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Syma X1 4 Channel 2.4G RC Quad Copter - Spacecraft (As shown)
Report Date: 08/12/2015
Based on 787 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 6.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Camera5.0   exceptional
Practice5.0   above average
Video4.7   above average
Speed4.6   above average
Button4.5   above average
Price4.5   average
Controller4.3   above average
Remote4.3   above average
Tree4.3   above average
Flying4.2   average
Size4.2   average
Learning4.1   average
Wind4.0   average
Control3.9   average
Crash3.9   above average
Range3.8   average
Hovering3.7   below average
Rotor3.7   exceptional
Battery3.5   average
Charging3.4   average
Landing3.3   average
Break3.1   average
Throttle2.9   average
Propeller2.8   average
Motor2.7   above average


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Battery

Battery:
"The only issue I have is really short battery life, terribly written instructions and any breeze sets this thing going crazy."
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"When I first seen the battery I was kinda disappointed."
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"I love how light the quad is for its size, I removed the Spaceship cowling because it catches the wind and then once the battery gets weak it looses sink if you drop throttle to zero, and reboot is required to pair again."
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"com Syma-3_7V-600mAh-LiPo-Battery-15C-Eflite-Blades-120SR-Force-Power-p-921093.htmlthe included battery is weak, only get 2 - 3 minutes of flight time with the 350mah battery but still waiting for my batteries from China."
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"I had it outside and crashed it in the (soft grassy) field from quite a height and the battery popped out (which I thought would be hard to do since it is clipped in pretty tight and is also a bit hard to remove) but no damage to the aircraft."
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"Also the extended batteries are good but you have to mess with the balance a bit to make them work and not make the copter fly sideways due to weight imbalance."
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"The batteries are easily found for little money."
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"I recommend buying a few batteries for it."
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"After charging for about 10 minutes I put the battery in and it started right up and flew just as well as the day I got it, unbelievable! "
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"I have demo'd the copter to a variety of groups and have made the recommendation to a lot of parents:Advise: buy extra batteries, the 5 min of fun runs out too quick."
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Blade

Blade:
"1of the 4 blades doesn't work on arrival= 1 very dissappointed child."
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"I have a few scratches on the body and the blades but nothing has broken so far."
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"Other than missing one of the extra blades, this is way above what I expected."
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"With that said I have crashed this NUMEROUS times, more than I could count, and not once has a blade or arm broken."
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"In Mode 2(top left button), it really shines :D It's a little hard to recover in doors if you hit a blade on something (it seems to shut off that motor to prevent an injury), but you still can."
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"It comes with a replacement rotor for each position, but the blades have been very durable and capable of surviving some nasty looking collisions."
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"Keep it pointed away from you (white blades away from you) at all times until you get very good at it."
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"Pros:** Very stable and controllable** Replaceable parts... all are easily found** Batteries are cheap** Flat out fun to flyCons:** Because of the larger blades, wind +8mph can affect this greatly."
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"The different colored blades as well as the shape of the body make it easy to note the direction during the day, but lack of LED's make it impossible to fly at night."
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"After all of these crashes, it is still on the same blades, the gears driving them are in good shape because it has an automatic shutoff feature."
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"I have never had to replace a blade, if it gets bent out of shape I have been able to just bend it back with out a hiccup."
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Break

Break:
"Super fun and kinda hard to break"
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"quite good as a starter quad, considering its price and very hard to break."
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"great fun very hard to break."
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"No big deal though since it doesn't break easily."
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"I haven't been able to break the thing yet from my reasonably reckless indoor flying."
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"However...when you do break something ( I broke an arm ) be prepared to either buy a new one ( because they are so cheap ) or get the soldering iron out and do some repairs."
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"Super fun and kinda hard to break"
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"great fun very hard to break."
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"If yours won't fly right, I'd recommend returning it before it breaks itself and you're out of luck."
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"Fairly tough, easy to learn, and not something that would break the bank."
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"Pros: cheap, responsive, fairly durable (I have yet to break it and it is my first quad,) and just plain FUN!"
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Button

