|Overall rating 4/5|
The SPL Flexcopter series has recently been on the market and we liked the FX3 Light the most.
The model is ideal for beginners, as the SPL has particularly reliable rotor protection, is very robust and can withstand falls and collisions due to improper steering maneuvers without problems.
The SPL mini drone is a fairly fast boat both outdoors and indoors, although there shouldn’t be too much wind outside.
In our report, we will tell you what to look for when buying, who is this drone for and what the SPL Flexcopter FX3 is capable of.
Before we get to the technical specifications, let’s make a few notes about the manufacturer.
SPL specializes in the production of robots and RC toys and is now quite well known in the field of model building.
So we can assume that the models are of good quality.
Especially in the field of mini drones, models are always equipped with many new technologies.
Size, design and weight
The fact that the FX3 is a mini drone only becomes clear when you know its dimensions: 12 cm wide, 12 cm long, 3 cm high.The diagonal diameter is 18 cm.
In fact, this is a damn small quadcopter, and since it weighs only about 65 grams, the FX3 unfortunately cannot handle strong gusts of wind despite its powerful drives.
But indoors this is not a problem. Here is a massive protection of the rotor from damage when colliding with objects in your apartment.
The FX3’s spectacular lighting is really cool. The entire frame is illuminated with green and blue LEDs at the front and rear of the rotors.
Unfortunately, there is no camera
Unfortunately, the FX3 does not have a camera, probably because this model is a mini drone. You can perform cool 3D mini drone stunts at the touch of a button, without any special flying skills.
Battery, range and flight time
Despite its small size, the battery seems to be considerable. It uses a 500mAh lithium polymer battery.
The flight time is 6-8 minutes with a charging time of around 90 minutes, which is not much, but quite normal for mini drones of this size and price range.
I was especially impressed by the maximum firing range of 100 meters. You cannot fly that far with the FX3 anyway, as it is virtually invisible from about 50 meters away due to its small size.
Note: Please be aware that there are certain drone laws in the USA, including keeping the drone within sight at all times!
Thanks to the 6-axis gyroscope stabilization system built into the drone, the quadcopter always stabilizes itself.
As soon as you take a daring flight maneuver and release the control sticks, the FX3 will automatically enter hover mode.
scope of delivery
- 1x mini drone SPL FX3
- 1x 2.4GHz radio control
- 1x 500mAh lithium polymer battery with 3.7V working voltage
- 4 spare screws
- 1x USB charger
- 1x screwdriver
- 1x instruction manual
Pros and cons
- Drone performs fully automatic 3D stunts at the touch of a button
- The high-tech 6-axis stabilization system ensures exceptionally stable flying skills.
- Especially suitable for beginners
- Bright and attractive LED lighting in blue and green colors
- Rotor protection
- High Quality
- Fast, agile and agile
- There is no camera
- In our opinion, unfortunately, it is poorly suited for professionals.
- Receptive to the wind
Great for beginners, fail for professionals! This is the best way to describe the FX3 drone. However, power users benefit from this too. Because the cool tricks are definitely a lot of fun and the model is quite fast and agile.
In an apartment, you do not need to be afraid of colliding with objects, because it requires rotor protection, and you can also fly in the dark because the Flex Copter is coldly lit.
Newbies and power users who really want a fun drone can buy the FX3 here on Amazon! *