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15 February 2015

OPEN THE BOX: SYMA X5C1 Quadcopter Unboxing

by Steven B. Combs, Ph.D.
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It’s been a gadget kind of weekend. Yesterday I shared an unboxing of a new Baofeng GT-3 radio and today I had time to unbox a new gadget that arrived last week from China – the SYMA X5C-1 Quadcopter.

SYMA Quadcopter Box

The SYMA X5C-1 is a radio controlled quadcopter noted for:

I made my purchase from GearBest, however, you can get purchase these in America from Amazon as well. Shipped directly from China, it took about 3 weeks to arrive and required a trip to the post office for a signature (thanks Nikki!). Since arriving, I’ve had a chance to open up the box, try a few flights, and make a video. This thing is a blast to fly, although practice is required, and a whole bunch of fun. Well worth the $50. I look forward to warmer weather for outside flights and further testing.

For now, enjoy my unboxing gallery below to find out what’s in the box as well as read a few observations.

Syma X5C-1 Quadcopter

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If you have any questions, fill free to leave them in the comments below. I’ll try and answer them.

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