The Syma S107 and S107G are great little indoor helicopters and this is the model that we believe led the way in high quality infrared indoor helicopters. Indoor models prior to the S107 were around the same price point but nowhere near the quality of this model from Syma Toys.
From the moment you unpack the S107 you can tell that the quality really is a step up from its competitors. Many of the components that make up this helicopter are made from metal to ensure they have a long life.
The flexibility of the rotor blades in the Syma S107 is excellent and they instil you with the sense that they are ready to take bumps and knocks with the best of them. Syma realised when designing the S107 that it needed to be able to withstand more crashes than many other models because it was going to be targeted towards not just competent helicopter pilots but also those just becoming interested in RC flying and also likely youngsters.
Unlike other helicopters in this price range and of this size, many of the parts are detachable using a normal screwdriver meaning that if something does eventually fail, there is no need to replace the entire helicopter but rather you are able to conduct the repair yourself using one of the replacement aftermarket parts from the manufacturer.
Lots of small indoor helicopters use a NiMh battery that charges from the remote controller, this is usually adequate but for the S107, Syma have stepped things up a level and installed a high quality LiPo (Lithium Polymer) battery to ensure that the model has a sustainable flying time and also that it is able to deliver lots of power for those tricky indoor manoeuvres and sharp ascents.
You may be worried that charging a LiPo battery from your controller would be problematic due to the charging process taking too long and potentially draining the controller's batteries. Luckily, this is something that Syma themselves picked up on and addressed. You will be pleased to hear that the S107 not only has the ability to charge from the remote controller but also from a USB source using the supplied cable. This allows you to quickly charge the helicopter either from your desktop or laptop computer's USB port or even from a 13A mains-USB adapter or travel adapter that you might already own.
- Vernier adjustment knob.
- Double protection.
- Flash light.
- Indoor flight.
- 3D full function.
- Built-in GYRO.
3 channel infrared control helicopter with GYRO.
- Item No.: S107G
- Product Feature: Up/down, left/ right, forward/backward
- Battery: 3.7V 150Mah Li-poly
- Charging time: About 30-40 minutes (USB charging)
- Flying time: About 5-7 minutes
- Controlling distance: About 10 meters
- Battery for controller: 6 x AA batteries (not included)
- Product Size: 22 x 3.8 x 9.8 cm
- Frequency: A/B channel selector
Syma S107 Manual
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 22 May, 2011.