Why people love it
  • Uses classic (familiar) RC joystick controller
  • Very easy for beginners to fly; excellent handling
  • Offers quality images despite low price

Smaller and easier to control, uses a classic RC quadcopter controller, and easily charged via USB port.

Adding cameras makes the unit less versatile.

Details

Performance: The SYMA X5C is a simple machine, one built for anyone to use. For the beginner this is a good model to get your feet wet with drones. Features a flight time of 5-8 minutes, built-in photography capability, and charge time of 100 minutes. It comes with a built-in HD camera that takes decent images, and it captures video (webcam-quality) in up to 720p. However, this can be remote-controlled, allowing you to adjust the angle, tilt, and zoom before taking photos. The range is not as good as the others, but this is more due to the limited flight time than connectivity issues. The quadcopter uses the classic 2.4 GHz wireless connection to allow you to control it remotely.

Operation: This is one of the best quadcopters for beginners! You can learn to fly it in just a few minutes, and it's a user-friendly device that's controlled via your classic RC controllers (with the familiar joysticks). Thanks to the 6-axis Gyro stabilization system, it handles well even in moderate winds, though removing the photography capability will make it even more versatile for tricks. You only get about 7 to 9 minutes of flight time with this little device, but what would you expect for such a low price? It takes roughly 100 minutes to re-charge the device, which can be plugged into your computer via USB port for easy charging.

Features: The camera is integrated into the drone, but it can be removed to reduce weight and improve maneuverability. This can be remote-activated and controlled, and the unit is surprisingly durable. It lacks the features of fancier drones, but it's a great option for newbies!

Price: At just under $65, this is one of the best-priced models on the market. It's a child- and adult-friendly quadcopter that is easy to start using right away, making it an awesome choice for those looking for a first device.

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