Testing the Syma X5C quadrupter

The Syma X5C 2MP HD 2.4GHz 4CH Explorer is one of our favorite quadcopter drones for less than 100 €. It is a good drone for beginners and it proposes a correct time of flight: between 5 and 8 minutes. The control system is intuitive and allows to quickly take its marks to make its first steps of piloting. The drone is also equipped with a 2Mpix camera to try to take video / aerial photos. In short, it is a stable and fairly solid drone that should last a while if you take care of it.


The Syma X5C is a very good drone to become familiar with the universe of drones RC, it is equipped with a camera to take videos / photos and the grip is made naturally thanks to intuitive controls. Even if the camera is far from the level of the mid - range models it allows to have a first approach and to train to take his first aerial videos / photos. I recommend this drone to all beginners who want to start flying without breaking the bank!
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Syma X5C Test - Flight and Performance
Syma-X5C-In-Flight As a beginner your main fear must be to break your drone or worse to crash it on someone or a house. Do not worry because the Syma X5C is simple enough to maneuver.

From the top of his little kilo, he is very responsive and you will be able to maneuver it at your ease in a short time. Be careful not to take it out in windy weather (even moderate) because from 30Km / h of wind it will become complicated to control. It is still stable and this model is suitable for all pilots over 10 years old (Caution with small children, some small parts may come off and represent a danger).

The little extra is that it is possible to adjust the sensitivity of the transmitter (remote control) so that the drone is well adapted to your style of piloting. If you just start, you can lower sensitivity for more fluid movements and keep the drone under full control. Once you take out insurance you can gradually increase the sensitivity to adopt a more aggressive driving style with sharp turns and stronger accelerations.

Camera
As you can see with the video above, it is not a GoPro ... But the camera is still very correct for a product under 100 €, the video resolution is 1280 x 720 and it records At 30 frames per second. The builder of the Syma X5C promises HD recordings but I must warn you that it is not the feeling that I had when testing this product ...

Do not get me wrong, I do not spit in the soup! I find the video performances of this drone quite remarkable given its price, but it remains a drone of leisure and not a drone of video capture. If this is the video you are looking for, you will have to invest a little more and go on this page to see the drones of the section "A drone to film" and "Drones DJI".

Let's go back to the Syma X5C and its 2Mpix camera, with this model you can take videos and aerial photos. The drone is not equipped with a stabilizer and the video shakes so often, unfortunately it also means that the photos are often blurry ... Too bad to lose a little video quality because of a detail like this ... But For the price I expected.

Warning: This drone has a camera but it does not allow to pilot in first person mode as the more upmarket drones. The remote control is not equipped with a screen and you can not connect the drone to a smartphone so you must keep it in your field of vision when you are flying. If you are looking for a drone capable of broadcasting the images live I advise you to head towards the Parrot Airborne Cargo which is also quite affordable as first drone.

There is now a kit that can be purchased separately for live viewing of images. This kit costs more than the drone itself so I remain on my position and advises you rather the Parrot Airborne Cargo for this kind of use.

Size & Design
This drone has everything of a big, already it is not a mini quadcopter, it means that it has a consequent size as you can see in the picture below:


This respectable size as well as its weight of almost 1Kg is an advantage in front of the mini-drone like the Hubsan X4 H107C indeed it gives it a better stability and also a better resistance to the wind.

Design level the drone is quite common, all white with a futuristic design and 4 positioning diodes to locate it well at night. I like the protections for the propellers (which I advise you to use for your first flights) which do not make the turn of all the drone but are clipped to the base of each propeller. Amazon.fr <<< User reviews To modify this page, I invite you to discover the opinions of Amazon users about this drone.avis syma x5cI was surprised that opinions are also shared and I am So went to see what people reproached him for. Here are the main criticisms of it: Devices defective after some flights: If you buy this product on Amazon (which I strongly recommend for promotions and fast delivery), you will have a 1 year warranty on the device and s 'It is defective on arrival you just need to contact Amazon for a replacement.Camera of poor quality: I already warned you on this point, the HD promised by Syma is not really at the rendezvous ... Notice unclear : There are many videos and user guides on the internet created by users. The plastic is brittle: It is true that some parts break in a crash a few meters, for this price, I find that this drone Remain perfectly correct and I invite you to fly at low altitude to train you. Attention: There are many Chinese counterfeiting of this product, if you use my link I guarantee that you will have the original product L offered by Syma, however if you are looking for yourself pay close attention to the origin of the product and the manufacturer. <<< My opinionThe Syma X5C is a very good drone to start the piloting and even if some Internet users have had Problems when first used, the quality of the product is still very acceptable for a drone of this price. I recommend this drone to beginners wishing to train to pilot. It is one of the cheapest I have tested with a price of less than 50 €! Top for beginners! Control Solidity Time of flight Design Price Syma X5CLe Syma X5C is a very good drone to become familiar with the " Universe of drones RC, it is equipped with a camera to take videos / photos and the grip is done naturally thanks to intuitive controls. Even if the camera is far from the level of the mid - range models it allows to have a first approach and to train to take his first aerial videos / photos. I recommend this drone to all beginners who want to start flying without breaking the bank!