Resembling the design of original military attack helicopter – COBRA, Syma S108G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter (Cobra) is made for those who likes more speed, more power and would like to enjoy Army theme too! With its plastic design creating the light weight, this bird is definitely recommended for army fans and for those who would like to show-off or race with others. Let us have a look at details now.[toc]
The complete body of Syma S108G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter (Cobra) has been built using plastic, which of course, makes the chopper very light weight and hence more agility while controlled. With the speed and power the helicopter promises, comes a minor inconvenience that this toy can be used indoor only; primarily because outdoor wind might make the helicopter uncontrollable and Direct sunlight interferes with Infrared control.
Syma S108G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter has three fundamental movements
1. Ascend and Descend
2. Forwards and Backwards
3. Left and Right turn
Also it can hover at a position easily and for this purpose, vertical control joystick in the controller does not have a spring which otherwise come back to the original zero position.
Electronic gyro system has been found commendably good which lifts off the bird at a quick pace.
With communication mode being Infrared and with a range of 10 meters, Syma S108G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter has 3 bands (A/B/C) which can be used for multi helicopter control with a single transmitter.
Model resembles to original military attack helicopter series – COBRA.
Well known for taking multiple crashes with its complete plastic body parts.
Better speed, power and control.
LED blinking lights and a White nose light.
Can be easily made hover at a fixed location.
Syma S108G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter (Cobra) have in-built 3.7v 100mAh Lithium polymer (Li-Po) Battery which is rechargable using the USB charger provided along with the helicopter. With a charge time of 20-30 minutes, the Syma S108G have a total flying time of 5-6 minutes before it runs out of charge.
The Transmitter runs on 8 numbers of AA Batteries which are not included in the ordered pack.
Online ordered Syma 108G Cobra Helicopter pack comes with:
One USB charge cable, and
One spare tail rotor blade.
Other than that you need to purchase 8 numbers of AA size Batteriesseparately for the powering up the Remote control. If you do not use a PC / Laptop, where you can plug in the Helicopter for charging, you might need to purchase a USB charger head which comes handy for multiple charging purposes anyhow.
SYMA S108G 3.5 CH Infrared Mini Radio Controlled Marine Cobra Helicopter Gyro has the dimension of 22 cm L x 6.1 cm H x 9.4 cm W with a weight of around 318 gms.
Syma S108G Consumer Ratings
With much accolades on this little chopper from many consumers, Syma 108G Cobra RC Helicopter is a consumer’s choice when it comes to a exciting mini helicopter. The overall ratings from the consumers have been very good with few exceptions wherein the consumers were disappointed by the toy getting broken after few falls. This specific issue is globally applicable for all RC toys as these are to be delicately handled and susceptible to get broken easily with rough uses.
Interestingly, one of the consumer in Amazon, who claims to be an active duty Helicopter mechanic in Marines, has given a beautiful review of this bird in comparison to Syma’s other similar toys such as S107 and S109.
Made from plastic which makes it light weight and agile.
Can sustain few more crashes than ususal as made from plastic which adds elasticity.
Vertical control of transmitter is not spring loaded and very easy to keep the helicopter at hovering.
Found to have more power and speed compared others.
No wall charger head included.
Might be a little difficult to control for beginners.
Being made totally from plastic and hence Lightweight, the helo can go out of control in milder winds too.
A bit expensive for the features being offered.
Needs careful handling. Especially no ceiling hitting as much as possible.
Syma S108G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter (Cobra) is observed to be at a slightly higher price range when it is weighed against the features being offered and considering that the toy uses only plastic. However, If you are looking for some excitement with a attack helicopter kind of toy and needs some good power and speed, this is the right one for you!