Cheerwing Quadcopter Drone

Last updated date: October 14, 2019

DWYM Score
8.3


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 216 expert reviews, the Cheerwing Cheerwing Quadcopter Drone placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 14, 2020:
Checkout The Best Drone for Kids for a detailed review of all the top drones for kids.

Expert Summarized Score
8.8
16 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.5
1,954 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Handling the drone is pretty easy, thanks to its responsive interface and the included headless mode. Also, the drone is more than able to handle twists, turns, frontal flips, and evasion, without too much difficulty.
- Droneista
This drone is a very good experience for someone who wants to try out a FPV capable quadcopter. The simple and robust design coupled with the affordable factor makes this an attractive drone.
- DroneOmega
The dual flights speeds are user-friendly as the lower setting is great for beginners, or for flying indoors.
- Drones for Sale Review
The Syma X5SW throws many extremes into one package. On one hand, it costs only $61 and is the only model in Syma’s X5 range that features FPV. It is also one of the cheapest toy-grade quadcopters in the market that features FPV.
- Drone Files
August 21, 2015 | Full review
Another great thing about this drone is its throwing flight function, which allows you to simply throw the drone to the air and once you hit the thrust lever, the drone will level itself and will be completely responsive to your commands.
- RC Hobbies on Air
December 2, 2018 | Full review
The one feature thiѕ drоnе соuld really uѕе iѕ a оnе kеу rеturn buttоn tо help bеginnеrѕ bring thе drone bасk to safety.
- Outstanding Drone
November 20, 2017 | Full review
This quad is very easy to fly and it is controllable during snow and medium winds. With Wifi Camera and built-in Wifi module, you can watch what your camera sees with a live video and aerial photos in real time on your mobile device via the App. Bring a new perspective to your photos and videos from the air.
- Binary Tides
April 23, 2019 | Full review
It’s a breeze to pair and control the drone. In fact, it’s light, fun, and easy to fly this little beast. Compared to other drones, the learning curve is also short on this device. You will only need a few days to master it. The video quality is also acceptable for what you pay for the device.
- Mini Droner
I honestly like it better for indoor flying, especially if you consider the protective guards around the propellers. These are designed to prevent the drone from hitting walls or other objects in a room and damage the propellers. When you fly outside, the guards can be easily removed.
- RC Rank
December 8, 0201 | Full review
It also comes with a gimbal to enable you to position the camera better for more reliable and convenient shooting experience. This is one of the best drone cameras you need to try out.
- Top Ten Review Pro
March 13, 2019 | Full review
The drone has multiple channels which you can use to control it. This means there is less chance of interference and more choices to allow you to control the drone.
- Best Quadcopter Drone To Buy
September 25, 2017 | Full review
Assembly is a breeze. Syma includes a screwdriver that allows you to assemble the blade guards. You’ll also be required to attach the feet to the landing gear, but after this, you’re ready to fly.
- Dronebly
December 3, 2015 | Full review
What makes the Syma X5SW unique from many other drones on the market is that you can attach your smartphone to the drone’s transmitter and fly in FPV (First Person Viewing) mode.
- Beginner Flyer
August 7, 2015 | Full review
The drone has great flight performance keeping the price into consideration. You get stable and smooth videos shots. If you want the emergency stop, then you can turn off the controller, and the drone will drop wherever it is.
- Drones Camera
The drone is made of durable material that can withstand lots of hits and crashes without being damaged which is a great news for beginners so they can fly the drone without worrying of breaking it
- Consumer Robotics
June 16, 2019 | Full review
The Holy Stone also has the ability to do incredible flips and rolls with advanced techniques. Like the one key return. The drone also starts with the simple click of a button and lands with another click.
- iamGoPro
What experts didn't like
Since the camera is not equipped with an anti-glare filter, it’s impossible to take a picture or to record during the day, not to mention using the FPV mode to wander around.
- Droneista
However, don’t try flying this drone in winds higher than 10mph, or you may lose your Syma X5SW in a tree.
- DroneOmega
The battery takes approximately an hour to fully charge.
- Drones for Sale Review
On the other hand, its FPV feature is poorly implemented and suffers from a few drawbacks.
- Drone Files
August 21, 2015 | Full review
As you probably know, drones biggest downside is always their battery performance. The efficiency you get from these is very, very low.
- RC Hobbies on Air
December 2, 2018 | Full review
Thе саmеrа is nоt аѕ gооd аѕ ѕоmе of the higher-end drоnеѕ оnlу offering .3 mеgарixеlѕ and 480р rеѕоlutiоn. Whеrеаѕ if you can ѕреnd about $30 tо $50 mоrе, уоu саn gеt a 2 megapixel саmеrа with 720р rеѕоlutiоn.
- Outstanding Drone
November 20, 2017 | Full review
It lacks in some aspects. It doesn’t support anything lower than Android 4.0. Even has a Poor camera and video quality. No SD card slot.
- Binary Tides
April 23, 2019 | Full review
The battery life on this drone isn’t the best. The flight time on this device is around 10-12 minutes. Therefore, if you want to get some useful practice time from this drone, you will need an extra set of higher capacity batteries (650mAH-800mAH).
- Mini Droner
It is lightweight and doesn’t behave well in wind
- RC Rank
December 8, 0201 | Full review
Battery charging takes 45 – 50 minutes, while flight time is between 4 and 8 minutes.
- Dronebly
December 3, 2015 | Full review
One potential drawback to this drone is that the battery takes a relatively long time to charge (about 130 minutes).
- Beginner Flyer
August 7, 2015 | Full review
The range of the drone is not very good enough. It is only 50m, and a lot of users are not happy with.
- Drones Camera
Unfortunately, the camera is fixed and can’t be tilted remotely so you can’t adjust the angle of the camera while the drone is up in the air, also the quality of the images and videos that are captured by the camera isn’t so great so if you’re buying a drone for photography purposes or for other reasons that include high-quality images this drone is not recommended for you, I would recommend the Potensic T25 instead.
- Consumer Robotics
June 16, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

