Syma X5SW 4CH 2.4G 6-Axis Gyro Headless 0.3MP Camera 360-degree 3D Rolling Mode 2 RTF RC Quadcopter, Black
Product Description: Syma X5SW quadcopter drone comes with a 2.4 GHz transmitter and a single 3.7V 500 mAh LiPo battery. Along with this there are other accessories like USB charger, landing gear, extra blades, a 0.3 MP Wi-Fi camera, 4 screws, 1 screwdriver and of course, the user manual.
As always, the 4 AA batteries for the remote have to be purchased separately. Nonetheless, this particular drone has a smartphone clip holder that facilitates easy attachment of your phone to the controller and offers more freedom of operating.
Features: Syma X5SW has 6-axis gyro technology for a stable flight. The front camera is efficient enough to capture videos and transfer them to your mobile device through Wi-Fi. The 4 channels drone performs functions like left or right sideward flight, up and down, forward / backward as well as 360 degrees flips.
The smartphone holder enables you to secure the phone to the controller so that you have your hands free for maneuvering and still keep an eye on the transmissions on the phone. The drone can be synchronized with an app installed on the phone and you can see live streaming videos as they are captured.
Advantages: Syma X5SW is a ready-to-fly (RTF) drone that has the provision to be connected to any IOS or Android phone via Wi-Fi with the help of installed app.
The headless mode makes piloting the drone easy and the 6 axis gyro technology further ensures that the drone is stable and performs perfect flight movements as desired by the pilot.
Real time transmission of the videos to your mobile can permit you to see exactly what is being captured by the drone camera. There is no need to worry, the company provides a smartphone holder clip that can attach your phone to the controller, thus giving the convenience of concentrating on your maneuvering and forget worrying about phone.
The propellers have protecting rim so that there are no chances of damage in case of a crash.
Disadvantages: One may feel that controlling a headless drone is a simple task. But it is not so. You need to practice a lot in open in order to get a perfect knack of handling the drone. True, that there is no tension of orientation due to headless mode. Nonetheless, this very attribute can make it go haywire if not controlled properly. Do make it a point to calibrate the controller properly and then try the different flight modes.
Another minus point is that this drone comes with a single rechargeable battery, which has a fly time of barely 6-7 minutes. Thus, your flying experience is very short lived and you need to unscrew and remove the battery for recharging. In case you want to fly for a longer period, then hunt for some better brand of batteries
Verdict: For a price tag of less than $100, this is definitely a good option for beginners. If you are careful in handling the drone and avoid operating in public places to avoid mishaps, then go ahead and enjoy some fun.