Syma X5SC $50 drone with camera

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DRONE FOR BEGINNERS

 

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        There is a reason why this drone is one of the best-selling quadcopter on Amazon. Featuring a HD camera, 6-axis gyroscope, 360 degree roll, hover capability, 50 mtr control range it lies in below $50 (amazon.com) or INR 5000 category (amazon.in).

Before moving to the details lets take a glimpse at its features:

  • HD camera.
  • 6 axis gyroscope.
  • Hover capability.
  • Headless Mode.
  • High Speed Mode/Low speed Mode.
  • Indoor/outdoor flight.
  • Molded flexible plastic body.
  • Control range 50 meter.
  • Accessories/Spare parts available.

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      The molded plastic body is flexible which makes it less brittle and weights a bit over 100 grams. So considering its built material and low weight it does not break easily on crashing. Propeller guards are included that protect the propellers in the event you crash. The guard and the camera can be easily removed to reduce the weight which in turn increases the flight time.

SPEED AND CONTROL:

     The two-speed mode allows the pilot to control it in indoor and outdoor environments. For flying indoors, low-speed mode is recommended. The exact figures on its speed is not known. Hence, the speed of this craft can be considered decent at both modes.

        In addition, the drone can also perform stunts like the 360 degree roll which adds to the excitement. The best liked feature of beginner pilots is the Headless Mode. This mode allows the pilot to fly it in any direction relative to the transmitter irrespective where the ‘front’ of the drone is facing.

       The 6-axis gyro helps stabilize the copter indoor and in low to moderate winds outdoor. The copter is able to withstand winds as high as 10 mph easily.

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REMOTE CONTROLLER:

      The 2.4Ghz remote control consists of a non-lit LCD display which shows power, left shift, right shift. Four 1.5 V AA batteries powers the controller. The control range is about 50 mtrs. Some users have able to go well over 80 mts without losing the contact.

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CAMERA:

      This is a drone that costs less than $50, so the fact that it has a camera is actually pretty impressive. The 2MP camera can capture 1280 x 720 pictures and video at 30fps. So, overall it’s not a bad camera, but definitely not a good one either if you are expecting some pro level clicks. The company also includes a 2 GB Micro SD card.

FLIGHT TIME AND BATTERY:

       The 3.7 V 500 mAh Li-Po (Lithium Polymer) battery is able to provide the flight time of approx. 7 minutes. The charging time is about 90 minutes. It is acceptable for a smaller model under $50. Upgrading the battery can help increase flight time.

PROS AND CONS:

Pros Cons
  • Easy to fly.
  • Durable.
  • Value for Money.
  • Low flight time.
  • Low camera Quality.

WHY IS IT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS?

       This is one of the best quality drone you will get in the market at this low price. Suitable for indoor flying, so no fear of it getting out of control range. Low speed mode and headless mode makes it a perfect choice for beginners. It will help in mastering your flying skills before you fly an expensive one.
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Post Author: Aniket Jadhav

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