Syma X8SW Large Altitude Hold FPV Drone Flight Test Review

This upgrade to the popular Syma X8 includes FPV, easy assembly/disassembly, and altitude hold to enable easy stable flying for aerial video. Find it here

Pros
– Cool looking design, with white canopy and shiny red trim.
– Easily and quickly assembled and disassembled for transportation.
– WiFi FPV
– Can record 720p HD video directly to a SD card, and/or directly to your phone via WiFi.
– Altitude hold feature works very well, and greatly eases flying of the quadcopter.
– Includes headless mode, and one key automatic takeoff and landing.
– Good flight time at close to 10 minutes.

Cons
– Proprietary battery.
– Video quality is somewhat grainy and overexposed.
– Descent with auto land feature is very rapid and may cause quadcopter to flip in landing.
– Requires FAA registration. $5 and 5 minutes to register here

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