I have been looking at quads for a while now. That one looks like a lot of fun. I have a couple birds right now. A T-REX 450 and a T-REX 550E kit I am in the process of building. Are you able to secure parts for the quad pretty easily? I have a couple Syma S107s I like to fly around the house once in a while to and I have got parts for those pretty easily.
IDK, havent had to buy a part yet!
The arms can pull out of the frame upon impact...instead of breaking.
The blades are pretty tough. I know you can buy spares of them on ebay. same with extra batts.
Body is tough and doesnt really take any impacts.
I had 1 time a crash caused a prop not to turn, but it was just grass in the gear. pulled it out and worked again.
Unlike a coax or fixed pitch, the quad is VERY light. Its a decent size, but weighs more like a blade MCX. Less weight=less mass=almost no damage if you crash.
I think these things are like $55 on ebay. I got mine for $65 with spare props and a extra battery.
The stock charger is a usb cable. Kinda sucks if you dont have a computer handy. But I usually just charge on my thunder ac6 anyway. Plug is a red rx type.
There are a few RTF quads for $100 (like the traxxas) but this guy is bigger...nearly twice the size of my hand. I like the larger size and since it doesnt cost more I think its a pretty sweet deal.
I have about 10 -12 flights on mine, both indoors and outside.
If you have owned a blade MCX, Id rate the durabliltiy and ease of flying the syma x1 about the same as the MCX. With the advantage of some lift power and the flipping acrobatics and much faster on high rates. In my vid I didnt get it upto full speed. There are some vids on youtube showing it going WOT.
Its not a heli for a serious pilot I dont think. I mean, its fun to fly, durable and lets you do some cool stuff without buying spare parts every other time you fly. But more expensive quads are probly more acurate. You always get what you pay for. But for under $100 its a heck of a cool whirrly bird.