Syma S017G Subassemblies

The Syma S107g remote control helicopter
The Syma S107g remote control helicopter

I’ve been toying with these little remote control model helicopters. They’re really fun and easy to mod. I started out by removing the vertical tail fin and canopy/cowling on mine. The weight reduction really helps the maneuverability and endurance.

To figure out the cost-benefit, I measured the mass of some of the sub-assemblies (including the screws, which each weigh about 0.05 g).

Cowling/canopy: 2.785 g

Vertical Tail Fin: 0.41 g

Tail rotor: 0.10 g

Skids: 2.04 g

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Tom Cornyn

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