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Mini RC drones are ideal for beginners to get their first flying experience. Smaller drones are much less expensive and very reliable. Compared to their older brothers, they can tolerate many accidents. Thus, a novice drone pilot can make much more risky maneuvers and get a good feeling of flying faster.
Since many blog visitors to our droneprozone.com blog are looking for drones for beginners, we are regularly looking for new mini drones. We saw a Hasakee Mini RC helicopter. To be honest, we’ve never heard of Hasakee, so we were a little skeptical. Obviously, the company has already developed several quadcopter and RC models that are selling well as well. So amateurs don’t work here.
Children can also use the Mini RC Helicopter, the rotors are protected, made of soft material and do not pose a high risk of injury. In this article, we’ll tell you what your toddler can do, where you can fly with him, and what you should take care of.
Hasakee Mini RC Helicopter Specifications
Built-in 0.3MP WiFi camera might be interesting for you. With it, you can make excellent flights in FPV mode. There is also a smartphone holder on the remote control. However, don’t expect too much from your recordings. It shouldn’t be taken for granted that this little plane has a camera at all. There are many mini drones, especially in this price segment, that do not have a photo sensor.
Measures approximately 9 cm wide, 8.5 cm long and 3 cm high. This is a perfectly normal size for mini and toy drones. This also applies to the weight of the drone, which is about 30 g. Of course, this also affects flight behavior.
When you first launch the little Mini Hasakee, you should get a feel for it first, because it responds quite quickly and drastically to control commands if you set the pro mode. This is what makes them so agile. So once you have some steering sensitivity, you can comfortably navigate the apartment with the mini drone.
Photo and video data is stored on a 4 GB SD card, which is also included in the package. Here you can see two sample images of the quadcopter camera:
We recommend the beginner mode first. The control signals are somewhat attenuated by the buffer, and control is much easier. Of course, you still have to rethink if the front of the mini drone is facing you, because then there is movement to the left on the remote and to the right of the drone.
If you don’t think so, you can fly headless in a relaxed manner. The drone’s orientation does not matter and it always moves in accordance with your steering movements. However, if you later want to fly larger quadcopter models, we definitely recommend learning to fly in normal flight mode.
Automatic hovering is no problem thanks to the 6-axis gyroscope. This means that the drone automatically maintains its position as soon as the control sticks are released. The tricks are really cool. You can use the remote control to let the mini drone do somersaults or somersaults, after which it will enter hover mode again.
However, if you only have 1 battery, you can fly in about 7 minutes. It will take about 30-50 minutes to fully charge. Therefore, we recommend that you buy several flight batteries so that you can enjoy the flight with a few stops along the way as you wish.
Compared to other drones in this price range, the Hasakee Mini RC Helicopter has a slightly above average transmit and receive range of up to 50 meters. In practice, however, transmission power is often depleted after 30 meters.This is especially related to the state of charge of the batteries in the transmitter and what objects are between the transmitter (remote control) and the receiver (drone).
Package contents – what’s inside?
The delivery set is standard, the set contains everything you need for immediate takeoff, except for the batteries for the remote control. The Hasakee Mini RC Helicopter is an RTF (Ready To Fly). The kit includes the following parts:
- 1 drone with 0.3MP FPV camera
- 1 x 2.4 GHz transmitter
- 1 x mobile phone holder
- 4 extra replaceable rotor blades
- 1 USB charger
- 1 x user manual
What else is needed:
- 4 x AAA 1.5V batteries
Pros and cons
Weighing the pros and cons, you should always remember that this is a mini drone that only costs around € 70-80. Of course, there are some disadvantages to such a small remote controlled aircraft, but these should always be considered depending on the price range, model type and manufacturer.
- 6-axis gyroscope – reliable hovering flight
- Cool flip and flip function
- Withstands numerous accidents – therefore ideal for beginners
- The battery is replaceable – additional flight batteries cost only 2-3 euros.
- FPV function and smartphone holder
- Beginner, professional and headless modes
- Relatively short flight time (5-7 minutes), average for this type of model.
- Small camera resolution (0.3 MP)
Hasakee Mini RC Helicopter Conclusion
Compared to other mini drones we’ve already tested, the Hasakee Mini RC helicopter performs quite well. The Parrot Mambo, for example, doesn’t have a good camera or FPV feature and costs about 40% more. It has gripping handles, but all the other features are just as good as the Hasakee drone.
We also reviewed the Parrot Airborne mini drone and tested it in detail. You can also find a video about this drone in this test report. The highlight here is the lighting system installed here. Unfortunately, there is nothing like this in the Hasakee Mini RC Helicopter. However, the flight behavior of these models is very similar to the Hasakee drone, and therefore they are especially good in terms of value for money.
Some criticize that it should not be used to take particularly good photos and videos. This is true, but you should note the low price they pay for Hasakee. For fun purposes, 0.3 MP is very useful despite the small number of pixels. This drone was designed for just that – for entertainment that is definitely provided regardless of the age of the drone pilot.
If you are looking to buy a larger remote controlled aircraft to start with, we can also recommend this Hubsan drone, which also has a very good value for money and a significantly better camera.
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