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Friday, February 3, 2017

SYMA X5UC 2.4G RC Quadcopter with HD Camera

This was easy to assemble.  It flies fine.  The controls are sensitive and will require some practice to master.  The struts that protect the blades are a great feature.  After knocking into the door when testing the motors, no damage.   Outside in flight tests it decided to go into the tree house.  This thing is quick.  Again, no damage due to the blade protectors.   The battery charged quicker than I expected.  The manual is bad.  This was an obvious translation from Chinese (I assume as that is the country of orgin.)  to English without any consideration for syntax and grammatical rules.   Annoying but hardly a major detriment.   The main issue is that the drone has a camera with zero, none, not a single line on how to get the photos out of the camera.  There are directions on how to take a photo but nothing in the manual to tell how to get the photos out of the camera.  I went to the SYMA website and the online manual is an exact duplicate of the paper manual so there is apparently a useless camera on the drone.  As a plus the manual is large enough and in a reasonable font that you can read and see the diagrams.   Recently I have noted things seem to have manuals for microscopic vision both in physical size and the size of the font used to produce them.   So that was good but the lack of info on the camera means if you want a drone to play with, this is fine but if you want photos I wouldn't get this drone.

Amazon exclusive Syma X5C upgrade: extra battery, auto take-off and landing, hover function, upgraded motors.
Equipped with HD camera, easily take aerial photos or videos. Memory card not included.
The X5UC hovers in place without user control, a great feature for beginners or photographers. Press a button for automatic take-off and landin
Different flight modes for all skill levels, and a button on the transmitter allows for exciting flips on command.
Two batteries included, each provides a 7 Minute flight and takes 100 minutes to charge

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