Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 FPV Explorers2 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Headless Quadcopter Drone UFO with HD Wifi Camera (White)

Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 FPV Explorers2 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Headless Quadcopter Drone UFO with HD Wifi Camera (White)
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List Price: $49.98
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Average customer review:
(3.5 stars, based on 1202 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #25 in Camera & Photo
  • Color: White
  • Brand: Cheerwing
  • Model: X5SW-V3
  • Dimensions: 3.10" h x 12.20" w x 12.20" l,


  • Headless/IOC function. Usually, the forward direction of a flying multi-rotor is the same as the nose direction. By using Headless/IOC, the forward direction has nothing to do with nose direction. This lessens the steepness of the learning curve and allows the pilot to enjoy flight while slowly learning each specific orientation of the quadcopter.
  • Equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems, 3D lock, More scheduled flight, operating more to the force!
  • Equipped with HD camera to take photos and videos while flying! Bring a new perspective to your photos and videos from the air.
  • Wifi FPV allows you to view photos & video while flying It supports any IOS and Android phones. The cell phone holder keeps your phone secure all the time
  • One key 360° roll, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.


* 6-axis gyro based on 4 channels ensures a stable and fast flight
* Capable of 360° 3D rolling, and other technical actions
* Support cellphone control from Android smartphone and iPhone via Wi-Fi connectivity
* Headless mode avoids the difficulty of identifying the head and tail when you start to fly
* 500mAh battery, super long fly time
* Up to 50-meter long RC distance
* Left hand control, ideal for pilots of all skill levels
* USB charging for more convenience


* Helicopter Size: 31.5 x 31.5 x 10.5 cm
* Helicopter Weight: 119 g / 0.26 lbs (no need to register with FAA)
* Helicopter battery: 3.7V 500 mAh Li-polymer battery
* Controller battery: 4*1.5V AA Battery (not included)
* Charging time: about 90 - 120 minutes (USB Charging)
* Flying time: about 6-7 minutes
* Control distance: About 50 meters
* Support Phone Type: iOS / Android
* Real-time shooting funtion: Yes
* Headless mode: Yes
* Camera: 0.3MP
* FPV Wifi Transmission: 640*480P / 30FPS

Package Includes:

* 1 x X5SW-V3 Quadcopter
* 1 x Remote controller
* 1 x USB Charger
* 4pcs x Propeller
* 1 x Phone Grip
* 1 x Screw Driver
* 100% Brand New

Kindly Remind:

The accessories parts, camera, propeller guards, charger, phone holder, are attached to the bottom of inside packing, please check carefully.
If there is anything missing in the package, please feel free to contact us, we will send the missing parts to you without hesitation.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

562 of 590 people found the following review helpful.
5... quad 5 stars because of the durability and how easy it is to work on/replace parts
By Amazon Customer
I gave this quad 5 stars because of the durability and how easy it is to work on/replace parts. Parts are also extremely cheap. That being said let me explain that I didn't purchase this drone from Amazon, I actually saw it as someone was throwing it away in the apartment complex that I work at. He said that the "motors burned out" I see a lot of complaints about "burned out motors" and it makes me laugh because 1: the motors were not burned out, and 2: replacement motors are as cheap as $1.39 right here on Amazon.
I charged the battery and then turned it on to see what was wrong with it and quickly realized that two of the blades weren't spinning with the others, so I took a closer look, removed one small screw and instantly saw that the gear from the motor was no longer aligned with the gear for the blade (picture 3) easily fixed by pressing down on the blade until the gears realigned. After doing this to both of the "broken" blades the quad took off effortlessly. Back in business! I think it's also important to say this is the first drone I have ever flown!
I have wanted one for some time so I was very happy to find one that someone was throwing out. This quad is very easy to fly (after a few minutes of getting used to it) and to my surprise I could control it outside during snow and medium winds.
The camera was better than expected and there is no delay whatsoever on the wifi transmission to my phone which is super important for flying when you can't see the drone. (Sometimes it takes a while for my phone to connect to the wifi of the camera though)
It takes about two minutes and 16 small screws to take this drone apart and expose the circuit board and wires. I removed the two red LEDs and two green ones (picture 1) and replaced them with one single white spotlight in the front (picture 2) I did this by cutting the wires of the existing lights and attaching those to the white led, then I drilled an led sized hole in the frame and inserted the new light. Done! It was fun and easy to tinker with this and I plan to do more.
Finally, I have crashed this quad into the snow, down several flights of stairs, into my car, my cat, trees, mailboxes, you name it I've crashed into it several times and haven't even had to replace a blade yet. I am now ordering bigger batteries for this quad and going to get extra blades and motors for it because they are so cheap and I never want to be done flying this quad!
Take it from someone who pulled this quad out of the trash. I did not spend a dime and therefore have no reason to lie or bend the truth. This copter is fun and for the price it is outstanding

