AKASO X5C 4CH 2.4GHz 6-Axis RC Quadcopter with HD Camera, Gyro Headless, 360-degree 3D Rolling Mode 2 RTF RC Drone ( Bonus MicroSD card & Blades Propellers included )

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  1. 5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Utter Rubbish., 22 Feb. 2016
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    david williams (merthyr tydfil, mid glam United Kingdom) -

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    Trash. Utter trash. I bought this for my son's birthday. He opened it excitedly. It looked the part and following some tentative flying in the house to get used to the controls, we took the drone out to a local field. This was the first time that it had been flown higher than about 7 foot off the ground. All seemed OK until we had a slightly heavy landing. Note: it was not a crash landing, just slightly heavy. The motor under one propellor immediately stopped working and that, folks, was that. In the bin it goes, leaving one disappointed little boy.

    Don't buy one of these. If you are determined to waste your money, then save yourself the hassle by finding a nearby drain and simply throwing a few £20 notes down it.

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  2. 9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Up, up and wah-hay...., 11 Nov. 2015
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    techpuppy (UK) -
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    This review is from: AKASO X5C 4CH 2.4GHz 6-Axis RC Quadcopter with HD Camera, Gyro Headless, 360-degree 3D Rolling Mode 2 RTF RC Drone ( Bonus MicroSD card & Blades Propellers included ) (Toy)

    If you’d heard the noises of delight I made when I first opened the box for this Akaso Quadcopter you’d have witnessed unequivocal proof that there’s a big kid lurking inside every middle-aged man - but then you probably knew that already. To be honest I’d expected this quadcopter to be the same size as my last one, that’s small enough to sit on my hand, because the design (and the price!) are basically the same as my previous model. However it’s much bigger, about quadruple the size, much to my delight...

    Freshly unpacked there’s a little bit of construction to do - just attaching the prop-guards and the two bars that form an undercarriage so it can sit on the ground. Then you simply charge up the (single) supplied battery which takes about 90 mins - no mains charger is supplied but the battery-charge cable just plugs into any USB mains charger you already have or into the side of a handy computer. The battery is reasonably easy to fit, it slides into the underside of the copter and then the cable plugs into a socket - it is a bit fragile though so beware impatient children. You get about 7 mins of flight time from each recharge which in my experience is plenty of time to get your copter into the most awkward or inaccessible parts of your neighbour’s property, but your mileage may vary. The remote control takes 6 AA batteries but they do seem to last a decent amount of time, I’m still on my first set after quite a bit of test flightage.

    To begin with it was hard to get the copter and remote control to pair with each other when first switched on but I’ve figured out the following method (not exactly the one in the instructions) which seems to work every time. With batteries charged and/or installed in both remote and copter, switch on the copter and the underside LEDs will flash rapidly for about a second. After the flashing slows slightly switch on the remote control, after a moment the remote will give a couple of bleeps and its red LED will start to flash. Push the throttle control (left joystick) fully up and down again quite quickly and the red LED will stop flashing and now you’re ready to fly!

    The copter’s very lightweight, as you’d expect, but also surprisingly tough and given my trainee level of piloting that’s no bad thing. I’ve managed to break countless propellors on my other quadcopter but this copter has all four prop’s still intact and all I’ve managed to break off is one of the translucent covers from over the flashing LED’s on the undercarriage - I think that might be on the neighbour’s roof. Generally, even without much experience of copter hovering, I’m finding this craft relatively easy to fly although keeping the altitude under proper control is tricky as it takes the slightest tap on the throttle to send it soaring up into the sky. It’s possible to have lots of fun with this thing just in your own back garden but it really benefits from an open park or field where you can let it off the leash to swoop around and really show what it can do. The tricks all work really well too - Launch Toss lets you fling the copter into the air while opening the throttle letting the onboard gyroscope take control and level the craft mid-air, which makes you look like a much better pilot than you really are. It will also do a complete 360° flip-over, also great for impressing wide-eyed family members and irate neighbours.

    The onboard video camera is pretty low-resolution and basic but it’s fun to see what your copter saw when it was soaring kamikaze-like above your head and towards that busy main road through those overhead power lines (no, not really!). At first I couldn’t get that to work either until I realised the manual wrongly labels the control buttons. There are a column of three button on the right side of the remote and the top one is the Video button and the middle one is the Photo button - the instructions label them the other way round. You start a video recording by clicking the top button but you must also click it again to stop and save the recording - if you don’t click the second time the file is discarded and you lose the recording. The camera assembly can be removed from the underside of the copter and I have wondered about fixing something better under there but I might have to wait until my flying skills are more reliable - there's no point in giving the neighbours a free video camera. You’d also have to find a very lightweight replacement for the camera as it won’t fly with anything too heavy attached.

    As mentioned before I have a mini quadcopter about a quarter of this size which cost the same and so I’d say this quadcopter is really great value by comparison, I’m finding it much easier to fly too, but you do need some clear outdoor space to really enjoy it. It...

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  3. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Transmitter absolute rubbish, no response from customer service, 9 Feb. 2016
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    Note that his quadcopter is pretty much the same as the Syma X5C ... but with the major difference being that the Syma comes with a useable transmitter.

    The transmitter that came with this chopper was pretty much unusable due to the sensitivity of its controls (couple of millimeters range of movement). It was so frustrating that I actually ended up breaking the transmitter. When I reached out to customer service to try and buy a replacement transmitter, as they implore you to do on the enclosed card in the packaging, there was no answer. I am still hoping to hear from them and will gladly pay for a replacement transmitter...especially if it is actually useable. I could just box up the product and return it but that would be wrong given that I did break the transmitter.

    In the meantime I purchased the Syma quadcopter and am pleased with it as control inputs from the transmitter are in a range greater than a couple of millimeters! It actually makes the thing flyable!

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