Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 Drone HD Wifi Camera (Black)

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Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 Drone HD Wifi Camera (Black)

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  • Equipped with WiFi HD Camera, allows you to view live video & photos while flying with the WiFi FPV feature. It supports any iOS and Android phones.
  • Hover / Altitude Hold Mode: Drone altitude specified a flight mode. Beginners easy to manipulate; Aerial photography more stable.

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  • Price: $49.98



    Features:

    * 6-axis gyro based on 4 channels ensures a stable and fast flight
    * Capable of 360-degree 3D rolling, and other technical actions
    * Support cellphone control from Android smartphone and iPhone via Wi-Fi connectivity
    * Headless mode avoids the difficulty of identifying the head and tail when you start to fly
    * 500mAh battery, super long fly time
    * Up to 50-meter long RC distance
    * Left hand control, ideal for pilots of all skill levels
    * USB charging for more convenience

    Specifications:

    * Helicopter Size: 31.5 x 31.5 x 10.5 cm
    * Helicopter Weight: 119 g / 0.26 lbs
    * Helicopter battery: 3.7V 500 mAh Li-polymer battery
    * Controller battery: 4*1.5V AA Battery (not included)
    * Charging time: about 90 - 120 minutes (USB Charging)
    * Flying time: about 6-7 minutes
    * Control distance: About 50 meters
    * Support Phone Type: iOS / Android
    * Real-time shooting funtion: Yes
    * Headless mode: Yes
    * Camera: 0.3MP
    * FPV Wifi Transmission: 640*480P / 30FPS

    Package Includes:

    * 1 x X5SW-V3 Quadcopter
    * 1 x Remote controller
    * 1 x USB Charger
    * 4pcs x Propeller
    * 1 x Phone Grip
    * 1 x Screw Driver
    * 100% Brand New
    Headless/IOC function. Usually, the forward direction of a flying multi-rotor is the same as the nose direction. By using Headless/IOC, the forward direction has nothing to do with nose direction. This lessens the steepness of the learning curve and allows the pilot to enjoy flight while slowly learning each specific orientation of the quadcopter.
    Equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems, 3D lock, More scheduled flight, operating more to the force!
    Equipped with HD camera to take photos and videos while flying! Bring a new perspective to your photos and videos from the air.
    Wifi FPV allows you to view photos & video while flying It supports any IOS and Android phones. The cell phone holder keeps your phone secure all the time
    One key 360-degree roll, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance


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    21 Comments
    1. Reply
      ByRalph M November 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

      I am a novice drone pilot – aside from a little time on a Phantom 2, this is my first real experience. Here are some suggestions for those of you who are also starting out with the Syma X8 series:- Don’t get discouraged if your first dozen flights end in a crash. There is a learning curve and, fortunately, the X8 drones are fairly tough.- Take the camera off for the first dozen flights. You are going to be crashing all the time and the camera isn’t going to see anything useful.- Make sure you understand how to calibrate the gyros before flying. Do it on level ground. Do it after every crash.- Make sure you understand how to put the X8 into headless mode. Do it from the start. Reset after every crash.- L-range (low power) might be fine for indoors, but outdoors set the X8 for H-range (high power). Otherwise, control is difficult even in modest breezes.- Flying right after sunset – bright twilight – is a good time. The air is usually calm and you can see the LEDs on the drone.- Basic flying principle: Roll and pitch maneuvers result in altitude loss unless you compensate with throttle. You must feed the drone additional throttle when changing direction. This can be used to your advantage if you are returning to home and need to shed some altitude before landing.————————–Four more nonflying suggestions:1. Buy a couple extra drone batteries. The included charger takes 3+ hours to restore a depleted battery to full.2. Get yourself some rechargeable AA batteries (and a charger) for the controller.3. Get a can of compressed air and use it to blow dust out of the motors/nacelles.4. Buy an inexpensive prop balancer and use it to balance the props. The Syma factory props are rarely balanced.————————–Overall, I am enjoying my experience with the Syma X8W – it is teaching me a lot about flying a quadcopter and when I become more proficient I am looking forward to doing some aerial video/photography.

