Syma is one of the top leading companies in the world of RC aviation gadgets, not just RC helis. The main reason for this is the fact that they sell super high quality products at very, very affordable prices. They were some of the first companies to offer great RC helicopters for beginners for less than $20 USD, and even when the prices keep fluctuating a bit, you still can get a great Syma RC gadget for $20 to $30 dollars. And if you take into consideration the fact that they sell very solid and resistant devices, you won’t be wasting money with them. So in short: Yes, it is a good idea.
A bit of information about Syma
Even when I don’t have a lot of historic data about this company, I want to share what I think is really important about them: they produce some of the best RC helicopters (and other aviation gadgets) for new comers, at very low prices.
For instance, the best RC helicopter for beginners that I’ve seen is sold and manufactured by Syma, and it’s perfect not just because of the price, but also because it really does a great job in terms of introducing a complete newbie (like I once was) to the world of RC helicopters.
Syma is based in Laimei Industrial park, Chenghai District, Shantou City, Guangdong China. They are a large enterprise that take care of the research, design, manufacturing, testing, and distribution of every single gadget they produce.
This is why you can trust that when you purchase a Syma RC helicopter, you’re investing well your money.
What are the main differences between Syma’s products and other companies?
The main difference that I can notice between Syma’s products and the ones that are producing other companies is the simplistic of the design. This is what makes them brilliant and at the same time, affordable. However, you should not mistake simple designs with poor ones, because one of the main things people recognize about these devices is that they are durable, and very fun to use.
In terms of Syma RC helicopters, and if I’m not mistaken, this company produces only coaxial RC helicopters. This means that, by design, these helis are super stable and easy to fly, in other words: perfect for beginners.
There are other type of products that Syma is developing lately, such as quadcopters with embedded cameras in them. The world of aerial photography is growing a lot, and for this reason, companies are developing very expensive and fancy gadgets that can capture or stream live video from a whole different perspective. Syma is taking advantage of this and that’s why they’re also developing their own version of a drone with camera, and the best part of all is that you can get this gadget for a tiny fraction of the price of one of those fancy devices.
Overall, the main difference we can observe with Syma products is that they are very affordable, compared with the prices of other low quality RC helis you can find online.
What are people saying about Syma products?
I know that sometimes I can sound a bit biased, and for this reason I like to show what others are saying instead of just my own words, thus, you can have a wider perspective of what is going on. Here are a few comments from real customers of different products of Syma.
Syma S107G 3.5 Channel, Blue
By marlon on Feb 10, 2015
Works great, charge 40mins, and you can fly for 10mins. Now I just got to learn to fly it. Sturdy too from the dozen of crashes I’ve had. Will be ordering more.
By Rcobb on Feb 8, 2015
Good helicopter for the price. Excellent control! Wish the battery lasted longer.
5 Five Stars
By John Norvell on Feb 8, 2015
Awesome helicopter. Easy to fly. My nine-year old mastered it even before I did.
Syma S107/S107G, Yellow
By saypro on Feb 9, 2015
Great toy, easy to control and fly, got one for my daughter for Christmas and then ordered another one for myself. We’ve had a blast playing with these things and they are still in great shape and fly great!
5 Senior Citizen Grandma likes this too
By Cat Lover “Phyllis” on Feb 8, 2015
I am a 66 year old female. I got one of these helicopters for my 12 year old grandson for Christmas. First thing he said was “hope it lasts longer than other ones I’ve had” Well, I’m happy to report that it still’s going strong and hasn’t had any problems. I thought it looked like so much fun when he was flying it that I decided to order one for myself. This senior citizen grandma has had so much fun learning to fly and maneuver this little helicopter. It’s definitely worth the price. I have wrecked it several times and so far I haven’t broken it. It’s a fun toy for anyone who is a mature 12 or a senior citizen grandma!
Syma S107/S107G, Red
By MLD on Feb 10, 2015
We are having tons of fun in the house with this helicopter. Charging is easy enough. It’s a quick learning curve to get enough control to keep the helicopter flying for a while or try to land it somewhere specific.
5 Great toy!
By Christine Stiely on Feb 8, 2015
Great toy! We’re having a blast! You get a good 7-9 minutes of playtime after charge which seems is the standard for these RC toys. Really easy to maneuver and virtually no ‘learning curve’ if you’re a newbie to these.
What is the Best Syma RC Helicopter?
I actually have a full review on this site, of the RC helicopter that I consider is not just the best from Syma, but from all the options you can find out there. I even did a video with my comments about it, because I think it is a fantastic little RC helicopter. Please feel free to check my uncensored review of the Syma S107G RC helicopter, which in the opinion of this humble reviewer, is nothing less than the best heli you can get when starting with this hobby, not just because of the quality of the device, but also because it is very educational, and you can get it at a very affordable price.
If you are determined to start in the world of RC helicopters, then I think your very best choice is the Syma S107G model.
Other popular options from Syma
As I previously said, Syma offers a wide variety of RC helicopters, and other aviation gadgets. Here I want to present you a few of the ones that I know and that people like a lot. All these helis are 3.5 channels, and the quadcopter at the end is 4 channels (because that is the minimum amount of channels required for quads, I’ll write about this in a future post).
In functionality, it works the same as the S107G model. It is super stable, very easy to fly, and pretty educational.
This is another basic helicopter that is a great option for those of you who are a bit more into war RC helis. It has an Apache design that can’t be ignored. The details of the paint job are great, and this being a coxial heli, is also pretty stable.
It comes with rocket launchers (you can’t actually launch them) and landing gear. The functionality part of this heli keeps being that of a 3.5 channel bird, very simple to fly and great for learning about Syma RC helicopters.
Syma S107C Spycam
This model comes with an added gadget to it, a camera, it’s not an HD one, but you can record video and images with it. Once the video or images are captured, you can download these to your computer, using a USB cable.
The camera can be removed if you want (this could help you to improve battery life because of the loss of weight), and you can decide to either capture video or photos with a button on the transmitter.
This is one of the newest models of Syma, and it was released in response to those fans wanting to get a quadcopter that can record HD video, and still not having to pay over $1000 USD for it. The X5C model is a drone that comes with HD cameras so that you can capture amazing photos and video. It comes with a 6 axis gyro so that you rest assured that the quality of the video will be superb (when you capture video with one of these devices, you want to make sure that the gadget is super stable and will not shake in the air, this is why this 6 axis gyro is very important for this model).
Something else that I like about this particular model is that it comes with blade protectors, which are great because they serve for safety of the pilot and other people, and at the same time they protect the spinning blades from getting damaged, in the event of crashes or rough landings.
So, after knowing this, would you like a Syma RC helicopter?
There are many good reasons to get one RC helicopter from Syma, especially if you are new to this hobby. As you saw, they have some of the best, most affordable, and most educational gadgets of the RC helicopters world. Something else that I like about them is that most of these models are toy-grade devices, which means that you can have fun and at the same time learn to fly RC helis.
As always I’ll be glad to hear your comments. Share your thoughts with others so that more people can benefit from your knowledge. Tell me, do you have a Syma RC helicopter? Was it your first heli or did you learn with a different gadget? Are you thinking in getting one for you? Let everyone know about your experience and don’t forget to push the social buttons to share this post on your social channels.