The Syma X11 RC Quadcopter has a wide range of qualities that experienced drone operators, as well as beginner drone operators, will find themselves pleased with. Syma’s quality construction, quality design, and quality care for its customers is more than present with the Syma X11 RC quadcopter.
The company has a wide presence at many fun toy fairs across the globe, which means it is more than apparent that they dedicate the time to design products that spark joy in their customers.
Syma and the design that they chose for the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter could easily be put under the word “compact” in the dictionary. The drone fits within the palm of a flattened out hand, both lengthwise and width-wise. At only a total weight of 12 ounces, the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter can be barely felt when picked up.
The Syma X11 RC Quadcopter comes with a controller that features joystick controls very similar to the Hubsan X4 H107L LED controller. Electronic components within the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter allow for it to be charged through the 2.4GHz spread spectrum technology controller’s four AA batteries. Or, the drone can also be charged how drones are most often charged, through the included USB cable.
The battery that is housed within the drone is a 3.7v 150mAH lithium polymer battery, or lithium-ion battery, with a charge time of 40 minutes.
An upgrade to the battery is available for the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter that does more than double its capacity and flight time. The option to upgrade to a 380mAH battery would increase the flight time duration to a maximum of nine minutes.
The Syma X11 RC Quadcopter in Use
Those who are beginners with the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter will want to take the time to adjust to their new drone. The throttle control on the controller can be a little touchy. It’ll mainly be the throttle and its sensitivity that will take up the majority of the time spent getting accustomed to the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter.
New owners should make sure that their controller beeps a single time to indicate that Easy Mode is enabled. There is a second mode, Sports Mode, which is enabled and signaled by two beeps from the controller. Only those that fully believe they are accustomed to the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter should enable sports mode on the drone. Only after at least a couple of hours of flight time should the switch to sports mode be made.
Additionally, beginners should equip the included propeller guard until they are an experienced pilot with the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter. The propeller blades are durable enough to withstand minor impacts, and there are extras, but the blade guard should still be equipped in order to prevent the early loss of several propeller blades.
The drone’s flight abilities in the air entertain its pilots and onlookers with ease, to say the least. There isn’t any button on the controller for flips, but it is possible with experience to pull off a manual flip maneuver.
Syma has definitely upgraded and fine-tuned the yaw ability, or vertical axis maneuverability, on this drone. The 6-axis stability on the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter allows for the drone to recover in midair after it was thrown up into the air.
One of the best benefits of this drone is the peace of mind when it is used outside due to its outdoor durability. It could be said the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter is best used indoors due to its sensitivity to the wind outside, but its durability will more often prevail over the potential risks.
A pilot of this drone will not find themselves with the feel of devastation in their gut that came from the sight of a broken propeller blade after a sudden gust of wind took it against a surface too hard. Lesser-known drone models wouldn’t fare the same way with rugged durability as they consist of cheaper plastics for the body, propeller blades, and propeller guard.
How Does It Compare to Competitors?
The cost disparity between the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter and its similarly designed rivals is not enough to get excited about. However, this drone may be the exact low-cost drone model for someone who is looking for a beginner drone.
Hubsan’s X4 H107L LED is a very similar model of drone to the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter, yet it doesn’t hold superiority over it. The Hubsan model does have a mode for flips, but it doesn’t offer two separate modes of flight like the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter does.
One way that the Syma does fall short of the Hubsan is the battery capacity and the flight time that the battery capacity provides. The Hubsan X4 H107L LED has a default 380mAh battery that allows for nine minutes of flight time. However, the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter can be upgraded to the exact same battery size with the exact same amount of flight time.
Overall, the drone beats the Hubsan drone out of the water with its included accessories. A propeller blade guard, four replacement propeller blades, and a screwdriver is included with the drone. The Hubsan only comes with extra propeller blades when the base model is ordered. Both drones do not come equipped with a camera, but it is possible to make a camera drone.
|Syma X11 RC Quadcopter||Hubsan X4 H107L LED|
|Flight Modes||Easy & Sport||Flips|
|Flight Time||5-7 minutes (9 min. upgraded)||9 minutes|
|Range||40 meters||30 meters|
|Charge Time||40 minutes||40 minutes|
|Prop Guard||Included||Not Included|
In conclusion, the Syma X11 RC Quadcopter has all of the characteristics that appeal to a beginner drone pilot. Price, durability, included spare parts and tools are only a few awesome qualities that this drone has to offer any beginner or experienced drone pilot.
It’s a fun quadcopter that anybody can enjoy, especially those who are very experienced with drone piloting. The downsides, such as low battery size and short flight times, are easily remedied with spare batteries or a battery upgrade.
Also, there is little to fear with an outdoor flight. The Syma X11 RC Quadcopter can take hard knocks due to its propeller blade protector. Even in a worst-case scenario, there’s nothing to worry about, simply replace the broken propeller blade with the included screwdriver. This little budget drone is highly recommended as a perfect flyer for indoor use and a durable one for the outdoors.