I got the simon x21. This is not the fpv version, even though the packaging indicates that they’re, both shipped in the same packaging and i’m, going to show you that when we open the box coming up next, all right guys. There are two layers that come inside the box. As you can see right here, those are the two different layers, the quad and the remote. In addition, we have an accessories pack with screwdrivers spare props and the charger all right. So this is a quick look at these out of the packaging and up next i’m going to talk about the quadcopter. Alright. So here is a look at the quadcopter. It is nice. One thing i noticed right away and guys don’t judge this on this little blemish here. Usually i don’t know why, but reviewers seem to get the worst quality controlled products to review. I don’t know how or why that happens, but it does so don’t judge it on that. I will say that this light looks awesome. This color, in spite of that imperfection just pops, it looks really good guys. I’Ve got another syma quadcopter it’s much bigger than this, and it it looks beautiful outside so i’m, not sure how it’s looking to the camera, how this is going to turn out, but this is a beautiful, rich red color. I really like it guys alright. So this is designed to be a beginner quadcopter. This comes equipped with prop guards on there.
Obviously, the price point check the link in the description is really low, and basically this is a trainer for folks that don’t want to invest in a really expensive quadcopter. Yet because they recognize that they don’t know how to fly yet so what’s the point in buying something that is probably going to get pretty beat up. So this is ideal. It’S, ready to fly comes with everything that you need comes the battery comes with the radio here’s a look at the battery and you can order extra batteries too, but this is what the battery looks like and it’s got that sima somewhat new proprietary plug. I think some of the other batteries will work in here. I will probably check that out if i don’t mention it later in the video check. The link in the description or excuse me check out the description, and i will tell you if that will fit, or not all right, so it’s got rubber little rubber feet on there. That really helps, especially with something this small and light. Any little touch like that makes a big difference over time, increasing the durability. I have, i believe, the x12 super tiny like incredibly tight. In fact, i’m gon na be right back and show you how tiny that thing is okay, so here is a comparison with the size. This is already not that big, as you can see, compared to my my hand, but this is even smaller.
Now that has those little foot pads too, which is definitely cool and was very handy. As you can see, this thing is in good shape, and this is one of the quadcopters i learned to actually fly quadcopters on, so i can speak for ex from experience that something like this is an excellent, excellent platform to learn to fly quadcopters on all right. Coming up next we’re going to talk about the radio all right guys here is the radio. It is a very basic and sleek design, so we’re gon na just cover a couple of the basic things one this thing has altitude hold and what that means for you guys that are beginners. It helps maintain it in the air, so you can focus on the left and right and backwards and forwards instead of trying just to maintain altitude, which can be a challenge in and of itself. So again, this is an excellent beginner platform for those wishing to learn how to fly quadcopters alright. So this also has a flip button, so you push that button there and then you push the stick any one of the four directions and it will flip that direction, which is pretty darn cool and the way you change the rate setting for high and low rates Push that button once it goes, beep push that button twice. It goes beep. There are two flight modes in this. I believe and of course, we’re gon na review this when we actually fly it, and that is coming up next, all right guys, we’ve got the battery charged up and all installed in the battery bay below here, and what we’re going to do next is turn on The radio so we’ve got the radio right here turn that on and then we are going to turn this on.
You want to do this on a nice flat surface. You’Ll also notice that you have to hold this button down for several seconds and the next thing that you’re going to do to complete the bind that way you can actually fly. It is to move this stick up and down boom. The lights are going to stop and then we are going to be able to fly so coming up. Next, we are going to fly this thing. The final thing i’m going to share with you is that how to actually turn the props off and on so to turn them on bring the sticks in like so. You can hear that and see that right down the below there right there between my fingers to turn those off boom turns them off all right now, we’re gon na fly this coming up next, all right guys, so here is the maiden flight turn the sticks on Give it a little throttle upwards. Oh yeah altitude hold, is working great, look at that hands free guys. It is just holding steady i’m, not even doing anything. Directionally pull that back a little bit still altitude hold is working awesome. We only have so much flight time on this battery, so let’s get testing a couple things yaw is not bad a beginner. You don’t want to have too much yaw. This is in the first flight mode by the way, so you don’t want a ton of anything in the first mode Music.