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      Ralph M December 9, 2015 at 12:00 am

      The Syma X8W has enough power to lift a decent “action camera” for a very reasonable price which is why it gets four stars despite limitations and the exaggerations in the description. The camera that comes with it is more of a novelty item, but could be very useful for helping to find the drone if it gets away from you. The videos that it makes are fun, but calling a camera that transmits poor quality images and video in 640×480 is very misleading which is why I took a star away despite this quadcopter being by far the best value currently available in its size range.It is not as easy to control as some other inexpensive smaller drones that I have flown. There is a learning curve. My X8W is difficult to get trimmed to where it will hold a position for more than a second or two even indoors. It is big enough and powerful enough that it can cause damage and injuries to furniture, pets, and people; so it is probably not the best choice to give to a child as their first drone.There are lots of videos online that demonstrate what the X8W is capable of. One of the things you won’t see is someone flying an X8W using the onboard camera for control; there is too much lag time. You might assume that video on Youtube taken from the stock X8W camera looks bad because of Youtube compression etc… but it looks that way to start with even before uploading to Youtube. I doubt the camera actually has a 2MP sensor, but even if it does… it transmits in 640×480 in 4×3 aspect ratio. Calling this “HD” is an insult to everyone’s intelligence. If you want pictures and videos that approach professional quality you are going to have to use a different camera.Even in its stock configuration however the X8W has impressive load carrying capabilities. With a fresh battery and switching immediately to High Range by clicking once on the left shoulder button I was able to lift a 235 gram load and maneuver the quad. To do this the motors are running at nearly full speed. So you are looking at a minute or two at most before the battery will falter or the motors will overheat but it is still very impressive and might give one just enough time to get the shots you want from a camera shooting time lapse photos using CHDK or SDM. And, there are good quality action cams such as the RunCam, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VT065GI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_4&smid=A1CA0481MF6RWW that weigh under 50 grams which are only 20 grams or so more than the stock camera which take amazing video.I have uploaded video taken this morning. It was very gusty and in the trees there was a lot of unpredictable air currents so I can’t fault the bumpy video on the X8W. The trees around the house are approximately 100 feet high. There is some “jello” in the video that could probably be improved by balancing the props. All video and pictures taken from the wifi cam are 640×480 The video is approximately 15 frames per second. I think that one can see that this is obviously not HD quality video by any normal person’s definition.So in conclusion… don’t be misled into thinking you are going to get a real time HD FPV (High Definition First Person View) experience from this drone without buying additional gear. It is just not going to happen for under a hundred dollars. What you will get is the least expensive drone with this type of load carrying capacity. This makes it possible to ad a camera capable of getting some very impressive video and photos. But you are also going to need practice with this drone to get those shots. Even with the X8W’s extremely useful headless mode it is going to take a few hours of flight time to become proficient. You will also want to watch instructional videos on YouTube; the manual leaves out a lot of essential information.)>We live in a rural area. Unfortunately, I let the first X8W I purchased get out of range of the transmitter and it crashed in the woods behind our house near the side of a road. Unfortunately, by the time I got to where it went down someone had found it and taken it. He didn’t turn it off, so as I was coming back I picked up the signal from the camera in front of a the persons house about 1/4 mile from where the X8W went down. I talked to the person who lived there but he wouldn’t acknowledge that he had it and turned the power off shortly afterwards.So there is a good chance that the wifi signal coming from the camera will help you track it down but make sure and mark it up all over the place with a permanent marker. Even then if someone else finds it before you… there is a good chance you won’t get it back.

