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Fun little helicopter
on November 24, 2011
First to address some of the comments from other reviewers... For the guy who said there is no yaw trim adjustment on the TX - check out the little thumbwheel on the right side of the TX, there's your trim adjustment. For the guy who couldn't charge from computer USB, mine charges just fine using the USB cable that came with the S110g.
I have 4 other Syma 3-ch helicopters, the S107g, S108g, S111g, and the S026g. All flew great right out of the box. Not so with the S110g. First flight the helicopter took off, I easily trimmed out the yaw, and it flew for a few seconds before exhibiting a bad case of TBE (toilet bowl effect). It smashed into the wall and 2 parts came off. At first I couldn't tell where the parts came from but they were the covers for the LED lights and just snapped back into place no problem. TBE is NOT when the helicopter rotates around the main rotor axis, that is yaw and that is what the trim control takes care of. TBE is when the helicopter swirls around in a big circle like it is being flushed down the toilet while trying to hover. A little internet searching revealed the possible causes - either a binding flybar or binding upper rotor hub hinges on hinged-blade machines like the Symas. My flybar wasn't binding and the hinges seemed OK, but as an experiment I used a jeweler's screwdriver to carefully loosen the upper blade mounting screws by 1/4 turn, just in case they were a little tight. Couldn't hurt. Then went for a test flight and the TBE was completely cured! Now it flies completely stable and is as responsive as any of its bigger brothers.
So aside from the little TBE problem that was easily fixed (and by fixing it I learned a lot about how these little guys work) it's a cool little helicopter and amazingly small.