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Overview of Syma X11 and X11C Quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters
Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Pop­u­lar mod­els from the well-known man­u­fac­tur­er Syma Toys are in great demand among begin­ners today, despite the fact that the release of the mod­els took place in 2015. We delib­er­ate­ly did not make two dif­fer­ent reviews for Syma X11 and Syma X11C Air-Cam, since in fact they are absolute­ly iden­ti­cal quadrics, the only dif­fer­ence is in the cam­era present in the X11C mod­el, where the let­ter “C” in the mark­ing indi­cates this dis­tinc­tive fea­ture.

Peculiarities

  • 2MP cam­era (for X11C Air-Cam mod­el)
  • Con­trol at 2.4GHz
  • 6 axis gyro­scope
  • Flips 360°

Equipment

Regard­less of the Syma X11 / 11C Air-Cam mod­el, the man­u­fac­tur­er offers quad­copters in 3 col­ors: White / Red / Black.

Quadcopter Syma X11

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Quadcopter Syma X11C

Air Cam

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Included:

  • Quad­copter Syma X11 (X11C Air-Cam) with installed pro­tec­tion
  • Bat­tery 1S 3.7V 200mAh/250mAh LiPo (X11/X11C)
  • Con­trol equip­ment (pow­er sup­ply from 4 × “AA” is pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly)
  • 4 × rotors
  • 4 × spare rotors
  • USB charg­er
  • 4GB mem­o­ry card (for X11C mod­el)
  • Card read­er (for X11C mod­el)
  • Instruc­tion (in Eng­lish)

Syma X11 kit

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Syma X11C Air Cam Kit

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Specification

Brand:

Syma

Model:

X11/X11C Air Cam

Color:

White/Red/Black

Stabilization:

6 axis gyro­scope

Radio frequency:

2.4GHz

Number of channels:

four

Remote control power:

4 × “AA” 1.5V (pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly)

Camera:

2MP (for X11C Air-Cam)

Memory:

microSD 4GB (includ­ed with X11C Air-Cam)

Motors:

col­lec­tor type

Battery capacity:

1S 3.7V 200mAh/250(X11/ X11C) LiPo

Backlight:

LED

Flight time:

≈ 6–8 min

Range of flight:

≈ 70m

Flying environment:

in room

Charging time:

≈ 50–60 min

Execution material:

ABS plas­tic

Dimensions:

152×152×37mm

The weight:

35gr

Age limit:

14+

About the product

The Syma X11/X11C quad­copter reach­es the con­sumer in a sim­ple clas­sic pack­age. The qual­i­ty of the drone, despite the bud­get niche, deserves respect. Plas­tic qual­i­ty, glossy. The rotor pro­tec­tion is flex­i­ble, but at the same time durable and will ful­ly cope with the task assigned to it. At the bot­tom of the beams is an LED-back­light.

Syma X11/X11C quad­copters do not have “Head­less” mode and “Return to Hard­ware” func­tion. This fact should not be con­sid­ered a minus, because the absence of a head­less mode will allow a novice pilot to imme­di­ate­ly get used to con­trol­ling a drone with ref­er­ence to the car­di­nal points. The imple­men­ta­tion of the return to equip­ment func­tion for cheap UAVs is usu­al­ly not imple­ment­ed in the best way and gen­er­al­ly requires the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the pilot, as well as pri­or prac­tice of appli­ca­tion.

Recall that the Head­less mode is rel­e­vant only for bud­get devices and is used only at the first stages of the pilot­ing train­ing process.

As not­ed above, the X11 and X11C mod­els, both exter­nal­ly and tech­ni­cal­ly, do not have any dif­fer­ences. The only dif­fer­ence is the built-in 2MP cam­era (for the X11C mod­el), which in turn deter­mines the bat­tery capac­i­ty. The quad­copter ver­sion with­out a cam­era is equipped with a 200 mAh bat­tery, with a 250 mAh bat­tery.

Appearance

Syma X11

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Syma X11C AirCam

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Motors

Syma X11/X11C Air-Cam quad­copters are equipped with brushed motors with gear trans­mis­sion. For home flights, their poten­tial is quite enough. Fly­ing out­doors is also pos­si­ble, but in com­plete calm.

