Syma X5UW Altitude Hold Camera Drone Flight Test Review

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This candy apple red camera quadcopter is a very smooth flier with altitude hold. It should be great for beginner fliers. Try coupon code SYMAX5UW for $15 off! (also please let me know if the coupon code expires). Buy it here https://goo.gl/tjbNVr or here from Amazon http://amzn.to/2pUGlpF

Pros
– Shiny candy apple red and chrome look. I like the look πŸ˜‰
– Good flight time, even when recording. I got close to 7 1/2 minutes of flight, while recording most of it to my SD card.
– Good smooth flier. Should be great for beginners.
– Auto takeoff and auto landing. Can safely auto land from high altitudes.
– Auto lands on low battery (does not drop from the sky).
– Altitude hold
– FPV
– 720p HD camera that can record to a microSD card while WiFi FPV is operating
– Needed microSD card (4 Gb) and USB card reader are included in the package πŸ™‚
– Can increase the range of the quadcopter by not activating the WiFi app, to simply operate the onboard 720p camera.
– Headless mode and one key return

Cons
I had no problems with this quadcopter’s flying abilities. Most of the cons that I noticed deal with the video.
– Proprietary battery πŸ™
– Jello, and plenty of it. Blade balancing needed to reduce such.
– microSD recorded video is somewhat washed out in bright sunlight.
– If you intend to fly FPV, you’ll need to keep it very close. WiFi FPV is very short range at 20 to 40 meters.
– Recorded FPV video to your phone is very laggy and just about unusable. Would recommend using one of the many free screen recorder apps instead if you wish recorded phone video.

Vendor’s Description
Cool design with a 2MP camera, you can record photos and videos during every happy moment
With attractive height hold function, the quadcopter can hover at a fixed height. It is a great function for aerial photography
You can control the quadcopter by your phone via the customizedAPP
6 Axis gyro fly system provides a more sensitive gyro’s regulating, more stable and flexible flight
With functions of one key automatic taking off and landing, you can control your airplane to start and end a trip conveniently and safely
With attractive headless mode: the direction of the drone depends on the user rather than the drone itself
One key automatic return function makes it easier for beginners to control
2.4G frequency: the quadcopter features 2.4G technology allowing you to fly more than one sky drone at a time
It is incredibly durable and is suitable for both indoor andoutdoor play
Functions:3Drollover,AutomaticReturn,Camera,EmergencyLanding,Forward/backward,FPV,HeadlessMode,
OneKeyAutomaticReturn,OneKeyLanding,OneKeyTakingOff,Sidewardflight,Turnleft/right,Up/down,WiFiConnection

Specification:
Color: Red
Material: ElectronicComponents+Plastic
Channel: 4-Channels
Mode: Mode2(LeftHandThrottle)
MotorType: BrushedMotor
Built-inGyro: 6AxisGyro
NightFlight: Yes
Frequency: 2.4G
Battery for quadcopter: 3.7V500mAh
ModelPower: Built-inrechargeablebattery
ChargingTime: 60mins
ChargingWay: chargingislightupandfulllightoff
TransmitterPower: 4×1.5VAAbattery(notincluded)
CameraPixels: 2MP
WIFIVideoDistance: 40Meters
SupportPhonetype: IOSandAndroid
Memorycardsize: 4G
RemoteControl: WiFiRemoteControl
ControlDistance: 80~100m
FPVDistance: 40m
FlyingTime: 7mins
Product Size: 32*32*7cm
Product Weight: 670g
Packing: Colorful Box

Package includes: 1x SYMA X5UW RC Quadcopter, 1x Transmitter, 1x USB Cable, 1x Screwdriver, 1x Card Reader, 1x 4Gb microSD card, 1x Mobile Phone Fixed, 1x User Manual, 4x Rotor Blade

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This video along with every video of the Quadcopter 101 channel was produced and edited with VSDC Free Video Editor. You may download this excellent, and no kidding “free” video editor here http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor

MUSIC LICENSE
“Awel” by stefsax
http://ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785
is licensed under a Creative Commons license:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
music was shortened to fit length of video.

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