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X5A-1 X5A-1 Product description: A 3D printer with a maximum build size of mm, manufactured by SYMA. Customer reviews:
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Basic specs Price: $ 45
Model X5A-1
Manufacturer SYMA (see all products)
Category Hobby
Type Multirotors
Release date 2016
Country China

SYMA X5A-1 review

The SYMA X5A-1 is a mini RTF quadcopter drone produced by SYMA, a manufacturer based in China. SYMA produces a wide range of drones including the X20.

The X5-A1 is also known as the Explorers Drone and several variants of the drone are available from SYMA.

This pocket drone is easy for a beginner user or children to use. Indeed, this drone offers flight assistance features such as one-key takeoff and landing for users to easily control the drone. Furthermore, the drone has a 360° stunt flip feature for a fun drone flying experience.

The X5A-1 is considered RTF (Ready-To-Fly) as it comes with the controller, receiver, etc. However, there is no camera included with this affordable drone.

X5A-1 drone main features

  • Headless mode: thus it allows users to easily fly and control the drone.
  • 6-axis gyro stabilization: allows new drone pilots to easily fly the X5A-1.
  • 360 degree flips: users can easily perform stunts and tricks with the drone.
  • Two speed modes: users can select either high or low speeds for easy drone flight control.

SYMA X5A-1 price

The SYMA X5A-1 is available at the price of $45 (see on Amazon).

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Model X5A-1
Manufacturer SYMA
Price $ 45
Release date 2016
Country China
Status Available
Category Hobby
Type Multirotors

Flight performance

Max. speed
Max. range 0.1 km
Max. flight time 8 min
Max. payload/cargo

Flight modes

Orbit (POI)
Waypoint (flight path)
Headless Yes
Acrobatics/stunt Yes
Altitude hold
VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing)
BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight)

Flight assistance

One key takeoff Yes
One key landing Yes
Return home
Obstacle avoidance


Smartphone/tablet only (via app)
Controller w/ built-in LCD
Controller w/ smartphone/tablet mount
Controller (no screen) Yes


Dimensions 315 × 315 × 105 mm
Dimensions (folded)
Number of rotors 4
Battery capacity 350 mAh
Min. operating temp.
Max. operating temp.


Video resolution
Video frame rate
Camera resolution (photo)
Live video feed resolution
Live video feed frame rate
Gimbal stabilizer Yes


Foldable design
LED lights Yes
Propeller guards Yes
Robotic arms
Live video feed
Facial recognition
FPV goggles (optional)
4K camera
Gesture control


Micro USB
SD Card
Micro SD Card
Radio Yes
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