The new Syma 3 Channel S107 Remote Controlled Helicopter is lightweight, for indoor use & perfect for those who want to learn how to fly one.
The S107 RC Helicopter comes in a few colors so if you have a favorite one you have a choice. The charge time takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on which method you use.
You can charge it via a USB port or you can use a battery pack. Flight time is about 10 minutes. It’s very easy to control and fly, the control pad lets you maneuver around items and you can even hover over objects with it.
If you are looking for durability then you’ve found it with Syma, they are built with a solid body so you won’t tear it up the first time you fly it. It’s only designed for indoor use and it very well priced compared to other brands. For a starter remote controlled helicopter, it makes a great gift.
- It’s built with a solid body and metal frame so in case you do crash it you won’t have to replace the entire helicopter.
- It has three channels so you can take off, land and maneuver around objects with precise control.
- It’s very easy to use and lots of fun. It can also be used as an educational toy showing kids how a gyro sphere works and how helicopters operate in general.
The Good & The Bad
Kids who show interest in aviation should own one and parents who think it will be beneficial to their kids should own one too. They are not very expensive, as matter of fact the price has come down dramatically recently. And it will take the place of television and video games on a learning level.
Most of the features for the Syma S107 are geared towards its mobility and how easy it is to fly once you get the hang of it. Most people noted that they wished it had more flight time because if you have a slower learning curve you will have to wait a while before you can master the controls.
Learning how to use this remote controlled helicopter will allow you some bumps into household objects. It’s built sturdy enough that it can take some hits and still keeps flying.
Some of the complaints were that it’s susceptible to air currents such as an AC or drafts from outside. It’s very lightweight, which allows it to hover and turn on a dime in mid air; this shows that it’s so lightweight that a strong wind can knock it off balance.
The remote is not very sturdy but if you take care of it, it will last. It’s made for indoor use only. If you do have to order replacement parts, they are around $2.00 each so it’s not a big investment if you have to buy a new blade.
When you are looking for a value driven toy or a great Christmas gift that everybody can play with, this little heli will satisfy. It’s also priced low enough that if you do decide to move up to a more expensive model, at least you will know how to fly them. It has a built-in gyroscope so you don’t really need any instructions other than left, right, forward and backwards.