X8G by Syma is new model from X8 series

Hello to another article from Drones Globe team. Today we are going to talk about the Syma X8G, new model from X8 series.

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X8G Specs:

Flight time : 7min
Camera : HD 5MP 1080p 30fps
Battery Type : 2000mAh LiPo
Range : 100 meters
Transmitter Frequency : 2.4 GHz

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We have previously discussed Syma X8W, an affordable FPV choice (check it out here), now it’s time for Syma X8G review. X8G brings vast improvement from X5 series, a much better camera, bigger range, more stability. All a beginner enthusiast wants and needs. One of the good things about Syma is their complete packages. They include all the pilot needs to begin flight right away (except batteries for the transmitter), everything else comes in the package including a 4GB memory card (white brand) to save your photo and video files. It has been said before here on Drones Globe, but we will say it again: if you are a beginner looking to give first steps on unmanned aerial flights or are just looking for the best present to offer this Christmas, at an affordable price, there is no going wrong with a Syma X8 series.

Read next: Syma X5SW review

Flying experience

Equipped with the latest 6 axis flight control system, X8G ensures a direction stabilized flight. Both indoor and outdoor, this drone is easy to maneuverer, in outdoor it is capable of flying on medium wind. Since it has a bit of power, and it is a large and heavier drone (50 x 50 x 19 cm), don’t worry about it flying away with the wind. You safe. X8G also features headless mode, in this mode, the pilot has no need to recognize the position of the quadcopter head, he just needs to control the aircraft according to with the direction of the remote controller. If you enjoy performing air stunts, the controller has a button, when clicked, the drone performs a 360º eversion stunt in air. Fun to take it to the park and amaze everyone with some aerial tricks!

Bright LED lights will able pilots to fly during night and blade protectors and a (somehow fragile) landing gear will keep your drone safe from casual crashes. Most important, X8G packages comes with a holding case for the camera. While it is not a gimbal or anywhere near, it is an affordable version of a mount, which will be absolutely useful to protect your camera.

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syma x8g box

Camera

The camera is better quality than any other Syma quadcopter currently in the market, 5 megapixels with 30fps in 1080p resolution or 60fps in 720p resolution, depending on pilot’s video preferences. Camera takes good quality photographs also. Everything is saved into your 4GB memory card (placed on the quadcopter) immediately after you take photo or record video. Camera can only be used with the quadcopter, it does not work as an external camera, must be attached and plugged with Syma in order to work.

Battery life

Unfortunately, Syma X8G battery life time is not the best, only around 7 to 8 minutes. The average for low-cost quadcopters, but a bit on the low side comparing to newer models from other companies. On the other hand, other drones do not have a 5 megapixel camera to power. Syma uses the same 7.4V 2000mAh lipo battery on the X8G model as they do on the X8W model. X8G would have required a more powerful battery, something for Syma to keep in mind for their next release or update. On the positive side, battery can be charged through USB cable, which, in my opinion, is always very useful.

Range

The control distance range is of 100 meters, within the standard range for low-cost quadcopters, but an improvement from the X8W model and the X5 series. If you are into modding, you can always increase the flight range of your quadcopter (check videos on Youtube). If interested in learning how to increase the antenna range of quadcopters, please leave a comment so we can write you a guide on how to do it step-by-step! Hope you have enjoyed our Syma X8G review!

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1

is there a return home button on this model?

2

if you want to extend your range on anything , go to Horizon Hobby , they will set you on the road ... ty

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Hi

I'm interested in extending battery time and flying range of the Syma x8g. Thanks

4
Jeseniel P. Tocao

I would like to know how to increase flight range of my Syma x8g

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Jeseniel P. Tocao

How to increase the flight range of my Syma xg8

6

I would like to know about increasing the range also, please. I just ordered one of these a couple days ago. I was wondering if there was any type of bearing mod out for it yet, There a few reviews I read about them coming apart in flight and crashing. Thank you

7

Dear,
I purchased Syma X8G and then bought remote as mentioned in the above picture but now remote can't connect to plane to fly. Batteries of plane and remote or fresh new and fully charged. The lights are flashing quickly but can't start the motor to fly. When powering on the remote it beefs after while as it is connected but plane is not connected. I tried this in Mode1 and Mode2 but no result. I applied most of procedures shown on youtube but no result. Is there any solution?

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Better: WlToys Q303...in so many ways! 🙂

9

THE BAD:Battery life is only 7 minutes, newer same price range quadcopters have a better flight time.

Ok So what brand/model has the same features and has a better battery life? If your going to say the bad say whats better.

10

Please send me the info on the extended range mod.

11

I am very interested in your step by step guide on how to increase antenna range for the Syma X8G. Approximately how much more range do you get out of a mod?

Thanks

12

Can you send me info on extending the range? Thanks in advance

13

Oh Drat!!! I just sent you a message and I am pretty sure that I forgot to say what unit it was about. Be advised that I was refering to the SyMA X8G. Thanks

14

I am interested in increasing the control range, Is mounting 2 WiFi antennas on remote transmitter better than 1? Thanks for your help.

15

Me to interested in increasing the control range, also

16

I am interested in increasing the control range too, thanks

17

I am interested in increasing the control range, also

18

Mine seems to have Mode 1 and Mode 2 switched around!

19

what happened to giving us the range increase? After my first fly away, I bought 2 2.4ghz wifi antennas and 2 coax for them, soldered them both into place and mounted the antennas on my cheap piece of crap x8g controller. works great for another 100 meters and more range to keep the camera working.

20

Please provide the,link for range expending

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23

Hello,

I also just purchased one of these a few days ago and am waiting for it to arrive. I would very much like to know how to extend the range as well as any other recommended mods you may have. Enjoyed the review and I'm glad I read your reviews before deciding to purchase!

Danny

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I am very interested in extending range of X8G. I also have question. Inside the controller there are two white short antenna wires. I think both are ungrounded. The two antennas connect from under the board on the left side with one closer to the faux antenna. Could you tell me which is the antenna to be modified or do both? This setup seems different than on pictures of other antenna boards I seen.

25

I'm interested in increasing the range of the x8g antenna step by step and the flight time

26

I had a bad experience with a DJI Phantom a year ago. It was a fly away.

I tend now to freeze with a controller. Would you kindly give me a basic run down on the left /right levers and what they do. Regards, Melvyn Emmett

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I would like to know about increasing the range also, please. I just ordered one of these a couple days ago. I'd like to know what all mods I can do to if. I was wondering if there was any type of bearing mod out for it yet, I'm not real crazy about it being rod driven. There a few reviews I read about them coming apart in flight and crashing. Thank you

28

I would like the information on extending the range of my quadcoptor.

29

Hi guys,

thanks for your comments and interest in our articles. I have good news for you, we're working on "Tutorial" sections and we'll cover this topic in that section. We have hired few members of our Drone club and they are working on it. Stay tuned! 🙂

30

yes I would love to extend the range of my syma x8g and cheerson cx-30s

thanks, Lee

31

I am very interested in your step by step guide on how to increase antenna range for the Syma X8G. Approximately how much more range do you get out of a mod?

Thanks

32

Hi I'm Ray,
VP and secretary of Central MA RC Modelers (AMA Charter#870) also a Senior Electronics Technician. I am an avid fixed wing pilot and decent at operating 3D Helicopters on the simulator. I have had only a little bit of experience with quads but getting the hang of it quickly.

I am interested in knowing what is your step by step process for range increase is.

"If interested in learning how to increase the antenna range of quadcopters, please leave a comment so we can write you a guide on how to do it step-by-step! Hope you have enjoyed our review!"

Thanks again.

Ray