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Great Fun Flyer with 2.mp camera the Syma X5C Explorers RC Quadcopter is one of the top selling models of 2014
Syma X5C Quadcopter
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If you are looking to buy a Quadcopter for yourself or as a gift then this RC Quadcopter offers extreme value for money.
JJRC Super Scorpio and Syma X5C Flipping Videos. The second video shows just how well the Syma X5c performs acrobatics. I was flying all day yesterday and had almost forgotten what a great RC Quadcopter the Syma is. For under $60 this Quadcopter is an absolute steal
Flipping the Birds
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15-6-2014: Yesterday I took off the propeller protectors, the landing skids and removed the camera (that took a couple of minutes maximum) and thought i would give the flips a try. The X5 seemed to fly a lot faster and more responsive due to the reduced weight and the Flips were just Amazing. I’m still to shoot some decent video as my previous attempts were not worth posting up, apologies once again. But after flying this Quadcopter most of the day and only stopping to let the motors cool down I can’t express how much enjoyment it gave me.
25-5-2014: My Son-in-law who is a very competent Heli Flyer came round to fly the X5C today and I shot some video. As I’ve got my lovely Grandson with me today I will try and edit and post up as soon as I can, so give me a bit of time Guys. He thought it wasn’t that easy to fly at first but that’s not a downside as he said that anyone who wanted to dip their toes in the water as regard to Quadcopter flying this would be an ideal starting point.
20-5-204: I had a bump with this model over the weekend, someone asked about how high it could fly so like a fool I tried it! I came down pretty quickly and one of the motors stopped working. This was pilot error. I opened it up and found a motor wire had come away from the board. My soldering skills have led to frying boards on the Hubsan X4 and the Ladbird V2! This model was so simple to repair I could even manage it. I will put it all back together this evening and hopefully get some video posted up in the next few days. Sorry fo the delays and thanks for your patience.
“It flies very well, stable and easy to fly. The camera is average for its price but overall: For the money it’s hard to find something better. “Good work” Syma! Buy :)
Review from BG
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20-5-204: I had a bump with this model over the weekend, someone asked about how high it could fly so like a fool I tried it! I came down pretty quickly and one of the motors stopped working. This was pilot error. I opened it up and found a motor wire had come away from the board. My soldering skills have led to frying boards on the Hubsan X4 and the Ladbird V2! This model was so simple to repair I could even manage it. I will put it all back together this evening and hopefully get some video posted up in the next few days. Sorry fo the delays and thanks for your patience. “It flies very well, stable and easy to fly. The camera is average for its price but overall: For the money it’s hard to find something better. “Good work” Syma! Buy :) Review from BG 14-5-2014: 7am Banggood have confirmed they have only 80 pieces of this model left
13-5-2014: Update Going to email BG later to ask about stock levels of this model. When I bought mine they were showing 7 sold now it’s 222! I have been thinking about running a workshop to introduce adults and children to Quadcopters and I’m sure this would be a ideal craft.
There are certain features about this model that I like
1: The battery connection. The battery plugs straight into the body of the Syma making it simple to connect and disconnect unlike most of the other inexpensive Quadcopters. If you are a bit ham fisted like me this is a godsend. I wouldn’t like to count the times I’ve pulled to hard when disconnecting the Lipo’s from my Hubsan H107C or my Walkera Ladybirds then I’ve had to solder the wires back to the board!
Syma XRC Battery installation
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2: You get everything you need to fly this RC Quadcopter with Camera, you don’t have to go out and buy a micro sd card of reader, charge the battery and you are ready to fly and take stills or videos and view them on your computer.
3: Unlike many other models the props are already on the Quad when it arrives so there is no chance of Human error.
4: There is an on/off switch on the body.
5: Looks worth 5 times more than it cost, tremendous value for money. (Click on the comments to see what my mate said).
6: Easy hand launch.
7: Easy to take apart and put back together. Loads of screws but I found the process enjoyable.
8: Receiver board has nice gaps between connections making soldering less stressful.
9: Parts are ridiculously cheap.
WARNING: Flying this Quadcopter is Extremely Addictive
What I don’t like about this Quadcopter
1: The angle of the camera, you have got to get up really high.
2: The quality of the video is not that great the still images are better. I think my camera may be slightly out of focus so as I’m going to take the Quadcopter apart in the next few days I may be able to remedy that.
3: The screwdriver supplied is not the best. Use a glasses screwdriver to remove the props. (Click here)
4: The range isn’t that great.
5: It’s not that quick.
I’ve waited a while for this Quadcopter to arrive from Banggood so here goes! First impressions are how can they possibly make a Flying Machine of this size and send it to my home in Jersey Channel Islands complete with a transmitter,2MP camera, props guards battery etc all for under £50? I’ve taken this picture of the Syma X5C Explorers with a Hubsan X4 H107C HD (they cost about the same price) and the Ladybird V2 so you can make size a comparison. So OK they are completely different beasts, the Hubsan is a nifty little flyer great for indoor flying especially with the prop guard attached, flys well outside in a light wind, does great manual flips in acrobatic-mode and as I keep saying a contender for the best micro Quadcopter ever made. But less talk of the Hubsan let’s have a good look at the Syma X5C Quadcopter.
