Syma X8 Pro Large GPS Drone Flight Test Review

This large GPS camera drone includes a 720HD camera with remote control of lens angle. Find it here https://goo.gl/Z6c8xW and spare motors here https://goo.gl/rn52Lw

Pros
– GPS positioning, altitude hold, headless mode, and one key takeoff and landing.
– Automatic return to home on lost signal, manual selection, or low battery status.
– 720p HD camera with WiFi FPV
– Camera can record video and images to camera’s microSD card to minimize WiFi lag.
– Drone’s in flight FPV video can also be recorded or viewed on your phone via the Syma FPV app available on Play here https://goo.gl/ZArZM9 or iTunes here https://goo.gl/w8ENtx

Cons
– GPS stability is an issue. If the drone is left to hover, it may start to wobble in an ever increasing toilet bowl circling. Applying pitch or yaw control can temporarily stop but not eliminate the wobbling.
– When activated, return to home did not return to takeoff point. Return to home had to be turned off to prevent flyaway.
– As this is a brushed motor drone, motor replacement will eventually be required. Redesigned X8 Pro makes such motor changes very difficult as compared to the original Syma X8C.
– Syma FPV app is very basic and does not include any telemetry.

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50 Comments

  1. Jess & Josh Wyatt on October 16, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    They should stick with toy grade non GPS quads.

  2. Jeroen Vergunst on October 16, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Mine does not wobble at all. And you need to use the syma fly app not fpv. I can see all GPS data, distance height and speed. I even see a little Google map. And return home also never failed me.

  3. Subhajyoti Goswami on October 16, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Hi there nice demo once again…but I would like to ask you something…if I give you a choice between ryze dji tello and syma x8 pro than which one would you like to go for…pls reply

  4. Quadcopter 101 on October 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    *Find it here* https://goo.gl/Z6c8xW and *spare motors here* https://goo.gl/rn52Lw

  5. Redi Hoxha on October 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Which is better in comparison with sjrc s70w or f11? 😉

  6. Csilla Nyikes on October 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Hi there. Can someone tell me when I do the original configuration, why I only get orange and red lights. My battery is fully charged and everything connected the way how should be. When I press take off, just hoovering very quickly and does not move. Do I have to do anything else with the stick??? Once I pushed up the left stick after I hit take the take off bottom…started to move left and rolled over! What i am doing wrong? Please help!!!!

  7. Shonel Dayo on October 16, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Is this stable

  8. Ruatpuia Renthlei on October 16, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Does it support gimbal camera?

  9. diy akshit on October 16, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Nice quadcopter i love this

  10. Syed Hafidzzz on October 16, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    7:10 Cr🌬️…

  11. DRONE IT LET,S FLY on October 16, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    I got the clone of this and no problems lol

  12. FreakyChumy on October 16, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    No "Follow Me" and "Point Of Interest" features? For the same price as the Global Drone X183, I would go with the X183, that one has a 1080P clear HD camera with Dual GPS and can fly 400M away, and "Follow Me" and "Point Of Interest" features which is the point of having a blogging drone.

  13. AzDeathRiderz on October 16, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Looks like Arizona but those mountains are throwing me off.. glad i bought a Mavic. good review.

  14. Jonathan King on October 16, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Hi. I own this particular Drone and I must say that I have not experienced any issues or problems as you and others have commented. I have successfully calibrated the GPS and calibrated the Gyro (Which people forget to do) . Mine takes off and hovers in one place with none of the so called toilet bowl effect. I understand that you need to do the calibrations in an anti clockwise direction. I personally would highly recommend this drone. To all that have issues, read the manual properly and calibrate it properly then you won’t have any problems, don’t press and hold the RTH button, you only need to press it once. Also you have to calibrate the on board Gyros, to do this you push both sticks towards the bottom right, lights flash fast then push both sticks towards the bottom left, lights flash slowly. After that it should remain stable in hover as the Gyros are stabilising the craft. It is a fantastic bit of kit. Yes it can be twitchy, but that is to be expected from a precision sensitive piece of equipment. I love mine and love flying it. It also looks stunning both stationary and in the air. Go ahead a buy it you won’t be disappointed at all. Just remember to read, and read the manual properly and you won’t have any issues, even with the camera and my phone attached in WiFi mode. ☺️ 👍

