Quite simply the first really usable WIFI based FPV I have used and I am confident it most of this is due to the use of a 16:9 camera. The frame rate is not a fluid 30fps but is consistent and the actual video quality you see is superb, refreshingly so.
The actual flight range seems more than enough but the FPV range is not so great. I was able to fly around the small football net area and even out to the trees past them without issues but it dropped out fairly easily when taking the quad high.
It really is a pleasure to fly and allows some nice smooth lines with an accurate altitude hold that does not get in the way of actually flying and has a very organic feeling not dissimilar to a phantom. The pitch rates are not as deep as the Kai Deng K70 but that is the closest flying quad without altitude hold I have flown.
The only thing that can be tricky is descending if really high as the FPV feed drops out and it can be hard to gauge the speed so its easy to drop the throttle too much and disarm the quad in flight. Other than that one small issue that almost all barometer based height holding quads have, it would be tough to make a quad that was easier to fly while still being fun.
Syma really impressed me with this one and it does what it was supposed to very well, a fun but functional delve into FPV without breaking the bank. After bumping it around I can say that its really tough for it’s size and weight too.
Now I would like to see the first company that takes the initiative and gives us the first widescreen wifi FPV setup that provides a smooth 30fps and also rate mode with a camera that can be angled to the users choice. A small 150mm version of this with the same FPV range would be a blast for close, safe FPV.
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