Syma, a well-known manufacturer of remote control products, always has great reviews for their durable product line and less expensive price regarding remote control drones. While considering price and durability, also think about the educational factor of any video drone to prepare a child for the world of tomorrow. The X5SW is similar to the Syma X5C and X5SC. Upgrades from the 5C are an improved pinion gear system with an additional protective cover to keep the gears cleaner. A larger battery compartment has also been added for easier access and longer landing legs for more protection of the 2 MP HD camera on the undercarriage. Looking at the upgrade from the X5SC the camera quality is better. Also, the battery door faces a different direction, now towards the back of the plane, is more efficiently designed and much easier to insert batteries. Hovering capabilities in windy conditions are more responsive than the preceding model (X5SC) especially when flown indoors. (My personal addition is that a 12” drone indoors can be disastrous unless you have a higher ceiling than the standard 8 feet.) After an operator has sharpened his skills, the prop guards may be removed to lessen the weight and lengthen the flight time as much as 4 minutes. With a range of 164 feet (50 meters) you have a good-sized distance for your spying adventures.
The main features of these three X5S Series drones are: 2.4GHz 4-channel controller for multi-frequencies; FPV real-time live streaming; Hi-Low Speed Mode for beginners; 6-axis gyro for complete directional flight movement including hovering and banking; aerial stunts and 360-degree flips; and finally, the Headfree Mode which enables the pilot to move the quad in any direction relative to the transmitter, regardless of where the front of the aircraft is facing. This mode is especially useful for the beginner who tends to lose their orientation easily which can result in more crashes. Picture quality is best at shorter distances from the transmitter making it good for checking out roof damages, looking for lost cattle or pets, surveying your property for intruders, or for the just plain enjoyment of learning to fly.
Great, easy to fly fun indoors and outdoors make this an ideal choice not only for beginners but also for those wanting to maintain their flying skills at a cheaper price. Please be sure to check out knowbeforeyoufly.org for RC flying safety rules and FCC regulations for this drone size.
Warranty covers guaranteed replacement for any defective product out of the box. Full credit or a full refund will be issued only after inspection. No warranty will be issued for any damage caused by playing, shipping, crushing, scratches, sun rays, or heat exposure.