Overview of the quadrocopter Syma X5UW
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A nov­el­ty from a well-known brand in the field of house­hold radio-con­trolled UAVs is the Syma X5UW quadro­copter. The man­u­fac­tur­er tries to keep up with the times and from time to time offers mod­er­ate­ly priced UAVs, which, in turn, com­pete freely with oth­er equal­ly well-known brands.


  • 0.3MP Wi-Fi video cam­era
  • Smartphone/Remote Control/Smartphone + Remote Con­trol (via “Syma Go” IOS/Android app)
  • 6 axis gyro­scope
  • Flight Plan Func­tion
  • FPV
  • Auto takeoff/landing
  • Alti­tude Hold (Barom­e­ter)
  • Flips 360º
  • Head­less Mode

Syma X5UW LED flying points


  • Quad­copter Syma X5UW
  • Bat­tery 3.7V 500mAh LiPo
  • 0.3MP Wi-Fi video cam­era
  • 4‑channel 2.4GHz con­trol equip­ment (pow­ered by 4 × AA bat­ter­ies sold sep­a­rate­ly)
  • smart­phone hold­er
  • 4 × rotors
  • 4 × spare rotors
  • Rotor pro­tec­tion
  • 4GB mem­o­ry card
  • card read­er
  • Screw­driv­er
  • USB cable (for drone bat­tery charg­ing)
  • Instruc­tion (in English/Russian)

quadcopter Syma X5UW equipment unpacking










Stor­age (cam­era):

MicroSD 4GB (includ­ed)

Radio fre­quen­cy:


Video fre­quen­cy:

2.4 GHz over Wi-Fi

Trans­mit­ter Pow­er:

4 × AA


6 axis gyro­scope

head­less mode:


Auto takeoff/landing:


Height hold:

Baro­met­ric sen­sor

Bat­tery capac­i­ty:

3.7V 500mAh LiPo

Charg­ing time:

130 min



Flight time:

≈ 7 min

Range of flight:

≈ 70m

Fly­ing envi­ron­ment:


Exe­cu­tion mate­r­i­al:


The weight:


Age lim­it:



Overview of the quadrocopter Syma X5UW

Overview of the quadrocopter Syma X5UW

Overview of the quadrocopter Syma X5UW

Overview of the quadrocopter Syma X5UW

Overview of the quadrocopter Syma X5UW


The Syma X5UW quad­copter is equipped with gear-dri­ven com­mu­ta­tor motors. The poten­tial is enough for a con­fi­dent flight. Due to the con­sid­er­able rotors, the thrust force is increased, which adds dynamism to the quadric.

quadcopter Syma X5UW motors


The Syma X5UW quad­copter is equipped with a 0.3MP cam­era that takes photos/videos in below aver­age qual­i­ty. It con­nects via a 3‑pin con­nec­tor, as well as a lock­ing mech­a­nism on the quad and cam­era. In order to improve the qual­i­ty of the mate­r­i­al being shot, the stock cam­era can be replaced with a bet­ter ana­logue, which can be found on the open spaces of well-known Inter­net trad­ing plat­forms.

quadcopter Syma X5UW camera photo


The flight from the first per­son for this mod­el is imple­ment­ed via Wi-Fi at a fre­quen­cy of 2.4 GHz using a video trans­mit­ter work­ing in tan­dem with the on-board cam­era. The out­put of the pic­ture is car­ried out through the free mobile appli­ca­tion “Syma Go” (on IOS / Android). The broad­cast qual­i­ty leaves much to be desired, in gen­er­al, due to the large video sig­nal delay, the time of which increas­es in pro­por­tion to the dis­tance of the quad from the mobile device, but this will be enough for the first acquain­tance with FPV flight.

Overview of the quadrocopter Syma X5UW


The Syma X5UW quad­copter is equipped with a 3.7V 500mAh lithi­um poly­mer bat­tery. Pro­vides con­tin­u­ous flight with­out a cam­era for about 7 min­utes, with a cam­era for 5 min­utes. It will take about two hours to ful­ly charge the bat­tery. I was pleas­ant­ly pleased with the process of installing the bat­tery in the quad­copter, no wires or plugs, just put it in and that’s it, like on all mod­ern expen­sive UAVs.

