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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: $ 4538 €34 £5,086 ¥
Manufacturer SYMA
Category Hobby
Type Multi-rotors
Release date 2016
Country China
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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 $ 4538 €34 £5,086 ¥
Release date 2016
Country China
Status Available
Category Hobby
Type Multi-rotors

Flight performance

Max. speed
Max. range 0.1 km0.1 mi
Max. flight time 8 min
Max. payload/cargo

Flight modes

Orbit (POI) No
Follow-me No
Waypoint (flight path) No
Beginner No
Headless Yes
Acrobatics/stunt Yes
Altitude hold No

Flight assistance

One key takeoff Yes
One key landing Yes
Return home No
Obstacle avoidance No


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


Dimensions 315 × 315 × 105 mm12.4 × 12.4 × 4.13 in
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 No
LED lights Yes
Propeller guards Yes
Robotic arms No
Waterproof No
Live video feed No
Facial recognition No
FPV goggles (optional) No
Heavy-lift No
4K camera No
Gesture control No
Headlamps No


Micro USB No
SD Card No
Micro SD Card No
Bluetooth No
Radio Yes
Wifi No
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