Welcome to Quadcopterflyers.com, this is my first post and review of Syma X11C Quadcopter. Syma known for its stability, proved the world with its S107G, the most stable helicopter as of today under dollar 20 and to no surprise Syma X5c/X5C-1 Quadcopters are selling like hot cakes, one of the stable and best quadcopters for beginners and quad enthusiasts for a unbeatable price under $50
Syma whacks with the X11/X11C Series, the two versions of Mini quadcopters, namely Syma X11 Hornet and Syma X11C Air-Cam, giving a tough time for Hubsan X4 Mini Quadcopters. Lets not wait to have a profound look of Syma X11C and see who wins the throne!
Got Syma X11C (Air Cam) from GB, I found and learned more about the Syma X11C since its preorder. The order was smooth and got it shipped and delivered within 9 days through EMS. Surprisingly, Packaging was good that it could easily sustain the very bad shipping damages, the packing reminded me of my S107G order from Amazon. Once again thanks to on packaging terms.
My First Look at Syma X11C
My First look of Syma X11C is amazingly similar to Hubsan X4 Series, the red one out of the box with white prop guards and a glossy finish looks aggressive. As evident, X11 Series mini quadcopter comes with three color options, white red and Black. As this being a mini quadcopter, the size of the quad almost fits my palm. The X11C is pre equipped with the 4GB SD card and the battery inserted into the slot.
The body of Syma X11C is made of durable plastic, its not the plastic that’s used in syma X5C and hubsan X4 though, it was able to sustain all my crashes to the wall and the floors from a very high distance. The Motor covers are semi transparent, you can actually see through the tiny motors from covers. The point to mention is the props are gear driven which seems to be the reason for longer flight times and smooth hovering and stability. The four little led’s placed downside of the quadcopter, glow not as much as syma X5C but adequate enough for the night flight. Overall(Though the price of Hubsan X4 is high than syma X11/X11C), I feel Hubsan X4 has a high standard build quality than Syma X11 and X11C.
The Syma X11C comes with Lithium –Polymer battery (Li-Po) and its voltage is 3.7V with 250mAh. This battery actually fits the compartment very well. The white connector place holder really seems to useful, helping the wires not getting scratched to the ground or interfere with blades during the flight . The charging time of the battery seems to be around 50-60 minutes, at times it even got fully charged in about 35 minutes.200mAh battery without using the camera recording gave a flight time of around 9+ minutes and I am stilling getting that!. I would recommend buying few spare batteries to fly longer, but give few breaks during your continuous flights ( so don’t heat and burn the motors).
Propellers and Protectors
The propellers design is almost similar to the one we see on Syma X5c with a tiny screw on top of each, making the replacement easy, It should not be a big problem even for beginners to replace the broken or damaged propellers. In addition, the box contains four replacement propellers, in case if you need them anytime. Though the propellers are tiny they seems to be made of most durable and flexible plastic, which sustained all my bumps and crashes.
The Protector which is factory installed to the quad, has got four little pillars which stops the blades hitting the ground, they does their job very well.Though I feel the quality of Hubsan X4 H107L protector is more robust than Syma X11C, in terms of build quality. I see this is one of the reasons why Syma X11/C has more flight time with the 250mAH, a lower weight.
Moving on to the controller, Syma X11/X11C transmitter is operated with 4 AA batteries equipped back and comes in white color with buttons in red all around, nothing much functionally different from the Syma X5C1 upgraded version, I found the X11C Photo and video buttons more easy to use than on the syma X5C-1.Here‘s is something interesting, I was able to bind X11 with X5c-1 and X5C-1 with syma X11C transmitter. Personally, had fun flying X11C outdoor with X5C-1 transmitter!
The X11C camera is integrated to the quadcopter. With 2MP, X11C is quite good at capturing images and recording HD video. Honestly, the quality of the video is not that amazing, especially in low lights, but seems to be much better in full sun light and during stable hovering and rolling.Continuous capturing gave me 6+ minutes of video with overall flight time of almost 8 minutes. The camera includes a 4GB micro SD card at the back of the quadcopter making easy to insert and remove. I don’t expect for a quad of this size and price you would get much better fun! As Advertised, you can capture the videos and pictures with the X11C quad itself without the need of the transmitter, there is a little tiny button sideways which actually allows you to take a video and photograph.
X11C Flying Experience
This quad is undoubtedly awesome pick for beginners and experienced indoor flyers. You will love the stability of the X11/X11C more than Syma X5C, I haven’t seen a mini quad of this size flying so stable, quite and precise. I would rate 10 for its stability, hovering and pitch but on the flip side, it has a low yaw rate. Having flied Hubsan X4 H107 series, I would definitely say Syma X11 Beats Hubsan in its stability and smooth flying features. Less than 40gms, flying in wind is bit tricky in low speed mode, switching to hi speed will give more pleasant flying experience. As said, the flying time with no recording and capturing gave me almost 9+ minutes of flight time and with recording 8 minutes with the stock 250 mAH battery.
Spare parts are easily available for Syma X11 and X11C quad from Gearbest and symatoystore for a reasonable price, if you really over heat the motors and burn them. If you are a beginner and learning to fly quadcopters, I would recommend buying few spares along with the quad.
Price: $37.99 (least bought)
Gearbest has best price for this quad,Considering the brand, size, quality and features this quad is offering , I would admit that this aggressive mini quad will be a follower of Syma X5C and will become a best-seller in the market.
Concluding my experience with X11C, I would definitely recommend this quad if you are a beginner, learning to fly quads indoors or master flyer who love to zip around and have fun with tiny 2MP HD camera, X11C is an absolute value for money quadcopter and yes its definitely wins the throne over Hubsan X4 H107 series in-terms of stable flying experience.
Syma X11C AirCam Quadcopter
Reviewed by Ans Pri on
Feb 14 2015
- Extremely Stable
- Flight Time
- Ease of use
- Affordable and Inexpensive
- Value for money
- Motor covers do not have good rubber guard to handle rough landing
- Camera under low-light conditions
Syma X11C AirCam Quadcopter
Reviewed by Ans Pri on
Feb 14 2015