Overall I have had an overwhelmingly positive experience with the Syma X1 UFO model quad copter. A great deal of people have reported feedback that the UFO is a great starter quad copter and I tend to agree with that evaluation. The primary reason I consider the X1 UFO model as a good starter quad copter is because of how durable and sturdy it is, which comes in handy on the first flight attempts. When you are learning to fly, you will crash; and the fact of crashes early on is inevitable. Another reason I believe the X1 as a perfect starter quad copter is the inexpensive price point. Also a high number of people regarded the X1 UFO model as a beginners model because of it’s ability to fly indoors as well as out. You will want to be really careful indoors because the blades can scratch walls if you run into them.
Although it has been reviewed as a starter copter, it is also regarded as an enjoyable RC quad copter for even the advanced of RC pilots. In addition to the features that make it a great beginner, the agility and responsiveness in the air make it good for the experienced users. The maneuverability is handles very well and is stable enough for my children, but the 360 flips and rolls are satisfying even for the advanced RC pilot.
I have a few suggestions for making the experience with the Syma X1 UFO quad copter more enjoyable. The first thing you need to do is to go ahead and purchase additional LiPo batteries to have one charging while flying with the other. The charge time can be as long as 65 – 75 minutes and the flight time is roughly 7 – 8 minutes. It’s easy to see that additional batteries can make the X1 UFO much more enjoyable.
One caution to take was the steps needed to be taken when first turning the X1 UFO on. A specific order must be followed for proper gyro calibration and the binding of the transmitter to the quad copter. The key is to make sure the X1 UFO is sitting on a flat and even surface before turning the copter on. Flight stability can be severely hampered if this is not done properly. The payload capacity of the X1 UFO model quad copter is enough to add a lightweight key chain camera to more increase its capabilities.
All in all the Syma X1 UFO quad copter provided a delightful flight experience. The X1 UFO is a dependable, capable, and inexpensive option for a radio controlled flying machine. It is also sturdy enough to withstand the potential crashes that come with learning to fly. The highest percentage of feedback has been positive and my experience goes right along with the reviews I read. This X1 is an awesome quad copter for beginners and experienced fliers alike.
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