WiFi FPV Drone with Camera 2.4Ghz RC Quadcopter with 6-Axis Gyro and Headless Mode drones with camera This Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 Drone has built-in 6-axis gyro based on 4 channels ensures a stable and fast flight, ensures a stable and fast flight. Wifi FPV Real-time Transmission, Headless Mode, One key 360° roll, make it as an Ideal Gift Toys for kids and adults, beginners, pilots of all skill levels. Features: Camera drone with 0.3MP WiFi Camera for live video and aerial photos 6-axis gyro based on 4 channels ensures a stable and fast flight Capable of 360-degree 3D rolling, and other technical actions Support cellphone control from Android smartphone and iPhone via Wi-Fi connectivity Headless mode avoids the difficulty of identifying the head and tail when you start to fly 500mAh battery, super long fly time Up to 50-meter long RC distance Left hand control, ideal for pilots of all skill levels USB charging for more convenience drones with camera for adults drone with camera live video Camera Specifications: Download the latest APP 'SYMA FPV' or 'SYMA GO' on Syma website. Wifi Camera: 0.3MP FPV Wifi Transmission: 640*480P / 30FP Support Phone Type: iOS / Android Real-time shooting funtion: Yes FPV Drone with Wifi Camera With Wifi Camera and built-in Wifi module, you can watch what your camera sees with a live video and aerial photos in real time on your mobile device via the App. Bring a new perspective to your photos and videos from the air.And the photo and video can be stored on the mobile App, so that you can share it to your friends. Drone Size: 31.5 x 31.5 x 10.5 cm / (12.4 x 12.4 x 4.13 inches) Drone Weight: 119 g / 0.26 lbs (no need to register with FAA) Drone battery: 3.7V 500 mAh Li-po battery (in the Battery Compartment) Controller battery: 4*1.5V AA Battery (not included) Charging time: about 90 - 120 minutes (USB Charging) Flying time: about 5-7 minutes Control distance: About 50 meters Headless Mode, 360-Degree Eversion drones for kids drones with camera for kids drones for beginners Headless Mode: This quadcopter supports the headless mode, so that you can fly it just ignore the direction. Once the fuselage direction can not be recognized, it can enter headless mode so as to continue the flight. Headless Mode makes this drone more suitable for kids and the beginners. 360° Rolling: Latest 6-axis gyro technology, 3D lock, enables a 360° flip with simply pressing one button, perfect and marvelous performance will be found with continuous rolling. Colorful Flashing Light With colorful flashing lights, enables a night flight, keeps your drone fly excellently at night. The flashing lights also make the drone more easily to be identified at night. fpv drone FAQ & Troubleshooting: 1. Camera doesn't work: Please follow the instruction about 'Connection Description' on page 3, if the camera fail to be connectted, please try to re-install the app. 2. Battery Port: There are two ports in battery compartment. One is the male port of the battery and the other female is the port of the drone. 3. One of the Motors or Propellers doesn't work: Please try to check the motors and gears condition. If the motor gear was no longer aligned with the gear for the propeller, please fixed by pressing down on the propeller until the gears realigned. If the motor was defective, we are willing to send replacement. 4. The drone keeping moving in one direction: Please refer to 'Fine-tuning operation' instruction, try to adjust the quadcopter by pressing on the fine-tuning button. Or, it might be that the motor was damaged. 5. The motors and circuit board may be heat after use. Please take a 10mins break to let them cool down between flights to ensure the drone last as long as possible. Kindly Remind: All the accessories are attached to the bottom of inside packing, please check carefully. Please take out the battery to charge for safety. If the APP doesn't work, Please download the latest APP or tell us with your phone model.

