- Materials – The frame is made of metal, not plastic
- Stability – It has a gyro built into it
- Control – It has 3 channels
- Price – Average price is $30!
The S107 is the upgraded version of the Syma S105 which also had metal construction but did not include a gyro.
The significance of the metal body means that it has a better chance of surviving when you crash it. It also causes it to be more ridged which helps it be more stable thus enabling to be easier to control. All the other micro helicopter out there are plastic and foam construction and after a few emergency landings start to lose their shape.
Built in Gyro
To me this is one of the most significate features of the helicopter. I have used both the little Havoc Heli’s and the larger Blade CX and the biggest difference between the two is the gyro. The gyro adds precision and stability that you only find in the more expensive and larger helicopters.
3 Channel Control
The Air Hogs Havoc Heli took us all by storm a couple of years ago with their cool 2 channel controls that allowed for left/right and up/down control. It was pretty much stuck going forward at all times. With the addition of a 3rd channel you now have the ability to hover along with forward/back control. This is more true to what flying a real helicopter would be like.
Unbelievable PriceIt is hard to believe the Syma S107 is price at around $30. The similar Blade mCX is almost 3 times the amount of money but is still plastic construction. I saw similar looking helicopter at Fry’s recently and the non-gyro models were around $30 while the gyro models were $60. Also, they were knock of brands, Syma has been around for a while and has a good name.
Amazon seems to have the best price and selection of Syma S107’s and you can also get free 2 day shipping if you sign up for their Amazon Prime program. You can check it out with the link to the right.
Here are some videos of the S107 in action just so you can see what you are in for.