Syma’s incredible helicopters are popular among all age groups. A combination of durability, fun, and reasonable cost in their products is the sole reason behind their popularity. RC (Radio-controlled) helicopters are one of the specialties of Syma.
You can get an idea about the popularity of them from that the best-selling device of Syma named as Syma RC Helicopter.
It is also named as Syma S107G. It is equipped with a 4 in 1 infrared receiver, i.e., Gyro, ESC, mixer, receiver. It is palm size, but its durability is something to talk about, all thanks to the much detailed canopy and aluminum frame.
Syma S107G Review
Colorful flashing lights, Gyro technology, durability, three channels infrared, built-in double protection, and many more exciting features about this device are there to talk about.
Built and design
For the price of the helicopter, the built of the apparatus is pretty incredible. The blades and body of the device are made up of plastic, but the inner construction is of metal. Most of the metal structure is an aluminum frame that is lightweight but strong. The overall dimension is 7.7 x 7.6 x 3.1 inches. Length is 8.7 in (220.98mm), Height is 1.5 in (38.1mm), Width/Diameter is 3.9 in (99.06mm).
The weight of S107 is very low, i.e., around 300 grams. It has its pros and cons. Being this lightweight, it can fly higher than the competitor RC helicopters of the same category, but on the other side, less weight makes it more difficult to fly outdoors. A little blow of breeze can take away the copter with it.
The built consists mainly of plastic. It doesn’t mean that it is more vulnerable than metallic structures. Not only is this plastic of high quality, but it also makes copter safe to fly when there are kids around. Little bumps with walls and other objects don’t damage it, but in case you do manage to crack a blade or lose a tail rotor, you can easily find the replacements at a little cost.
S107G is an insanely easy and fun to fly copter. You can fly it continuously around 6 to 8 minutes when it is fully charged. The infrared controls are also easy and intuitive, and once you learn to control them, you can have a very steady and fun flight. The maximum flying distance for the copter is about 8 meters.
Indoors, you can enjoy all the features and have fun, but avoid flying it outdoors. It is simply not built for that. Somehow, if you try to operate it outdoors, you’ll end up with nothing else but disappointment.
As the name shows the involvement of radiofrequency, the controller of the device is a radio controller. It is effortless to understand, and has three primary parts:
- Left control stick
- Right control stick
- Central knob
All three parts have different functions. The left control stick accelerates the propeller of the copter. It is built to fly the device up and down. Via the right control stick, you can lean copter forward and backward and also towards left and right.
Using the central knob, you can control the turning tendencies. It can be twisted to the left or right to cancel any subtle but constant turning moments. These controls are pretty similar and user friendly. If you are a beginner, you should consider buying it.
Transmission and receiving
There is a 2.4 GHz transmission and receiving system in it. The onboard receiver in the device and transmitter, which is a handheld controller, operates on 2.4 GHz band frequency. It enables the transmitter to have full and precise control over the helicopter and effectively adds up in the multi-directional maneuvering capabilities of Syma’s S107G.
Syma S107G’s receiver is a 4-in-1 infra-red. The four infrared capabilities of the receiver are Gyro, ESC, Mixer, and Receiver.
Gyro stabilization technology
Gyroscope system in the helicopter enables a flyer to have a smooth flight. This system can effectively adjust the aircraft’s various spins phenomena during the flight. It makes the flights easier to operate and stable. Various spin phenomena cause the apparatus to spin towards the left of the right during the flight even when there are no directions from the transmitter.
Colorful flashing lights
On the body, there are some beautiful flashing LED color lights. Flashing lights can play a massive role in excellent flying performance at night, even when there is no other source of light.
As this is built for indoors, you can also fly it in rooms when lights are out without worrying about losing track of the device. These lights are pretty vibrant and look pretty too.
To ensure maximum safety of the helicopter and to protect from any damage, there is built-in Double protection technology.
Because of this technology, in case it gets choke between or on any surface, it automatically turns off. Usually, when a usual copter is choked, it keeps running until the battery dies if there are no signals from the controller to lean back. Double protection technology also eliminates this technology and saves power too.
The battery used in the helicopter is the typical 3.7 volts 150 mAH Lithium polymer battery. You will need around 50 to 60 minutes to charge this battery fully. At full charging, the copter is capable of flying for 6 to 8 minutes.
The battery can be charged via USB. The USB charging cable is included in the package. It id medium quality cable, and if you want to replace it, you can easily find the replacement. It could be better if there were a wall charger included in the package.
