Syma X12 Mini Nano 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channel RC Quadcopter (RED)

Syma X12 Mini Nano 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channel RC Quadcopter (RED)

Syma X12 Mini Nano 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channel RC Quadcopter (RED)

  • 2.4GHz technology adopted for anti-interference, you can fly more helicopters at the same time and not interfere with other helicopters
  • Very small and sturdy – Product size: 3.03 x 3.03 x 1.06 in – Easy to maneuver in the air in even small spaces.
  • 3D 360 degree rotating functions give flexibility and perfect performance when in the air.
  • Low voltage warning – don’t let the battery die on you while flying in mid-air, the voltage warning will notify you when you should fly it back.
  • Easy and great for beginners – easy controls, easy to fly, protection guard to protect from minor crashes.

Up/down, left/turn right, forward/backward /sideward with 360 eversion 2 speed is available 2 frequency is 6axis ,may throw out to fly Spare parts: 1PCS USB cable+4PCS main blade(included) Charging :2 ways (USB & Controller available) Charging time: about 40mins Battery:3.7V100mAH Li-poly Flying time: About 4 minutes Flying distance: about 20 meters

List Price: $ 24.99

Price: $ 19.30


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  • Voyn238:
    52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Well, color me impressed. (with caveats), November 4, 2014
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    Voyn238 (Lilburn, GA United States) –

    I’m very impressed with this, but there are a few caveats that keep it from being 5 stars. Let me start by saying that I am blown away by the all the technology that’s crammed into quadcopters. The sophistication is truly incredible. That is true of the full size and mini quadcopters, but even more so with nano quads like this one. Gyro self-stabilization, responsive and adaptive controls, and a power source capable of providing several minutes of flight, all in one tiny package. I have only been flying these for about 20 days now, and this one is my third (the others are a Dromida Ominus and a Hubsan H107D). This one has most of the bells and whistles of the larger ones, but it’s packed into a 2″ diagonal frame. If you look around here on Amazon you will see quite a few nanos like this. I chose this one for two reasons (okay, three reasons). 1, it’s made by Syma and I am more familiar with them than others. 2, the controller has a “flip mode” button and looked more comfortable to use than some others. 3, it’s a really nice shade of red, hehe. I’m a sucker for red.

    I was going to say that there are clones of this model all over Amazon, but the more I look at ones from Cheerson and Top Race, I’ve noticed that they are very very similar but different. The other ones have a different controller, but the quads themselves are also missing the little rubber feet that extend below the motors, and they are also missing the white LED headlight. As other reviewers have mentioned, the LED lights on top are very hard to see when this thing is above your head, so the headlight is a very nice way to get orientation. The rear LEDs are red, and the front ones are green. They are on top of the craft because they are soldered onto the main board to reduce costs. I’m more than okay with the red, but I wish they’d chosen almost any color other than green for the front. Makes this look like a Christmas toy. Oh well, I guess there are worse things in life.

    Obviously, the controller was designed to mimic an Xbox controller. This makes for a great look and feel, but has a few drawbacks. The major drawback is that the main control sticks are very very short. My other quads have longer sticks, which means I have to move them quite a bit more to get the same reaction. With these, a tiny movement of the stick can result in a pretty drastic reaction, so what was already a fairly touchy control situation is amplified. I find that I’m constantly “bouncing” this thing up and down trying to find and maintain the right altitude. Additionally, the springs that move the sticks back to center/home are a lot stronger than necessary. This gives a strange tactile feel, and you actually have to push harder to move them which can result in overdoing it and pushing too far. The little rubber pads on the sticks are nice and grippy, and seem like they should hold up well. The other downside of the Xbox controller design (and it’s not a true downside, I guess) is that there are more buttons on the controller than actual controls – several of the buttons are are completely fake and have no function. Not a big deal, but it can throw you off if you have to remember which are fake every time you need to adjust something. It’s easy to switch between low rates and high rates by pressing the left “bumper button” on the front of the controller. To perform a flip, hold the right bumper button down and move the right stick in the direction you want to flip in. If you have enough starting altitude, you can chain quite a few flips together. The flips are nice and tight with a loop diameter of only about 12 or 14″, and the quad doesn’t seem to lose altitude afterwards, unlike my other quads.

