If you’re looking to buy your first drone ever, look no further than the Syma X5C, an incredibly affordable RC quadcopter with HD camera.
Learning how to fly a drone doesn’t take a long time, nor does this require any special skills that you’d have to be born with. However, before investing thousands upon thousands on professional drones, it’s recommended to take things slowly and approach this one step at a time. The Syma X5C Explorers RC quadcopter with HD camera was specifically built with beginners in mind, and the price definitely contributes to making it very appealing.
The manufacturer claims that the X5C is the ultimate drone for beginners, and that may as well be true. At 12.2 x 12.2 x 3.1 inches and 1.4 pounds in weight, the RC quadcopter is quite easy to control, while also being enough not to be taken away by the wind. That’s not to say that it cannot be lost, but that can be avoided by attaching a Bluetooth finder to it. Considering it’s dimensions, the X5C is adequate for both indoor and outdoor use, but it’s best to pay attention to it in both scenarios.
Syma X5C is powered by a 3.7V 500mAh Li-Polymer battery that takes 100 minutes to charge, and that keeps the drone operational for up to 7 minutes. Replacing the included camera module with a slightly heavier camera (keep in mind that GoPro is not supported, so you’d have to go with something lighter) will reduce the flying time, and it might cause the RC quadcopter to become more difficult to control.
Speaking of the camera module, the drone is equipped with an HD cam that provides a decent filming quality, considering the price point. As long as you don’t expect cinema quality, you should be satisfied with the results.
Above is an image with all the buttons and switches of the 2.4G 4-channel remote control. While it may seem complicated, you will get used to it in no time.
Below is a picture of everything you’ll find in Syma X5C’s package: the camera module and a microSD card, spare propeller blades, blade guards and the 3.7V 500mAh Li-Po battery, or in other words, almost everything you’d need to get started right away. The only things missing are 4 AA batteries for the controller, so you’ll have to supply those yourself.
Syma X5C Explorers can be purchased on Amazon for $48.80 (or $65.69, if you’d rather get it in a bundle that also contains a 32GB microSD card), which really is an incredible price for such a drone, especially since it is also equipped with an HD camera. Additional parts and colors are available here. That’s a small price to pay for anyone’s first drone, but that doesn’t mean that it lacks quality, so if you, or someone you know, would like to take the first steps in the world of quadcopters, place your order now to make sure that it arrives before Christmas!