Many brands in the market are making the RC helicopters, and among all those brands, Syma has its distinction. Helicopters produced by them are very durable, user friendly, and easy to use. Unlike other manufacturers, their devices are not very hard to use, and they are fun for all age groups.
Syma S109G Review
One of the very popular helicopters from the Syma family is Syma S109G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro. It is an excellent value, very stable, and fun to fly device with straightforward and easy controls to learn. It is super fun, flies, and hovers very durable, has a pretty long flying time as compared to the others in the category, and recharges fast. No doubt, it can be a good buy.
Details of critical features:
In this section, we are providing you details about key features such as building, flying, battery performance, Gyro technology, et cetera. So let’s begin with it.
Body, design, and built:
The attractive IR helicopter has a dimension of 16.7 x 7.3 x 3.5 inches i.e., Length is 8.7 in (220.98 mm), Height is 2.8 in (71.12 mm), and the Width/Diameter is 3.9 in (99.06 mm). The prominent color in the body of the copter is Army-Green.
To enhance the details of the device, it has separately painted dual tail propellers and the unique design on the top of the Apache engines. This design gives the vibe of being handmade, increasing the attraction.
It is very lightweight and weighs around 14.1 ounces. Being lightweight it can fly high, but there is also a con with it. The body of the helicopter is. So light that there is no way it can operate in even slightly windy conditions. So it is highly recommended to use it indoors only.
On the Syma S109G, there are beautiful flashing color lights. These lights not only make it look gorgeous but also assist you in flying the copter at night. Flashing lights can play a massive role in excellent flying performance at night, even when there is no other source of light.
The built quality of the device is pretty impressive, keeping in mind its size and weight. Slight crashes cause no damage to rotors and chaises. Many users of the S109G posted a lot of positive comments about its built, such as “it looks great and it is well-built.
I have crashed the copter many times and sliced walls and tables and chairs et cetera with the blades, and they don’t even have scratches on them. The small rear popped-up once but quickly pushed back to the motor and worked fine since then. Well, who can tell you better about the device then its customer?
In case you damage the rear prop of the helicopter, Syma got it covered for you. With the package comes an extra rear accessory. There are no spare blades with it, but you can find them and other spare parts easily at a meager price.
The helicopter is controlled via infrared radio control. The controlling distance is from 10 to 15 meters. The manufacturer claims it to be radio control, but it is more of remote control where the controller uses the infrared.
Infrared light for control can decrease performance i.e., and any bright light can interfere with the signals. It is not capable of covering sensors; signals can momentarily drop even when copter is few feet away, and line of control is required between chopper and controller, or else you will lose signals.
The body of the controller is ergonomic and comfortable to use. There are two bands on top named A and B, power switch and rotate the screen button between the body, and trimmer button at the lower middle. Move motion control, direction stick, and help button are at right, respectively whereas, band and throttle stick buttons are at left.
The Syma’s S109G is built on advanced Gyro technology. This technology works as a direction stabilizer. The gyro system is capable of continually adjusting the aircraft various spin phenomena during the flight.
Various spin can cause difficulty in flying as copter tends to deflect here and there. Gyro gives stability to flight and eliminates the unnecessary spin, making flights stable and more comfortable to operate.
The battery used for the device is 3.7 volts 150mAH Lithium polymer battery. Battery can be charged two ways; via controller and USB (both available with package). This battery can support the flying time of 8 minutes maximum.
The package comes with a yellow charge cable with a USB to a single port that plugs into the side of the copter. The yellow USB side of the cable lights up when the cable is not charging the device. It could be more feasible for the users if there were a wall adapter to plug the USB side of the cable into.
For the price of the copter, battery life is not very impressive. Also, around 40 to 50 minutes are required to charge it entirely, but it can give the flight time of only 8 minutes. Charging time to flying time ratio is such a turn-off.
The controls are straightforward and intuitive, and once you learn to control them, you can have a very steady and fun flight. Upon full charge, you will have the flying time up to 8 minutes. The maximum flying distance for the copter is about 8 meters.
Built-in Double protection:
Usually, when a copter choke somewhere during the flight, its system keeps running and keeps consuming the battery. In S109G, new technology eliminated this issue. Double protection is ensured through it, and the helicopter flies more safely as it will be power-off automatically as soon as it get stuck or choke somewhere.
Safety and fun:
This helicopter is safe for young kids too. In case someone gets their hand or face in contact with the blades during flight, it can sting, but it is improbable to have a tear on the skin or any other kind of injury.
Though the copter is light enough to strike hard, but it immediately repels itself away from the surface. It strikes as long as you cut the power quickly. But to avoid even such minor accidents, we recommend it for people who are 14+.
Also, don’t forget to guide about controls. Manual that comes with the package can be helpful in this regard. S109G is ideal for indoors, beginners, small rooms, and collectors.
If you are looking for a copter to fly outdoors, this device is not for you then. It is controlled via infrared, and it is meant to be used indoors. 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 aircraft. 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.
Syma S109G specifications and other details:
In the previous section of the article, we explained the key features of the helicopter. In this section, you can find to the point details about the manufacturer, helicopter’s physical and technical specifications, and its performance. You should go through them before purchasing the device, so you don’t have any question left in your mind.
- Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 7.3 x 3.5 inches
- Item Weight: 14.1 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
- Manufacturer: Syma
- ASIN: B00DPK11XM
- Features: Up/down, left/turn right, forward/backward with gyro 2 frequency
- Flying: Stable/Easy to fly
- Spare parts: 1PCS USB cable+1PCS tail blade(included)
- Charging :2 ways (USB & Controller available)
- Charging time: about 40mins
- Battery:3.7V 150mAH Li-poly
- Flying time:5-8 minutes
- Flying distance: about 8 meters
- Controlling distance of controller: about 10 to 15 meters
- Product name: Syma S109G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro.
- Flight Control: Up/Down, Left/Right Turn, and Forward/Backward movements.
- USB Charger: included
- Spare Tail Blade: included in package
- Use: Indoors ONLY Due to Infrared Control.
- Battery Type: Lithium Polymer (LiPO Battery).
- C Rate: 15C.
- 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: 2.8 in (71.12mm).
- Width/Diameter: 3.9 in (99.06mm).
- Stabile Flight Characteristics
- Easy to Fly
- Great for Beginners
- Colorful flashing lights
- Excellent night fly
- Power off automatically when chocked. It ensures double protection for the helicopter.
- GYRO technology to adjusts the spin during the flight
- Hovers stable than others in the same category
- Very lightweight. A small blow of breeze can take it away with it.
- Not suitable for outdoors
- The radio control does not cover up the sensor.
- Charging time is around 40 minutes, but flying time is approximately 5-8 minutes max. Charging time to the operating time ratio is not very impressive.
What is inside the package?
From manufacture, you will get the following things when you order Syma S109G:
- IR Helicopter
- Transmitter (batteries are not included with this transmitter)
- USB charging cable
- Tail blade (this is the spare tail blade beside the actual tail blade which is attached to the helicopter’s body)
- Operating instructions or user manual in English.
If you are looking for an RC copter that won’t be a burden on your pocket, easy to use, and is stable and controllable, you should consider buying Syma’s S109G. Its battery timing is right, flying distance is impressive, safe to fly around kids too, and controls are nothing of too technical or crazy.
This cool military gunship looking RC copter is reasonably priced and a better performer as compared to its competitors helicopters. Overall, it is one great product that is durable and will last long. If all the information given makes you feel like that’s what you are looking for, you should buy it.