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Syma X5C Battery Hack

After one of my X5C's battery died, I had two options: to order a new one (and wait for it 3-4 weeks) or hack a generic LiPo battery to work with the Syma X5c quadcopter, typically for me. I chose both.As backup plan if my battery hack will not work, I ordered a new 600mAh battery for my X5C at...

My favorite aerial video

This amazing aerial video, Dolphin Safari, captures with a quadcopter some breathtaking scenes with Dolphins and Whales off Dana Point and Maui. Watch my favorite aerial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo_f8mV5khgWatching this amazing aerial video, most of the people probably think if they could do the same things and what equipment they would need to make such aerial photographs and videos. What do you need for professional aerial videos? First of...

Can I fly with one dead motor?

Can I fly my quadcopter with one propeller or motor loss? Usually the answer is No!For redundancy you will need at least a hexacopter but, the best for motor or prop failsafe operations are the octacopters.In the YouTube video below you can see what happens if you lose one propeller of your quadcopter.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsHryqnvyYAThanks for the new quadrocopter failsafe algorithm, the aircraft can recovery after propeller or...

Quadcopter flying tips

Reading the FY-X8's user manual, I found some interesting and useful tips for all quadcopter flyers.If you are a beginner flyer or you just bought your new quadcopter, firstly try only with basic movements, up and down, back and forth. Once you know those movements properly move up to repeating the same movements with nose in, tail out.The configuration of the...

Syma X5C-1 upgraded version of X5C

Syma Toys recently launched a new upgraded version of the X5C for lower shipping cost.The new X5C-1 package includes the same quadcopter and transmitter as the older X5C version, just the fancy box it was replaced with something smaller.Because of no hardware improvement (longer flight time or longer mote control distance ), you can choose the cheaper price. Probably the new Syma X5C-1 will be cheaper...

Quadcopter Rim lighting in photography

As we know, over the time quadcopters became accessible for hobbyist and some industries. At the beginning, the main application for this kind of aircrafts was in the military.Quadcopters are used now in many applications like: aerial videography, aerial cartography, package delivery - in some luxury hotels even the champagne is delivered by quadcopters. More recently quadcopters are used for Rim lighting in professional photography.Usually, the subjects are...

JJRC 1000A micro quadcopter outdoor flight

JJRC 1000A features:Lightweight airframe with nice durability; 6-axis design makes the gyroscope adjustable, promoting flying stability; Integrated LEDs make flying in low-light or at night conditions; USB charging cable allows you to charge it by portable computers; Flight time is only 5-8 minutes, but it's usual for this sized micro quadcopter; control distance is very impressive, about 80-100m; Incredibly stable, it is perfect for beginner flyers; Compatible...

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...

Galaxy Visitor 3 outdoor flight video

Galaxy Visitor 3 outdoor flight video. Some of the features that will help you for a spectacular and easy flight with this quadcopter:Anti-collision guard simply by switching the acceleration sensor on and off ; LEDs of different colors make it simple to detect the aircraft in the night; Internal height sensor for altitude hovering; Signal Loss Protection function, if the signal is lost, the quadcopter...

Syma X5C Auto Cut-off test

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...

Cheerson CX-30 Promo Video

Cheerson CX-30 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis RC Quadcopter promo video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypGk_fPquDIThe Cheerson CX30 Quadcopter takes fun to a new level. It's a very versatile aircraft that is appropriate for indoor flight. It's also good for night flights with it's in-built LEDs.You can read the full review of this quadcopter here:  Cheerson CX-30 review, also you can download the user manual from my website.