Button:
"In Mode 2(top left button), it really shines :D It's a little hard to recover in doors if you hit a blade on something (it seems to shut off that motor to prevent an injury), but you still can."
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"There is even the ridiculous 'flip' button that I've tried out three times which enables the quad copter to do a complete flip after you press the button and pull back on the controls all the way."
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"The only downside is a few fake buttons added for looks(even though this controller did not need it)."
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"That said, it is very easy to fly, getting a good 8 minutes off a charge, and the button to make it do flip is super fun."
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"The buttons on the front are fake, but the screen gives you a good indication of what movement your sticks will cause."
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"It handles light breezes well, and the flip button is very intuitive."
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"being able to do the flips and barrel rolls by just pushing a button is pretty awesome."
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"The flip roll button is very exciting and everyone loves to watch it flip."
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Camera

Camera:
"Its powerful enough to carry a small 808 key chain camera and it just a lot of fun to fly."
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"Great practice for the camera holding one."
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"As per recommendations, I used Velcro at the top of the X1 and the bottom of the camera."
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"flies excellent outside with no wind, and flies great with 808 key chain cam."
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"I have a parrot Quad and it usually sits as I love to fly the Syma, It does not have a camera but it did not cost $200.00 either."
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Charging

Charging:
"May be problem with charging."
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"My only complaint is the low flight time long charge time."
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"The only complaint I have is that the batteries only last a few minutes per charge and extras are pricey, compared to the quadcopter."
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"Problems:1- Instructions say the charging cable LED turns off when the battery is charged."
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"- The charging cable I got is hard to plug in."
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"So just to make sure there was nothing wrong with the USB port on my PC, I tried charging the old batteries on other computers, but got the same results."
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"That said, it is very easy to fly, getting a good 8 minutes off a charge, and the button to make it do flip is super fun."
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"(Cheap) to keep fun rolling while charging used ones."
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"Plenty of power and decent run time per charge."
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"The unit comes with a nice pro feeling TX, charger, and extra props."
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"Maybe you want to start in the slower mode, but as soon as you feel you have the very basics down I'd hit the left top button, see the H appear on the controler and enjoy faster mode - you'll find it easier- Batteries take an easy hour to charge, so it's worth blowing $7 or so on a couple of extras"
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Control

Control:
"The Syma X1 is only a 3 axis gyro instead of the newer 6 axis so its not that good in controlling it and if there is just a little wind its a nightmare to control and most likely go down in a crash, so I gave it 2 stars I really dont like it, I have 2 other quadcopters with the newer gyro 6 axis set ups and the are a lot more stable and flyable"
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"It's not that easy to control -- it took some time to learn."
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"It is hard to control and cannot go very far or very high."
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"Also it is really light and can be hard to control in the wind."
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"hard to control sometimes but you just got to get the hang of it"
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"I imagine some beginners may get frustrated not being able to properly control the X1, especially in closed areas."
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"I *think* the X1 is easier to control in my small office but my 929 is out of commission at the moment so I can't directly compare."
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"be careful with the controller because the handles used to control it bend very easily."
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"these are good for outdoors but almost impossible to control Indoors good deal for the moneythat explains why all the videos I watched were outside"
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"Once you get it down it controls really well."
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"Pretty easy to control, battery lasts a while."
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Controller

Controller:
"The only downsides are the battery life isn't spectacular (7-8 minutes or so) and the controller inputs are a little dull, even on the higher setting."
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"This was a my first copter ever so i crashed it a lot, but despite its size and weight, it took a lot of beating before it was no longer able to connect to the controller."
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"I think I would rate it outstanding except for the problem with the controller."
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"be careful with the controller because the handles used to control it bend very easily."
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"It seems like a cool toy, I like that the controller seems more than decent for a toy in this price range."
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"I was able to bind it to the controller and flew it right out of the box."
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"Second, syncing the controller to the Syma is quick and easy once you know how to do it."
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"I learned that switching it from low to high mode on the controller makes it more responsive and much more fun."
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Crash

