AKASO X5C Quadcopter Review

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AKASO

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Rating:
5
On August 25, 2015
Last modified:September 12, 2015

Summary:

This drone comes with "training wheels" of sorts that help protect the propellors from tress, grass, and other things you may bang into while flying. The controls are easy to get the hang of, but video quality is on the low side.

If you’re just getting into flying drones or are looking for a quadcopter with improved durability, the protectors on the AKASO X5C Quadcopter help protect it from bumps and bruises during flight.

PROs

  • Propeller protectors: I’m somewhat new at flying drones, so I appreciate the plastic protectors surrounding the outside of the propellers. Since I occasionally graze other objects (and the ground), I’m happy to see that this quadcopter is a very forgiving of my rookie mistakes.
  • Controls: I found the controls easy to use, even for a beginner. The left joystick controls the altitude and orientation while the right joystick moves the drone across the sky. The trimming adjustments also help correct the quadcopter if it tends to move in one directions.
  • Camera included: The video quality is OK, but can look a little “wavy” and shaky. The camera accepts Micro SD cards (one is even included, along with a USB card reader!). The remote allows you to start/stop recording as well as snap photos.
  • Quick setup: Setup was straight forward and fairly quick. I simply attached the landing legs, properller guards, and installed the battery. I was ready to fly in less than 15 minutes.

CONs

  • Video quality: As noted earlier, the camera can be “jiggly”, but I’ve seen other reviewers have mounted alternatives like the GoPro without an issue.
  • Battery life: Battery life is around 10 minutes. The charger is not “smart”, so you do need to make sure to disconnect it from the charger after 1 hour to avoid damaging the battery.  UPDATE: There is now a battery 4-pack and smart charger available.

Overall, I’m having a lot of fun with this drone and enjoy learning the controls and tricks. I also like checking out my videos and pictures afterwards.

Check out the Potensic Soma X8c Quadcopter on Amazon

— Sample provided for review

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