    3. Reply
      ByAmazon Customer February 11, 2016 at 12:00 am

      I gave this quad 5 stars because of the durability and how easy it is to work on/replace parts. Parts are also extremely cheap. That being said let me explain that I didn’t purchase this drone from Amazon, I actually saw it as someone was throwing it away in the apartment complex that I work at. He said that the “motors burned out” I see a lot of complaints about “burned out motors” and it makes me laugh because 1: the motors were not burned out, and 2: replacement motors are as cheap as $1.39 right here on Amazon.I charged the battery and then turned it on to see what was wrong with it and quickly realized that two of the blades weren’t spinning with the others, so I took a closer look, removed one small screw and instantly saw that the gear from the motor was no longer aligned with the gear for the blade (picture 3) easily fixed by pressing down on the blade until the gears realigned. After doing this to both of the “broken” blades the quad took off effortlessly. Back in business! I think it’s also important to say this is the first drone I have ever flown!I have wanted one for some time so I was very happy to find one that someone was throwing out. This quad is very easy to fly (after a few minutes of getting used to it) and to my surprise I could control it outside during snow and medium winds.The camera was better than expected and there is no delay whatsoever on the wifi transmission to my phone which is super important for flying when you can’t see the drone. (Sometimes it takes a while for my phone to connect to the wifi of the camera though)It takes about two minutes and 16 small screws to take this drone apart and expose the circuit board and wires. I removed the two red LEDs and two green ones (picture 1) and replaced them with one single white spotlight in the front (picture 2) I did this by cutting the wires of the existing lights and attaching those to the white led, then I drilled an led sized hole in the frame and inserted the new light. Done! It was fun and easy to tinker with this and I plan to do more.Finally, I have crashed this quad into the snow, down several flights of stairs, into my car, my cat, trees, mailboxes, you name it I’ve crashed into it several times and haven’t even had to replace a blade yet. I am now ordering bigger batteries for this quad and going to get extra blades and motors for it because they are so cheap and I never want to be done flying this quad!Take it from someone who pulled this quad out of the trash. I did not spend a dime and therefore have no reason to lie or bend the truth. This copter is fun and for the price it is outstanding

    4. Reply
      BySteven M February 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Awesome quad and recommend to anyone. Wifi camera is awful but for the price it’s hard to complain. Just added a gimbal and a ld4000 camera and its golden. The battery life is exceptional for a quad hauling around a larger action camera and I get about 10-12 minutes of battery if not flying real high.Recommend buying the higher landing gear for a DJI Phantom and using it with a gimbal and action cam. Also purchased upgraded motors from night lions tech that extend battery life and are much quieter/more efficient leading to longer battery life.

    5. Reply
      jrk3055jeremy May 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

      This is a good quad tor anyone looking to get their feet wet arial photography and a great quad for anyone that just wants to learn how to fly quads.Thanks to the built in barometer you can almost forget about the throttle and focus more on flying It flies really smooth and controls are responive. It has two modes but low mode should only be used in very low to no wind conditions. In high mode it handles much better in the wind and can zip around at a decent speed.Only negatives I have are that:1. The item was missing one of the two advertised batteries and initially Cheerwing refused to replace it but after pushing them on the issue the sent me the battery within a few days.2. Syma decided to change the battery to a proprietary connector on the X5HW instead of using the same connector used by all the other X5’s (same exact batteries as all other X5’s just different connectors). So all those relatively inexpensive batteries that fit the rest of the X5 series will no longer fit unless you mod the connector. This a pathetic attempt to try and force people to buy new batteries. If that was not bad enough Syma does not respond to emails about the new battery connectors. such as what type they are and where we can purchase connectors if we wanted to.So keep in mind, this is a nice flying quad and I really like it but Syma’s tech support or lack there of leaves a lot to be desired.

    6. Reply
      jrk3055jeremy May 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

      This is a good quad tor anyone looking to get their feet wet arial photography and a great quad for anyone that just wants to learn how to fly quads.Thanks to the built in barometer you can almost forget about the throttle and focus more on flying It flies really smooth and controls are responive. It has two modes but low mode should only be used in very low to no wind conditions. In high mode it handles much better in the wind and can zip around at a decent speed.Only negatives I have are that:1. The item was missing one of the two advertised batteries and initially Cheerwing refused to replace it but after pushing them on the issue the sent me the battery within a few days.2. Syma decided to change the battery to a proprietary connector on the X5HW instead of using the same connector used by all the other X5’s (same exact batteries as all other X5’s just different connectors). So all those relatively inexpensive batteries that fit the rest of the X5 series will no longer fit unless you mod the connector. This a pathetic attempt to try and force people to buy new batteries. If that was not bad enough Syma does not respond to emails about the new battery connectors. such as what type they are and where we can purchase connectors if we wanted to.So keep in mind, this is a nice flying quad and I really like it but Syma’s tech support or lack there of leaves a lot to be desired.

