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November 27, 2014

Syma X5C-1 Quadcopter Review and Teardown

at 5:27 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Reviews

 Syma X5C Remote Quadcopter Teardown_8736


Thanks to Gear Best for sending in a Syma X5C Remote Quadcopter for us to take apart and review. Use the coupon code below to get a special Hacked Gadgets price for this unit. This is the first quadcopter I have looked at so I am no expert. Unfortunately the weather conditions in Winnipeg are not the best for doing any outdoor flying so the most we could do is a basic buzz around the livingroom. This thing can get some great altitude and seems to take some good video when in daylight. The few pictures I took were in the livingroom in a low light conditions.

The first video goes over what is in the box and a short indoor flight. The second video shows us what makes the magic happen. If you want to see what it can do outdoors (can’t wait till summer) have a look at the video that Quadcopter 101 made here.


Get the Syma X5C-1  6 Axis Gyro Quadcopter now for $49.99 using the code below.

Coupon Code: GBX5CCN


You can see the full sized images here.

The three main chips on the control board are:

Processor : NUVOTON MINI 54ZAN

Wireless : BEKEN BK2423

Stability : INVENSENSE MPU 6050C






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11 Responses to “Syma X5C-1 Quadcopter Review and Teardown”

  1. Ty Tower Says:

    Tried to order 2 . Won’t post to PO Boxes even though prepaid . Can only pay with Paypal which I do not use as they have stolen my money in the past .

    Tried to set up a chat to find out which country this item posts from but they did not answer . “Larry” went dumb!

  2. Ken Says:

    Great break down. Any chance of breaking down the camera and in particular if you have test equipment determine if composite audio and video are available to tap
    into to feed an external 5.8Ghz transmitter for FPV

    I tried this using an external monitor and did not have any luck. I used a 1uF cap for coupling.


  3. jack Says:

    You can get one rather cheaply through aliexpress. And they will deliver anywhere. The quad usually ships from China. Mine took about two weeks to get to me. I am about to order another as my old one deep sixed into the Sicheon river…:( but it was fun while it lasted.

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  5. Tonelli Says:


    I have a problem with my syma X5C: when turning on the quadcopter, all the lights are solid lights. There’s no flashing that indicates a sync.

    There is a way to reset the processor or solve this problem?
    Thank you!

  6. Glenn Dickerson Says:

    My Syma x5c started doing the same thing as Tonelli’s this afternoon after a lengthly flight session. Any way to reset or anything to check. Cannot bind with the controller this way. When turned on, all lights come on solid. If the camera is plugged in, it glows solid red (as if recording). Any ideas?

  7. Chuck Says:

    My Syma X5C randomly tries a 3d eversion without my pushing the button. Any ideas?

  8. dani Says:

    I’m planning to use a fpv system on syma x5c. But I want to use the camera connector to fed the system. Could anyone plese tell me what is the exact connector? I’m planning on getting it from farnell.com! Thanks a lot!

  9. Mike Says:


    Great tear-down! I have a Syma X5C, and had some trouble after retrieving it from a tree. One rotor doesn’t rotate! I took it apart and found a small (about 3 mm diameter) ball bearing magnetically attached to the outside of the motor in question! I removed the bearing but it still doesn’t work.

    Any ideas?

  10. Ted Says:

    In ref to : My Syma X5C randomly tries a 3d eversion without my pushing the button. Any ideas?
    …most likely one of the buttons is stuck and needs replaced or cleaned…..
    Had the same problem but in reverse, pressing the button did nothing….replaced button board level.

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