Syma X9 FlyCar Quadcopter Review
The Syma X9 is a two in one quadcopter.
A quadcopter that can drive on the road and then fly away.
Syma has just released the new X9 after intensive testing, there are clones out there one called the SY X25 which has a camera and very popular, even being clones they are ok as not fakes. The Syma X9 genuine original. As you can tell I am really into Syma products as find them well built and priced correctly.
Features Of The Syma X9
Air-land double mode fly car
4 channel mini rolling quadcopter
Up/down/left/right/side flight/hover/3D tumble
3 color available
Low voltage alarm
With LED light for night flight.Amazingly integrate flying and racing capabilities
Quadcopter structure allows for more flexible and rapid movement in the air during flight
Latest 6-axis flight control system and 3D lock
Perform super cool 360° rolling only at the touch of a button
Throttle-to-fly function lets you throw the multirotor into the air and it will immediately start flying
Wind-resistant design, can be flied indoors or outdoors
New radio technology, lower power consumption and quicker response
Inbuilt 600mAh battery for up to 6 minutes of long flight time
Item name: Syma X9 Flying Car RC Quadcopter
Gyro: 6 axis
Size: 31 x 31 x 6cm
Color: black, white,red
Flight time:5-6 minutes
Charging time: 100 minutes
Control distance: about 50M
Battery for quadcopter: 3.7V 600mAh
Battery for transmitter: 4 x AA battery(not included)
1 x SYMA X9 Quadcopter
1 x Transmitter
1 x 3.7V 600mAh Li-poly Battery
4 x Blades
1 x screwdriver
1 x USB charging cable
1 x manual
Now To My Review of the Flycar
She comes at the moment in four colors, Blue, Black, Red, Green. I find the black color a little hard to get, but as new more colors will flow from Syma factory.
The flycar works in fly mode and like road mode, it comes with a 4CH 2.4GHZ remote(TX) and has a 6 axis gyroscope which gives pretty good hovering ability, the TX can be changed to Mode 1 or Mode 2.
So you can fly indoors or outside and actually takes a fair bit of wind force which I enjoyed.
Charging The Syma X9 Flycar
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Lipo batteries are tricky guys to charge, learn how to correctly charge them and how to look after your lipo battery. Below is a link that might help. I have bought a much better charger from Hobbyking The battery has it own connector so can be charged without removing from quad using usb connector, personally I take battery out of quad. Allow at least 10-15 mins to let battery cool down before recharging, if not your battery will not last long. Also consider buying more batteries as you will need more flying time. I will get a link for them soon. Some Parts Here It
The Build And Appeal
The build is interesting, sure plastic as most quads are built with, but durable with a shiny finish. The tyres are some soft plastic not rubber hence lighter in weight, all ok, below pics on size. Click to enlarge.
The motors are pretty well protected
The remote is very like the one that comes with the Syma X5C and is doable considering the price of the X9 around $60.You need 4 x AA Batteries for the remote.
A quick flying video.
One great thing I enjoyed was flying the Syma X9 at night:Video Flying Review, also Night Flying below.Night flying near end of video.
I have only had the Syma X9 for 10 days so I will be adding more on this review as I put the X9 through some hard tests. I want to see how much the motors can take as they are brushed motors, I also want to try fpv with a mobius camera, at this stage not sure if it will carry that weight, keep you posted.
I do recommend buying the Syma X9 and my preferred buying links below.