Syma X8HG Drone
- 8MP HD camera and 1MP Video
- Colorful LED light
- Headless Mode
- 2.4 technology adopted for anti-interference
Syma X8HG Drone Review
Syma X8HG Drone Review 2020 – is the Syma X8HG quadcopter worth the money? Review of features, pricing, flight duration, battery, camera and more.
The Syma X8HG drone’s design is characterized by round contours, which not only to make it aesthetically appealing but also boost performance and reduces wind resistance. The bright red body is made entirely of durable ABS plastic. This makes it virtually impossible to lose sight of the device even when it flies far away from you.
The quadcopter has medium dimensions with a wingspan of about 19 inches and a height of 7 inches (including support legs). You can carry it easily and at the same time guarantee high performance.
When inactive, the drone rests firmly on four long rubber legs located under the engines, which lift the central unit a little from the ground. The design is useful when you land the quadcopter on surfaces that are not flat. Moreover, it comes with a component that you can mount to protect the propellers from possible shocks.
The Syma X8HG quadcopter is suitable for outdoor flights, but nothing prevents you from using it indoors provided the environment is spacious. This unit is designed for individuals who already have some familiarity and experience in the field of drones.
Users can set the onboard barometer and the drone will maintain its position even if the wind changes. Among other things, the letter H of the acronym X8HG stands for altitude hold, which means maintaining the same height.
The headless mode also allows you to pilot your quadcopter regardless of the head’s position. This means the unit follows a specific direction as determined by the control levers. This is a useful feature, especially after performing countless acrobatics at high altitudes or at considerable distances. Under these circumstances, the user can no longer distinguish the correct side of the head.
Syma does not disappoint even when it comes to special effects. The X8HG has the ability to perform numerous and repeated 360-degree flips by simply pressing a simple button. Your videos will become more dynamic, filling them with somersaults and taking pictures with nothing but interesting inclinations.
There are two flight speeds: slow or fast, depending on your current needs. If you need a more stable flight set the first. On the other hand, to ensure a more reactive drone you will select the second.
The Syma X8HG quadcopter features four colored LEDs mounted under the four propellers (two red in front and two green in the back), which will allow you to locate it even in a starry night.
The list of components in the package include:
– 8 propellers (type A and B)
– 4 rotor protections
– 4 landing legs
– Helical tightening clips and screws
– Propeller covers
– Battery charger
– USB reader mini SD cards
– Camera with 4GB card
The Syma X8HG quadricopter has an aerodynamic shape that allows a considerable reduction of friction with the air, decreasing the engine effort and the relative battery consumption. Therefore, continuous use can be extended considerably. The removal of some features like the camera enables the drone to provide more than 15 minutes of continuous flight.
The stability of the drone, in addition to being guaranteed by its design, is expertly managed electronically thanks to the presence of a 6-axis gyroscope. This feature contributes to, among other things, an increase in performance and a reduction in battery consumption.
The maximum range of the radio control is about 76 yards. You have the opportunity to fly the drone at considerable distances while never losing sight of the device. The radio control is the same as the X8C model and the only difference is that the left lever is centered since the drone has automatic altitude hold.
Once the left lever is activated, the drone turns on the propellers and rises, after which the altitude hold data indicated by the sensor determine the unit’s behavior. The drone maintains its height perfectly even when there is strong wind. As a result, the movements are smooth.
The 3D flips are performed with the right button and you do not notice the slightest loss in height during the operation. The other novelty is the 8MP camera that this model mounts.back to menu ↑
To assemble the drone, you need to insert the four landing feet and fix them with two screws each (the screwdriver supplied requires a bit of effort to perform the task). The plastic caps must be removed to insert the protections of the propellers to be fixed with two screws.
To insert the propellers, unscrew the plastic support, remove the peg, insert the propeller below and then reinsert the support with a peg. The camera is simply installed by interlocking and it is impossible to make a mistake.
To ensure that the battery is in place after the internal cables are attached, it must face the right direction otherwise the rear compartment cannot be closed properly.
The drone can be turned on using a button located on the bottom. It should be noted, however, that the calibration procedure must be performed after a battery change, which is achieved by pulling both levers down on the left.back to menu ↑
Many users are impressed by the drone’s robust frame that is almost indestructible. The unit can survive falls and only suffer a few scratches.back to menu ↑
Pros and Cons Listing
– Comes with the headless mode
– Aerodynamic design that boosts performance
– A 6-axis gyroscope enhances performance and a reduction in battery consumption
– Lacks FPVback to menu ↑
The X8HG drone compares favorably against units its class thanks to a variety of useful features. The photos captured from the drone are 3264 x 2448 pixels and have an excellent color rendering with an improved quality compared to previous models.
The remote control of the Syma X8HG quadricopter is entirely white with joysticks and bright red buttons. The various functions can be easily activated by pressing buttons placed conveniently on the upper edge or in the center of the radio control. They enable the headless mode feature, set the speed, the camera or activate the 3D eversion mode.
On the main panel of the radio control, there is an LCD screen that shows the intensity of the signal, the battery level, the selected flight mode and the power. The radio control uses the classic 2.4GHz carrier and thanks to spread spectrum technology, you can eliminate interference and reduce energy consumption. This increases the reaction time by 100 times compared to a classic radio control.
Tyler West received a Bachelor Degree in computer science from The University of Texas Austin. Tyler has been working as a full-time computer programmer for the past 3 years. In his spare time, Tyler’s favorite hobby is flying drones. One of Tyler’s life goals is to become a full-time drone pilot.
- Comes with the headless mode
- Aerodynamic design that boosts performance
- A 6-axis gyroscope enhances performance and a reduction in battery consumption
- Lacks FPV