Crash:
"Broken arm after 2nd crash! "
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"these quadcopters for the price can't be beat they are amazing in their functionality, I have bought 2 of them, the first one's housing broke but that was after 20 plus hard crashes and I mean hard crashes like full speed into a power line and full speed into the dirt, the range is pretty far I have gotten it a block away and it still flying fine, and the battery last about 7-8 minutes which is reasonable,"
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"I can't penalize it for this on the star rating as taking crashes like this one can handle would badly damage other craft, so use some hot glue or something easy to remove to bind them in."
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"My only other problem is that the booms will slide out after a lot of crashes."
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"It has endured many horrible crashes during my learning curve and it still works like a champ!"
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"I have crashed it into just about everything you can imagine but it can be damaged."
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"The Syma X1 is very durable: I've seen it submerged, slam into buildings, crash into cement, you name it."
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"They've held up to many crashes and still function well."
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"Very durable, I've had this thing over a year and crashed it over and over and over and over."
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"P. S. This thing is pretty durable, i crashed into a lot of stuff learning how to fly it."
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"It's really sturdy and takes a crash well."
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Flying

Flying:
"Hard to fly"
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"IT'S fun if your a beginner and it flies great I was a little disappointed that after 3 months one of the motors burned out so now it can't be flown but it was worth the price"
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"imposible to fly it sucks do not recomend it"
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"The instructions that come with it are absolute junk, so you must do some research to get it flying."
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"I have never enjoyed flying this model."
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"My helicopter did not come with ANY directions so I was trying blind and was unable to get it to fly straight."
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"He loves to fly it around the yard."
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"Great for learning the ropes of quadcopter flying."
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"Very Good I have Purchased More tyhan 4 Have Given Two as GIFTS Very easy to fly"
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"That said, it is very easy to fly, getting a good 8 minutes off a charge, and the button to make it do flip is super fun."
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"Very easy to fly, my grand kids ( ages 10 and 8 ) only took a couple of minutes to get used to it."
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Gyro

Gyro:
"The Syma X1 is only a 3 axis gyro instead of the newer 6 axis so its not that good in controlling it and if there is just a little wind its a nightmare to control and most likely go down in a crash, so I gave it 2 stars I really dont like it, I have 2 other quadcopters with the newer gyro 6 axis set ups and the are a lot more stable and flyable"
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"It did not fly long and the gyro appeared to be broken in the first 10 minutes."
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"Cons- when you first put the battery in after each charge you have to very quickly flip it and put it on a level surface, or it will drift- battery life is bad (easily rectified with extended life batteries for < $10, buying those right now)- a nitpick, the gyro isn't perfect, it can be tricky to get it to hover exactly in place without a little bit of drift."
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"If it's on a slant, the gyro get's confused and you get the crooked flight."
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"If you dont' do that the gyro calibration will fail and the copter will not fly properly...which will lead most people to think they received a defective unit."
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"The only negative thing I can say about this quad copter is that it only has a 3-axis gyro, but for the price I can't complain about it what so ever!"
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"If the copter darts off in random directions (especially after performing a level rotation-only maneuver), there's a good chance it's because the gyros weren't initialized properly."
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"The gyros and associated computational circuitry are a great help and work awesomely well to help make your commands a reality."
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"gyros work great, its fast as anything, responsive, and tough as nails."
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"The gyro works perfectly."
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Hovering

Hovering:
"This quad copter is made very poor unhappy with it's overall feel and performance does not hover battery drains to fast does not even last 5 minutes it's just a big let down"
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"This item never once, I repeat, never ONCE was able to hover."
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"First, before I bought this Syma X1, I thought it will be super hard to fly, will not hover, and will just become preices after a few crashes."
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"Cons- when you first put the battery in after each charge you have to very quickly flip it and put it on a level surface, or it will drift- battery life is bad (easily rectified with extended life batteries for < $10, buying those right now)- a nitpick, the gyro isn't perfect, it can be tricky to get it to hover exactly in place without a little bit of drift."
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"Let's get this out there though: In my experience there's no such thing as an *easy* to fly hovering vehicle."
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"I sometimes find it isn't able to hover well even using the level table process."
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"it can do amazing things - it will hover in one spot, turn 360 degrees and circle, go forward and backwards (this takes a bit of time to master) it has a button to do front and side flips, everyone goes ahhhhhhhh when you do them."
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"I haven't discovered the formula to make it hover perfectly in the house in no wind, it will drift a bit no matter what I do, no big deal."
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"the Syma micro helicopters are much easier to fly and hover much better than the quad copter."
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"It was difficult to make it hover at one altitude, but I was able to get it decently under control after several flights."
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"This is really fun to do, especially when you're not just hovering in place."
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Landing