I want to give the folks a chance to adjust to it Music all right, let’s, try it let’s try to go into flight mode number. Two Music right, so we got two beeps, so yeah, we’re gon na have a lot more control and this is for when you get the basic hovering down, so you get into this. This will also help for when you’re flying outside you’ll have more control to deal with wind, which is very, very important. All right, let’s check the yaw, maybe just a touch faster than the other one in the first flight mode, rather, but not incredibly, incredibly fast, but that’s. Okay, you don’t really need that. This thing it feels good feels locked in feels like the gyros are doing what they need to do and let’s see what we’re gon na do with our flips let’s do move away a little bit right, see what a flip does for us: Music, oh yeah, that’s, A nice tight, flip let’s try one towards the front. Yes, looking good. All right, let’s, try a backflip just for fun wow. I love this guys. Look at that thing is doing great. Those lights are really bright. I’M not sure how they’re looking through the camera, but they are nice and bright in person all right. So let’s switch it back into flight mode number one and see how the flips are in that mode, because some of you will are going to want to stay in there let’s check the flips: oh yeah, still nice, nice good flips in flight mode number, one yep! No difference in flips, really i like flight mode number, two, so let’s get back into that a little more fun all right! So let’s set this thing down Music boom and you can also just hold that thumb stick down when you land and that will also shut off the props.
In addition to going in like that which turns the props on and i’m gon na fly a little more, this thing is too much fun not to fly at least a little bit more Music, oh yeah! Let me see if i can get us a nice. Close look at that bright light, let’s see Music. There we go. Hopefully you got a nice look at that guys, it’s kind of tricky to keep my eye on the the monitor camera monitor and this thing at the same time. But this thing is really easy to fly and it will make a great great first time, quadcopter i’m, just ripping around in here having fun okay, i’m just going to shut it down, because i don’t want to accidentally crash it before i can take it outside and Give it a nice test outside, but coming up next, we are going to do a pros and cons and wrap up this unboxing made in flight. This is a look at it in the dark guys all right, guys, we’re gon na do our pros and cons here. We’Re gon na start out with the pros. This thing flies great. It is the ideal platform for a beginner. It is nice and stable, but the stability of the gyros that give it its nice stability, don’t fight you, it just feels natural feels tight, feels locked in, which is awesome, it’s, a very good thing, especially for beginners and it’s, also interesting enough for advanced intermediate pilots.
Like myself, that’s kind of where i put myself definitely not advanced, there are a lot of things that advanced pilots can do. I can’t do, but it is definitely fun and interesting enough for me in flight mode number, two it’s colors it’s color. Rather it looks awesome. I just love this color, it just pops guys i’m, not sure how it’s going to look to the camera. It looks good to the monitor, but when it’s actually playing back, sometimes it’s a little different, it looks awesome here in person, uh the lights, the lights. Look great, you could definitely fly it at night once you learn how to fly well with these lights. These all the lights really really add a lot of light. This main light here, this white light is really bright, so that is cool um. These little uh landing pads these make it so you can land it on cement and there’s a little flex there. So you don’t chew up the bottom of your your motor pods there so that’s good. As far as the cons go. Some of them are just this quadcopter specific meaning. The one that i received like this little blemish here, most people aren’t going to have that i don’t think i’ve ever received a quadcopter out of the i don’t know, 40 50 or so that i’ve had. I don’t think i’ve received a blemish quite like that, so this is a unique roll of the dice right here.
So yours is not going to have that i’m. Almost positive of that that’s really the main con. I mean this thing is ideal for a beginner. As far as the the pros go to, i forgot to mention the altitude hold, the altitude hold works really great.