Overview of the quadrocopter Syma X5UW


The kit comes with a stan­dard 4‑channel con­trol equip­ment for this series oper­at­ing at a fre­quen­cy of 2.4 GHz. The Syma X5UW can be con­trolled using a smart­phone via Wi-Fi, via the down­loaded “Syma Go” appli­ca­tion, a remote con­trol (in this case, not all quad func­tions will be active) and the most prac­ti­cal way to con­trol is a smart­phone + remote con­trol com­bi­na­tion. With this con­trol method, the pilot will be able to use all the quadro­copter chips.

Note that in FPV mode, the con­trolled removal dis­tance is notice­ably reduced.

Syma X5UW transmitter photo

Test Drive

In the test Syma X5UW showed good per­for­mance of the 6‑axis gyro­scope. I didn’t have to get used to the con­trols, the response to the work of the sticks is pre­dictable, begin­ners will appre­ci­ate it. 2 activ­i­ty modes are avail­able: “Low” and “High”. Flaw­less­ly ful­fills flips, auto-take­off / land­ing, hov­er­ing. Fly­ing along a pre­de­ter­mined route sur­pris­ing­ly works. The devel­op­ers sur­prised with their inge­nu­ity. The fact is that Syma X5UW has no nav­i­ga­tion at all, but this does not pre­vent it from fly­ing along a pre­de­ter­mined route.

This oppor­tu­ni­ty gives the drone the appli­ca­tion “Syma Go”. To per­form the func­tion, the quadro­copter is launched into the air in the Alti­tude Hold mode. After that, the “Flight plan” func­tion is acti­vat­ed. A map with a zoom slid­er will be dis­played on the gad­get’s dis­play (the appli­ca­tion has access to the smart­phone’s loca­tion). Simul­ta­ne­ous­ly with the map, the left side of the screen will be occu­pied by one dig­i­tal stick respon­si­ble for con­trol­ling the drone (left, right, for­ward, back­ward).

The pilot, by touch­ing his fin­ger on the smart­phone screen, draws the future flight path based on the ter­rain map (the tra­jec­to­ry is drawn with one touch). As soon as the pilot’s fin­ger stops touch­ing the dis­play, a dot will appear on the tra­jec­to­ry indi­cat­ed by him (in the place where the pilot began to draw the tra­jec­to­ry) which will inde­pen­dent­ly begin to move strict­ly along the drawn line. Syma X5UW will dupli­cate dot move­ments. As soon as the quad­copter starts fly­ing along the route, the video image from the drone’s cam­era will be dis­played in real time.

The exe­cu­tion of the func­tion is best done in an open area free from peo­ple, ani­mals, etc.!

At the end of the tra­jec­to­ry, the quad will hov­er in the alti­tude hold mode and will wait for the next com­mands from the con­trol equip­ment. The pilot is advised to con­stant­ly mon­i­tor the qual­i­ty of the Wi-Fi con­nec­tion. when the con­nec­tion is lost, the quad­copter crash­es.

quadcopter Syma X5UW pre-flight condition


On well-known trad­ing plat­forms, the Syma X5UW quadro­copter is sold at an aver­age price of $50.

Overview of the quadrocopter Syma X5UW


SYMA X5UW $fifty




Flight time


flight qual­i­ties








Price qual­i­ty



  • Design
  • flight prop­er­ties
  • Auto takeoff/landing
  • Alti­tude Hold
  • head­less mode
  • Flight along the drawn route
  • Does not require reg­is­tra­tion
  • Ready to fly out of the box


  • The cor­rect oper­a­tion of the “Flight along a giv­en route” func­tion direct­ly depends on the qual­i­ty of the Wi-Fi con­nec­tion
  • The appli­ca­tion does not load the map of the area, which sig­nif­i­cant­ly com­pli­cates the process of lay­ing the route
  • Crash­es when con­nec­tion is lost
  • Cam­era (cap­ture qual­i­ty)
  • FPV (lag time)
  • Noisy (gear­box­es)
  • Flight dura­tion

It has the func­tions of mod­ern drones, which makes it stand out among bud­get com­peti­tors. All the above plus­es are over­shad­owed only by the inflat­ed price. The drone will be ful­ly appre­ci­at­ed by novice pilots as the first UAV who want to com­bine in one expe­ri­ence both the acqui­si­tion of pri­ma­ry pilot­ing skills and adap­ta­tion to first-per­son flight. Age lim­it 12+.

A photo

Pho­to with quadro­copter Syma X5UW.

Syma X5UW top view

quadcopter Syma X5UW body

quadcopter Syma X5UW camera view


Video with quadro­copter Syma X5UW.


By Yara