Syma X5C Upgrades & Mods List
Many, many requests for X5c upgrades and mods and we’ll do our best to post tutorials with parts lists where possible. Pretty much everyone has an syma X5c somewhere, maybe busted or missing parts… remember, its that stable flyer that broke you in on your first time? it’s like a Subaru, it dies when you do, so let’s resurrect one from the junk pile and get to chopp’in. Fist things first, hook-up that transmitter range hack, this thing needs to fly further than we can throw it and for that we have a pretty in-depth video tutorial so be sure and pay close attention to the details. Next you’ll need the 8mm motor upgrade, because where not trying to float around in slow motion anymore. Grab the v686 motor seats and just plug-in-the-power yo! Also your gonna need to get more juice, the stock batteries are bunk and the charger it comes with the X5C is only going to make them worse. Upgrade the battery to 750mAh for like 7 minutes of stunt’in time. Finally, what good is a quad without FPV these days, check out our list wireless video gear for adding fpv to the syma x5c and start invading someones privacy already.
Changing the Syma X5C transmitter modes
Hold the bottom right trim button over the the right and power on the transmitter, mode switched.
Zero out the trim on the Syma X5C transmitter
Hold the bottom left trim button over the the left position and power on the transmitter, 3 beeps means it’s at zero now.
Reset the gyro on the Syma X5C
With the X5C powered on and armed.
Hold both sticks down and to the right.
The X5C will flash until everything is reset, once it stops your all set and stable.
Micro Motor Warehouse are the strongest most powerful brushed motors available. Upgrading the X5C for more performance or just building a mod from X5 parts, the MMW can offer insane speeds. Flight times get shorter but you go faster.
X5 transmitter range mod
So this mod seems a bunch of work for the X5, and if your die hard syma fan and must have that extra range your going to need a couple things to begin.
- Next you need to breakdown the transmitter by removing all the screws, pay attention to the battery tray wires (un-solder them now) and remove the green circuit board (don’t lose your trim buttons).
- Locate the old antenna, and un-solder it each of the two points.
- The shield portion of the cable is the ground (pad in back), while the inner cable is the positive… go ahead and attach them now.
- Reassemble the transmitter and attache the new cloverleaf antenna.
Adding FPV to your X5C
This thing is pretty lame with a 78° FOV, plus the wifi range is terrible and the picture is pathetic, if you think you can fly literally 2 seconds off then try it. We’ll dig up a better kit that fits and has much better latency soon (suggestions, hook-it up).
A better fpv solution for the XC5
Be sure to check out our full review on the X5HW fpv
We take a look a Syma’s new $50 quadcopter with fpv and altitude hold. Plus we even add 5.8 fpv with an ef-01.