Syma X12S Test - Nano Quadrocopter

by 12. January 2016
The Syma X12S is a so-called Nano Quadrocopter that just fits in one palm. Despite the size, Nano Quadcopter are modeled after their larger counterparts and offer the same functions, so that both beginners and professionals have their joy with these small parts. How the Syma X12S beats, we have tested for you!



Syma X12S


Flight mode: 3 flight modes (beginner / normal / sport)
Frequency: 2,4 GHz radio control
Channel: 4 channels

Battery: 3,7V 100mAh
Charging time: about 30 minutes
Flight time: approx. 5-8 minutes
Range: about 20 meters

What's in the box

1x Syma X12S
1x 2.4GHz transmitter
1x USB charging cable
4x replacement propeller
1x User's Guide

Review of the Syma X12S - Unboxing | Hands-On | Flight behavior | Flight

First impression of the Syma X12S

What's in the box

In the quadcopter scene is "Syma" no stranger. The well-known Chinese manufacturer specializes in quadcopters, which shine above all through their good flight behavior and high-quality workmanship. The small Syma X12S quadrocopter (7.7 x 7.7 x 2.7cm with Bumper) is including one Remote Control in the form of a gamepad, a charger with USB port, four replacement rotors and a Operating Instructions delivered in English. Batteries for the remote control are not included. For these, the Syma X12S requires four AA batteries. The battery has a Capacity of 100mAh, Unfortunately, this is firmly installed and can not be replaced by the house. The maximum flight time is 5 up to a maximum of 8 minutes. Charged is the battery after about 30 minutes.


The processing of the Syma X12S is impeccable and you also notice the flight behavior that here no cheap materials were used. Visually, the aircraft makes a lot. The located on the engines LEDs not only look good, they also show you the direction in which the Syma X12S flies.

The Remote Control is also good in the hand and has a good workmanship. Normally, Nano Quadcopter always comes with small miniature remote controls. Here, however, you get a full-fledged remote control in the form of a gamepad, with all the buttons are easily accessible.

flight test

Before the first flight attempts you should read the operating instructions carefully. It explains, among other things, how to calibrate the quadrocopter, modify the flight modes, loop loops or how to start the Syma X12S at all.

Overall there is three different flight modes, a brainer, one normal mode and one Mode for experienced pilots, The modes can be changed via the remote control. When security mechanism the quadrocopter must be unlocked before starting. To do this, move the left stick forwards and backwards. A beep or the LEDs located on the propeller arms signal the flight readiness.

The left stick gives thrust and turns the quadrocopter. With the right stick you specify the direction of flight.
The Quadrocopter can loops over the so-called , Flip' button, A beep signals that we are in the looping mode are located. Depending on the direction in which you move the right stick, the quadrocopter makes a flip in this direction.

flight behavior

The flight behavior of the Syma X12S convinces. The Nano Quadrocopter is stable in the air and can be easily flown by beginners. You should but the quadrocopter mainly Indoor fly. Smallest gusts of wind can throw the aircraft off track. In windless weather is one outside air but nothing in the way. The Flight range is at maximum 20 meters.

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First impression
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Especially as a beginner, it is recommended to start small. A quadrocopter is not a toy and needs a lot of tact. Nevertheless one should not be put off. The Syma X12S flies extremely stable and is therefore also ideal for beginners. But also professionals will enjoy this small part thanks to the different flight modes. With him you can practice on the one hand, but also fly correct maneuvers.

The fun is really limitless and even a crash is not equal to the money. Even a crash of several meters survives this small part. The side-mounted bumpers also offer increased protection, but can also be removed. Should a rotor break, there are the spare rotors or you can buy new ones that are already available for a few Euros.

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