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An Overview On Drones For Kids

Are you searching for that awesome tech gift for the child in your life? The latest trend is drones for kids. Their own personal drone will surely get them super excited, and you will win the greatest gift giver award for the year. But before you go out and make that purchase, let’s take some time to research the best drones for kids.

If you aren’t familiar with drones, it is important to understand how they work before purchasing one for a child. A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is controlled by a remote handled by its user. Drones come in all sizes and with many different functions. Be sure to think of the child and their abilities in terms of hand-eye coordination.

Drones can easily be a great study for kids wanting to learn more about electronics and how they work. The easiest way to explain this is to teach them the parts. There are three main parts to a drone: the rotors, controller and power source. Each part contributes to the overall flying ability of the drone.

The rotor, another word for propeller, is in place to give the drone its lifting abilities. Drones come with a wide variation of rotor sizes. If the rotors are smaller in size, the drone will be easier to maneuver. You can also buy drones with more than one rotor. The Holy Stone HS170 Predator has four rotors, which earns it the name “quadcopter.” The advantage to multiple rotors is, again, easier maneuverability. Also, you can still carefully land the drone if one rotor stops working, as long as the others are intact.

Drones can be bought with all sorts of power sources. Some are made with rechargeable batteries. This is convenient in terms of cost-effectiveness. You won’t have to keep buying more batteries to keep it going. The alternative to rechargeable batteries is removable batteries. The Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone is battery operated. Besides the never-ending cost, removable batteries add unwanted weight to a drone that will slow it down in the air. One of the things you don’t want in a drone is added weight that makes it more difficult to navigate.

In order to navigate, you’ll need that third part: the controller. Controllers have come so far since the first drone. Now you can purchase a drone with a controller that works through your smartphone over WiFi. Many also come with a simple handheld controller, which would be best for a child’s drone. Some are motion sensor-controlled, such as the Scoot Hands Free Mini Drone, which is entirely controlled with your hand motions.

One important thing to keep in mind is the restrictions on drone usage. You’ll want to teach your child where they are allowed to fly their drone and how they are allowed to use it.

“You can find the drone laws in your area at knowbeforeyoufly.org,” says Molly Thornberg, a technology and parenting expert and the brains behind the Digital Mom Blog.