Landing:
"So i bought this syma x1 for myself now usally when i buy any rc's that fly i ussaly end up breaking it but this syma is indestuctable and is realy fun and it also Can do backflips and foward flips and side flips real fun ...... the only probelm i did have with this is that the landing gear on this is not so great and will give the heli quiet a hit during Impact landing and my other probelm was that sometimes it was hard to stablize it so it wouid go in differnt directions and was very hard for me to trim."
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"one wrong landing or knock and thats usually the end of the toy."
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"After a few rough landings, one of the motor pods broke off in such a way that I could not glue it on again."
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"I've flown mine several times a week for a couple of months, had some (many) spectacular unplanned landings, and I'm only now considering replacing some of the rotors."
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"I've smashed it hard into walls, gotten the propellers stuck in carpeting on the cat trees, and the most I've had is recently a blade was bent from someone leaving their heavy purse on it (but could bend it right back).Even with minor crashes on the Blade's, I had to replace fly bars, blades (made to crack very easily), landing gear, tail parts, bodies, ect, and none of them have been as much fun or as inexpensive as this."
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"The good:It's stableIt's relatively fastIt's really fun to flyThe flips are a nice trick and fun to executeIt's pretty durableIt's easy to fixThe bad:- After a particularly hard landing, one of the motor wires pulled free from my motherboard."
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"It handled a couple crash landings with no damage."
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"My 1 Yr old loves chasing it from landing pad to landing pad across the living room and my whole family got a kick out of it in the back yard."
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Learning

Learning:
"It has endured many horrible crashes during my learning curve and it still works like a champ!"
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"Learning to fly can sometimes be frustrating, but if you put the time in, you'll be rewarded for it."
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"Stock battery is junk after about 25 flightsIt is louder than the Syma S107May not be the best for young children that are just learning to flyDoes not have LEDs for night flyingThese cons are minor that I suggest you buy this quad."
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"Fast, fun, great range (at least 100 feet high), and tough: crashed it several times (on grass, trees, and snow) while learning and nothing broke (at least not yet) and extra prop blades were included anyway."
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"with it being very difficult to just get this to take off and be stable, I've been unable to get through a basic learning curve and really figure out how to fly this thing."
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"Great for learning the ropes of quadcopter flying."
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"it was great for learning on."
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"Have many RC toys and few professional choppers, unit is fun for price and a great way for kids to start learning to fly."
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"You really need an empty indoor basketball court or similar to get the best start learning how to fly it."
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"Fun to fly, and still learning."
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Motor

Motor:
"IT'S fun if your a beginner and it flies great I was a little disappointed that after 3 months one of the motors burned out so now it can't be flown but it was worth the price"
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"Grass is a problem because it gets into the gears (the motors drive the propellers through gears, not directly), but it's easy enough to clean out."
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"Unfortunately, one of the motors has already started to have trouble starting."
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"We flew it once after the initial battery charge and it worked good, but then after recharging the battery and trying to fly it again one of the motors was completely dead."
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"However, some of the solder broke loose from the motors and had to be re-soldered."
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"On closer inspection of the circuit board I noticed its not the best around where the motors are attached."
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"The copter motors work pretty well and it does what it says it does."
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"IT'S fun if your a beginner and it flies great I was a little disappointed that after 3 months one of the motors burned out so now it can't be flown but it was worth the price"
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"Seems each time one of the motors would stop working well and it would just flip over or fly sideways from that point on."
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"i did end up breaking a motor off but its easily repairable and they sell the parts on amazon."
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"it flies pretty well but one motor tries to stick a little bit making it hard to control."
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Practice

Practice:
"Great toy copter to practice on before moving up to a more expensive one."
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"This is a great practice drone."
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"Bought it as a practice drone before I make the $$$ plunge and am having fun."
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"The remote is pretty touchy and just like anything else, practice & learn."
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"Great practice for the camera holding one."
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Price

