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Cheerwing Syma X5C-1 Explorers 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera

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Cheerwing Syma X5C-1 Explorers 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera
Cheerwing Syma X5C-1 Explorers 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera



  • It is a upgraded version of X5C equipped with HD Camera.Please know that the “X” of X5C on the plane is red.
  • Build-in 6 axis gyroscope for precise hovering in the sky.
  • Various control options for those piloting the X5C. Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward, Leftward flight, Rightward flight.
  • Using spread spectrum technology for further remote distance, best anti-interference ability, least power consumption. you could fly more helicopters at the same time, its reaction speed is 100 times faster than other radio control.
  • A key 360° roll, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.

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Specification: Cheerwing Syma X5C-1 Explorers 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera


12.2 x 12.2 x 3.1 inches


1.34 pounds




1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer



2015, April 21



Country of Origin


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5 reviews for Cheerwing Syma X5C-1 Explorers 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera

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  1. Dima

    This drone turned out to be indestructible! After getting it last Spring my son and I flew it all Summer. It got stuck on the roof twice, once in power transmission line, and once in the tree by the house. Every time we managed to rescue it somehow. Finally we flew it on his school playground where it got into the crown of a large maple tree. We could not get it out so I decided to wait until next Spring and buy a replacement. Drone was sitting there all Winter under NW rain for 5 months straight. Just today my son came back from school with the drone. Him and his classmates finally managed to knock it down with stones. I could not believe my eyes. Imagine our completely amazement when after simply replacing a battery it flew perfectly just like it did before. Even camera images were still there 😉

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  2. Rodney W. Coulter

    This is the 2014 model. In late 2014, SYMA updated the SC to thr SC-1 to fix stability. It’s fixed. Later on in 2015-2017, the SC-1 updated was again and SYMA added X5SW adding “Headless Mode” to both. “Headless mode” is important. If it flys far away it’s possible to lose orientation on left-right, forward-back because you can’t see it that well. In “Headless mode” the quad flys the the direction you move the Right Control stick not matter if it’s turned 90 degrees or the front is now facing you. If it’s facing you, the left-right command is backwards.
    So, HM is a really good feature to have on any Quad.

    So get a newer version. The newer version has “spider” landing gear not the “skid” ones on this one. That’s a sure way to tell.

    Sturdy. Arrived 95% ready to fly. Just add the prop guards(super easy) and charge the battery. Cool lights. Very stable flight.

    SYMA also a lot of parts for this series as they made multiple modes of the X5 series. 3.7 Volt batteries are easy to find.

    Nice controller. Great value to learn or good camera platform for more advanced. A+

    Fly it a lot as a “trainer” to learn orientation. Just don’t let it get far away so you always see which way is forward.

    Put some high-vis tape stripes on the the forward arms will made it easier to see which is the front.

    Also, it has NO ALTITUDE HOLD mode which means you have to really fly the throttle every second to control altitude. Any Quad with Altitude Hode makes the learning process SOOOOO much easier because it stays at where you out. Then you can concentrate on learning the horizontal maneuvers. My first Quad, a TOZO 2020 had altitude hold. Really helps learning it.

    This is a sturdy low tech “trainer.” You gotta really “fly” it every second. The X5CSW has “Headless Mode” $7.00 cheaper. Go figure.

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  3. George Petrillo

    Have had this drone for a week. Flies great. Easy to learn. Have used it outside. In a no wind condition flies well. Be careful when there
    is wind. The wind will bounce it around. I timed the battery time of the included 500mah battery; just hovering I got 13 minutes. Doing manuevering, the time was less. This is with the camera mounted and no blade guards.
    So far the only issue I have found with the x5c-1 is with the SD card. I did record snap shots and video. Putting the thumb drive adapter with the sd card in my laptop I was able to see the video and photo files come up. I was able to view the snap shot but not the video. Something to do with the file not able to be read. I did a test on another computer and the same thing happened. Not even windows media was able to initialize the video file. Don’t know if it’s an issue with the SD card. I also read of other Syma owners having this same problem. This is something for Syma to look into.
    I would love to see the moving video of the flights I am doing.
    I hope Syma is workingon his

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  4. Jean-PhilippeThéberge

    Je l’ai offert en cadeau à mon fils qui l’aime beaucoup

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  5. Pappie

    As all of these helicopters, they MUST be fine tuned before given to your grandson. This one, my 9 y/o could fly well in the yard. The quality of build and expected durability is not as good as a “Swift Stream” that my son-in-law lost in a tree but was possibly a little harder to fly. The Syma has exposed gears to catch dirt, sand and grass and is of very light build. The Swift Stream was completely enclosed and heavier build. My repeat SS purchase did have have some issues: no charging cord. This however was immediately replace by a service call but then this one also did not fly so I returned it. More reading suggested the Syma may be easier to fly for my grandson so after return, I bought this Syma X5C. The Swift Stream team also gave me a follow up call which I thought was exceptional. I will probably go with the Swift Stream again next time based on anticipated durability and customer service. Remember, for best ease of operation, spend a few minutes on the fine tuning on the living room floor.

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