According to my experince, theSyma X5SW is more powerful than Syma Quadcopter X5C. Though not a high end photography platform that costs real money, it is a great entry to learn how to fly and position the camera, and an excellent second-step quadcopter to learn how to pilot one.
The Wltoys quadcopter V686G, the newest quad from Wltoys, is a nice little drone for the money and a great joy to fly. It flies great out of the box, perfect for those who want to get into FPV quad copters. Very clean & stable hover. No trim or recalibrating needed. Very responsive to the control, and is steady when you reset and adjust the gyro’s. Also, the parts are easy to replace if need be. This is not bad for someone starting out or likes to have a FPV flyer. I’m happy with this wltoys quadcopter!
I do like this JJRC V686G. It is an entry level quad to have fun with and does really cool flips, easy to regain control. Also, it’s good in the house, with enough room and on low power (40%). I love the 40/60/80/100 power feature, great for different flying conditions. The stronger the wind, the higher % you use. 40% gives nice stable images.
Wltoys RC Quadcopter Technological Details
The V686G can also take a beating in most regards: hit concrete, caught in a tree, lost in tall grass. I even crashed it into the lake , completely submerged. Freaked me out. The lights stayed on and after drying it off , it still runs fine. Great waterproof machine indeed! It also comes with some spare propellers.
Smooth flight, bigger and less jerky and noisy than the Hubsan x4. Various kinds of flying movements: Up & Down, Left & Right, Forward & Backward, Hover nicely. Even cooler is the 3D flips. Surely the Headless mode and Return to Home both work properly. Furthermore, it can actually carry a payload. I pulled the camera out of a “spy” pen and taped it to the bottom and it worked for a 2 camera flight.
The camera/ video aspect is modest. Camera and camcorder images are controlled by the operator with 2 separate buttons. Turn on/off all flight long. Images are good quality for the resolution.
Wltoys RC Quadcopter FPV View
FPV also works great. I see it at 300 ft. If it doesn’t work for you, check to see if there are nearby power lines. Remote distance is approx. 150m while FPV transmission range is about 100m. The included 4G memory card is good for data storage!
For my part, I get about 8 minutes of flight time due to the 3.7V / 780mAh Lipo battery.