    7. Reply
      ByMrsJohnson14 June 25, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Very fast shipping (got the bonus “free 1 day shipping” option on Prime). Well packaged, no damage, everything works as it should. I had a Syma helicopter before and this quad is much different to fly, takes some getting used to. After a battery charge, I tried it out inside and knocked about a little bit. It is sturdy and can take some lumps despite being extremely light. Here are my first impression notes:- Controls are sensitive, be careful not to overcompensate when adjusting – use small movements- Fwd, Back, and sideways travel will cause changes in altitude – use the throttle to maintain height- Inside – stay clear of flat ceilings – the rotors will have a vacuum effect and suck the quad up to the surface of the ceiling and it is very tough to recover without a crash- Battery life is very short (5-6 minutes) – you will need extra batteries if you want to get some useful practice time and get good flying this thing- Camera – not bad, more for fun than anything practical. Effortless to set up the connection. Note: there is no memory on the camera, all photos and videos are saved on the device where the Syma FPV app runs (phone/tablet)I’ll update here when I have some more experience and take it outside…Update 13-Jul-2016: Got a chance to use this outside during a 4th of July party. I found it very difficult to fly with a light breeze blowing. Control was sporadic and range was not as good as I expected. Once the drone reached the height of the two story home we were at, control was very difficult. I’m not sure if this was due to the wind or distance/range (probably both). If we kept the drone at a moderate height, we were able to fly it as far as across the street into the neighbor’s front yard before losing controller range (this was in a typical residential area – a distance of about 60-80 feet). The camera worked great and never lost connection. Pictures and videos were not bad at all, although sometimes very blurry due to erratic movement of the drone. This toy was a big hit at the party though! We had a blast with it inside and the kids loved chasing it around and getting in the videos. That alone was worth the price!

    8. Reply
      ByNight Flyer July 6, 2016 at 12:00 am

      This is the my second drone, but it’s the first one that I could actually control and enjoy thanks to the altitude hold feature. I put it to get it together rather fast as there are only a few part to drew on with the supplied screwdriver. The instructions were clear and straightforward which made starting the drone and flying it for the first time really easy. It’s not to good in the wind and that’s where most of my crashes took place. I’ve flown it well over 20 times and I don’t really use the care because it reduces flight time. I don’t know about everyone else, but I typically get around 12 to 15 minutes of flyinf from a single battery and charge without the camera. I’ve had many crashes and it still flew until one of motors got worn down. That’s how much I’ve been flying it! Parts are cheap and repair is simple. I’m waiting on a few replacement parts and I’ll be up in the air in no time!!! I recommend this for first timers for sure. The price is right and it’s definitely a great learning drone.

    9. Reply
      ByNight Flyer July 6, 2016 at 12:00 am

      This is the my second drone, but it’s the first one that I could actually control and enjoy thanks to the altitude hold feature. I put it to get it together rather fast as there are only a few part to drew on with the supplied screwdriver. The instructions were clear and straightforward which made starting the drone and flying it for the first time really easy. It’s not to good in the wind and that’s where most of my crashes took place. I’ve flown it well over 20 times and I don’t really use the care because it reduces flight time. I don’t know about everyone else, but I typically get around 12 to 15 minutes of flyinf from a single battery and charge without the camera. I’ve had many crashes and it still flew until one of motors got worn down. That’s how much I’ve been flying it! Parts are cheap and repair is simple. I’m waiting on a few replacement parts and I’ll be up in the air in no time!!! I recommend this for first timers for sure. The price is right and it’s definitely a great learning drone.

