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Syma X1 4 Channel 2.4G RC Quad Copter - BumbleBee by Review Summary ,  Jul 29, 2015

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Syma X1 4 Channel 2.4G RC Quad Copter - BumbleBee
Report Date: 08/12/2015
Based on 170 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 3.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.8   above average
Flying4.0   average
Crash3.8   above average
Wind3.8   average
Battery3.5   average


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Battery

Battery:
"Overall fun copter but with one very significant design fault: you must manually insert remove the battery from the copter every time you want to use it."
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"But if you purchase non-oem batteries, beware they probably don't have built in overcharge protection."
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"$30 well spent, i have extra batteries (5 total) and if i broke or lost it i would buy it again."
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"It's extremely stable even for a beginner, my only complaint is the battery life."
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"The battery life is my one complaint, seems I just get air borne and out rings out of juice although it is close to eight minutes."
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"Battery life isn't great (as expected), but the recharge time isn't too bad."
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"Glad I bought extra batteries because my son loves it."
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"Popped a fresh battery in and it is as good as new!"
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"It's great fun, and only the relatively short battery life aids in avoiding total addiction."
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"$30 well spent, i have extra batteries (5 total) and if i broke or lost it i would buy it again."
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"I bought and extra Battery so we had two each and we were able to be up 30 minutes thats pretty cool butyour time will vary on how fast you push it."
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Crash

Crash:
"I crashed this into myself plenty of times, including one uncomfortable encounter with a nipple through a shirt, and it never broke skin."
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"I have eventually broke one of these after probably 100 flights and 50+ crashes."
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"I've crashed it many times and nothing has broken and my flying skills are improving."
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"I have had a little experience with helicopters in the past, but in each case, my fun was cut short by damage from a few crashes."
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"After more than 50 crashes (some from 20 feet up to hard pavement) only damage was a bent prop but they come with extra."
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"We have crashed ours lots of times and nothing has broken yet."
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"He's crashed a few times and is holding up great."
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"its a great toy, but after a while cant take the crashes, which happen..lol"
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"Takes a while to learn, but what is nice is that this thing is so durable, you can crash while learning and it just keeps flying!"
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"I've crashed it many times both indoors and out, with no damage other than scratches."
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"extremly durable have crashed smashed and still flys even with skewers holding the frame together awsome lil toy can not beat it for the money great for beginners will bind to flysky transmitter"
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Flying

Flying:
"This a fun toy although not all that easy to fly."
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"Actually you won't be able to fly it at all! "
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"The challenge to fly it well keeps me flying it every week."
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"This Quad Copter is very easy to fly but challenging to fly really well."
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"I did spend a little more and purchased an X5C and was rewarded with a great flying Quad."
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"If it flies right it's a good deal for the price, if it doesn't all you get is frustration."
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"If you get one that flies correctly it would be a lot of fun."
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"I bought this as a Christmas gift for my 26 yr old sonHe is an electronics fan and computer guyHe loved itBe sure to read the reviews on how to make the gyros stable and others for handy tipsThe instructions were a great source of amusement for the familyIt's very sturdyWas enjoyed outside and got stuck in high wiresKnocked down with a ballNot a scratch on itGet a second batteryAs you only get 10 min flying timeThen enjoy"
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"Or if you just want to have something you want to fly and don't want to spend much, this is great."
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Learning

Learning:
"My boys damaged one through normal use learning to fly control."
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"The trim switches do not seem very effective, and I have never tried Mode 2 because it would be confusing after learning using Mode 1."
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"Takes a while to learn, but what is nice is that this thing is so durable, you can crash while learning and it just keeps flying!"
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"Easy to use, flies good and great for a beginner or learning to fly."
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"Great for learning, practicing and keeping your friends off any other toys you might have."
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"At $35.00, it provides a pretty stable, economical platform for learning to fly quadcopters."
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"There's a bit of a learning curve, and I recommend flying it in Mode 2 for a better level of control."
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Price

Price:
"Flying the Syma is easy, and it's somewhat more forgiving than many other models in this price range, though it doesn't quite have the durability or build quality of the Hubsan."
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"If it flies right it's a good deal for the price, if it doesn't all you get is frustration."
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"Good for the price and first quad experience."
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"For the price, this little thing is amazing."
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"I know some people who have higher end Quad Copters and they're great, but for the price, this thing is killer."
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"Great for such a cheap quad-copter."
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Speed

Speed:
"Because of the built-in stabilizing features though, it recovers when you add power though it may then be in a high speed mode of flight that might cause damage."
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"For 29.00 you really can go wrong, they are sturdy , easy to use and pretty fast ."
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"( those both occurred by accident ) At low speeds they are easier to handle the faster you go the response will increase thats normal."
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"For 29.00 you really can go wrong, they are sturdy , easy to use and pretty fast ."
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"I bought and extra Battery so we had two each and we were able to be up 30 minutes thats pretty cool butyour time will vary on how fast you push it."
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"Easy to control.. good speed for someone stepping up to a 4ch.. nice remote .. gears do make alot of noise..flies right out of the box..my 7yr old can fly it..parts can be found easy.. also can be upgraded and will fly outside..can't go wrong for the price..30 bucks shipped with prime!"
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"For a down and out good time you can't beat the X1.It's hardy,it's slow or fast,it's economical to own,parts are readily available and with H speed, after you learn to fly this bird,you can fly in mild wind."
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Wind

Wind:
"Not as easy as it looks, especially in wind."
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"Hard to lose and seems less affected by wind currents."
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"This thing is awesome it flys great in the wind does flips but would not recommend it for inside flying but will fly indoors and can do a flip with in 8 foot ceiling to"
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"Able to fly in very light wind ok."
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"After learning how to hover, keeping it over me in gusty winds has been fairly easy - easier than with the UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera that I bought at the same time."
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"(they don't handle wind well though)."
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"L (beginner) mode isnt really good if there is any wind whatsoever so I only really fly it in H mode."
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"Be careful when flying outside, even when there is little wind if it goes up high (I had it up above the very tall tree tops) the wind could take it easily."
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