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Syma X8SW
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The New Syma X8SC and X8SW. Is the Upgrade Worth It?

What’s New on the X8S Models? The new Syma X8SC and Syma X8SW are definitely upgrades to the X8 lineup. The new S models have some subtle, but important differences. All of the new S models have a redesigned controller, quick assembly features, auto-takeoff / landing, and altitude hold. The style and paint schemes are…

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Best drone under 50
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What is the Best Drone Under $50?

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to enjoy piloting a drone. In fact, we would highly recommend that your first drone be an inexpensive one. You will crash. It happens, and you don’t want to have to worry about a $1000 investment. Start with one of these drones. They all start under…

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best syma accessories

Syma X8 Accessories

The Syma X8 models are great beginner drones, but the best part is they can easily be updated to carry better cameras for better video quality. We describe that process here.  Check out our Amazon store for some accessories to help improve this already fun drone, or just keep reading. The store is just an…

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Syma X5C
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Syma X5C-1 Quadcopter – A Top Pick for a Beginner

The Syma X5C-1 and the  X5C have built reputations on Amazon as a great drones for a beginner.  The Syma X5C-1 comes equipped with an HD camera.  On first glance the X5C-1, and its big brother the X8W, look a little like the DJI Phantom. There is no doubt Syma took some design cues from DJI.  At…

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Syma X8W
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Syma X8W -An Excellent Choice for a Beginner FPV

Syma X8W (left) next to a DJI Phantom 2 The Syma X8W is a very stable FPV drone that is a good drone for beginners as well as intermediate drone pilots.  It is a larger drone that has taken its styling cues from the DJI Phantom line. The X8W is an excellent value for under…

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