Syma X5C-1 Explorers is one of the most popular drones for kids. The drone is extremely affordable and even has a camera. Navigation and remote controller are simple to use, and every new pilot will find this drone as a good starter drone. X5C-1 is incredibly durable, and because of that, you will not destroy it so easy. It can survive big crashes from high altitudes.
Syma X5C-1 Explorers – Drone for Kids
Syma X5C-1 Features
X5C-1 is upgraded version of old X5C, and I suggest every new buyer get this updated version, the price is identical, and most probably Syma fixed all the known problems in this upgraded version.
6 Axis Gyroscope
Every decent drone has this feature, but this is a crucial feature for new pilots because this will make your life easier once up in the sky. Not only will help you with keeping your drone in one place, but also will help you in the windy weather.
Removable HD Camera
Maybe the camera is not the best, and maybe it does not have the best picture quality, but for beginners, this camera is more than enough. It will allow new pilots to see what they filmed while learning how to fly a drone. For total beginners who will most probably crash the removable drone camera is a huge plus. This feature only means the damage done to the drone will be smaller if you remove the camera before flying.
Remote Controller and Battery Capacity
The remote controller of Syma X5C-1 will maybe scare you on the first sight. But don’t be afraid, it is not that complicated. I know, it has many buttons and options and what not. But for the first flight, all you need are those sticks. With right and left lever you navigate the drone, choose the direction with the right lever and decrease or increase the speed with left.
There is also LCD Display but for first few hours of flying don’t bother with that. Make sure you choose low speed with a left top button. Later on, you can try high speed by simply switching the mode with the same button.
Keep in mind that controlling distance is only 30 meters, so make sure you don’t go over the range, or bad things will happen since Syma X5C-1 does not have a return to home option, or it has any other fancy automatic landing or other safety options that more expensive drones have.
The battery is not the greatest thing on this drone; it is a 500mAh battery which requires up to 100 minutes to be fully charged. And for that capacity, you will get around 7-8 minutes of flight time.
Syma Remote Controller
High-Quality Material and Crash Guards
X5C is extremely durable. High-quality plastic makes sure this drone doesn’t break easily. If you have doubts and don’t trust in this statement, you can go over to YouTube and search for crash videos. You will see this drone can survive crashes from above 100 meters. Propeller guards are just there to make sure propellers don’t get destroyed because they are not durable.
Syma X5C-1 is a remarkable drone that I recommend to every new pilot. It is a good choice for a first drone. Low price, durable material and easy to use navigation will make sure new pilots get up to the sky and have some fun without demolishing drone or the property bellow it.