Small time drone is a new buzz word , as it is more affordable and offers basic drone functionalities. The Syma X5SC is another drone in the Syma’s X5 series with some improvement compared to its predecessor as well as an improved design. You have some of the perks of even more expensive drones like headless mode, stunts like 360 flips, Above all the main attraction here is the nice build and number of features available at the slated price.
Syma X5SC Key Specs and Features
- Head free mode, 360 Flips and barrel rolls
- 6 Axis Stabilization
- 2.4 GHZ radio control
- 100 meters Flight range
- LED lights (to differentiate front and back)
- Detachable HD camera with 2 megapixel lens
- Still photos and video capturing
- 500mAh Li-Po rechargeable battery
- 6-8 minutes Flight Time
- Charge time is 2 hours
Design and Build
As recent quadcopters are made with propeller guards, the Syma X5SC”s prop guard comes in form of an extension at the base that goes beyond the propellers, thus protecting it. Another clear improvement is its legs that appears to be longer preventing the camera located under from touching the landing surface. Like its peers, the drone is made of plastic, but it can still take a hit plus most of the parts are replaceable.
You also have LED lights that signifies the orientation, whether front or back. Take note that the camera on the drone is stationary and positioned to face downward by default. That being said, the overall build is nice and quite elegant capable of taking flight after a minor crash.
Flying the drone is pretty much a easy thing to do using the remote controller. There is also the famed headless mode which comes in handy for beginners. This is because beginners often operate the drone based on where they are facing rather than where the drone is facing. That being said, it flies quite well in still air, but you might find it difficult to move around in slight wind. Same as the rest of its peers, you might find it difficult to keep the drone steady in the air while maintaining the same altitude.
As I may have mentioned before, the drone can get quite acrobatic if you want it to with movements like 360° flips in all directions and barrel rolls. It is also capable of supplying live feed from the camera to you in real time as you fly.
One of the items in the box as the Syma X5SC ships is a designated remote Controller with which you get to control the drone. Apart from the analog sticks which are loaded with springs to give a nice tactile feedback, there is an LCD screen that shows vital information such as battery level, signal strength and so on. The transmitter has a range of about 50m although you could increase this with a little tweak here and there.
Image and Video
Pretty much like a number of other budget mini drones, the Syma X5SC has a somewhat low quality image and video resolution. Shooting from a 2MP HD camera stationed up front, the capture quality is not as clear as can be in higher priced ones.
Pricing and Availability
The Syma X5SC is available for sale in various online stores for about 25, 000 naira depending on your location and the deal.
Syma X5SC Specs
Here are a few specs of the Syma X5SC:
- Description: Quadcopter
- Platform Support: –
- Colours: Black and white
- Processor: –
- Memory: –
- Storage: 4GB with SD card
- Motor Type: –
- Dimension: 31.5 X 31.5 X 10.5 cm
- Weight: –
- Resolution: 720p
- Video Recording: Yes
- EV Range: –
- Camera Angle Adjustment: –
- FPV: Yes
- Shooting Time Delay: –
- Field of Vision: –
- Features: –
- Sensors: –
- Satellite Navigation: –
- Flight Time: –
- Maximum Altitude: –
- Controller: –
- Functions: Headfree mode 360 Flips and barrel rolls
- Battery: 500mAh removable Li-Po battery
- Charging Time: 2 hours