When The postman arrived at the first thing I noticed was how light the package was. Banggood had the weight listed at 916gms! But hey that was never going to be the case with a 500 Lipo, 91.6 gms more like.On opening the package I was 100% delighted at the look of this Mini Phantom so I started to put it together. Assembly was a simple as it could possibly be with the skids sloting in and the prop protectors took a few seconds to secure in place with the supplied screwdriver.I had already charged a few batteries and inserting them was easy once I’d figured out how to open the battery compartment. The manual was all in Chinese but BG had some downloadble PDF files so that wasn’t an issue (although I’m sure there is one PDF missing I’ve mailed then for an update).The Quadcopter came with a 2G micro memory card and a USB reader which was a welcomed suprise. Batteries in the remote (4xAA) time to fly. Switched on the transmitter and it was showing Mode 1 so as I always fly Mode 2 I switched it over. Clicked the on switch into place on the Quad, throttle forward and back, ready to Fly. No thats when the fun really started for when I moved the right stick left or right the Quadcopter Yawed! Could I fly this, no way it was completely alien to me. Googled the issue and came across a post on the excellent Rcgroups forum.Seems like these transmitters have two Modes Mode 2 and yes Mode 4. Mode 2 Left Hand Throttle (which shows as Mode 1 on this tranmitter) and Mode 4 (Mode 2 on this Transmitter) which reverses the Rudder and Aileron funtionality.Back to Mode 1 then on the Remote Control and this time it’s Flying like it should. Indoors it just stays in the air where it should, it is super stable and puts both the Hubsan and Walkera to shame any as slight drifting can be trimmed out immediatey.The Yaw is really responsive the more I’m flying it the move I love it. Now it’s really windy today no that’s an understatement, it’s blowing a Houlie! But I can’t resist taking it outside. It’s a fairly light Quadcopter so it rocked about a bit when the wind caught it but at no time at all did I feel like I was losing control. I’ve not had time to as Edward Lyons says “Fly it like you stole it” but will give it a real blast when the wind dies down. There is a button on the remote control for flips something the purists won’t like but if that’s the only fault with this Quadcopter then I can live with that!
When I got my first Ladybird V2 I was gobsmacked with the way it performed and I absolutely love my Hubsan H107C HD but if I was going to buy a RC Quadcopter with Camera as a Gift for a NOOB or an addition to someones collection I would have job finding a rival to this model. Of course all this is subjective and it all depends what you want out of your Quadcopter but in my mind this is one great Quadcopter that can be bought for around £40 it’s a complete no brainer, ENJOY!
PS. I will update this review tomorrow. I NEED to got out and Fly some more!
Syma 600mAh Battery
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12-5-2014: Arrived this morning will update later. Flown it in the house and around the garden in a pretty strong wind. First impression unbelievable value, great fun unexpected extras 5STAR+ Full Review coming soon you aint going to be disappointed!
Syma XRC-Ladybird V2-Hubsan X4
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You can see the difference in size, I put a Walkera QR Ladybird V2 and a Hubsan X4 H107C next to the Syma
9-5-2014: My X5C Quadcopter will be arriving on Monday or Tuesday and I will do a full review then, can’t wait!
Super Stable Flight in Windy Conditions
8-5-2014 BACK IN STOCK. They have sold over 150 since I ordered mine which is due to arrive any day now. Don’t miss out the price has come down so order NOW!
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Syma X5C Sky High
1-5-2014 Banggood have now sold out of this model but expect them to be restocked on the 7th May Got my tracking number today should think it will arrive sometime next week. As soon as it arrives I will post some images of the X5C Quadcopter and let you all know how easy it is to set up and hopefully fly! We have one of these Syma X5C Explorers Quadcopters on order and will post review as soon as we receive it. What I do like is the ability to take photos rather than just video (You have the option for both). You can do flips but this option is disabled when the camera is fitted which makes a lot of sense. Another interesting feature is the ability to switch between mode 1 and mode 2 on the transmitter. Syma have been making remote control helicopters and Best Quadcopters for a number of years now and we have always read good reports on the reliability, quality and flight characteristics of their models so we don’t expect this model to be and different.The Banggood video looks pretty impressive so we eagerly waiting for this Quadcopter to arrive and hope it will compare favorably against the Hubsan X4 H107C HD as a quality entry level aerial photography platform
Syma X5C Explorers Quadcopter
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Description: Brand Name: Syma Item Name: Explorers 6 Axis 4CH RC Quadcopter Item NO.: X5C Color: White Frequency:2.4G Channel:4CH Camera Pixel: 200W Video Time: About 30 min Photos : About 800 pictures Memory Card :2G Battery:3.7V 500mAh Li-poly Battery for controller: 4″AA” batteries( not included) Charging Time:About 100 mins(USB charging) Flying time: 5 -8minutes Controlling Distance: About 50 meters Dimension:31.5 x 31.5 x 7.5cm Weight: 91.6g Features: With HD Camera,high resolution 200W pixels. Function:up/down,left/right sideward fight,forward/backward,turn left/right,with gyro/flash lights,A 360-degree 3D and special functions(continuous rolling) The 6-axis system allows the quad to be hand launched. 6-Axis gyro quad-rotorcraft flight, strong stability,can easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control. 2.4 technology adopted for anti-interference.even more than one quadcopter is flying at the same time they will not interfere with each other. Rechargeable high performance battery. Including 4CH digital proportional RC system. Package Included: 1 x SYMA X5C Quadcopter 1 x Transmitter 1 x 3.7V 500mAh Li-poly Battery 4 x Blades 1 x Screwdriver 1 x USB Charger 1 x Micro SD Card 1 x Micro SD card reader
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Image taken from Syma X5C in really windy weather
Inside the Syma X5C Quadcopter
Great news Syma X5 Spare Parts are coming into stock, they are as cheap as chips, result!
Syma XR Receiver Board
Syma XR Camera
Syma X5 Leds
Syma X5 Propeller Protectors
X5C Quadcopter from Syma