  15. Jamesgeorgevella Vella on October 16, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    crap I bought 2 few days ago off eBay from China $100 Aus. I’m shattered seeing this!! maybe I’ll sell to recoup $$

  16. That Swedish Guy on October 16, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    I have the system X5 and thought I would buy a more advanced "toy" drone, and happy I saw this video. Think I will avoid now
    Thank you

  17. sootylum on October 16, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Great just bought this today as my first ever quadcopter. 🙁

  18. Jamesgeorgevella Vella on October 16, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    crap I bought 2 few days ago off eBay from China $100 Aus. I’m shattered seeing this!! maybe I’ll sell to recoup $$

  19. Flubber Lane on October 16, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    8:09 Dang ! You look like a bigger version of me.

  20. Chris Lord on October 16, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    I am happy to see how the drone comes back alone after losing control or landing the battery!

  21. Binu Babu on October 16, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    He is alone in mars

  22. Jamesgeorgevella Vella on October 16, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    crap I bought 2 few days ago off eBay from China $100 Aus. I’m shattered seeing this!! maybe I’ll sell to recoup $$

  23. Jonas on October 16, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Syma fly app gives all these info you miss. 😉

  24. Siba Ram on October 16, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    How to price

  25. me and my drone on October 16, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Hi!

  26. wei johnny on October 16, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Willinggood product till now syma Drone products coming out, I like it very much.

  27. Bas Kallaert on October 16, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Pks i need ya guys is this a good drone i want a drone but don’t find good under 200$

  28. Victoria Wardrope on October 16, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Lacks good aerodynamics

  29. Aaron Schaut on October 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Not a pretty good drone i have it to

  30. The Awesome Club Zolo on October 16, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    first

  31. Kyle Smyth on October 16, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    I just got one and it all has the same problems 🙁

  32. Aaron Gerbo on October 16, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    I got lucky and i have this exact model. It works as described. I have not heard of a single other model doing this.

  33. Václav honza on October 16, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Good thanx

  34. ANONYMOUS DRONE PILOT on October 16, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    What a POS.

  35. Pak ARMY on October 16, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Brother how a altitude holding

  36. Justin Curless on October 16, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    I have a X8HW Drone and I love it I have crashed it many times but if you have the extra cash for spare parts it’s worth while to have the Drone and have fun flying it

  37. Arman Hoque on October 16, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    What is best xyma x25pro Vs x8hw

  38. Starlance on October 16, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    ANyone else got one that refuses to start? All the pre-flight (pairing and calibration, even camera controls) works, but neither of the three methods for starting the motors does anything. Am I the problem or should I chuck it out the window and forget it ever existed?

  39. R1zzy on October 16, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Why the camera on x8 pro little bit stuttering on mobile ?

  40. Jamesgeorgevella Vella on October 16, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    crap I bought 2 few days ago off eBay from China $100 Aus. I’m shattered seeing this!! maybe I’ll sell to recoup $$

  41. ruby kaufman on October 16, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Time to stop messing around and buy that Phantom!

  42. Fazree Said on October 16, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    bad quad here … hahahaha

  43. vincekie Vløgs on October 16, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Shuout out please

  44. Sai Status on October 16, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Plz give me drone

  45. Mike Jung on October 16, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    That’s bloody disgusting, from an ok basic drone to a piece of sh#@*%. No thank you, and once again thank you for the heads up captain 101.

  46. Victoria Wardrope on October 16, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    One of the rotors wasn’t turning as fast

  47. rcfanaticdublin on October 16, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Hello Sir,🙋‍♂️
    I Hope 2020 find’s you and your’s fit and healthy😁
    Anyhow…i have noticed one of my local hobby shop’s has that version listed.
    I am almost positive that i purchased my first X8w after watching one of your post’s a couple of year ago.🙂😏
    I think i may have even sent you a message in your comment section..well it may also have been sent to FlyinRyan’s aswell😋.
    It make’s me sad to see that he no longer seem’s to be around these day’s😥
    All the best from Dubin🙋‍♂️

  48. James Mayo on October 16, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    It’s a pity Syma put this on the market with bad issues. If it comes down from height it could cause serious injuries, my x8c is fantastic but Syma you marketed a bad one, great video.

  49. Tanu Shree Banerjee on October 16, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Can I control X8pro quadcopter by X8C transmitter?

  50. Scrotum Guts on October 16, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    I have this quad and it is crap to be honest very unstable.

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