SIMREX X11 Quadcopter Review
The SIMREX X11 that we’ll review in here is a quadcopter for anyone who needs a performance drone without spending too much on a device they are not sure they will like. It has some fantastic features on the outside and the inside as well. One of them is the 2-axis gimbal which gives stabilization to the camera so your photos and videos won’t be blurry and shaky. Also, it has a bunch of intelligent flight modes that will make your life easier, and your footage cooler. With those you don’t need any special skills in order to make amazing transactions, you just need to press a button. This drone is mainly for adults, who are able to ensure the safety of anything that is nearby, but with a bit of attention, minors can use it as well.
- Flight Time: 22 Minutes
- Remote Control Distance: 500 Meters
- Size: 11.3 x 9.7 x 6.9 inches
- Weight: 2.78 Lbs
- GPS Mode: Yes
- Gyroscope Stabilizer: 6-Axis
- Gimbal Stabilizer: 2-Axis
What’s in the box?
- SIMREX X11 Drone
- Remote Controller
- Lithium Battery
- Battery Charger
- 8x Propellers
- 4x Propeller Guards
- User Manual
Build and design
The first thing that you will notice is the fact that looks really similar to the Phantom 4 Pro+. Both of them have a relatively flat body and high landing skids. To ensure a safe landing, therefore the body and the camera is protected.
In order to save some space in the box, you have to do some minimal assemblage when the drone is delivered before you take it to the air. First, you have to attach the blades, insert the battery and last you start the launching preparations. All of this doesn’t require any engineer skills, it’s a simple activity, after all, we can have some fun assembling things.
The drone is quite big and it measures 11.3×9.7×6.9 inches. It’s not quite easy to travel with such a drone, but with enough attention or a good case for drones you can do it without a problem. The weight is 2.8 pounds, which is above the standard so you will have to register it with the FAA before you can fly it. But the weight isn’t a problem for the motors, the drone is equipped with powerful brushless motors.
With the 3150mAh Lithium batteries included and the motor capacity, you can fly the drone around 22, give or take a few minutes. This is an intelligent battery so you have some built-in indicators to see how much charge remains. It is also easy to insert and remove from the drone witch just one click.
The drone a pretty good 1080p HD camera with 2 axis gimbal stabilization. The camera that comes with the drone is a built-in sports camera, so you can’t change it to another one. As a sports camera, it has a fisheye effect and a wide field of view of 118 degrees. It has FPV capacity as well, for that you just have to download the mobile app or to get an FPV headset, and you’re good to go to see the drones live transmission.
At the first impression, the controller looks a bit big, but it’s made out of plastic so it’s quite light in weight and it fits snugly in an adult’s hands perfectly. It may be too big for children but they will find out a way to manage it. The controller needs 3x AA batteries in order to work, which you will have to buy separately.
The controller has a smartphone holder for your phone to access the FPV capability. But that’s not all, it also has a small LCD screen near the bottom, between the buttons which displays battery parameters and other telemetry info.
The controls given to the drone are very responsive and they are not overly sensitive. But you can use your smartphone as well in order to control the drone. The range of the remote controller to the drone is 500 meters, which is 5 football fields, so it should be enough for you.
I already talked about how much can you fly with this thing, so now I will talk about what can this aircraft do besides just flying. First of all, it has all the basics like Auto return key, One key take-off and landing, and Headless mode. But it has some extras as well: Orbit Mode, Altitude Hold, Follow Me Mode, Trajectory Flight, Gesture mode. These modes are really cool, but their main functions are to make cool videos and transitions.
- It has powerful brushless motors
- Long flight time from the battery
- Many flight functions
- The drone is easy to fly even for kids and beginners
- Good quality video at 1080P resolution
- The camera maintains a horizontal orientation even when the drone slants
- The drone is a bit heavy which helps when flying it in the wind
- GPS-enabled and it has auto return home
- There is no carry bag for the drone
- Two batteries would have been better at this price
As you can see in this review the SIMREX X11 Quadcopter works pretty well, and if you give it attention, it will as long as you wish. All the cons related to this drone are about the accessories. Overall, I think it has a great price-value rate. It has a lot of intelligent flight options which will give you a lot of joy and fun in your free time. Having and using a drone is a great hobby, and this drone might be a good first step towards that.
If you’re interested in the drone you can buy it from Amazon.