price tag a great way to learn and not worry too much about breaking a much more expensive model.
Easy to fly
Small (great for small rooms)
Short range on remote
Short battery life
4 Stars By P. Schmidt on 2012-01-02
Best micro helicopter I have seen
I normally fly large RC fixed wing airplanes, but have long had a desire to fool around with small indoor helicopters. I tried various models over the years (including the popular Micro Mosquito).Most of them very very twitchy and unstable. Most could not be operated with any air currents and would crash if they flew near an air vent, open window, or of somebody walked fast through the room. Most required lots of effort to keep the heli's from veering around and most required lots of effort to keep altitude stable. Most would hover but were hard to coax into any flight in the desired direction. Most were very plastic, although typically they would take quite a beating without damage.
I co-worker got a Syma S107 as a 'white elephant' Christmas gift, and told how it supposedly cost only $25. We had a ball flying it around the office in the slow last few days of the year. I went to AlumiGogo, and with my Prime membership, had my own S107 in time to play with it before the end of the year; my cost was less than $30.
I am quite pleased with the S107; it is the first micro-heli I have tried that actually works the way it should. When I hover and then hold the 'throttle' (aka left joystick) in a fixes position, it hovers stably at that height. As the battery wears down a bit, I DO have to increase throttle somewhat to get the heli to hold altitude. When I move the right joystick left and right, the heli rotates left and right, and stops rotating precisely when i move the stick to center again. There is a fine adjustment knob to make sure the heli does not rotate when the stick is centered, but I have not needed to adjust it. When I move the right stick forwards and backwards, the heli moves straight ahead or straight backwards, and at a decent speed relative to how far I moved the stick. It does not seem to require any sideways stick movement to keep the heli flying straight ahead or backwards. If I move the right stick to the upper right, the heli flies in right circles, and likewise for the other three directions.
The heli is very stable and does not seem too much upset my normal indoor air currents. If I fly it into an area of air currents, its built-in gyro corrects for this so I don't have to. I think this is the main reason why the S107 flies better than my old heli's...none of them had the built-in gyros; it really works.
I have crashed my S107 many times because my house is cluttered with lots of large odd shaped furniture and large plants and such. Not a lot of open space. It has never crashed on its own...it always crashed because i screwed up and flew it into some object. And so far it has not sustained ANY damage from the crashes.
My co-worker did manage to render his heli unflyable. His brother crashed it st the top of a flight if stairs, and it tumbled all the way down and then had an altercation with a cat. The only damage was a small linkage that connects the gyro with the rotors popped off and went missing. He easily found a replacement part on AlumiGogo and ordered it, and anticipates having his heli flying again soon.
The S107 is NOT an radio-controlled device. It is remote controlled using an infra-red light system just like a TV remote control. It has a very limited range because of this. If used outdoors, the sunlight would probably play havoc with the infra-red light signal, and/or the heli would soon get out of range. The heli is designed to be flown indoors only, and not in large spaces like gymnasiums. Keep it in the family room, living room, garage, bedroom, etc. BUT, if you walk around and stay within perhaps 20 feet of the heli, you could fly it all over the house...just stay in range.
The S107 is a metal machine with outer plastic trim to give it a cool looking shape. The frame and many other critical parts are either aluminum or some sort of very strong composite material. The rotors are some sort of very tough but thin plastic material, and they fold up so they can 'get out of the way' if they hit something. The S107 is light enough that it would not do much damage if it hits things. Furniture would not be damaged, but if the rotors hit somebody it would probably cause pain; I don't think they would break the skin. You don't want the rotors to hit you in the eye, though.
The S107 uses a tiny rechargeable battery, and the transmitter (the part you hold in your hand) takes 6 AA batteries. The S107 comes with a special USB charging cable; it does NOT power the transmitter, and is only for charging the heli itself. You cannot use a regular USB cable for charging (as you would with a mobile phone, for example); you must use the special cable that comes with the S107. If you find yourself somewhere with no place to plug in the USB charger cable, there is a charging cable that pulls out of a hatch on the transmitter, and you can charge the heli using the batteries in the transmitter. But this takes longer and will deplete the transmitter batteries quickly.
The S107 comes with the heli, the transmitter, the USB charging cable, a spare tail rotor, and a very poorly written and translated 'Ching-lish' users manual. Luckily you don't really need to manual to use the heli.
If you break the S107, there are lots of spare parts for sale online at AlumiGogo and other places, but other than the one spare tail rotor, no other spare parts come with the S107. NOTE: The spare tail rotor and USB cable come together in a tiny plastic bag, and it would be very easy to loose them when unpacking the box.