Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 RC Quadcopter Drone For Kids

Last updated: August 6, 2020

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Product Details

In our analysis of 130 expert reviews, the Cheerwing Syma RC Quadcopter Drone For Kids placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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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Expert Reviews

What reviewers 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.
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.
The dual flights speeds are user-friendly as the lower setting is great for beginners, or for flying indoors.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.

What reviewers 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.
However, don’t try flying this drone in winds higher than 10mph, or you may lose your Syma X5SW in a tree.
The battery takes approximately an hour to fully charge.
On the other hand, its FPV feature is poorly implemented and suffers from a few drawbacks.
As you probably know, drones biggest downside is always their battery performance. The efficiency you get from these is very, very low.
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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.
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).
It is lightweight and doesn’t behave well in wind
Battery charging takes 45 – 50 minutes, while flight time is between 4 and 8 minutes.
One potential drawback to this drone is that the battery takes a relatively long time to charge (about 130 minutes).
The range of the drone is not very good enough. It is only 50m, and a lot of users are not happy with.
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.
View our Drone for Kids buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

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