Syma X5SW 4 Channel Remote Controlled Quadcopter Review – Enjoy a birds’ eye view of your neighborhood and surrounding areas or go to the park and scout the area from the sky with the Syma X5SW 4 Channel Remote Controlled Quadcopter! This remote controlled drone has real time video and photo transmission between a built-in camera and a mobile phone attached to a remote controller.
The drone measures 31cm (L) x 31cm (W) x 10.5cm (H) and you can view video and photo transmission with mobile devices using Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems by downloading installing an FVP drone application. It has a High Definition Camera, Electronic Compass and uses WIFI for transmission of videos and photos from the camera to your phone.
The Syma X5SW 4 Channel Quadcopter is also powered by 3.7V 500mAh Li-poly batteries, which you can charge with a USB cable while the remote controller uses 4 AA sized batteries. This recreational drone can fly a distance of 50 to 100 meters for 6 to 8 minutes both indoors and outdoors. It features up/down, left/right, forward/backward, sideways left/right, 360 degree 3D special continuous rolling functions. The camera has 2 mega-pixels and can take about 30 minutes of video play- time or 800 pictures.
Features of the Syma X5SW 4 Channel Remote Controlled Quadcopter
The Syma X5SW 4 Channel Quadcopter comes with detached HD camera, remote control transmitter, mobile phone clip, USB charger, 4 main propeller blades, propeller blades protecting frames, landing skids, 3.7v 500mAh battery, screwdriver and instruction manual.
The camera and landing skids fit under the Quadcopters’ body, the propeller blades and protecting frames go on top of the craft and the mobile phone clip fits on top of the remote controller. Features for the Quadcopter are listed below:
- Remote controller with a tootle control for up/down, left/right turn maneuvers on the left side and a right side tootle control for forward/backward and left/right sideways flying.
- Transmitter with two built-in modes, an Antenna on top a light indicator and 4 channels function.
- 4 cannels 6-axis gyro flying system for a more stable and flexible flight to enable various flight maneuvers.
- 3D eversion button for 360 degree 3D continuous rolling flight maneuver.
- 2.4Ghz spread spectrum frequency for long range control, ant-interference ability, lower power consumption and faster reaction speed.
- 50-100 meters flight range with real time video/photos transmission.
- High/low speed switch on top of the left tootle control.
- FPV Camera with 2 mega-pixels, 30 minutes video playtime, or 800 photos.
- Has an LCD monitor to show battery, WIFI strength, frequency, range and craft stability.
- Gyro lighting with beautiful colored lights under the craft.
Is the Syma X5SW 4 Channel Remote Controlled Quadcopter Worth Buying?
The Syma X5SW 4 Quadcopter has the latest 6 axis gyro flying system for stability, 2.4Ghz spread spectrum technology, and can fly up to 50 meters or equivalent to a height of a 10 storey building. It’s sold at an affordable price and this makes it is worth buying if you’re a flying enthusiast.
- The Quadcopter is flexible and can fly vertically, horizontally, forward and backwards.
- Headless mode helps to navigate and stabilize the craft when you are not sure where the front is and avoid losing control.
- It has a faster reaction speed than other remote control drones.
- The body is made of nylon engineered plastic with dissipate heat vents.
- Security frames protect the propeller blades from damage.
- It has landing gear to help avoid damage to the camera and craft on landing.
Things to Consider
- You need to be careful and keep the craft a safe distance from people and property as the propeller blades rotate at high speed and can cause injury or even break windows.
- The video transmission from camera to phone has about one second delay and you should not entirely rely on the mobile phone visual to pilot the craft.
- You should not go beyond the flight range because you can lose frequency strength and control of the Quadcopter.
- The craft will not function well in very windy conditions.
The Syma X5SW 4 Channel Remote Controlled Quadcopter will give a bird’s eye view of your neighborhood and uses state of the art technology and despite its limitations. It’s ideal for children and beginners in flying remote controlled drones.