Price:
"Save yourself money and a child's disappointment and get a different gift! "
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"For the price, it's hard to beat."
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"I love the transmitter, I love how quiet this machine is, for the price you cannot go wrong, I will recommend this to family and friendsI bought 4xhttp: www."
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"these quadcopters for the price can't be beat they are amazing in their functionality, I have bought 2 of them, the first one's housing broke but that was after 20 plus hard crashes and I mean hard crashes like full speed into a power line and full speed into the dirt, the range is pretty far I have gotten it a block away and it still flying fine, and the battery last about 7-8 minutes which is reasonable,"
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"quite good as a starter quad, considering its price and very hard to break."
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"I'd probably buy it again and if anyone else is in the market I would let them know for very little money they can have a drone, but to be aware of the caveats I mentioned above."
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"Great for the price! "
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"This little quad is just what I was looking for: cheap, easy to use, & durable (so far)."
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"All at an excellent price point, quad is also extremely durable!"
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"A good buy for the price."
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"The batteries are easily found for little money."
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Propeller

Propeller:
"this quad is very delicate and broke the second day I got it 1 prop stop spinning me and my dad took it apart and coulnd find the problem"
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"You'll be able to tell the front from the back by the color of the propellers (white on front, black on back).The only complaint I have is that the battery that came with the replacement has inflated like a pillow after just two charges and discharges and is no longer safe to use."
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"Grass is a problem because it gets into the gears (the motors drive the propellers through gears, not directly), but it's easy enough to clean out."
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"first time flying one of the prop struts hit the wall and broke the shaft."
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"Fast, fun, great range (at least 100 feet high), and tough: crashed it several times (on grass, trees, and snow) while learning and nothing broke (at least not yet) and extra prop blades were included anyway."
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"My only problem with it now is that I crashed it so many times one of the propellers stick and the unit wont levitate now."
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"Lucky I was able to swap the propeller with one of the spares and get the shaft more or less straight by hand."
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"You'll be able to tell the front from the back by the color of the propellers (white on front, black on back).The only complaint I have is that the battery that came with the replacement has inflated like a pillow after just two charges and discharges and is no longer safe to use."
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"I've literally crashed hundreds of times with no major damage besides bending a prop."
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"In all that I have not damaged it - haven't even bent a prop."
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"I mean it has really taken a beating, and all the gears, motors, propellers, arms, body are all still working great.3."
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Quality

Quality:
"Pretty disappointed with the quality."
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"Fun great high quality product."
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"gave it five stars due to good shipper, good packaging and the product is a quality toy."
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"I have looked for the cheapest one around with still good quality and this far outshines my expectations."
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"Price Quality perfect."
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"I am very pleased with the quality, durability, and ease of use."
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Remote

Remote:
"Another step I almost missed...once the remote is powered for a few seconds, to move the throttle all the way up and back."
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"There is a quick but annoying fix for this problem; simply turn off the remote, take the battery out, put it back in, and repeat the turning on procedures."
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"The remote is pretty touchy and just like anything else, practice & learn."
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"For $30 some bucks its pretty good and the remote is a little fakey with fake buttons etc, but its a pretty good durable unit for first time."
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"I would recommend getting another remote for it as well."
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"Go to YouTube and find how to fly remote control rc helicopter It six vids but well worth the time."
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"Pros - the remote (if it would work) has a nice feel and surprising features for the price level."
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Rotor

Rotor:
"I broke one of the rotors after about 20 uses, I'll see how easy it is to repair."
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"Got a small piece of sand in one of the rotor gears and damaged it a little but was able to smooth it out."
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"Only about the third time it cut back and to the left hard, right into a pole, which promptly broke one of the arms to the rotors off."
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"Also, I thought that one of the rotors was dead stuck."
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"Pros:* Cheap - great way to test if quad rotors are right for you."
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"I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in getting into the quad rotor scene."
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"I broke one of the rotors after about 20 uses, I'll see how easy it is to repair."
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"Got a small piece of sand in one of the rotor gears and damaged it a little but was able to smooth it out."
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"I've flown mine several times a week for a couple of months, had some (many) spectacular unplanned landings, and I'm only now considering replacing some of the rotors."
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Spare

