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Syma X5C-1 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Helicopter Explorers Quad Copter with Camera by Review Summary ,  Jul 29, 2015

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Syma X5C-1 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Helicopter Explorers Quad Copter with Camera
Report Date: 08/12/2015
Based on 153 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 6.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Video4.6   above average
Flying4.5   above average
Price4.4   average
Battery4.1   above average
Camera3.9   average
Motor2.0   average


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Battery

Battery:
"It has problems with charging and plugging the battery in the actual drone."
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"The controller is perfect but the main problem is the battery."
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"Only complaint I have is that the battery compartment keeps opening if it hits something but it still flies."
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"Charge up the four extra batteries and your factory battery, and you'll have a good 25-30 minutes of flying time."
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"Would recommend extra battery packs."
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"You'll go through several batteries just figuring out how to fly it before you start to really enjoy it."
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"The controller is perfect but the main problem is the battery."
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Camera

Camera:
"This newer X5C-1 version has solved the flying into a light wind issue but the range is still totally unacceptable for a camera quad."
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"Also, there seems to be a problem with the HD camera."
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"Not the greatest camera in the world, but it does get decent video and sound."
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"The camera is not too great but that is to be expected."
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"It is more fun to fly with the camera off."
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"The cam takes a lot of light to make a good shot, but at this price, what can you expect? "
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"Cam is actually really good for 2.0 MP as seen in my video barely any Jell-O recording and cam has audio which I consider a plus."
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"The camera is sub-par but for the price it works great."
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"I recommend one of the much cheaper X5 clones with double the range unless you want to mod the transmitter and if you need a camera just get a 808 keychain camera and some rubber bands and call it good."
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Control

Control:
"Stable flier, for the most part, but sometimes it just goes out of control (maybe a range problem)."
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"4 stars because it's fun and pretty easy to control, and it can do some very fun stunts."
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"If you've ever played Halo on Xbox, you'll probably acclimate to the controls well."
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"For less than $50 this is a great platform to learn to take videos and control a very stable quad."
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"Super easy to fly, rock solid controls, extremely durable and more fun per $$ than anything in the quadcopter or R C market."
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"Controls are easy to manage; with very little quad copter experience, I was maneuvering this thing quickly through the house with ease."
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Flying

Flying:
"Had the same problem with a Syma X11C with about the same time of indoor flying."
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"Motor quit working properly (too slow) after about 4 minutes of indoor flying."
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"Shooting the gutters actually helps train for precision movements, it's hard to make this thing just slowly fly along a straight line when you consider the wind, trimming, etc."
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"The worst part is when it disconnects it continues to fly on rather than just falling from the sky like other quads and sometimes you can not rebind."
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"Very stable flyer and very easy to fly but it has a major unpredictable range issue."
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"After setup, we were unable to fly it due to one rotor not spinning at correct speed or not turning at all."
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"Love to fly it."
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"But to my surprise, the resilient little guy was unscathed, and I was able to fly again without any issues!"
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"Great cheap quadcopter to learn how to fly these things."
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"This copter is so stable and easy to fly."
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"flies great"
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Motor

Motor:
"Motor quit working properly (too slow) after about 4 minutes of indoor flying."
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"No hard crashes or damage on the unit other than this apparently faulty motor."
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"Not looking good so far, dear reader...Update 2: (11:10pm 7-22): kokorest e-mailed me back and wanted to give me back 1 6th of the price of the unit so I could buy a motor and attempt a repair."
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"Other than needing to resolder connections, and a failed motor, it's been a lot of fun."
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"If you do not have great motor skills, or have not excelled at playing video games, I would say it will be harder to fly - a very steep learning curve unless you grew up with a controller in your hand."
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"A little plastic piece under the motor broke off, but it hasnt affected the quadcopter."
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"* I did what they asked, and told them it didn't matter what order I powered on the device, of course the propeller was on and it was launching from a level surface, that wasn't the problem -- a motor just went bad after only having flown it twice in less than five days of having it!"
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"Was enjoyable for the first two flights but one of the motors stopped working out of nowhere when I attempted my third flight."
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"What if it's not *just* the motor that's the problem?"
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"On the upside, it was relatively easy to replace the motor."
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"Other than needing to resolder connections, and a failed motor, it's been a lot of fun."
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Price

Price:
"Not looking good so far, dear reader...Update 2: (11:10pm 7-22): kokorest e-mailed me back and wanted to give me back 1 6th of the price of the unit so I could buy a motor and attempt a repair."
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"They are inexpensive to replace but a hassle I had insurance Thank Goodness"
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"You will have accidents, you will lose drones and crash; with this price tag, when that does happen, you cant go wrong."
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"I also bought the UDI U818A and it was roughly the same price and it is not good."
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"Great cheap quadcopter to learn how to fly these things."
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"Well worth the price."
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"The cam takes a lot of light to make a good shot, but at this price, what can you expect? "
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"It's super steady too great wind resistance and for the price of 55 bucks including shipping no question best bang for your buck."
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"The camera is sub-par but for the price it works great."
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Video

Video:
"Not the greatest camera in the world, but it does get decent video and sound."
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"It will carry an 808 Keychain camera if you want upgraded video, but will not fly well with a Mobius or anything heaver."
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"I love it best toy I ever got an the trick it does an the video in the day time is beautiful"
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"a lot of fun and good video."
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"Cam is actually really good for 2.0 MP as seen in my video barely any Jell-O recording and cam has audio which I consider a plus."
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"Flies well and videos are good for the price."
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"Surprisingly, the video is very clear and brightness balanced."
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