55 of 57 people found the following review helpful.
5Neat Little Quad for novices, LOVE IT.
By Scott in Texas
This little thing is so much FUN!! Easy to control in Low mode. For high mode, make sure you have plenty of room because this thing goes! Easy to pair with smart phone with the right app (get the Syma DRONE FPV+), not the greatest video but still good enough for almost any general purpose video. I have banged this thing into just about everything inside and outside of my house! It even got away from me in a gust of wind that blew it four or five streets away from me! It was a dot in the sky and I could still control it, not very well tho as a novice, but this thing has awesome range!! If I was a better pilot with it, I may have been able to get it back to my location, but another gust and it was gone.. I turned off the control power and grabbed my car keys. I was thinking, as impossible as it sounds, that I would drive around in the general direction it was last spotted and try to pick up the wifi signal to locate it. Well I did find it in the front yard of a home about 6 blocks away.. sitting in the grass, right side up and ready to fly! THIS THING IS TOUGH!!! After banging into everything at my house, it had just fallen from about 50 ft and worked like it was fresh out of the box! Nothing broken, I simply has to bent the soft plastic prop guards back out of the way of the props and I was ready to fly again! Indoors..

Observations: Headless mode is ESSENTIAL for novice like myself..It got away from me because I was not sure how to activate it. However.. I noticed that if you spin it a lot or it gets banged into something resulting in a flip, the quad gets confused and readjusts itself in weird orientations.. Like the side between the red and green light might be front. I frequently have to land it, turn it off and pair with it again.. a pain in the rear if you are running video as well because you have to pair the phone also. Sometimes the control can correct the headless glitch with the procedures to reorient it..but not always. The quad loses quite a bit of battery power before the lights begin to flash. It's ok for light wind.. maybe 8 and below.. but near impossible in anything over 10 MPH. Don't try the flip indoors unless you have a vaulted ceiling.. 8ft is NOT ENOUGH... the quad goes up about a foot to perform its flip and then looses a bit of altitude during the flip and a little more to return to hovering. Doing this inside it will hit the ceiling, the floor or both.

The quad comes with a 500mha battery... grab a pack of 1200mha batteries! They greatly increase the flying time, are cheap, and actually required NO modification to the battery compartment. They snugly slide in and out like a glove with no problems.

when you notice that you have to go to full throttle to maintain altitude, the batteries are pretty low and the flashing lights indicator for low batteries are not far away. In this case you may want to consider bringing it close for battery swap.

You can increase flight time, if you're not recording, by disconnecting the camera as it draws valuable power. You can also save a little (minuscule) weight by removing the camera altogether when not needed. As a novice, I found it better to remove the camera to have longer practice time flying. When I got comfortable with it, I added the camera back to the quad to start filming some flights.

Syma has several apps for different drones and not all of them work with this one. The one that does work is the - DRONE FPV+

I purchased a pack of multi colored replacement parts. It has prop guards, props and legs but with the way this little thing has held up so far, I doubt I will ever need to use them but they are good to have, just in case, and they're pretty cheaply priced.

I LOVE THIS DRONE and I cant wait to get a bigger one!

94 of 98 people found the following review helpful.
5this thing is awesome and here's why
By D. Kelley
My 12-yr old son bought this drone the first part of Nov with an Amazon gift card and I gotta say, this thing is awesome and here's why. On it's maiden voyage first weekend in Nov, he lifted it, the wind caught it and it went across the street and got stuck in a tree. Had to be 70-75' in the air so there was no way we were getting it. After nearly 4 mos of being stuck in a tree in NE OH (which means cold, rain, snow, sleet & wind), it fell out of the tree ...... AND IT STILL WORKS! I thought for sure it was gonna be shot but no, he cleaned it up, charged the battery and it runs like a champ ... camera too! Go figure ... 5 stars just cause it survived 4 mos of a NE OH winter ...

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