The Syma Quadcopter is an Awesome Gift
Some things never get old and the Syma Quadcopter is one of those toys that just keeps giving and giving. So if you want to add a new drone to your collection or give one away as a gift, don’t let the small price tag put you off (less then $50).
Despite is small price tag, this Syma Quadcopter performs really well, doing 360 degree flips in a heart beat. In fact, it outperforms many other more expensive drones on the market. The 2.0 mega pixel camera is fine, not brilliant, but it takes good snaps and video and is seriously value for money.
- Equipped with a 2.0MP HD camera with 4GB TF card.
- Photo resolution: 1080 x 720.
- 360 degree eversion and 3D flips.
- 2 speeds – low or fast.
- 2 control modes – left and right throttle switches.
- 6-axis gyro.
- 2.4G transmitter.
- Stable flight system with a 6-axis gyro flight control system.
- LED night lights.
- Controlling distance: 30m (98 feet).
- Anti-interference technology.
- No assembly required.
- Requires 3.7V Li-battery for the quadcopter (included).
- Requires 4 x AA batteries for the controller (not included).
- Comes with a USB charger and 4GB Micro SD card.
- Weight: 1.4 pounds.
- Size: 17.5 x 10.2 x 4.5 inches.
- Suitable for ages 14 years and up.
- 7 minute flight time.
- Charging time 75 minutes.
Setting up and flying your Syma Quadcopter Drone
Fortunately, the Syma Quadcopter is very easy to set up. All you need to do is to insert the batteries in to the quadcopter itself and the controller and you are good to go. If you have never flown one of these before, it can take you a while to get the hang of it, but most people are flying pretty well in around 30 minutes.
One of the problems with this quadcopter and in fact, with most quadcopter drones is that the flying time is very short and the charging time rather long. To get around this problem, it is a good idea to have extra rechargeable batteries on hand, so you can just switch them over and keep on flying.
Another problem is that if you are not careful, you can easily loose your drone. So it pays to not get over zealous when you are learning to fly your quadcopter, keeping it to a confined space or to a large open area where you have a good chance of finding it.
This drone does come with LED lights, making it easier to fond at night, but not so much during the day. One tip is to look for a Drone Tracker, which locates your drone in real time using GPS. Some of these can be expensive, I guess it all depends on whether you are a drone nerd or not (or whether you really don’t want to lose your quadcopter!).
Don’t forget that your Syma Quadcopter can do 360 degrees flips, which are really easy to do even for a beginner. A last tip is to make sure that the controller and drone are in sync with each other, which is really easy to do and is clearly explained in the manual.
What do online customers think of the Syma Quadcopter ?
The most frequent comment about this drone is that it is fun! Also that it is value for money, very light, handles well and stands up to crashes!
Another well made point is that this is an ideal beginners quadcopter, which is cheap and easy to fly.
A fun little drone to learn on and the price is right. If you can fly this one, the larger more expensive ones are a piece of cake.
A joy to fly and perfect for a beginner. Had to add a bit of weight to the rear to get it to trim perfectly.
Great beginner model. Be sure to get the extra batteries from Amazon too.
I’ve crashed it into many things while learning and it just keeps going. Replacement parts are readily available. Extra propellers and batteries are a good idea.
This drone is awesome for the money we spent. We may buy a couple more because they are so inexpensive.
For the price this is a great toy. It is good beginning quadcopter to learn to fly. It is very crash resistant…a good thing for beginners.
Should you buy the Syma Quadcopter?
If you are looking for an affordable quadcopter for someone to learn how to fly a drone, then this is a great place to start. The Syma Quadcopter is easy to learn for a beginner and easy to fly.
Some customers have found problems syncing the quadcopter with the drone, but in general this hasn’t been an issue.
A few negatives are that you do need to buy extra rechargeable batteries, because they don’t last very long at all and that the camera could be better – but it is less than $0 after all.
So if you want a beginners quadcopter drone, then the Syma Quadcopter might just tick all the boxes for you.