Syma S107C Spycam 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro

Syma S107C Spycam 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro

Product Description
Syma S107C Spycam 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro. Flight Control Includes Up/Down, Left/Right Turn, Forward/Backward movements. Even offers the capacity to capture video whilst still being images with the integrated digital camera. Includes USB Charger, and Free Tail Blade. For Use Indoors JUST Because Infrared Control. Volts: 3.7. Watt Hours: 0.56. Motor Kind: Brushed. Age Rating: 14+ With Adult Supervision. Batteries: 15C 1S 150mAh 3.7V LiPO. Charger: USB. Broadcast: Infrared. Gas Source: Electric. Length: 8.3 in (210.8mm). Level: 3.9 in (99.1mm). Width/Diameter: 7 in (177.8mm).

Cost: $31.98

  • Stabile journey Characteristics
  • Easy to Fly
  • Great for Beginners
  • Battery kind: Lithium Polymer (LiPO Battery)
  • Motor kind: Brushed

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  1. 442 of 468 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Love it., November 27, 2012

    By Norman “Norman Stokes” (United States) –

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    It is just like the other 107 but the camera makes this one even more fun. I can’t belive how clear the picture is and how stable it is to fly. It will sit there and hover it on spot with out moving at all. The only thing is they wasted there time puting audio on it you can’t her nothing over the blades and motor but oh will it still fun to fly.
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  2. 226 of 236 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great combo – 107 and video, June 5, 2012

    By Aj (TX) –

    = Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 

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    If you’re familiar with the Syma 107, this will feel very familiar, very stable and durable.

    PERFORMANCE: Flying this 107 compared to the ones without the camera is only slighty different, the camera itself is extremely light and only affects flight on maintaining elevation, requires a little more finesse as it’s heavier so it tends to leap up and drop down more than a standard 107. Forward speed is still fairly slow out of the box like all 107s, but various tweaks can improve this, there’s a ton of info on this out there already. It says it has a newer Lipo battery, I didn’t notice any difference and since I wasn’t sure, I still waited to recharge a half hour as I’ve heard charging on “hot” batteries could be a problem on older models. It also has the ability to charge the helicopter from the transmitter now, which could be useful. Claims 4AA batteries, but mine required 6.

    VIDEO: The quality is better than I expected at 640×320 with audio. It comes with a micro SD card and for every 5 mins of video recording, it uses about 220mb. The video quality in good lighting isn’t bad at all for a pinhole camera and looks stable and clear. The audio works, but you will mostly hear the whirring blades and motor of the chopper, but it’s nice none the less. The camera also swivels to look down or straight ahead, again nice. You can either remove the SD card from the camera or plug the USB data cable into into the back of the camera.

    CONTROL: The transmitter has a few changes as well, the throttle is not spring loaded any longer, you can “leave” it where you want, where the old one would kill the throttle as soon as you took your finger off it, oddly since I’m so used to that, I almost prefer it as you have to remember to kill the throttle now when you feel a crash coming, but I know many will appreciate it. It also has two buttons on either side, one takes a still picture, the other engages video recording. You can see on the underside of helicopter, a small blue light, when the camera is activated, it will turn red briefly for still photos and stay red for video.

    Important Camera Note: It only operates when the blades are spinning – I thought mine didn’t work at first when in hand it wasn’t activating. Give it a little power and your camera should now respond to the record buttons.

    ASSEMBLY: The trickiest part is plugging the wire from the helicopter into the camera, you can pull the wire out from the body of the helicopter about 2 inches, which is barely enough to get your fingers around it to work with. The plug on my camera was too small, I had to gently widen it with a small screwdriver and it finally clicked in. Next you have to slide the entire camera unit onto the undercarriage for another significant “click”. I’d recommend being very careful with these two steps as I almost broke it trying the first time and I can see it happening. I don’t know why they couldn’t just do this at the factory, it’s going to be a problem for some I promise you.

    It’s a lot of fun watching your flight videos afterwards, my dog loves to try to grab it out of the air and while that was fun without the camera, with it is just too much fun, albeit a little risky.
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  3. 114 of 125 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Syma versus Yiboo Helicams, June 29, 2012

    By Mr. Wild

    = Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 

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    I was curious on how the real deal versus a clone compared. Pretty darn close with some interesting differences.

    The Yiboo comes assembled. There is no need to mount the camera and fight with the short camera cable. A USB charge cord, camera download cable, and tail rotor are included in the Yiboo package. a charge cord, download cord, tail rotor, AND small screwdriver come with the Syma. The yellow charge cord will interchange Yiboo/Syma so there are no worries of cross polarity when charging. Weights are similar with the Syma at 44 grams, and the Yiboo at 46 grams.

    The Syma comes with a flashing red/blue light in the nose, and the Yiboo has a bright white LED in the nose and four red/blue flashing LEDs (two each side). Flight times were around 7 minutes with some power to spare, but I don’t fly past five minutes on either to save the batteries. Flight characteristics are similar, but the Yiboo flew a bit sluggishly compared to the Syma. I had assumed the Yiboo would have more forward/reverse speed, as the tail rotor has much more pitch, but this wasn’t the case. This isn’t really a bad thing in a camera ship though. The trim knob on the Yiboo transmitter made panning the camera angle much smoother and easier to control while the trim wheel on the Syma took some getting used to.

    Both sport the same camera, BUT the Yiboo comes with a small cellophane cover over the camera lens. There is no mention of this cover in the instructions and video quality suffers considerably until it is removed. This is the same type of plastic found on most electronics. Some people leave it on, some take it off. You really need to take it off for best picture quality. Even so, I found the Syma camera offered brighter videos in lower light conditions than the Yiboo (plastic removed) although both have decent picture quality in normal light.

    I like the Yiboo transmitter better than the Syma. The throttle is spring loaded and levers are much more solid. The levers on the Syma control can fall off if you aren’t careful. The buttons controlling the vid/cam are located on the front, but they are transposed with Syma controlling vid from the right front button, and the Yiboo from the left front. The Yiboo has it’s trim knob on the top middle much like a traditional Syma, while Syma has put their trim knob on a wheel located on the right side. I prefer the Yiboo placement although the trim knob is quite stiff to turn. Both transmitters seem to have similar range although my house is too small to really stretch their legs.

    *NOTE The transmitters will NOT cross control Syma to Yiboo. They each use a different protocol.

    In the end, with so much similar, it really comes down to price. Yiboo = $54 PLUS shipping, Syma = $43 shipping included. While I like the Yiboo transmitter more, it isn’t worth $16 more.
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