Warning: This is about to get a little nerdier than usual. If you are interested in first-person view drone piloting but are constrained by a budget, then you may want to go down the DIY road. RC Nerd, of the aptly titled RC Nerd’s Blog has got an interesting overview of his latest DIY drone modification. In his overview, he details his 5.8ghz FPV Mod for the Syma X5C. If you are price conscious, the Syma X5C won’t break the bank. I could find Syma X5C’s ranging from $29.99 to $40.99. The cost isn’t the only selling point though, as the RC Nerd points out.
The Quadrocopter is only 100gr with Digital camera recorder + FPV gear. So, You can not hurt anyone with it. And it is almost indestructible.
FPV with Modified Syma X5C – Poorman’s FPV platform
If you are interested in learning more about the Syma X5C, check out this (slightly long winded) review:
Syma X5C-1 Remote Quadcopter Review
Here are a few key features of the Syma X5C (pre-modifications):
- 6 Axis Gyro
- 360° Eversion
- HD Camera Equipment
- Protected Blades
- Colorful Flashing Lights
- USB Charging
- 2.4GHz Remote Control