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Many drone pilots sometimes want to add a bit of variety to the living room. Mini drones are ideal for this.
In the course of our research, we came across the Cheerson Mini CX-10 drone. For a while, it was considered the smallest drone in the world, but now the Skeye Pico quadcopter carries this title.
However, the CX-10 is so small that it can fly through the air with exceptional agility and maneuverability.
Although mini drones usually don’t have GPS because they are so small, this drone can still be controlled quite well since the system has a built-in gyroscope.
That is why this drone is ideal for beginners, another big advantage is the extremely low price.
Other technical characteristics
At first glance, a quadcopter is extremely small. The figures confirm this: the dimensions are only 4 x 4 x 2.2 cm. Thus, the system reacts very quickly to control commands and practically does not slow down. Thanks to the 6-axis gyroscope, beginners can quickly find their bearings. However, we recommend that you only fly indoors or outdoors when there is absolutely no wind.
With a 2.4GHz remote controller, the CX-10 can fly in all directions.
The maximum flight time with a fully charged battery is approximately 5 minutes. It all depends on the flight style.
Anyone who is constantly running around the living room to perform tricks and acrobatics will run out of battery in 3-4 minutes. However, on a quiet flight, you can also have up to 7 minutes of flight time.
It takes about 6 times more time to charge, i.e. 30 minutes.
Since we do not have an LED display in the remote controller with this system, a warning is issued by flashing LEDs in the event of a voltage drop in the flight battery. Then you should definitely land and charge the drone’s battery.
You will also need 2 AAA batteries to get the transmitter ready for use, they are not included in the package.
This drone can also fly very well in the dark or in the dark because it has 4 blue and red LEDs.
For a mini drone of this size, it has pretty good transmit power. In general, you can fly up to 40 meters.
From 20 meters, you gradually have trouble recognizing where the plane is in front and behind. Therefore, 40 meters is more than enough. Many models in this price range and, above all, in the size range have a smaller range.
Integrated tricks are great too. These are preprogrammed and can be executed at the touch of a button, after which the CX-10 automatically switches back to hover mode.
scope of delivery
At such a low price, you can hardly expect much. However, everything you need is included, including interchangeable rotors:
- 1x mini quadcopter CX-10
- 1x 2.4GHz remote control
- 4 spare screws
- 1x USB charger
- 1x instruction manual (unfortunately only in English)
Pros and cons
For around € 25 (as of October 2018) you can get a damn cool mini drone here. To make it easier for you to make your purchasing decision, we have summarized the most important advantages and disadvantages for you.
- Ideal for beginners (low acquisition costs, excellent flight behavior)
- Maximum range 40 meters.
- Can perform tricks such as flips, rolls and flips at the touch of a button.
- It has LEDs and therefore can fly well even in poor visibility conditions.
- 6-axis gyroscope ensures stable and safe flight
- Withstands almost any accident without problems and is extremely durable
- Cool design
- The remote still requires 2 AAA batteries before you can take off
- Very susceptible to wind
- Low flight time on one battery charge
All in all, you get an extremely cheap mini drone with many cool features. Perfect for the living room and a welcome break in between.
Newbies especially benefit from the low purchase price and the drone’s huge drag. If you crash, this is not a problem, in most cases the CX-10 just crashes, nothing happens and you can continue flying.
Therefore, we give a clear buy recommendation. You can buy the CX-10 Mini Quadcopter here on Amazon. *