I own about 10 mini RC Helicopters. The ones in this listing appear to be almost identical to the Syma S107G. Although these and the S107 are aesthetically superior. The fastest, *sturdiest*, most stable, and easiest to maneuver helicopter is
Syma's Apache version, the S109G
I have no idea why the Apache is better. My theory is that it has something to do with the shape and the fact that the plastic is lighter than metal. Believe me, I wanted these nice metal RC Helicopters to be better. They look much nicer. The Apache looks like a plastic kids toy. But the Apache turns out to the best indoor, sub $30 RC Helicopter by a long shot. I've owned 3 helicopters like the one here and they all either broke very fast or did not fly nearly as well.
A few other things:
- Never get an RC Helicopter without a Gyro. Most of the people who have left bad reviews or hate these things, tried helicopters without Gyros. They are *much* more difficult to fly. You can tell if it has a gyro if it says so in the description, or if it says "3.5 ch" or "3.5 channel". The extra ".5" channel is supposed to the gyro helping you control the helicopter.
- The metal helicopters are not sturdier than the plastic ones. Because the parts that break are still plastic on the metal copters
- These things are FUN as HELL. If you think this might be something you would be in to. They probably are. These things are right up there with bucky-balls as the best toys for adults.
- Another good RC Heli is the Chinook
- Some would argue that this helicopter is better than the Apache. I think it is slower, but its very durable: Syma S102G
Lastly, order these from Amazon because sometimes they come broken, or something is "off" and they break quickly. If you order from Amazon, you can return without paying shipping within 30 days. I've done this with probably a quarter of the RC Helicopters I've ordered.
Hope this was helpful!