In our Cheerson CX-10 mini review, we’re going to show you that a drone doesn’t need to be big, nor sport all kinds of attachments in order to be fun. If you’re on a tight budget and looking for something fun to do, then you should consider purchasing your very own mini drone. They’re fun to fly, great for kids and house pets, cheap, resilient, and small enough to fit in your pocket.
Why would you buy a mini drone instead of a regular-sized drone? Obviously, the price tag can weigh heavily on your decision. Mini drones are generally a lot cheaper than regular size drones, their prices ranging from $40.00 to $150.00, depending on the manufacturer and specs.
Cheerson CX-10 Mini Review Drone Main Features & Specs
The Cheerson CX-10 Mini, also known by its full name of Cheerson CX-10 Mini 29mm 4 Ch. 2.4 GHz 6-Axis Gyro LED RC Quadcopter Bright Orange, astounds the user with its small size and light weight.
The Cheerson CX-10 29mm quadcopter weighs approximately 13 grams and has 7 centimeters in length, 7 centimeters in width and 2.7 centimeters in height. Its frame is made out of Modified Nylon, enhanced with ABS and Transparent PS + K-Resin, making the drone both light and durable.
|Cheerson CX-10 Mini Drone Specs|
|$15.99||5-8 min||Indoor/Outdoor||Not included||1 Lithium ion battery||30 min||5.6 ounces||21.1 inches||40m|
As for the flight assembly, the drone swoops through the air using four brushless motors, which are equipped with four flexible blades.
The drone is powered by a 100 mAh 3.7 V battery, that ensured a total flight time of 5 to 8 minutes. As far as stabilization is concerned, the Cheerson CX-10 29mm quadcopter orange uses a 6-axis gyro system, excellent for performing in-flight stunts like 360-degree flips and fast turns.
Arguments: Pros & Cons
- Highly versatile Mini Drone;
- Good Flight Time;
- Easy to Use controller;
- Cheerson Cx-10 mini price: around $10.00;
- Excellent Maneuverability;
- Can be used both indoors and outdoors;
- Can perform stunts;
- Intuitive remote control.
- No camera;
- No wind proofing;
- Propeller guard not included;
- The blades have a tendency to break easily;
Cheerson CX-10 Mini Review – Remote Control & Set-up for First Flight
As part of our improv Cheerson CX-10 Mini review, we’ve had the opportunity of experimenting a bit with this nano drone. So, in the following sections, we are going to tell you a bit about the drone’s remote control and about how the drone fared to our backyard tests.
Besides the fact that the remote control we’ve purchased had a pink-like tint, we’ve actually found it quite useful. The first thing we’ve observed after unboxing the controller is how light and compact it was.
Cheerson’s remote control fits perfectly into the palm of your hands, and we did not have any trouble reaching any of the controls. Speaking of buttons, during our previous flight tests, we’ve observed that most manufacturers tend to place buttons on the RC’s sides to increase its overall functionality.
That isn’t quite a bad thing, but, on occasions, we kept forgetting which buttons to press, always having to consult the manual. But this was not the case with Cheerson’s Remote Control. All the buttons were fitted nicely in the center of the remote control and each of them had some sort of inscription.
Although we expected to see a simple plastic controller, Cheerson’s RC managed to surprise us. Each of the buttons is brightly colored, and they are even coated with anti-adhesive material in order to prevent the thumbs from flipping.
Cheerson’s remote control felt rather more like an X-Box controller than like a typically mini drone RC. On the front of the RC, you have your twin stick-like controllers, the left one being used to control the drone’s ascent, descent and to move it back and forth, while the rightmost controller is used for throttle/aileron.
There’s an additional button placed in the center of the remote control, which you can use in order to control the drone’s ascend/descent trimming function.
Below the ascent/descent trimming button there’s your power switch, and on the right side of the power switch, you’ll find the trimming button for left and right flying.
The remote control also has a power indicator LED, which begins to change color as the drone runs out of juice.
All in all, we found the drone’s remote control useful, functional, highly-intuitive, and user-friendly.
Flying the Drone
During our Cheerson Cx-10 Mini review, we even got around to flying the drone. We first tested the drone indoors. Getting the drone up in the air after the grand unboxing was very easy: we’ve inserted the batteries into the slot, hit the on the switch, and the drone was ready for action.
The first thing we’ve observed during take-off is that the Cheerson CX-10 Mini has a small tendency to drift to the left and the right during the first few seconds. But after that, we had no issues keeping it in the air.
Surprisingly enough, even though we’ve managed to ram the drone in the walls, the CX-10 25mm quadcopter did not crash. Moreover, the drone had no issue navigating around narrow spots.
For the second series of tests, we took the drone outside. Unfortunately, we were unable to test the done under windy conditions, but we can state for a fact that the drone would not have fared well, due to its flimsy built.
Another thing that caught our attention during the test is how silent the drone is. Compared to the Holy Stone, which made quite a racket, the Cheerson was very silent, producing a low-intensity hum noise.
As far as outdoor flying is concerned, the mini drone passed our tests with flying color. The 6-axis gyro really knows its business, especially when it comes to performing 360-degrees flips and evasions.
Another positive aspect about this drone is how steady it is when you set in hover mode. The only thing that bothered us during the test is how easily you can lose sight of the drone when you fly it too far. However, we’ve managed to get around this by calling the drone back.
All in all, we have to acknowledge that the Cheerson CX-10 mini drone is quite nifty, easy to fly, and user-friendly.
6-axis design makes the gyroscope adjustable, promoting flying stability
What’s in the box?
When you receive and unpack your brand new mini drone, this is what you should find in the box:
- Mini UFO QuadCopter,
- USB cable you can use for charging the drone,
- Remote controller,
- two main blades,
- user manual.
In order to conclude our Cheerson Cx-10 mini review, we need to make a few observation regarding 25 mm quadcopter. First of all, it would be a good idea to buy an extra battery for the drone. While this is not a requirement, some users had complaints about their batteries not working well after a couple of days. Furthermore, we also advise buying an extra pack of propeller blades, because the original blades have a tendency to break after some time. Since we are talking about mini drones, we suggest you also take a look at our Blade Nano QX RTF Quadcopter Review.
All in all, this drone is fun to pilot, very easy to use and designed to accommodate beginners.
Cheerson CX-10 Mini 29mm 4 Ch. 2.4 GHz 6-Axis Gyro LED RC Quadcopter Bright Orange astounds the user with its small size and light weight.