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SYMA X5SW, Begginer's Cheap Aerial Photography RC Quadcopter Analysis

Aerial photography machine more and more popular hot in recent years, but to spend a few thousand dollars to buy a brand Aerial photography machine like DJI Phantom or DJI Inspire, I believe most people are not willing to spend, and also it's unwise. Syma X5SW precisely is a cheap Aerial Photography RC Quadcopter for beginner players with limited budgets, in addition to the basic 4-channel remote control, but also has a FPV (First-Person View) real-time image transmission lens assembly, so that users can through a smart phone or tablet, instantly receiving Aerial photography image, with fully functional but a good price.

Syma X5SW based on affordable as selling points, the body design is similar to Syma X5C, fuselage only 31.5 x 31.5 x 11.5cm, just weight 105g, flying indoor also no a problem. X5SW with integrated "Ready to Fly" design, propellers has been installed, as long as mounted the Aerial photography lens assembly and connect the battery then can take off. Noteworthy, Syma X5SW with separate power switch button, no need to disconnect the battery can be Power Off directly; 4 LED lights for players identify the direction and for night flights, also flash fast to warning you the quadcopter in low power. To facilitate entry players, the box comes with a protective circle, a set of extra Propellers and special screwdriver, even if "crash" unfortunately and minor damage, but also for basic repairs yourself.

Syma X5SW just little bigger than the iPad Mini


LED Light

Syma X5SW remote control and Aerial photography lens assembly operate independently, four axis machine control section to 2.4GHz frequency spectrum with remote control, provides operating range up to 100 meters; Image transmission with "Tx: 1, Rx: 1" IEEE802.11n Wi-Fi to connect your smartphone or tablet, the effective signal receiving distance just 50 meters. X5SW remote design can be said is extremely simplified, provides four-channel control, you can switch left and right mode, and set a key 3D tumbling and two-speed switching and other value-added features. The bottom of the remote control with LED panel to show the basic state.

LED Panel
Mobile phone support bracket conveniently placed smartphone for preview FPV images.
3D Tumbling Button
Aerial photography lens assembly operate independently, get power from the quadcopter. After power on, when the lens assembly lights to green, yellow flashing exchange, which represents the ready to connect, then use smart phone connect with the SSID "FPV WIFI_ACXX." After the connection, start the app "SYMA FPV", and select "START" to display real-time Aerial photography images. Currently "SYMA FPV" have Apple iOS and Android versions available for download. After taking pictures and videos respectively in JPG format and 3GP instantly stored in the smart phone.

"SYMA FPV" FPV can display real-time vide
Extra Propellers And Special Screwdriver
With affordable as selling points, Syma X5SW's performance is less than the high-end and mid-end models. It not only does not provide automatic takeoff / landing, air pressure altitude hold etc function, also without one key return function. Fortunately Syma X5SW built 6-axis gyroscope can automatically make the quadcopter to maintain balance, and also support manually throw fly and  "headless flight" mode. Because Syma X5SW does not support automatic set height, therefore through continuous regulating the throttle efforts to stabilize the quad height. Syma X5SW 3.7V / 500mAh battery, offer about 6-8 minutes flying time; such as the removal of Aerial photography Image transmission lens assembly can be an additional increase of about 2-3 minutes of flight time.

Syma X5SW Image transmission resolution is not high, only 640 x 480. At the same time, due to the use Wi-Fi transmitted in real time, the image fluency interference vulnerable to manipulation distance, other Wi-Fi signal. Flying at close range, the effect can still preview image, but the picture is still some delay, it still needs with "visual" to control flight, not rely on FPV image. 

Tutorial: Syma x5sw extended range modification

Syma X5SW provide real-time FPV function with good price, although the flight performance is less than the high-end and mid-end models, aerial quality is quite general, but it can provide "most original" UAV control experience for entry players, thereby hone their skills, as a stepping stone for future upgrade to the high-end models. Syma X5SW goes on sale for $74.99 Black & White Version, and the Orange Color Version For $69.99.


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