Spare:
"I saved the prop assemblies so now I have spares, but the body and circuit board are dead."
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"You won't be able to use those spare batteries you bought if you do this."
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"Either way, finding spare parts is tough so buyer beware."
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"Lucky I was able to swap the propeller with one of the spares and get the shaft more or less straight by hand."
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"Well I bought the two spare batteries and now have 3, and each one lasts at least 8-10 minutes in the sky."
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"It does come with a set of spare rotors, which is nice, however even after using this in a parking lot, I've not yet broken anything."
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"As far as durability, it comes with a spare set of rotor blades and I am proud to say that after dozens of hard landings and several even harder crashes I am still on the first set."
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"fly time was a good 10 minutes so get a spare battery and have some fun."
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Speed

Speed:
"Easy to pick up the basics, but plenty hard to master... once you go into fast mode it's a whole new ballgame."
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"Don't worry about durability either, I've run this thing into walls at full speed, may knock the battery loose, but the worst I've ever done is bend a prop."
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"Can't fly that indoors (too fast and heavy, will damage your interior), and can't fly it outdoors when there is the slightest wind - which meant for me that I can't fly it anywhere (bummer).So I did some research and bought the Syma X1."
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"In newbie mode, it's very slow but that is good."
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"the first day that I went outside to fly it, there was the tiniest bit of wind and I crashed it into a tree because the wind blew it away so fast and this thing can not fight wind good."
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"Easy enough to control flying in my dorm room, yet fast enough to be fun outside."
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"Once again, great place to start: its fun, stable, and fast."
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"Flying in easy mode is so slow to respond to controls that's it's only for very beginners."
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Throttle

Throttle:
"I love how light the quad is for its size, I removed the Spaceship cowling because it catches the wind and then once the battery gets weak it looses sink if you drop throttle to zero, and reboot is required to pair again."
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"Another step I almost missed...once the remote is powered for a few seconds, to move the throttle all the way up and back."
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"It likes to fly way beyond my skill level and my only remedy when it was going where I didn't intend -- like near some water in the park or heading to a fenced area I wouldn't be able to get it it from, was to cut the throttle, let it fall to the ground, and hike to retrieve it."
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"It's very sturdy , and withstands damage in minor accidents with reduceing throttle to zero before hitting anything ."
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"I've crashed this thing many times and have found that by cutting the throttle whenever you lose control, damage is minimized."
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"I took it out to a football field to test the range, I flew it up over 100 feet until it lost signal and came tumbling down and I was able to hit the throttle to save it when it was in range again."
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"the flight battery had a charge on it so I just put batteries in the remote ,set it on a flat surface it paired with the remote I gave it throttle and it lifted perfectly I trimmed it slightly and its great,i haven't taken it outside yet,because I know ill be mobbed by the kids in my complex, it's a great bird, and yesterday I crashed my prized blitz rc contra flybarless copter im sticking to quads they are much more forgiving and my syma has survived at least ten good crashes,my contra is down after a bad hover,so that's my story and im sticking to it,im now waiting for a infra quad with avoidance system built in let you know how that turns out SCI FI PRIME"
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"The eversion button is really fun and impressive, and can be triggered at almost any throttle setting so you can change the loop radius."
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"The most difficult part for me was keeping good throttle control as the copter can easily gain high altitude and might get away from you."
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"Assuming you haven't flown RC heli's - flying this copter should not be a problem for you to learn, assuming you are PATIENT... throttle up SLOWLY."
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Transmitter

Transmitter:
"Only CON - First transmitter I got was faulty."
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"This syma is a piece of junk it will not hold a bind to the transmitter you can be flying and it will jus fall to the ground then you have to go through the entire process of binding it again it will do this at least 5 times a flight will not waste my money on another one will use this one for its motors to build a airplane."
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"Only drawback I can think of is the range with the stock transmitter is a little lacking."
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"Binding - First time powering on:* Charge your flight battery completely (red light on charger should go dark)* Go search youtube for how to fly a quad while it charges* Verify transmitter has good batteries, then turn transmitter off* Put battery half way into quad, then put quad down on flat surface and push battery in the rest of the way* Do not touch the quad or cause vibrations* Red LED will slow blink, pause, then fast blink* As soon as you see that pause, turn your transmitter on."
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"the things I do like about his quadcopter is the flips it can do and how durable it is(which is especially good for begginers) and the stock transmitter it comes with."
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"Hovers with ease and transmitter easy to use."
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"Nice transmitter to boot (4 channels including trim tabs...you will need these).Don't kid yourself, this copter can fly indoors and out."
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Tree