    The quadcopter itself seems to be of pretty good quality, and certainly moves up, down and laterally very quickly. Unfortunately as other reviewers have said, the yaw rates are quite slow. I find that if I am headed for a wall, I have to mash the left stick all the way to one side or the other, and then manipulate the right stick to perform a kind of “J” maneuver. If I relied on yaw alone, it would probably crash.

    Speaking of crashes, lets get to some of those caveats I mentioned earlier. In the middle of my second flight with this thing, I crashed into the windshield of my car from a total height of maybe 6 or 7 feet. I set it down to take off again, and found that the front left motor would no longer spin. Uh oh! Turns out I managed to snap one of the motor leads off where it was soldered into the main PCB. Those little wires are single strand and very tiny, probably 30 gauge or smaller, so it doesn’t take very much. The factory soldering of the motor leads isn’t the best, and that may be at least partly to blame for the wire breakage. I also think that not quite enough slack was given to the wire to allow it to flex with the frame during impact, and it snapped. I have had a lot of experience with component level repairs of medical…

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  • Peter J. Schmidt:
    43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    it feels good in my hands, September 21, 2014
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    Syma X12 Nano Quad

    First impressions of the Quad itself-
    The quad has a unique look. There is a white LED in the front that is incorporated into the body of the quad and juts out prominently. The styling reminds me of the robots in Pacific Rim! The quad rests on little foam style bumpers and sits off the ground significantly.

    The white LED in front is very bright. On top of the quad are 4 smaller LEDs, two green towards the front and two red towards the back.

    Controller:
    My initial impression of the controller was that it was HUGE, too big, especially compared to the size of the X12. However, it feels good in my hands. The sticks are stubby but they have a great tactile feel, a little like tacky rubber. There are two buttons forward of the controller that are reached by the forefinger of each hand. The button on the left side controls “high speed” and “low speed mode. Hit this button once and the tx beeps twice indicating you are in “high speed” mode. The button on the right side is to initiate flips. It is held down while pushing the right stick in which direction you want to flip.

    Binding:
    Binding is typical of quads. The controller is turned on first and beeps once. You then turn on the quad and the top green and red LEDs blink rapidly. Move the throttle up to full. The tx beeps once and the green and red lights on the quad start blinking left to right. Bring the throttle fully down, the lights stop blinking and you’re ready for flight.

    Flight performance:
    The Syma X12 Nano Quad is very stable and flies very well indoors in “low speed” mode. It exhibits “hands off” stability and has good pitch and roll, but yaw rate is EXTREMELY slow. The white LED up front really aids in orientation, even outside during daylight. The colored LEDs on top are pretty much useless, however, at night, the red LEDs in the back reflect off the white blades and significantly aids in orientation.

    In “high speed” mode, the pitch and roll are noticeably more aggressive and you can really fling this thing around! It is FAST! It makes it trickier to fly indoors (unless you have lots of room), but it SHINES when in this mode outside. The increased pitch and roll enable you to fly this quad in very breezy conditions. Unfortunately, the extremely slow yaw rate is unaffected in “high speed” mode.

    Flipping Function:
    Flips are initiated by pushing and holding the black button on the right side of the transmitter while pushing the right stick in which direction you want to flip. Flips are fairly tight with little altitude lost on a fresh battery. Flip performance degrades substantially as the battery drains so best flips are accomplished within the first couple minutes of a fresh battery.

    Throwing Function:
    The quad can be thrown w/out power in whatever direction or position (right side or upside down) and will “self right.” This is fun to do and having the super bright white front LED aids significantly in regaining orientation during this maneuver.

    Durability:
    This quad seems to be quite durable, comparable to other quads I have flown. During testing I did break one prop while crashing on asphalt, but that was the only damage sustained during numerous crashes. Over grass or carpet, I would think you’d rarely break anything in a crash!

    Pros:

    This thing flys GREAT outside! In “high speed” mode, you have lots of pitch and roll authority allowing you to fly in breezy conditions!

