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Syma X1 4 Channel 2.4G RC Quad Copter – UFO

Syma X1 4 Channel 2.4G RC Quad Copter – UFO

The Syma X1 is an excellent entry-level quadcopter. It is durable (already survived 100+ crashes), relatively easy to fly, and an impressive value. It is suitable for indoors and outdoors use and I can’t recommend it enough for any looking to get into R/C quadcopters or simply looking for something fun to try out.


The Syma X1 is a very basic model – it has the four propellers, plastic frame, small electronics board, and a thin plastic cover (either a UFO, Bumblebee, or Spaceship – simply aesthetic). It is very light and the battery (included) clips into the undercarriage of the craft. I was surprised at how durable this quadcopter was – I’ve crashed it countless times into walls, ceilings, down the stairs, etc. Each time I cringe slightly at the sound, but the worst that has happened is the battery has popped out. Also, Syma includes an extra set of propellers in case you do damage any of them.

Remote Control:

Again, a very basic model – but it seems to work fine. The left stick controls altitude and bearing, while the right stick controls lateral motion (left/right/etc. sway). You can also bind other, more advanced, controls to the Syma X1 if you so desire. It takes 4AA batteries (not included).

Flying Experience:

Fun! It definitely takes a few flights to become moderately proficient, but once you get the hang of it, it really is very enjoyable to fly. One tip is to always remember the orientation of the craft – i.e. which way is forward pointing. This makes navigation much, much easier. The remote also has a flip button built in, and as long as you have enough altitude it will flip without a hitch.

  • Stabilty and agility in flight simplify professional 3D maneuvers like pirouettes 3D fun flips,rolls,and more.
  • 2.4GHz Radio control
  • 3 way precision controller: up/down, left/right, forward/backward
  • Two Fly Mode:Indoor/Outdoor
  • Controlling distance: About 40 Meters


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