Syma – X5C Explorers – Review and Flight (Indoors and Outdoors)

Check out the above video for a nice review of the Syma X5C Explorers quadcopter by Flyin’ Ryan.  According to the reviewer,  this quad can take multiple forms, in a way. It has optional prop guards, landing legs, and camera. If you fly with all the accessories, it can get a bit unstable in fast flying, but works well for aerial videography and prop protection. If you trim it down to its lightest form, with no prop guards, landing feet, or camera, it can fly “sporty” quite well, and even do flips. Overall this is a good stable quad, but you have to make sure to fly it in the proper manner for the attachments you have on it.

Syma X5C Explorers
Image credit: Syma

Some key features and specs for this little quad:

  • 6 axis gyro direction stabilizer
  • 360 degree eversion (roll) capability
  • HD camera
  • Blade protector
  • Battery charging time around 100 minutes
  • Flight time around 7 minutes
  • Remote controller control distance about 30 meters
  • 2.4GHz remote control
  • Product dimensions: 31cm x 31cm x 8cm
    (source: Syma)

Download the X5C Explorers users manual here (pdf format)