    This thing flies FAST in “expert” mode and unless you have lots of room inside, I recommend “normal” mode for indoors.

    The bright white light in front helps with orientation a lot, even during the day.

    At night, the reflection of the red LEDs on the white props aids orientation significantly.

    Cons:

    The green and red LEDs should have been mounted on the side pillars of each motor stanchion. They are useless for orientation during the day unless you are flying the quad below eye level.

    Yaw rate is very very slow and does not change when entering “high speed” mode. Did I say it was slow?

    On/Off switch of the quad is small and a little hard to activate, you need to use a fingernail.

    The charging dongle lights up when charging is complete. It should be the opposite, it should light up when charging and go off when complete.

    The charger cord connection at the quad is loose. It comes out very easily if touched slightly when being charged.

    Low voltage cutoff is useless. When the quad reaches LVC, the top green and red LEDs blink. Unfortunately, since these LEDs are on top of the quad, it is nearly impossible to notice this warning unless…

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  • Joe R.:
    26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A stable indoor flyer and a zippy outdoor flyer, October 17, 2014
    By 
    Joe R. (California, USA) –

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    I’ve flown the Syma X12 almost every day for the past two weeks, indoors and out. This thing is soooo much fun. Although I am fairly new to flying RC quads, this is my fourth nano quad–the other three being Cheerson CX-10’s. The X12 is now my go-to flyer as it is stable, precise, extremely tough, and hassle free. I’m no longer checking the delicate props of the CX-10 after every touchdown to make sure they are perfectly level with the correct blade pitch. The X12 has beefier props and allows me to get right back in the air without worry.

    The Syma X12 Quad
    · I fly this on high speed mode and find it to be great indoors, and fully comes alive outdoors.
    · The yaw rate is slower than the CX-10, but can be overcome by adding equal or harder aileron (left-right on right stick) in addition to the direction of yaw (left-right on left stick). Practice that and you’ll soon have it banking high speed from opposing walls in an ‘s’ pattern. Add a little throttle in the turn to keep it at a consistent height.
    · The low voltage indicators come on late, but you can feel a hint of sluggishness near the end of the flight and bring it back home safely. If you think the battery is low and want to fly it back safely from high elevation outdoors, I’d recommend reducing throttle, give it a little yaw in either direction, and some forward elevator to bring it down in a controlled spiral pattern. It won’t then have to fight the vortex ring state/downwash if you bring it straight down with a near-empty battery.
    · The flips are acceptable with a good battery charge. Not as tight as the CX-10, but it’s easier to do multiple flips in succession.
    · I find the white LED ‘headlight’ to be very useful when flying in dusk (my favorite) or at night outdoors. If I feel I’m flying uncomfortably out of range, I’ll rotate the quad until I see the headlight and use the forward elevator to bring it home. The other LEDs on top aren’t as bright as the CX-10, but I do get a good sense of tail lights/headlight and have no issues when flying.
    · The propellers are beefy and can definitely take hits and crashes. I haven’t had to bend them straight once, and that makes for more time flying, less time waiting for replacement parts to cross the Pacific.

    The Controller
    · The size works well, even for those of us with large hands.
    · It is very easy to trim in flight with the d-pad near the sticks. It is more intuitive than the CX-10 controller. Trimming is barely needed, as the quad calibrates itself when you bind to the controller.
    · The low speed/high speed and flip buttons are easily accessible with the index fingers in mid-flight. No need for the awkward inward press of the stick.
    · The controller has a good solid build quality, and a nice rubber feel on the sticks for precision flying.
    · The audible beep when changing modes is a bit loud for my tastes. Maybe a future DIY modification is in order.

    The Charging Cable
    · I’ve added a black arrow to the top of the small connector with a Sharpie to better orient the charging cable for faster connections.
    · The light on the USB end glows when it is done charging, which is the reverse of my other quads.

    All in all, this is a great flyer with stability for indoor flight and speed for outdoor flight. I’ve bought some for friends, and will be picking up another to minimize the charging downtime. A good trainer for the eventual bigger quad w/GoPro and gimbal.

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