The Federal Aviation Administration does have restrictions on drones. The weight of the drone determines whether or not you have to register your drone with the FAA. Any drone over 0.55 pounds must be registered. Your reasons for flying a drone and usage of the drone may require you to register it with the FAA as well. One last thing to remember when using a drone: Keep it out of designated flight zones. Most of the time, you won’t have to register it if you’re just using a drone as a child’s play toy.

Now that you have an idea of what a drone is and how it operates, let’s look at some good buys for that little one in your life. For those that have no experience with drones, it is a good idea to start with an inexpensive and lightweight quadcopter (four rotors). These come in about 2-4 ounce weights. For safety’s sake, you can find a drone with rotor guards. They will keep small appendages from injury, as well as protect furniture that the drone hits (which you should probably expect if you are buying for a child).

Before upgrading to a more expensive drone, try setting goals for the child to achieve. This will help them command skills that are needed for the bigger and heavier drones. Teaching them how to land and take off safely is a great place to start, and then lead into hovering. Finally, have them work on keeping the navigation under control while the drone is in flight. Once these skills are mastered, then consider an upgrade.

If you are on a budget, you are in luck. There is such a wide variety of drones that you will most likely find one in a modest budget. The simpler drones made for kids will not break the bank, and you can rest assured they will still get a great gift. You also won’t feel a punch to the gut when it breaks.

Will the child be using this drone inside or outside? This is an important question to consider. If you are planning on it being an indoor drone, you’ll need a space that’s approximately 10 ft. x 12 ft. to practice flying it inside safely. A two-car garage or bonus room would be ideal for an indoor drone.

With all these things in mind, you can confidently determine the best drone for kids. There are even some inexpensive drones that offer consumers a warranty. The Potensic A20 Mini Drone has a one-year warranty, which is great when buying it for kids.

DYWM Fun Fact

The U.S. created the Predator, the first military drone, to target Osama Bin Laden. Ever since then, the military has increased drone usage by leaps and bounds and even uses some drones with weapons on them in combat. These drones are usually manned by several people. Although the US created the first military drone, Israel was the first to produce non-military drones.

Drones are considered an asset to humanitarian groups. They can relay information from secluded areas that people cannot reach. Additionally, they can deliver supplies, including food and medicine, to troubled areas.

Drones also assist law enforcement by tracking certain troublesome individuals. If police are given tips that a certain house or property is growing or making illegal drugs, they can fly the drone over the property. The footage can then be used by police to stop illegal actions.

There’s also a variety of other practical uses for drones. Farmers use drones to count cattle, survey crops and even plan a layout of the land. Real estate agents use drones to add videos of a property to their online listings. And drones are also used to help marketing agents upload footage of the product or services they are trying to sell.

As of 2017, there were roughly 181,000 registered drones in the US, making Americans the population that uses drones the most. If you have an unregistered drone that is caught, you could be fined up to $27,500. So be sure to register the drone when required.

The Drone For Kids Buying Guide

  • It’s important to teach your kids that drones are not toys. They are a responsibility that will need replacement parts and maintenance.
  • Safety is paramount when it comes to your kids and drones. “Blade guards prevent finger injuries and aid in protecting the drone in a crash,” says our parenting and technology expert Thornberg.
  • Give your neighbors a warning that you are getting a drone just so they aren’t alarmed. Some people see them as spy cams that invade their privacy. Just be polite and do your due diligence to keep them away from neighboring properties.
  • Be sure to check your drone with the FAA regulations. If a neighbor or passer-by sees it and reports it, you don’t want to be hit with fines.
  • Practicing with your child will teach them best about the rules and regulations of using a drone. They can be a great teaching tool if you take advantage of that time with your child.
  • Try to start your child off flying in calm weather conditions so they can practice without getting discouraged from wind or rain.
  • Drones with cameras are not entirely necessary for kids, especially if your child just wants to learn how to fly one.