Syma X5SW is an updated version of Syma X5C quadcopter. The release of the model took place in 2015. The list of distinctive advantages includes an updated case design, quality materials, and ease of use. Competes with such quadcopters as: Cheerson CX30W, Hubsan X4 H107D+, Galaxy Visitor 6.
- 6 axis gyroscope
- FPV flight via 0.3MP Wi-Fi camera
- Headless Mode
- Flips 360º
- LED backlight
- Control frequency 2.4GHz
- Available in two colors: Black/White
- Quadcopter Syma X5SW
- Battery 3.7V 500mAh LiPo
- USB cable for battery charging
- Control equipment 2.4GHz (powered by 4 × AA 1.5V sold separately)
- 0.3MP wifi camera
- smartphone holder
- 4 × rotors
- 4 × spare rotors
- 4 × rotor protection
- 4 × landing legs
- Instruction (in English)
6 axis gyroscope
Number of channels:
Control equipment power supply:
4 × AA 1.5V (sold separately)
3.7V 500(650/850)mAh LiPo
Max. flight time
Flight range (with WiFi camera / without WiFi camera):
up to 20m/up to 120m
≈ 130 min
Limitation on age:
Quadcopter Syma X5SW is equipped with classic collector motors. The transmission of torque is carried out through a gearbox. Provide optimal dynamics in the UAV niche. Flips performs without failures. The developer does not specify information about performance.
The Syma X5SW comes with a 0.3MP Wi-Fi camera. The quality of shooting is below average to the declared HD quality does not hold out. As mentioned above, a Wi-Fi camera negatively affects the operation of control equipment. In flight, the picture constantly hung, despite the fact that the drone was in the air at a distance of 15–20 meters. It was not comfortable to fly in FPV mode with it. Therefore, when choosing this model, it is recommended to abandon the use of a stock camera. Buy the camera separately, our choice for price and quality is Mobius MINI or Firefly Q6.
The Syma X5SW quadcopter is equipped with a 3.7V 500mAh lithium-polymer battery, but it is also better to buy the same battery, but with a capacity of 1200mAh. The standard battery provides a flight time of no more than 7 minutes. Charging time is ≈ 2 h 10 min.
The quadcopter is equipped with 4‑channel control equipment operating at a frequency of 2.4GHz. In an interference-free zone, it provides a removal distance of no more than 120 meters. Power is supplied from 4 × 1.5V finger batteries (purchased separately).
In the niche occupied by UAVs, the Syma X5SW quadrocopter in the test showed exponential dynamics and controllability, there is more than enough thrust from the motors. The present 6‑axis gyroscope provides stable flight, flips work out effortlessly, piloting in “Headless” mode, as always, will be appreciated by beginners. We note right away that in order to obtain the maximum possible dynamics, it is recommended to remove the camera and supports from the quadcopter. Since the X5SW is controlled and the video stream from the camera’s Wi-Fi is transmitted at a frequency of 2.4GHz, the pilot will not be able to fly further than 15–20 meters in FPV mode. When moving further than 20 meters, the connection with the drone disappears, after which it falls.
The only minus of collector motors is a small resource of work. If you notice that the quadcopter has ceased to produce optimal thrust, and its activity has become noticeably sluggish (with a fully charged battery), it is recommended to purchase new motors and the quad will begin to realize its full flight potential again.
The rotors on budget quadcopters always require mandatory balancing, this will help get rid of jelly and vibrations at the time of aerial photography.
On various Internet trading platforms, the price for the Syma X5SW quadrocopter starts from $30–60.
Syma X5SW from $thirty
- The quality of materials
- Control (6‑axis gyroscope operation)
- Radio control at 2.4GHz
- LED backlight
- Ready to fly out of the box
- Camera (capture quality)
- Camera angle not adjustable
- Collector motors (small resource)
High-quality product, dynamic, durable, stable in control. Ready to endure the mistakes of beginners. Suitable as the first drone for practicing primary piloting skills. When retrofitting a normal Wi-Fi camera, it will noticeably prolong the receipt of positive emotions. Age limit 14+.
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Video with quadrocopter Syma X5SW.