Syma X1 Spacecraft Review
Syma X1 Spacecraft Review
The X1 Series of RC Quadcopters by Syma are among the most popular and most rated quadcopter models around. The main reason why so many people buy them is mainly because of the price. For Quadcopters they are among the cheapest. They are also relatively simple and easy to understand and operate.
The Syma X1 Spacecraft is one of the best rated rc quadcopter models around. Out of almost 240 reviews, it gets a rating of 8/10 which shows that for most of the buyers they had overall a good experience with it.
In terms of the actual product specifications, the Spacecraft has almost the exact same specs as the UFO and BumbleBee. The main difference is the cover that goes on top of the pcb or main circuit on the quadcopter is a different shape. However let’s see what those specifications are again, just to remind ourselves what this X1 Spacecraft Quadcopter can do.
First, it has what is known as a 3 way precision controller, which means that it can go in all 6 directions, backwards, forwards, left, right, upwards, and downwards.
Second, you can fly it supposedly both outdoors and indoors. From what I have seen of its size and weight, it probably would not be a very good idea to take this model outside, and definitely not when it is windy at the risk of it being blown away.
The adjustable gyroscope sensitivity stabilization system is based on 3 axises. This means that it should always have a way in midair to balance itself out to be flat and be able to hover. However it seems that to be able to get the X1 Spacecraft to be able to just hover in one place in mid air is actually extremely difficult. Most people suggest that one always keeps an eye on where the device is going to fly in, and give it more room to do it by going outside.
The types of aerial stunts that you are supposed to be able to do with the Spacecraft Quadcopter 3D maneuvers like pirouettes, flips, and rolls. However you can only do these tricks when you click the button which allows the rc quadcopter to go into the fast, or advanced mode.
The type of battery that goes into the X1 Spacecraft are a 3.7 Volt LiPo at a rating of 350 mAH. You need to charge this battery for around 40 minutes for it to be fully charged and the flight time is only around 5- 6 minutes. The range for the device is around 50 meters, which seems to be the standard range for the transmitter to still work, which uses the standard 2.4 GHz radio frequency signal to communicate with the receiver on the quadcopter. The transmitter is based on a 4 channels system. it is definitely recommended that one spends slightly more money to buy some spare LiPo batteries around because the batteries are used up very quickly.
From the buyers of the product…
When you snap the LiPo battery to the bottom of the X1 Spaceship, make sure that you have the quadcopter on a level surface. This is to let the gyros to stabilize themselves.
A major problem of buyers of this model might have noticed is that the quad and the transmitter or controller can’t seem to be able to bind themselves correctly, or communicate. To resolve this problem, you want to do the following. Right after you snap on the battery to the quad, you want to wait until the LED lights that starts flashing to indicate the receiver is looking for a signal from the transmitter. When the flashing starts to go faster, then you flip on the controller. When the LED light on the quad turns solid where it stops flashing, that means that the binding process worked.
If you are a first time buyer of rc quadcopters you are going to probably not figure out how to keep the quadcopter in the air continuously for the amount of time it is supposed be able to do, which is 5-6 minutes. Most likely the controllers are going to be tricky so you are going to crash it a few times, in the grass, on the carpet, etc. This model seems to be one of the more durable models so you have time to slowly figure everything out, how to trim it, how to do flips by going into the fast mode, etc. The highest distance up it can go is around 100 feet.
From one reviewer they state… “ it will hover in one spot, turn 360 degrees and circle, go forward and backwards… it has a button to do front and side flips,”
So overall, this is a great, rather cheap rc quadcopter model to get started on with.