If your device power runs out and you don’t have the USB, you can not fly it.
For the price of the copter, battery life is not very impressive. Also, around 50 to 60 minutes are required to charge it entirely, but it can give the flight time of only 6 to 8 minutes. Charging time to flying time ratio is such a turn-off. In the new generations of the copter, Syma should address this issue.
Built for the indoors
The specialized lightweight construction of the micro Lightning X-Squadron chopper is designed to withstand indoor impacts and crashes. Flying it outdoors can damage it beyond repair.
It is controlled via infrared frequency, which also makes it a candidate for indoor flying only. The light distorts infrared light signals. In case you fly it in a bright sunlight controller can lose responsiveness, and it won’t be able to control the helicopter.
Losing control means more crashes, and it can damage the helicopter. Besides the bright sunlight, the slightest blow of the breeze can take it away with it because it is very lightweight. You can fly it indoors and enjoy it more than outdoors.
Gyro stabilization design, easy controls, and bright lights on each side of the motor can make indoor flight more enjoyable even in slightly dark corners.
Ready to fly
Upon buying, you do not have to go through the mess of assembling the device. To start the helicopter, just add the 4 AA batteries in the radio controller, attach the aircraft to the controller directly to charge it, or using USB cable fuel the batteries.
In less than one hour, the battery is full, and the helicopter is ready to fly without any need for assembly.
It is very durable like if you fly it and it lightly strikes to bumps et cetera, at the end of the flight, it is as good as the brand new copter.
From the manufacturer, it is recommended for the people who are 14+.
Here is a quick summary of the features of R107G.
- Battery: 3.7V 150Mah Li-poly.
- Charging time is About 50-60 minutes (USB Charging).
- Flying time is About 6-8 minutes.
- Syma S107G’s receiver is a 4-in-1 infra-red receiver (Gyro, ESC, Mixer, Receiver).
- This palm size S107 Toy Helicopter (18.5cm long) comes with Aluminum Frame and a Great detail canopy.
- It can move in 3 Direction base on the 3 Channels, and anyone can hover it easily.
- It is made with Aluminum Frame, very lightweight, and almost indestructible in any crash.
Product technical and physical specifications:
In the section of details about critical features, only prominent features were discussed. In this section, you can have details about every physical and technical aspect of this RC Helicopter.
- Name: Syma S107G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro
- Flight ControlIncludes: Up/Down, Left/Right Turn, and Forward/Backward movements.
- Overall Dimensions: 3.9 x 8.7 x 1.5″ / 9.8 x 22.0 x 3.8 cm
- Package Weight: .845 kg
- Box Dimensions (H x W x D):2.85 x 6.55 x 16.8 inches
- Battery Type: Lithium Polymer (LiPo Battery)
- Motor Type: Brushed
- Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 7.6 x 3.1 inches
- USB Charger: Included
- Spare Tail Blade: included
- For Use: Indoors ONLY Due to Infrared Control.
- Battery Type: Lithium Polymer (LiPO Battery).
- C Rate: 15C.
- Battery Volts: 3.7.
- Battery Capacity: 150mAh.
- Battery Cell Count: 1S.
- Continuous Discharge: 15C (2.25A).
- Watt-Hours: 0.56.
- Motor Type: Brushed.
- Age Rating: 14+ With Adult Supervision.
- Charger: USB.
- Radio: Infrared.
- Fuel Source: Electric.
- Length: 8.7 in (220.98mm).
- Height: 1.5 in (38.1mm).
- Width/Diameter: 3.9 in (99.06mm).
- Battery Configuration: 1 S / 3.7 V
- Number of Rotors: 4
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- ASIN: B00F4WMAAW
- S107 and S107G differ only in labeling. Either may be shipped.
- Release date: November 15, 2010
- Mfg. Recommended age: 14 – 99 years
What’s In The Box?
- SYMA S107G Phantom Helicopter
- Radio Controller
- Spare Rotor Blades and Parts
- USB Charging Cable
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
- Stabile Flight Characteristics
- Easy to Fly
- Great for Beginners
- Flashing LED lights
- Ready to fly
- High built quality with metal chaises
- Low battery timings with high charging time
- Not suitable for outdoors
- It can be charged via USB only. Wall charger option could be better.
If you are a beginner with the copters and looking for something as a pocket-friendly RC helicopter, this is built for you. It is durable, ergonometric, fun, and easy to control with several amazing features.
We gladly recommend it, especially for children aged 14+ for indoor use mainly.