Using headless mode

One thing that gets me confused is the controller it is so easy to get in a muck and fuddel so i have tried the Headless mode and hope that keeps the bloody thing out of the trees.

Headless Mode

first  how dose a quad-copter work, on a very general level. Like any vehicle, the quad-copter has a front and a back, but with a design that’s is symmetrical that it’s tough to make out between the front and rear. To solve this problem, many quad-copter makers ship their quad-copter with propellers that are color co-ordinated; for example, red propellers on the front and black on the rear (and so on).

However, once the quad-copter is a certain distance away from you, it is impossible to tell between the colors, which again gives us the problem of orientation. Some manufacturers supply LEDs on drones which really help, but then again these LEDs are pretty ineffective in daylight.

Headless mode is basically a method implemented on a quad-copter that allows you to give up worrying about orientation altogether.

Headless mode is pretty simple. The only important step is that before taking off, you’re required to point the quad-copter in such a way that its front is your front. Since yaw (the left stick on a Mode 2 controller) anyway doesn’t have anything to do with orientation (left is left and right is right all the time, regardless of where your quad-copter is pointing at), it is how the quad-copter reacts to rudder (the right stick on a Mode 2 controller) that changes.

When you take off with the quad-copter pointing in the front,  programs inside of the quad-copter’s micro-controller ensure that any directional change is compensated. In other words, even when you turn your quad-copter 90 degrees to the left, it’ll still go forward when you push the rudder forward (on a non-headless mode quad-copter, this would make the quad-copter go left).



Syma X5SC to compliment my X5C


My New Quad is a Syma X5SC which is an upgrade to the X5C with some changes, So what has changed in the new X5SC-1? To begin with, the legs have grown longer, the body has undergone some redesign, the motors are slightly bigger now and Headless Mode has been thrown in. What remains the same are the 3.7V 500mAh LiPo battery, propellers, HD camera and transmitter body (although there are some subtle changes to the transmitter’s function.


  • Dimensions: 310 x 310 x 105mm (with prop guards)
  • Diagonal motor distance: 230mm
  • Motor size: 8 x 20mm coreless
  • Weight: 107g (with battery, camera and prop guards)
  • Flight time: 6 to 8 minutes (without prop guards and camera)
  • Battery: 3.7V 500mAh LiPo
  • Charging time: 40-45 minutes
  • Control distance: approximately 50m
  • Transmitter power: 4 x 1.5V AA batteries (not included).

Headless mode

What’s more, Syma X5SC specially adopts headless mode for beginners. Usually the flying direction always keeps consistent with the nose. Under headless mode, the flying direction has nothing to do with the nose wherever it points, for advanced flyers its good also for some nice video pans.


Not as easy as it looks

Bold0002 Thing’s are starting to all tie in, when learning to control your Quad

 For Newbies. (like myself)

Number one do not listen to what they say, in any sort of wind do not fly, the quads are to light.

Number two make re-set part of your preflight preparation.

Number Three keep your eyes on the quad not the controller remember it might be quite still on the ground but 20mt up may be a different story.

Number four if like me you have a Syma X5 note its range which is 50 meters for myself I have found a park which is 200 x 160 meters.

Hovering X5C

Syma-X5C-Quadcopter-Drone-with-HD-CameraA problem that has given me a bit of grief has been hovering after syncing the quad would yaw to the side the manual had no real trouble shooting section so headed of to our old friend Google. Here is what I found apparently after a few bumps and hard landings (and I have had a few of them) the gyros can out go out of wack and you need to reset the Quad

Reset instructions

1). Set the X5C on a level surface
2). Turn on the Quadcopter (wait for the lights underneath to enter slow blinking mode)
3). Turn on the Transmitter
4). Push the throttle all the way up and all the way back down (listen for beep signaling the drone and transmitter are now linked)
5). Pull both joysticks down and right and hold them there….look for the lights underneath the drone to flash.
6). When the flashing stops, release the joysticks.

go for a flight.

Come Fly with me

My newest camera is an X5C gyroscope 2.4G Explorer which is a 4CH 2.4G Remote control Quadcopter.

Syma X5C Explorers Quad Copter is one of The Best-selling Quadcopter out There on The Market. This Model is Super Affordable, Lightweight, user-friendly and offer Great Flight Experience. The Highlighting Features are 6 Axis Gyroscope, HD Camera, Less Power Consumption, Different Levels of Piloting Controls, Spectrum Technology and so on. It is an ideal Quadcopter For a RC Beginner or Novice, as it allow to do various flips and stunts, thus compensating light wind in outdoors. Overall, this is truly a one kind of quadcopter that you should explore. the X5C weighs in at only 100 Grams no need for registration


After a few bumpy rides and some back to the manual moments I was able to take this image. But to get the skill to fly you really need an open Paddock with no trees or power cables to get hung up in.PICT0007