SYMA X5SW Wifi FPV Real-time 2 – and when i pulled it out and dried it of it still worked great! but i was very disappointed because it did

This thing is very durable, i accidentally crashed it in a pond and it was completely submerged for over a day, and when i pulled it out and dried it of it still worked great. But i was very disappointed because it did not come with the hardcover case as advertised.

As a model flyer since 1968, this ‘toy’ quadcopter, (don’t call them drones), is the best balanced model of any type, out of the box, i’ve ever owned. I started flying quads with expensive hobby grade models. But learning on a $500+ model is scary, from the fear of destroying the investment. So the syma lets you fly this model for a fraction of that and the lack of that fear, makes you enjoy it, right out of the box.

The instructions make it seem a little more complicated then it is. I bought this for my 11 year old son and he loves it. It has a nice size to it, takes decent video and photos from his iphone. My suggestion is to practice a couple feet off the ground to master maneuverability first before going too high and get the extra batteries, charger, motors and props. And check out the many youtube videos of it in action. I think for the price this is a bargain.

So i obtained this caught up about fifty ft in a tree for in excess of two months. It survived some tough rain multiple instances, and at last fell down currently. The quad endured pretty much no problems, and turned right back on with a new battery. Can fly as ideal as it did model new no troubles. Pretty spectacular taking into consideration the value. Also i want to mention overall this is a quite sleek traveling quad, straightforward to control and hover. The camera is not superior good quality but it is really a exciting element and for the cost i have no complaints.

Like others have said, best bang for your buck, but the video is a bit too choppy/delayed to use for navigating, although i’ve only flown it a handful of times and maybe it’s something you can get used to to some degree. Very affected by wind, but that may be normal for ones this size. I started off with the smaller syma and it could still fly pretty well even in high wind, but not a fair comparison due to size difference.

They’ve been utilizing it for 6 months now.

I think these are awesome little quads, the video latency is a bit annoying and makes trusting your camera view a little rough but with experience it should be flyable around the house. I just got 3 and they all work correctly, one makes a little more noise than the other 2, its likely a prop balance issue or a motor issue. A far better experience than syma’s 107 copters. Very lightweight, it should hold up well when they do crash. Highly recommended to first timers (i wish i would have started with one of these).

A seriously excellent drone for possessing exciting with and quite wonderful include in with the fpv camera i preferred it.

The quad is a bit more fragile than i was expecting but it is holding up great.

Alright i acquired this for my partner as a xmas reward he has played with it day to day considering the fact that hahahaha. The movie feedback has been clean and he loves coming back again in and looking at the aerial footage of the property. It has also turned out to be wonderful father and son time. My youngest who is eight even dropped it from the sky and it flipped and hit driveway, and absolutely nothing broke, quite strong. Arms down just one of the most effective male toys ive bought, ).

This is a fantastic drone for the value. It gets blown all over a lot in large wind for the reason that it is so mild but is nevertheless a lot of entertaining to fly. Make guaranteed you get added batteries as you will only get about 5 moment (generally less) off a single battery.

Short traveling time, looks to typical with drones. Doesnt really feel extremely strong, dont see it surviving a lot of crashes.Here are the specifications for the SYMA X5SW Wifi FPV Real-time 2:

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  • Features: 6-axis gyro based on 4 channels ensures a stable and fast flight Capable of 360-degree 3D rolling, and other technical actions 0.3MP high-definition camera allows for a clear first person view from the sky Support cellphone control from Android smartphone and iPhone via Wi-Fi connectivity Headless mode avoids the difficulty of identifying the head and tail when you start to fly 500mAh battery, super long fly time Up to 50-meter long RC distance Left… more details below
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This is definately a lot of quad for the money. It has stable flight qualities (as long as it isn’t windy) and the wi-fi camera connected instantly to my samsung tab 4, 8′ android device sending back decent quality pictures. The pictures are recorded on the device, only. No onboard card is available. My 8′ samsung device doesn’t fit in the supplied holder but that is of little consequence. Dollar for dollar i don’t think you can beat it.

This is 1 poor ass budget drone. Was ready to fly fifty percent a mile away from my property with ideal stream and no lag. Only down facet is flying this when its windy. It will be very really hard to controll, and will be thrown much from a powerful breeze.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Survived 2 weeks in a tree

  • It has also turned out to be great father and son time

  • Start here, not there!

