Mini drones are winning the hearts of kids, beginner drone enthusiasts as well as the advanced drone pilots. The reason is that they pack so many features, just about the same as the big boy drones have. And of course, it shall not be lost on your that these minis sell at very affordable prices. With the most established names in the drone industry joining in to make awesome mini drones, these little beauties can only get better with time.
SIMREX X300C Features & Technical Details
The SIMREX X300C is one of the best of the mini drones. When you see its features, you will see just why. In fact, many people are often confused about the classification/status of this drone when they see its features. The price is quite affordable too. Are the features any good? Let us explore that in the following section.
One of the best ways to tell whether you have a high quality drone is how it feels in your hands, and this one feels quite solid, you know, like it is good quality. It feels quite sturdy. The package that it is delivered with comes with a phone holder, controller, one battery (for the quadcopter), 4 spare props, 4 frames for protecting the propellers and a user manual.
This is a foldable drone. It is small and foldable and that is double benefit because it means you can carry it almost anywhere with you. It is light in weight, way under the FAA registration weight. Just buy it and get it ready for flying.
The SIMREX X300C has a HD camera for taking photos and video footage when you are flying the drone. It does not claim to take professional quality footage, but it is quite good for its size. While the field of view of the camera is also not too wide, it is a good one and you will enjoy the FPV on your smartphone. Just download the app on to your smartphone and once you install it, you will get to see what the drone is seeing as it flies.
It is very easy to fly this drone as it comes with simplified features. For example, it has headless mode, which means you do not have to worry about where the drone is facing. Just engage the headless mode and the drone will follow the controller. At the same time, it has one key take off and landing which simplifies the operation.
Different speed settings make this mini drone with FPV good for different users. It has high, medium and low speed settings. If this is your first drone ever, start on the low speed setting and advance as you learn more about flying drones.
To engage the hovering mode, yes, this drone has the altitude hold function, just fly the drone to the height that you want. You can then release the throttle and the drone will hover at that height, taking photo footage.
When using the controller or the smartphone for flying the drone, you will find that both of them can use the gravity sensor mode. Thus, when you swing the controller to the left, the drone starts flying to the left and so on. It will follow the movement direction of your hands.
The battery lasts about 7 minutes. Again this is expected of many drones of this size and within this price range. The battery is removable, so you can perhaps buy a spare battery and double your flight time. The charging time for the battery is 60 minutes but note that you can only use the original cable for charging.
Note that this drone has been designed with the 6-axis gyro flight control system, which makes it fly stable in the air. However, this does not mean that the drone can fly well in windy conditions. Only fly it in stable conditions.
The flight range is between 30 and 45 meters. The fun features include 360-degree rolls and flips while in flight at the touch of a button. Should you lose sight of the drone in flight, just engage headless mode and it will find its way to the controller.
Short Summary of Feedback from Existing Owners
I love the SIMREX X300C because of its small size. It fits in the palm of my hand. I am yet to fly it outdoors but I am proud of the way it handles itself indoors. Gerry L.
This is my first drone to buy. I wanted it so that I can learn how to fly and then buy a medium sized one. As a beginner I found it a bit hard to start flying it but then I learned the ropes and now I can fly it on high speed setting. I am not sure I want to outgrow this drone. Hector J.
I bought this drone for my son on his thirteenth birthday. He has been having a blast with it, and has already gone though two propellers. I hope it holds up. Rob W.
As the owner of several other drones, I bought this one just for its low price. It stayed a couple of months on the shelf before I tried flying it. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it handles in the air. Jeni H.
I have tried using the 720P camera and the pictures are alright – nothing extraordinary about the footage. In flight, this drone handles like a dream for its size, and the white color is quite striking. Overall, this is a nice drone. Mariah D
I have been looking for a spare battery for this drone. I have written to the manufacturer and I hope they will get back to me soon. Apart from that, this drone has exceeded all of my expectations for it. Daryl K.
Pros of SIMREX X300C
- It is small enough to carry with you when traveling
- Spare propellers and frames for their guards are a good addition
- Many advanced features like altitude hold, 360-degree flips and rolls
- Stylish and good looking
- Built to withstand crashes
- Can do fun flips and rolls
- Shoots good images and videos bearing in mind the low resolution
- Sold affordably
- Foldable design is good for safe carrying
Cons of SIMREX X300C
- Can be a bit hard for newbie drone pilots to fly for the first time
- Battery can only be charged with the drone’s original cable
Who Should Buy The SIMREX X300C?
Although this mini drone is meant for beginners who want to cut their teeth in drone flying, anyone can buy it. It is a nice mini drone with FPV and other advanced features. If you would like to buy affordable gifts for some of your loved ones in the holidays, this drone makes a good gift that can leave a lasting impression on the minds of the recipients. If you are a drone collector, the SIMREX X300C would find a nice place in your collection of drones. For its price, you will get more than enough value for that money. However, at the end of it all, you will agree that indeed, you bought a good drone.
Conclusion and Recommendation
Sold at a very affordable price and with many advanced features to boot, there is no reason why you should not buy this drone. It will give you good value for money and the good thing is that it does everything that the manufacturer says it can do. If you are a beginner drone hobbyist or an advanced drone user, buy this one without hesitation. You will have fun flying it indoors or outdoors. There are many mini drones with FPV but the SIMREX X300C is among the best of them.