In the summer of 2014, Syma Toys introduced two models of quadcopters Syma X5 and Syma X5C to the market. The first competitive models of this company in the budget segment “Up to $100”. The difference between them is in the camera present. Syma X5 does not come with a camera, the X5C model comes with a camera with a resolution of 0.3MP. The model presented in the review is a direct competitor – JJRC-H8C.
- 6 axis gyroscope
- Control frequency 2.4GHz
- 0.3MP camera
- Flips 360º
- LED backlight
*On the photo (left to right) Syma X5C/Syma X5SW.
- Quadcopter Syma X5C
- Battery 1S 3.7V 500mAh LiPo
- USB cable for drone battery charging
- 2.4GHz control equipment (powered by 4 × AA 1.5V sold separately)
- 0.3MP camera
- MicroSD memory card 4GB
- card reader
- 4 × rotors
- 4 × spare rotors
- 4 × rotor protection
- 2 × landing legs
- Instruction (in English)
6 axis gyroscope
Number of channels:
4 × AA 1.5V (sold separately)
1S 3.7V 500mAh LiPo
Max. flight time:
Poppy. range of flight:
≈ 100 min
Weight (with battery + camera):
Quadcopter Syma X5C is equipped with collector motors, torque transmission is carried out through a gearbox. The developer does not specify information about performance. They provide optimal traction characteristic of budget UAVs in their niche.
The Syma X5C has a 0.3MP camera on board. The quality of shooting is below average, so it will be unnecessary to assign the functions of large-scale aerial photography to it. If you wish, you can replace the stock camera with more technologically advanced ones: Mobius MINI or Firefly Q6. The quality of shooting each deserves respect, at the output the user receives a photo / video material that can be pleasant to watch.
The quadcopter is equipped with a 1S 3.7V 500mAh LiPo lithium polymer battery. In the test, it showed the 6-7 minutes of flight declared in the specification (without a camera), with the camera the flight time is reduced to 5-6 minutes. Charging time is ≈ 100 minutes.
The Syma X5C quadcopter is equipped with 4-channel control equipment operating at a frequency of 2.4GHz. In a zone free from interference, it provides a confident flight at a distance of no further than 50 meters. Power is supplied by 4 × 1.5V “AA” batteries (purchased separately).
Quadcopter Syma X5C in the test showed optimal dynamics and good handling. Flips work out effortlessly. To get the best possible dynamics, it is recommended to remove the camera and quad landing legs. Due to the light weight and low potential of the collector motors, it does not like the wind. In flight, even with a slight wind, a slight windage was observed. It can easily fly away in the direction of the wind, despite the presence of control, it is worth considering! The quadrocopter shows all its flight potential only in complete calm.
On various Internet trading platforms, the Syma X5C quadrocopter is sold at a price of 37$.
Syma X5C from $27
- Handling (6-axis gyroscope operation)
- LED lights
- Flying out of the box
- Does not require registration
- Small resource of collector motors
- Reducer gears are not protected from dirt
- Dislikes the wind (may fly in its direction)
- Drops when connection is lost
Quadcopter Syma X5C is a strong, dynamic and easy to control model in the class of budget quadcopters. Suitable only for the first acquaintance with the UAV. Ready to endure the mistakes of beginners. Fully justifies the money spent. Age limit 14+.
Photo with Syma X5C quadcopter.
Video with quadrocopter Syma X5C.
User manual for quadrocopter Syma X5C.