The Syma X5HW quadrocopter is essentially a restyling of the popular Syma X5SW drone model. Now, in addition to the 0.3MP Wi-Fi camera, the manufacturer has equipped the drone with a recently popular barometric sensor, thanks to which the quadcopter can maintain altitude.
- Weight: 120 g
- Flips 360°
- 6 axis gyroscope
- Headless Mode
- LED backlight
- Control at 2.4GHz
- Altitude hold function
- 0.3MP wifi camera
- FPV 2.4GHz WiFi
- Max. flight time 7 min
- Max. FPV removal distance 50m
The manufacturer offers the Syma X5HW quadrocopter in two colors: white and blue.
- Quadcopter Syma X5HW
- Control equipment (powered by 4 “AA” are not included in the package)
- Battery 1s 3.7V 600mAh LiPo
- 0.3MP wifi camera
- USB charger
- 4 × rotors
- 4 × spare rotors
- 4 × shielded rotors
- 4 × landing legs
- smartphone holder
- Instruction (in English)
6 axis gyroscope
Number of channels:
4 × AA 1.5V (sold separately)
3.7V 600mAh LiPo
≈ 5-7 minutes
Range of flight:
≈ 130 minutes
Weight with battery:
About the product
Compared to its predecessor (X5SW), the Syma X5HW quadcopter has grown a little in size. The plastic is impact-resistant, glossy, the workmanship is good. As mentioned above, the manufacturer offered the drone in two color schemes – a white body with bright green propeller guards and landing legs, as well as a metallic blue body color with black propeller guards and landing legs. Both performances look equally impressive from the outside.
The main distinguishing feature of this drone is the presence of a barometer, thanks to which the altitude hold function is implemented. Otherwise, the drone did not suffer any significant changes from the technical side.
Quadcopter Syma X5HW is equipped with collector motors with torque transmission through the gear. For the budget segment, their potential is quite enough, provided that they are launched in calm weather.
Upon further review, it was revealed that the developer completely ruled out any possibility of upgrading the rotors by changing the shape of the seats (now in the form of a “Diamond”). Let’s take this as a negative.
The Syma X5HW comes with a 0.3MP Wi-Fi camera. The picture quality is below average. The Wi-Fi transmitter classically operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz, which in turn adversely affects the control of the drone, since the equipment operates at the same frequency. The stock camera has an exclusively introductory role with FPV flight and therefore it would be unnecessary to demand something more from it. The resulting photo and video material is stored in the memory of the smartphone with which pairing was made.
Syma X5HW is equipped with a standard 1S 3.7V 600mAh LiPo battery for the 5th series, but unfortunately with a non-standard connector. According to the manufacturer’s specification provides a flight time of 5-7 minutes. In practice, he showed a ceiling of 8 minutes, taking into account simultaneous shooting. Charging time – 1.5 hours.
The battery connector has also undergone a factory upgrade. The new connector, which has not been seen before, also eliminates the possibility of retrofitting the quadcopter with a more powerful battery. Let’s take this as a negative.
Syma X5HW comes with classic 4-channel equipment operating at 2.4 GHz. According to the specification, it provides a removal distance of 30-50 meters. In practice, with the camera turned on, this distance was no further than 30 meters. With the camera off, up to 100 meters. Power is supplied by four 1.5V AA batteries (sold separately).
In the test Syma X5HW didn’t really surprise us in comparison with other models of the 5th series. On the contrary, the quad lost noticeably in dynamics, and most likely this is due to the barometer present on board. Apparently, the drone controller works in close connection with the pressure sensor, which in turn significantly limits the flight potential of the quadcopter. For example, if the pilot moves the left stick closer to zero during the flight, then the drone will not descend dynamically, but will perform a smooth descent and such “lethargy” manifests itself in all modes. It shows maximum dynamics at double rates with the camera removed.
The height hold function itself works correctly, no comments were found, beginners will appreciate it. Flips performs with a drawdown, but the motors cope. Flying in headless mode is also flawless. He does not like the wind, it is worth considering this fact, otherwise he will irrevocably fly away in his direction!
FPV flight should not be carried away due to the large delay in the transmission of the video signal and the periodic loss of control connection caused by the simultaneous operation of the wi-fi camera and drone equipment at the same frequency of 2.4GHz. The drone is suitable only for acquaintance and nothing more. In practice, it showed the maximum flight time – 8 minutes (with the declared 5-7 minutes), which is not even bad, taking into account the simultaneous operation of the Wi-Fi camera.
The Syma X5HW quadcopter is sold at an average price of $53.
Syma X5HW $53
- Altitude Hold
- 6 axis gyroscope
- Headless mode
- LED backlight
- Ready to fly out of the box
- Does not require registration
- The barometer limits the potential of the drone
- Camera (capture quality)
- Camera angle not adjustable
- FPV over WiFi (high latency)
- Collector motors (small resource)
- Bearing screws only fit this model
- Non-standard battery connector
The Syma X5HW quadcopter is exclusively for beginners, it is this consumer segment that will appreciate its best features. The present barometer will greatly facilitate the first flights, but still you should not get used to this function and further master the control without the participation of electronic assistants. Due to the low cost of the electronic component, the flight from the first person is of an exploratory nature, any movement in the FPV mode should be carried out within the line of sight. As a simulator for the first acquaintance with the UAV, it fully justifies the money spent. Age limit 12+.
Photo with quadrocopter Syma X5HW.
Video from Syma X5HW quadrocopter.