    10. Reply
      Amazon Customer July 28, 2016 at 12:00 am

      My husband has always talked about owing a drone so when we came across this one we did a little research and found that this is a really good one for a “first timer”. Him and I were both pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to fly. He is like a little kid with this, it’s almost funny to watch. It’s only a 2mp camera but we have both been impressed with the videos it can take. There’s no card for the camera so you have to use you phone. My husband uses his phone for everything so it’s a really good thing. Connecting the phone to the quad is simple using the free app. called SYMA FPV. The quad appears to be plenty durable, but definitely not indestructible. The blade guards are a bit light and flexible, but seem to be adequate for the job. We did purchase extra batteries, which I highly recommend because with the camera it doesn’t last very long so now my husband can have continuous flying fun while the others charge. My 13 yr old step son also fell in love with this quad so I can see there will probably be another one under the Christmas tree this year! Great buy for someone starting out with Drones!

    11. Reply
      BySmith and Wesson September 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

      I’m older than dirt and this was my first quadcopter,. I selected the CW4 because it had a lot of the features found in more expensive drones and I figured these features would make it easier to learn to fly. And it is easy to fly, stable and very forgiving in flight. My landings are about 50/50 crashes to safe landings, but the Cheerwing has proven to be pretty tough, I’m still on my original props. Everything works as advertised, altitude hold, headless mode and one button landing all add to making this a pleasurable drone to learn with. (I have not tried the camera). I would not fly this quad in winds over 5 mph to start with. It’s a gas!Update after ~40 flights. Still on first set of props, this is a tough quad. Camera is better than I expected. I’ve had it fly away on a few occasions, try to keep it close to you. Altitude hold makes learning to fly a quad sooo much easier. This is a terrific value.I recently added two batteries that came with a charger that will recharge 5 batteries at once. The batteries fit in the CW4 and last as long or perhaps a bit longer than the original batteries, a good value. Look here…https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RSWH0K6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    12. Reply
      ByJuan C. Peinado October 20, 2016 at 12:00 am

      I am a beginner in flying drones and this drone is perfect for beginners. It is capable of handling crashes, and with a beginner that’s something that will happen. Mine has crashed several times already, but nothing broke until now (hope it will stay this way). The two batteries double the flying time, which is great. The options of this drone (headless mode, one-touch take off, one-touch landing, 360 flips, level flight) are great, especially for beginners. In daylight the camera works perfect, but it is not a camera for night shots, but that’s ok. The control of the drone is smooth and easy. Although I have Amazon Prime with 2 day shipping, I received the drone the other day already. This is probably a very new model, so I could not find spare parts at Amazon yet, but I do expect that will not take too long. You will receive spare rotors with the initial delivery, so you probably will not need additional spares soon (hopefully 🙂 ). For me this is worth 5 stars.

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      Byjrk3055jeremy November 4, 2016 at 12:00 am

      It took hours of researched and studying to determine on why I chose the syma x5hW as my first quadcopter.I was originally going with the x5sw however after discovering after I ordered the x5sw that the x5hw has a barometer( altitude hold) which I would say isn’t better by a long shot compared to a gps altitude hold but for the price of about “$56 U.S” I couldn’t complain. With the barometer, a newbie like me I wound loose track before I learned to not fly around the sun and just plain not used to flying one yet. I would see it hovering and not worried about crashing it compared to the x5sw with no automatic hover function. As a newbie beginner I myself used to game on PC so my ways of using controller were long since dead, however it took me 2 days to master it again and by the end I was doing fast flybys on the ground.My big pro is, with propeller guards, it reminds me of a tank. I’ve accidently ran it into my house, barn, and 2 trees so far and nothing has broken, not even a propeller. I lost it twice and it’s fallen upside down quite a bit with no damage.Another pro, it won’t completely shut off when out of juice, it will go to ground and shut off and you aren’t able to turn propellers anymore.Con: I tested camera etc, and as a newbie for fpv I wouldn’t recommend this to a new person trying to do fpv. The camera quality does suck but with wifi comes a small delay in video and it doesn’t work out for me. I rather have a non toy grade copter for fpv.500 mah battery, 6.20 or so for camera flight time and then without camera I got 8 minute flight time out of it. Lights start blinking when low battery, gives you a 2 minute warning.Side note, I tested the 1200 mah batteries and found them too big for compartment. If you put them in, you’ll have trouble taking them out, also found that it messes up, possible the barometer and it does some sort of death wobble if you keep them in so I had to rig up velcro straps to hold the batteries where the camera supposed to be.