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Syma X5SW Wifi FPV Real-time 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter Drone UAV RTF UFO with 0.3MP Camera
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4.8 / 5  stars, based on  164  reviews

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  1. Works good verry light cant fly in a light wind on a calm day its nice.
  2. This review is from : Syma X5SW Wifi FPV Real-time 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter Drone UAV RTF UFO with 0.3MP Camera

    Works good verry light cant fly in a light wind on a calm day its nice.
    1. Light cannot with stand small wind durable very strong and can with stand hard knocks good for beginners like me.
  3. This review is from : Syma X5SW Wifi FPV Real-time 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter Drone UAV RTF UFO with 0.3MP Camera

    Light cannot with stand small wind durable very strong and can with stand hard knocks good for beginners like me.
    1. The quad copter arrived in very good time. Good little inexpensive learning unit. Has some issues with wind but that is to be expected with a drone it it’s size. Update: september 13, 2106 – what i thought were wind issues with the syma x5sw seem to be turning out to be lack of response from the quad. If i move the pitch or roll control stick to it’s stop position, the drone will fall out of the sky. Doesn’t happen every time but often enough that the little drone is getting pretty beat up. Same thing happens if i move the yaw control all the way to it’s stop position. Now it is having binding issues. Sometimes it will bind with the transmitter.
      1. The quad copter arrived in very good time. Good little inexpensive learning unit. Has some issues with wind but that is to be expected with a drone it it’s size. Update: september 13, 2106 – what i thought were wind issues with the syma x5sw seem to be turning out to be lack of response from the quad. If i move the pitch or roll control stick to it’s stop position, the drone will fall out of the sky. Doesn’t happen every time but often enough that the little drone is getting pretty beat up. Same thing happens if i move the yaw control all the way to it’s stop position. Now it is having binding issues. Sometimes it will bind with the transmitter.
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    I got this as a gift about a month ago. Used it one time until the battery died, the next day tried use it again and noticed one rotor is not moving at all. This video is identical to my current situation: [. ] while this is not my video, would appreciate any advice on how to get my device up and flying again.
  5. This review is from : Syma X5SW Wifi FPV Real-time 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter Drone UAV RTF UFO with 0.3MP Camera

    I got this as a gift about a month ago. Used it one time until the battery died, the next day tried use it again and noticed one rotor is not moving at all. This video is identical to my current situation: [. ] while this is not my video, would appreciate any advice on how to get my device up and flying again.
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    Grandson chose this as a gift and he enjoys using/playing with it.
    1. Grandson chose this as a gift and he enjoys using/playing with it.
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    Flew good, kinda of laggy with the fpv. Started raining so i flew it back and then i lost control and it pretty much flew away and now can’t find it.
    1. Flew good, kinda of laggy with the fpv. Started raining so i flew it back and then i lost control and it pretty much flew away and now can’t find it.
      1. I have and love the syma x5c and thought the x5sw would be a good choice for getting into using wifi and fpv. The x5sw was not anything like the x5c in terms of design quality and flight quality. The x5sw would not trim out properly and only on rare occasions could i get the unit to hover in place (indoors out of any breeze). When it would move from a hover position (let’s say, for discussion purposes, to the left) and a single push of the fine tune adjustment would be applied; it would move to the right instead of hover in place. This was the case no matter what direction was involved (front, back, left or right). The battery connection is cumbersome. Unlike the x5c where the battery plugs into a securely fastened battery cable connection and the battery compartment has a brace to hold the battery in place, the connector on the x5sw is a loose wire that is, at times, difficult to fish out of the battery compartment. The battery compartment on the x5sw is large and does not have anything to hold the battery in place like the x5c does. The design causes the battery to shift at times during flight and this causes battery weight distribution and therefore unpredictable flight characteristic changes. 7v 500mah li-poly) is not sufficient to power this unit. This is the same battery that comes with the x5c and it works just fine on the x5c (average flight times on x5c = 8 min 32 secs.
  8. I have and love the syma x5c and thought the x5sw would be a good choice for getting into using wifi and fpv. The x5sw was not anything like the x5c in terms of design quality and flight quality. The x5sw would not trim out properly and only on rare occasions could i get the unit to hover in place (indoors out of any breeze). When it would move from a hover position (let’s say, for discussion purposes, to the left) and a single push of the fine tune adjustment would be applied; it would move to the right instead of hover in place. This was the case no matter what direction was involved (front, back, left or right). The battery connection is cumbersome. Unlike the x5c where the battery plugs into a securely fastened battery cable connection and the battery compartment has a brace to hold the battery in place, the connector on the x5sw is a loose wire that is, at times, difficult to fish out of the battery compartment. The battery compartment on the x5sw is large and does not have anything to hold the battery in place like the x5c does. The design causes the battery to shift at times during flight and this causes battery weight distribution and therefore unpredictable flight characteristic changes. 7v 500mah li-poly) is not sufficient to power this unit. This is the same battery that comes with the x5c and it works just fine on the x5c (average flight times on x5c = 8 min 32 secs.
    1. This was my first drone and i am very happy with it. Unfortunately i have only been able to fly it in the house at present time due to the winds here.
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    This was my first drone and i am very happy with it. Unfortunately i have only been able to fly it in the house at present time due to the winds here.
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    Fly’s well outdoors as long as you have it on high rate and not too much wind.
    1. Fly’s well outdoors as long as you have it on high rate and not too much wind.

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