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Quad for my son

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Creek.Jumper, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Creek.Jumper

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    Hi,

    My son really loves my phantom 2! Yes, I have let him fly it a little, and he is quite good!(xbox generation I guess)

    The problem is he is outgrown(in his opinion :roll: ) the "GPS mode" and wants to start doing flips and other crazy things! Not happening on my phantom!

    So we looked at a few copters. This one seems to be rated decently:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Syma-X5C-Explor ... 9842&rt=nc

    How hard would this be to fly? Any other suggestions?
     
  2. CaptMike

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  3. KwadKopter

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    Just received my Parrot Rolling Spider. It has very very good stability. Flight time is only 8 minutes. I'm pretty impressed so far. YMMV. $99.
     
  4. liketogethigh

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    I purchased a Syma x5(without camera) from Amazon about 4 weeks ago. Lots of fun. I had a blow away on the very first flight at night time. It went up over 60 feet in the air and it began to drift. No matter how hard i tried to bring it back, the wind kept taking it. Since I knew it was not coming back, I slowly began to descend and crashed slowly. I walked around the neighborhood hoping to find my quad but no luck. So I gave up and began to walk home. At that time I saw a man standing in his driveway with the flashing quad in his hands. I apologized and he gave it back to me. I expected him to be angry but he was very cool about it. If you need extra batteries go to:

    http://www.banggood.com/buy/syma-x5.html

    You may also want to consider WL Toys V262 Cyclone which is also available at Amazon. Since it is bigger than the Syma x5c, it may be better for outdoor flying. Plenty of videos on YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF_8pSzZXCk
     
  5. Creek.Jumper

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    Thanks Liketogethigh. Is it difficult to fly? Sounds like it wont do well in the wind.
     
  6. liketogethigh

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    Anyone should be able to fly the Syma X5. They are simple to fly in very light to no wind. But in heavier winds it becomes very challenging and not recommended. I recommend the Syma X5 over the Hubsan x4 for outdoor flying. The Hubsan is too small and gets blown away by any wind. I do not own the V262 but I assume it is better in the wind since it is larger and heavier.
     
  7. Creek.Jumper

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    Thanks! Can it be flown at the same time as the phantom, or will they interfere with each other?
     
  8. UrAwFuL

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    How about an Air Hog? :lol:

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBwocPdGpTM[/youtube]

    A step up above that would probably be an AR.Drone 2.0 or Bebop, in my opinion. ;)

    Might be unrelated to topic but this is gonna be my next impulse buy. :lol:

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__6PebONYvE[/youtube]
     
  9. ProfessorStein

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    If anybody has an indoor space large enough to fly one of those Smart Planes in, lemme know... I'll move. :D Cool, fun toy... but definitely not for outdoors.
     
  10. Mike

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    I don't know how old he is or what kind of budget you had in mind, but you might consider building one from scratch. It might be something you can both enjoy learning to build and fly together. For a few hundred dollars you could build an awesome 250mm mini beast of a quad that would be capable of all the tricks your son wants it to do.