Tree:
"They X1 is amazingly durable, i have smashed into cars, flew it out of range (100+ feet vertically) and slammed into the pavement, been caught in multiple trees and have yet to cause any major damage."
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"Fast, fun, great range (at least 100 feet high), and tough: crashed it several times (on grass, trees, and snow) while learning and nothing broke (at least not yet) and extra prop blades were included anyway."
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"I've crashed it many times, lost it in trees multiple times, and it still works great."
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"Unit is very durable and has takin few hits in trees and ground that would have caused issues with other quads I have."
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"If outdoors you really want it in full high rate mode so you have enough power to fight the wind, but that means it's that much easier to land it in a tree."
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"This is my first quad copter and so my brother and I already crashed it into gravel, a tree, rocks, house etc on a pretty windy day."
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"It is fast and capable of reaching 50' or higher altitude, and if conditions are windy, it can easily get blown into the nearest tree."
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Video

Video:
"I advise good lighting and not too many quick moves in the air because the video blurs until the motion slows down."
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"these are good for outdoors but almost impossible to control Indoors good deal for the moneythat explains why all the videos I watched were outside"
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"I initially was looking at the Parrot or Phantom due to the stability, range, real time (and higher definition video) but at hundreds of dollars more; the Syma X1 is a great option to learn on and decide if you want to invest in the higher end quads."
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"You can see this on this YouTube Video:[...]Here are the pros and con's:ProsModerately easy to flyCheap price for the fun you getVery fastCan do flipsHas fast mode and slow modeHas a great power to weight ratioToo funCon'sNot very good at turning unless you are good at leveling the quad out after several turns."
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"I even put an 808 HQ30 (also bought from Amazon) keychain camera on the bottom of it with velcro for aerial video and it supports the added weight nicely."
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"Look around online and you will find some good instructional videos."
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Weight

Weight:
"To me its more fun to fly this outside where you have some room, but be aware that any wind above 5-6 miles per hour is a challenge to this vehicle due to the fact that it is very light weight."
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"Keep in mind that it is pretty lightweight, so it is difficult to control in light to moderate winds."
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"I understand the lift to weight ratio, but it would be great if it was better."
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"You can see this on this YouTube Video:[...]Here are the pros and con's:ProsModerately easy to flyCheap price for the fun you getVery fastCan do flipsHas fast mode and slow modeHas a great power to weight ratioToo funCon'sNot very good at turning unless you are good at leveling the quad out after several turns."
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"Ideally, you might be able to fly w o it, shaving off some weight and possibly some air resistance, though the fairing does offer some protection and probably shouldn't be removed until you're past the beginner stages."
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"Excellent, lightweight, sturdy little quad... a great trainer for more advanced models."
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Wind

Wind:
"The Syma X1 is only a 3 axis gyro instead of the newer 6 axis so its not that good in controlling it and if there is just a little wind its a nightmare to control and most likely go down in a crash, so I gave it 2 stars I really dont like it, I have 2 other quadcopters with the newer gyro 6 axis set ups and the are a lot more stable and flyable"
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"You really need a large indoor room or outdoors with no wind to enjoy this."
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"for starters it does absolutely TERRIBLE in the slightest gust of wind outside."
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"Also it is really light and can be hard to control in the wind."
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"I love how light the quad is for its size, I removed the Spaceship cowling because it catches the wind and then once the battery gets weak it looses sink if you drop throttle to zero, and reboot is required to pair again."
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"it doesn't do well outside in any kind of wind."
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"And it handles very well in a light wind."
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"Only con is its lightweight which causes the wind to pull it on windy days, but aside from that, this is a great device to learn on."
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"Great for indoors, alright for outdoors if there isn't any wind."
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"If outdoors you really want it in full high rate mode so you have enough power to fight the wind, but that means it's that much easier to land it in a tree."
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"Works great outdoors with no wind."
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