    14. Reply
      Byjrk3055jeremy November 4, 2016 at 12:00 am

      It took hours of researched and studying to determine on why I chose the syma x5hW as my first quadcopter.I was originally going with the x5sw however after discovering after I ordered the x5sw that the x5hw has a barometer( altitude hold) which I would say isn’t better by a long shot compared to a gps altitude hold but for the price of about “$56 U.S” I couldn’t complain. With the barometer, a newbie like me I wound loose track before I learned to not fly around the sun and just plain not used to flying one yet. I would see it hovering and not worried about crashing it compared to the x5sw with no automatic hover function. As a newbie beginner I myself used to game on PC so my ways of using controller were long since dead, however it took me 2 days to master it again and by the end I was doing fast flybys on the ground.My big pro is, with propeller guards, it reminds me of a tank. I’ve accidently ran it into my house, barn, and 2 trees so far and nothing has broken, not even a propeller. I lost it twice and it’s fallen upside down quite a bit with no damage.Another pro, it won’t completely shut off when out of juice, it will go to ground and shut off and you aren’t able to turn propellers anymore.Con: I tested camera etc, and as a newbie for fpv I wouldn’t recommend this to a new person trying to do fpv. The camera quality does suck but with wifi comes a small delay in video and it doesn’t work out for me. I rather have a non toy grade copter for fpv.500 mah battery, 6.20 or so for camera flight time and then without camera I got 8 minute flight time out of it. Lights start blinking when low battery, gives you a 2 minute warning.Side note, I tested the 1200 mah batteries and found them too big for compartment. If you put them in, you’ll have trouble taking them out, also found that it messes up, possible the barometer and it does some sort of death wobble if you keep them in so I had to rig up velcro straps to hold the batteries where the camera supposed to be.

    15. Reply
      Bymatthew November 12, 2016 at 12:00 am

      The drone is smooth and responsive. No issues with the flight or flight time. For the price it is well built and pretty darn durable.My issue comes in with the wifi feature. Mine does not work. With android or iPhone. Which is one reason I bought this drone.Update 11/14/2016:I have heard back promptly from the seller to help me resolve the issue with the wifi on the camera. They are shipping me a new part, and paying for me to ship the old one back. Their customer service is more than helpful. I will update again as soon as I receive the new camera.11/21/2016New camera arrived and works well. The picture is clear and the streaming doesn’t have much lag, if any. I’d like to impress upon potential customers that the company worked with me to resolve the problem in a timely manner. They also followed up on a reasonable basis to keep me posted of my package tracking so I really didn’t have to even track the package.

