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ColoradoSkier
December 2nd, 2011, 02:40 PM
Looking at some Syma helo's such as the 107, and wondering how they compare to the Air Hogs infrared-control type helicopters. Not much maneuverability in the IR kind, hoping for more from the Syma ones...

The fact that they have replacement parts is impressive enough.

N1K
December 2nd, 2011, 04:25 PM
http://www.bladehelis.com/Helis/

Been playing with these for a little while here and there. Love them, having some problems learning the msr from the mcx though.

newracer
December 2nd, 2011, 04:50 PM
The S107s fly awesome. Flight time is a little short compared to recharge time though. They are very stable and easy to control and very durable.

Pretty good video that shows how it flies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta1LMKb2-W0

CYAN5DE
December 11th, 2011, 10:48 PM
I just picked up a double horse 9100, about 65 dollars shipped.

It flies way higher/faster than the little IR ones, but I have been having a few issues with controlling it and getting it to fly well. Probably mostly operator error.

And it is easier to break something when it falls from 50 feet instead of 8-10ft

bsaunder
January 2nd, 2012, 11:20 AM
I've got the bug of these pretty good after Christmas - got an AirHogs and a Syma 107.

The Airhogs is fun (I got one that also "shoots" plastic rockets) and seems nearly indestructible after all the crashes it has had, but is in no way precision. The trim setting barely works and is constantly needing tweeking, getting it to hover or land nicely is nearly impossible and there are noticeable lags in input control at times.

The Syma is quite noticeably better. Its actually at 3ch rather than the 2ch airhogs, it will hover and is very controllable for direction. The flight time is a little less than the airhogs, but since its more controllable, I spend more time actually flying than recovering from a crash. My father in-law and I even set up a bit of an agility course and have been having a blast flying it through it and trying to get better times.

I have a feeling I'm going to be wanting to get a bigger 4ch outdoor heli soon and start working my way to a "real" RC helicopter.

zkeys
January 2nd, 2012, 12:03 PM
I purchased a heli combo pack by Force. They are pretty cool and fly pretty well. Supposedly they are comparable with the Blade MCX line, and are both distributed by Horizon Hobby. Although, it seems that Horizon has discontinued them.

I found mine at the local hobby store for $119, and my buddy split it with me.

Thanks,

Zack

newracer
January 4th, 2012, 11:41 AM
You can now get an add on controller for iphones. http://www.xheli.com/56p-icopter-adapter.html