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

The pilot will have 2 dif­fer­ent activ­i­ty modes: “Low” and “High”. The quadric is designed for a novice audi­ence of UAV users.

Camera

As men­tioned above, the cam­era is equipped with a mod­el — Syma X11C Air-Cam. On board the quadric is a 2‑megapixel cam­era that takes pho­tos and videos. Man­age­ment is imple­ment­ed from the con­trol equip­ment. The qual­i­ty of the shoot­ing is below aver­age and gen­er­al­ly depends on the light­ing. The installed mem­o­ry card will be indi­cat­ed by a green LED on the back of the quad­copter.

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Battery

The Syma X11 quad­copter is equipped with a sin­gle-cell lipo-poly­mer bat­tery with a capac­i­ty of 200mAh, and the Syma X11C with a capac­i­ty of 250mAh. In prac­tice, the flight time for both was 6 min­utes, which is very com­mend­able.

Battery

Syma X11

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Battery

Syma X11C

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Equipment

Syma X11 and Syma X11C Air-Cam quad­copters are equipped with 4‑channel con­trol equip­ment, clas­sic for mini drones, oper­at­ing at a fre­quen­cy of 2.4 GHz. Pow­er is sup­plied by 4 AA bat­ter­ies (sold sep­a­rate­ly). Pro­vides a removal dis­tance of no fur­ther than 60 meters, which is also not bad for a drone from the bud­get seg­ment.

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Button assignment

Test Drive

In the test, the Syma X11 and Syma X11C Air-Cam quad­copters showed dis­tinc­tive dynam­ics for the occu­pied mini quad seg­ment. All their best sides are shown indoors, light weight affects. Flights in the fresh air are not exclud­ed, but pro­vid­ed there is no wind.

Max­i­mum dynamism is revealed in the “High” mode, espe­cial­ly when the pro­peller guards are removed. It is advis­able for begin­ners to refrain from remov­ing pro­tec­tion, at least at the first stage of famil­iar­iza­tion with the con­trols. 360° flips are both effort­less. The flight range is no fur­ther than 60 meters, which is quite nor­mal. Flight time in prac­tice is 6 min­utes, with 6–8 min­utes declared by the man­u­fac­tur­er.

Recommendations

In order to avoid any incon­ve­nience in con­trol­ling the drone dur­ing the flight, we rec­om­mend pre-flight cal­i­bra­tion of the gyro­scope.

For this:

  1. Plug in the pow­er to the quad
  2. Then turn on the con­trol equip­ment
  3. Install the quad­copter on a flat sur­face
  4. Pick up the remote con­trol and move the left and right sticks to the low­er right cor­ner and hold in this posi­tion. At this point, the blue LEDs on the front of the drone (in the form of a peep­hole) will go from sol­id to blink­ing.
  1. Wait for the tran­si­tion back to a con­stant glow of the LEDs. Cal­i­bra­tion com­plet­ed, start fly­ing.

Price

On var­i­ous trad­ing plat­forms, the Syma X11 quad­copter is sold at prices rang­ing from $23 to $30.

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Quad­copter Syma X11С Air-Cam from $40–60.

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Conclusion

Syma X11 (X11C Air Cam) from $thir­ty

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Func­tion­al­i­ty

2/10

Flight time

4/10

flight qual­i­ties

5/10

com­pact­ness

10/10

Equip­ment

5/10

Reli­a­bil­i­ty

5/10

Price qual­i­ty

10/10

pros

  • Qual­i­ty
  • Dynamism / Han­dling
  • Flight time
  • 2 activ­i­ty modes
  • Safe­ty
  • Ready to fly out of the box
  • Price

Minuses

  • Image qual­i­ty (for X11C drone)
  • Small resource of motors
  • Does­n’t like the wind

With­out exag­ger­a­tion, an excel­lent choice as a first drone. Easy to use, “flies out of the box” (RTF). Dynam­ic and safe, ready to endure the mis­takes of begin­ners. Age lim­it 8+.

A photo

Pho­to with Syma X11 quad­copter and Syma X11С Air-Cam.

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Overview of Syma X11 and X11C quadcopters

Video

Video with Syma X11 quad­copter and Syma X11С Air-Cam.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsk50J7Ax7w

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