    16. Reply
      matthew November 12, 2016 at 12:00 am

      This is an updated review of the Cheerwing Peter U42 drone (I had a previous review which I deleted.)These guys have THE BEST customer service I have ever come across. Again, THE BEST! I had ordered this drone back in October 2016, through Amazon, after a VERY exhaustive round of research on drones in this price range. I was most interested in features, and this drone (at this price point) had so much to offer: FPV, hover, dual control (use the included controller or use your iOS of Android device), route follow, virtual reality (VR), auto take off & landing, and a decent camera! I mean, seriously that’s an awesome list that the Syma, and others at this price can’t touch!And guess what? Everything works as advertised! The app download and install was ridiculously straightforward, and I was able to to pair my iPhone 6 with the drone within a few minutes. You have to assemble a couple of things, but that is so easy to do with the included screwdriver: prop guards (optional, but I use them), and the landing gear (screws are already pre-inserted, so just tighten them to the drone body. You also have to add you own AA batteries to the radio controller (no big deal) and be sure to charge the 2 included batteries.The drone is a bit on the light side, but very controllable. If you want to fly in gusty winds, then I’d probably fly it in the experienced mode, as it makes the drone much more responsive in combating the drone’s tendency to get knocked around a bit. in light winds, this guy is a total breeze to fly! I’ve been practicing for along time with a much smaller drone, so moving up to this one was pretty easy to control. By the way, for whatever it is worth to you, sometimes starting off with a fully manual drone (i.e.: nano, no hover, no automation) will really give you the basic skills you need to move into a higher-end drone.That’s not to say though that you couldn’t easily begin your drone skills with the Cheerwing U45!So flight characteristics? This drone is very responsive to your input. Beginner mode is great as it makes the U45 very tame to fly, and you won’t find yourself in “panic” mode the moment you are feeling out of control, and the fact that the drone will hover in place once you release the altitude stick is very convenient! The “headless” mode is also a great feature for beginners, which essentially allows the control sticks (up/down, forward/back) to always work as such regardless if the drone is facing away or towards you. Advanced mode just allows the drone to move about twice as fast when going left/right, yaw-ing (rotate), and rise/fall.I found the range to be pretty exceptional too. I was able to easily push it almost a full 100 yards before I got too nervous to go any further. At about 75 yards my video feed got a bit choppy, but I was expecting that, so no big problem for me. The one thing that I really dig is the ability to draw a flight plan on my iOS “FlyingSee” app, which while not as sophisticated as a true GPS waypoint feature found on much more expensive drones, still was a very cool feature and makes the drone fly a specific pattern. Great feature while taking pictures or videos!All in all, I am VERY happy with this drone: feature-rich, won’t break the bank, and very durable. Skip all the other drones in this $40 to $75 price point, and just buy this one. You won’t be dissapointed!PS: The black matte finish is really easy to follow in the sky, and looks very rad with the lime green accents!

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      ByPhyllis H December 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

      It went up and kept going and never came back. Customer service at cheer wing replaced it and no problems.

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      Amazon Customer December 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Bought it for my son. Controller had a short in it and melted battery compartment.

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      Byandrew burgoyne December 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Arrived on time, etc. However, the drone does not respond to the controller. If you click the auto take off/emergency shut off button, it’ll take off quickly, but only flies straight forward. It does not lift off the ground. We tried hooking it up to our phone to control it that way, but it did not work either. I spent a couple hours combing over the manual to see what may be causing it to malfunction or possibly a user error, but to no avail.In the process of sending it back. I would not recommend. Disappointed.Btw, this is not our first drone. We have a few of them and never had issues like this and have never spent so much time trying to figure out how to fly it.

    20. Reply
      Smith and Wesson December 28, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Second time used it kept flying up and would not respond to the controller. We tried everything but the unit did not respond to the controller. It just kept rising higher and higher until it was a dot in the air. It Must have been defective but since the drone is nowhere to be found, I can’t prove it. A very expensive experience.Update:This company contacted me right away and resolved this issue. Customer service is incredible.

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      ByAmazon Customer March 31, 2017 at 12:00 am

      An excellent drone for the price, after becoming bored with my camera-less UDI miniature drone I had searched for an upgrade. This fit the bill perfectly.-The camera quality and response time is honestly pretty impressive for well under 100, it doesn’t seem like you’d get all that much more until you spend around $500.- The battery is reasonable, between 3-8 minutes depending on camera settings and how much you actually move around, however an option to turn off camera transmission would improve the flying time overall.- Actual flight is great for the price range also, pretty quick and zippy performance. the altitude hold is decent, by no means perfect but for outdoors use this really is not a problem.- Only complaint I really have is that the 360degree flip mode is somewhat unreliable and only seems to work under random changing conditions, but overall this feature is not really important to me.

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