Syma Drone With Helicopter Styling – Full Review
So here it is. This is the new drone from SEMA that I am gon na be flying today and I got ta say it is very, very cool looking it looks a lot like those vehicles that they used in the movie Avatar. If you remember that they were sort of a helicopter, multi rotor helicopter kind of things and it's got that tail rotor back here, that's in the vertical position, meaning that it's, I guess it's in the horizontal position, meaning that it lifts vertically and then three others over Here and it's got one that faces down and three that face up, but it just looks super cool kind of unique from anything I've seen before it comes with this remote control, which is a nice size, remote for a toy drone. I, like the yellow and black styling too, on this, nothing special about it. A lot of the scene minute drones, use a remote similar to this, and this one actually is probably compatible with other sima drones. They seem to be very cross compatible between remotes. So I would guess that if you lost this remote – and you still have this quad – you could fly it with a you know: syma x5c, remote or one of their others. It does have a USB battery charger right here with a tiny little connector. I forget the name of this connector but it's the kind that goes in little 1s batteries. It has a little screw driver and a user manual that comes with it and another cool thing is it came with this landing pad? I was kind of surprised when I opened up the toy quad and found this inside.
You don't usually see landing pads that come with a quad, but here's this one it's got two stakes. No it's got actually three stakes: one two: three positions where you can stake it down pretty standard, a little landing pad and a nice size too. Now this isn't weighted. So you would need to stake it down if it was windy at all, but it's it's. The standard kind of thing and helps keep the grass out of the blades it's got a blue side and an orange side with an A in the middle or an eye, depending on how you shape it or this weird symbol. If you have it diagonal, but it's a nice little bonus touch by the way, that's how you close these things. I don't know if you have one of these, you just kind of twist one direction with one hand and the other direction with the other hand, and there it is I'm gon na put this back in here cuz. We don't need it because right now, we're, just gon na be flying indoors with this little guy kudos to Seema for providing the landing pad. I think that's, pretty neat where I'm am a little disappointed by this drone is the fact that it only comes with one battery and that battery, as far as I can tell, is non removable it's, an interior battery that you have to plug in to the USB Port to to charge right down here, it's this little, this little charging port right down here, and so, basically, when you fly and when you're done flying, you have to charge the battery again, you can't just swap out batteries.
I it may be interchangeable, but I could not find anyway that was really obvious on how to open it and there's nothing in the instructions that says you can open it and change out the battery so I'm just going to assume that it is a internal battery. A little 1s lipo that will get the job done, but not going to give you any flight time beyond. When the first battery dies so I've already charged it, it does have an onoff switch. I do like drones with an onoff switch when you turn it on. You get this little LED that comes on. It tells you that it's on you want to set it on a level surface turn the remote on. Let it sit for a second and then you push the left, stick down up down and that binds the two and then you can either push the take off button, which will just take it off automatically or pull the two sticks down and in to fire up. The props and then down it in again, if you want to stop the props now, this one does have two rates: a high and a low flight rate, and it does do flips with the button over here, but let's just take it off and hover it right Here so there it is down to eye level not too loud, fairly stable. Now it is drifting backwards, a little bit and it might need to have the might need to have the gyros calibrated.
I think, to calibrate it. You pull the sticks down into the right and when you do that, you get a blink on this red LED. I don't know if you can see it blinking there yeah. I think you can. That means that it's calibrated so now, when I take off it, should actually stay in place a little better area. I don't actually see any trim switches on this remote, so I don't know if you can actually trim it with the remote. I don't think you can so Music to change flight rates. You push the right stick in beep, beeps is high. One is low to flip. You push this upper right button here. Your takeoff landing is I'm. Sorry, the lower right button is a flip takeoff and landing. This upper right button, the left, stick that might put it in a headless mode, let's see now: Music, no it's, not a headless mode, it's still in it's, still in a normal mode. That'S, alright headless mode to me, is a little bit of a cheater mode anyway, let's see if I can make it flip right here at the table without crashing. So here we go yeah. I don't know if you can see it right here like that Music and that's. What happens you get a little too crazy with the blips indoors now, as you may have just seen, I kind of lost control of it because I was doing flips in a small space.
You can do it, you just have to be careful, don't hit anything, but thanks to these ducted propellers these little round things around the propellers they're all really protected. So I feel like, even if you crash you're, not really gon na hurt anything. Of course, you want to be cautious when you're flying indoors, but so I'm, going to recalibrate the sensor by the gyro by pulling the stick down and down and right, let them blink and then take it up one more time. Music takes it a second to kind of get adjusted to its altitude, but once it has an altitude adjustment, it's pretty good, it stays stays in its altitude position fairly well, Music Applause, Music, so I'm flying it in rate two, which is the little more aggressive, gives You just a little bit more speed but it's still a pretty slow, docile little flier, Music Applause Music so before it gets too late, let's take it outside and give it a try. Okay, so I'm, not here in the backyard it's getting dark, but we'll see what we can do here: real, quick, Music Applause, a little bit Music, yes, Music, Applause, Music. What where it is bumping into me as you can see and kind of flipped up? And then it died Music now, just for fun. Let'S see if I clan it on the dogs frisbee over here, did it okay. So there you go the SEMA TF 1001, also known as the hello fury 360.
I got about six minutes a little bit over six minutes of flight time out of it with a full charge, and I was doing some flips and stuff like that. So I would say: you're, probably gon, na get between five and a half and seven minutes, depending on how you fly it, but it's a lot of fun. I really like these little line of sight fliers that don't have an app that don't have any complexity to them. They'Re just designed to fly, get better at piloting or teach somebody who's new to fly a drone because it's pretty safe and simple to fly. I do wish it had the ability to swap out batteries. That would be a nice thing, but other than that. I really like this guy and I really like the unique styling that it has it's, not something that you see every day in drones. So if you want to check it out, I've got a link below in the description.