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Syma RC Helicopters Buying Guide 

Are you interested in purchasing a new Syma RC Helicopter but not sure what to buy?  Here are a few guidelines to help you choose according to your budget or preferences in size, style, and special specifications.  It also includes the EDITOR’S CHOICE for items best for the budget, best overall, and most popular categories. 

  I. Why BUY SYMA RC HELICOPTER?

  II. Things to consider before you buy:

All SYMA RC Helicopters are suitable for children ages 14 and up (adult supervision required).  Please use precaution while operating these items and follow instructions thoroughly in the manual. 

I. Why BUY SYMA RC HELICOPTER?

  1. Syma RC Helicopter Quality – Every Syma RC Helicopter has been tested in the factory before it is available to the consumers.  They are guaranteed to work when you receive your item. Some require remote control or helicopter adjustment before taking off.  Please refer to your instructions manual or see the Syma Helicopter User Guide for further assistance.
  2. Safe and Secure to Buy Online – When you purchase online at symahelicopters.com, your information is safe and secure.  Symahelicopters.com will not share your private information to third party vendors.
  3. Huge savings from other retailers – At SymaHelicopters.com, you can enjoy shopping in the comfort of any computer or laptop with huge savings compare to other retailers.
  4. Availability of parts – Crashed your item?  Need spare batteries or spare blades?  We have a wide selection of replacement spare parts available.  Please check your items parts page for more spare parts detail.
  5. Low Shipping Cost?  -- If you were to purchase an item at a local retailer, you probably would have never considered the transportation cost to take you to the local shop, the time it took to browse through the product selections, then decide on which item to purchase and the transportation cost to take you back to your apartment.  The shipping charge incurred is minimal compared to the time, energy, and transportation cost to a local mall.  In addition to the huge online savings, the minimal SYMAHELICOPTERS.COM shipping charges are according to shipping rates from our shipping carriers.  Shipping cost will be based upon the weight of the item and destination.  For all 48 USA states, average UPS ground shipment is $8-12.  UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 3-DAY Select, UPS Next Air shipments are available upon checkout.  There is additional fee for AK,HI, APO, USA territories due to special processing procedures.  Canada and Mexico orders are welcome.  For other countries, please contact us service@symahelicopters.com .
 
 

II. Things to consider before you buy:

  1. Budget – how much are you willing to pay for your item?  Please check out the Best for the Budget section to see recommendations according your budget.  We have items as low as $19.99 for the best value on your budget (price subject to change).  Mid-sized helicopters start at $24.99 and the larger scale helicopters start at $59.99
  2. Size – what dimensions are you looking for?  We have mini/micro Syma Helicopters that rest on the palm of your hand.  They range between 4 to 6 inches long.  The mid size helicopters are about 10-12 inches long.  The large sized helicopters are over 13 inches long.  For best size overall selections, click here.
  3. How many channels?  All SYMA Helicopters are available in 3 channels, unless specified in the description.  The three channels include ability to fly up/down, left/right, and forward/backward.  Why 3 channels?  It is super easy to fly for beginners.  The 2 channel models are limited in maneuverability (you cannot have full control of the item) while the SYMA 3 Channel helicopter models allows beginners to start flying remote control helicopters with ease, offering fun and building confidence simultaneously.
  4. Coaxial double blades – 99% of all Syma Helicopters come with coaxial double blades?  Why?  For super flight stability.  When you fly, the helicopter is extremely stable and increases easy of use and fun.
  5. How many frequencies? (How many helicopters can be flown at one time?)  Most of our SYMA Helicopters now come in 2 selectable band A/B frequency.  Some have up to 3 selectable band A/B/C frequency where you can play up to three helicopters at one time (To select band frequency, make sure the remote control transmitter is OFF and helicopter is OFF.  Now select the band A/B/C you desire.  Turn ON the transmitter and charge the helicopter according to the selected band).  Some items come with set frequency (27Mhz or 40 Hz).  Please check the description to see which frequencies are available. 
  6. Style – how do you want the item to look?  Syma Helicopters have a wide selection of helicopter styles and colors to choose from.  The classic models resemble a bird’s beak in different colors and many come with LED lights.  Many are modeled after military helicopters such as the Apache AH-64, Army UH-60 helicopter and Chinook Cargo CH-47.  The Syma S029 is modeled after the Agusta US Coast Guard Helicopter.  The Syma S030 is modeled after the Bell 206 rc helicopter.  The Air Wolf and Fire Wolf RC helicopters are also notable model helicopters.  Some Syma Helicopters are also available in the classic V3 Lama choppers, offering a live model of the real thing while flying in the air.
  7. Special Specifications – Gyroscope system – The new helicopter models with GYROSCOPE technology offers precision control.  Gyroscopes allow for quick and precise rotation of the helicopter so that it turns to a specific direction upon signal from the remote control.  In short, it allows the helicopter to fly and turn precisely according to the handle you have on the remote control.  What is the difference between the gyroscope helicopters and the non-gyro helicopters?  The ones with the gyroscope technology allows for quick, crisp and clear-cut directional changes (no trimming necessary – helicopter is super stable without any adjustments) whereas the helicopter response without a gyroscope is slower in response and directional (right/left, backward/forward) changes are wider (trimming adjustments necessary – need to adjust the trim knob if the helicopter spins upon lift off).  In short, the new gyroscope technology system in the remote control helicopter allows you to be in full and precise control which is very cool for first time pilots.
  8. Gift Certificate – Still frustrated about what to buy?  Have you ever given gifts that were instantly returned to the store for credit because the recipient did not like the gift?  Let the special someone choose according to your gift budget.  Send a gift certificate via email or print in any amount with personalized message.
  9. Availability of parts – We have parts available.  To see parts availability, select the item you are interested.  On the product page, there is a “SPARE PARTS” link.  Or you can navigate “SYMA RC HELICOPTER SPARE PARTS” and choose the Syma model helicopter and a list of available parts.
  10. View before you buy – Syma Helicopters have gathered many different user videos you can view on YouTube.  Select the product and click on the “video” tab to view the video or go to SYMA RC HELICOPTER VIDEOS to see the video for your model.
III. Editor's Choice - Recommendations and Best Sellers
    1. Best for the Budget
      1. Micro Helicopter : S010
      2. Mid-sized Helicopter : S002 Swift
      3. Large Scale helicopter: S300 Fire Wolf
    2. Best Overall - Precision Control with Gyroscope
      1. Mini: S107 Red, S107 Yellow
      2. Mid: S031
      3. Large: S032
    3. Most Popular
      1. Military Style: Apache – S009 (Mid Size), S023 (Large Size)
      2. Military Style: Chinook – S026 (Palm Sized),  S022 (Large Size)
      3. Alloy Shark S006