Broken Wings

A couple of weeks ago I was in a toyshop with my dad. We were watching this awesome radio controlled helicopter buzz around the top of the shop.  I mentioned that the thing I wanted at that moment most in the world, really really wanted, was a helicopter just like that. So dad got me one for my birthday, even though it isn’t for a while. He even let me play with it in advance, which was great. It was just like being a kid again.


And, just like when I was a kid, I’ve gone and broken my toy. By cunning use of a wall I’ve managed to smash the rotor pivot thing which holds the blades on.  Fortunately I’ve found a supplier of the part needed to fix things up. If you have a Syma S032 “Fiery Dragon” you can get pretty much all the bits you’d need to build another one from here. You have to pay postage from Hong Kong, which is a bit of a pain, but the actual part is very cheap. I’ve bought two.


This is what the part should like. Mine is in more than one piece….

The only good news is that I used PayPal, and discovered that I had a little bit of money left on my PayPal account that I’d forgotten about, which means that I can regard the replacement bits as free I suppose.

I just hope I can get everything mended and working before dad comes round again…..