DIY Quadcopters

In this section you will find detailed instructions about how to build your first quadcopter.You can opt for build your own drone from scratch or using a drone KIT.Building a DIY quadcopter allows to add features as you wish.

DIY Quadcopters and DIY Drones

Some mods and hacks are also included in this category. Control range tuning. Quadcopter firmware upgrades. Battery upgrade and many more.

Syma X5C spare parts

Syma X5, X5C and X5C-1 spare parts Unavoidable, after several crash lands, you will need some spare parts to repair your Syma quadcopter.After my last crash land I recovered my Syma X5c only after few minutes. Unfortunately, because the motors didn't stopped after hitting the ground, the propellers have hooked in 20cm high grass.As I am a beginner flyer, of course I have had some...

Syma X5C range Hack

Yesterday, finally, I had enough time to hack my Syma X5C transmitter. Why I had to make this hack risking to brick my transmitter? because I need more the 30m for a decent outdoor flight.Last week I was curios what's inside the Syma X5C transmitter and how can I extend the control, as well the flight distance. Of course, like a bad...

Syma X5C Auto Cut-off test

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Today, I read on the rcgroups.com forum about some complains regarding the auto cut-off issues on the X5C quadcopter.I decided to test this problem by myself because it can produce some unhappy things like the flyaway. Syma X5C Auto Cut-off video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jENVXhkRgqM&feature=youtu.beAfter few tests, the results were promising, every time I stopped the remote controller (resulting remote signal loss), in 2-3 seconds all...

Resetting and calibrating the Syma X5C

In case of flight disorder or sideward flight, restore factory default settings will be help to restore the default gyroscope settings. Resetting and calibrating the Syma X5C in four steps: Step 1: Press the power switch to turn on the transmitter; Step 2: Press the power switch to turn on the Syma X5C;Step 3: When the aircraft indicator quickly flashing to slowly flashing,...

Inside the Syma X5C remote controller

Today I opened my Syma X5C 2.4Ghz remote controller. The default range is only 30m and I want to extend this range adding a 3db 2.4Ghz antenna.I think it's very easy to replace that fake plastic antenna with a 3db 2.4Ghz from an old wifi router, or you can order one on ebay for only $6.I think this hack will increase...