Cx10 Quadcopter overview
Being the Smallest quadcopter in the world (at the time this article was written) it trumps even the infamously tiny ProtoX, which I also recommend if you're interested in getting a super small nano-quadcopter.
Why pick the Cheerson before the ProtoX? Well, you won't feel that better knowing you own the second smallest quad in the world, would you?
As much as the design goes, it has a really compact frame, similar to the design of a mini Phantom 3 from DJI, as Flying Ryan RC said in one of his videos.
If you want to do some really high quality video check out the Phantom 3 Advanced from Dji:
Okay, I see you are not convinced yet.
Or just want to let me explain things into more detail, so here we go:
- An interesting feature is the fact that it has 4 lights on each motor that enable you to see it in dark and also detect the orientation better for flying.
- In this sense, I do wish they did different colored props, for front and back, because it would make it easier for beginners to keep direction.
- Did I ever tell you this little guy flies amazing in the wind ( at least for its size)
Here's a cool review and some flight footage
Transmitter and controls
This guy is just as little as the quad itself, just perfect to fit in your bag and have fun wherever you go.
In the image above I explain the function of each stick, so you know how things go before you hit the first wall in your way.
If you buy a quadcopter/drone, learn how to use it before flying it close to other people!
If you notice the quadcopter drift in a speciffic direction, use the trimming buttons shown in the image above and click the opposite direction button until it gets stable.
If it's your first time and you loose control or hit something, just move the left stick in the bottom position and the quad will stop.
This is the perfect solution to avoid problems like the toy flying away(if outside) or hitting something and keep spinning while inside.
Cheerson cx 10 battery life and charging time
It takes about 20- 30 min to fully charge the battery and you'll probably get like 5- 6 min out of it ( I get 4.5 min if I fly faster)
The battery is encased in the quadcopter, so you can't change it after a flight.
You'll need to wait and recharge it before you fly again, or buy two drones and have even more fun!
When it comes to the range it can fly...
it's about 50m at most, if not less. But it's not like you need more, after a few meters you won't even be able to see this little fella.
The new Cheerson cx 10 with camera!
Cheerson recently released a camera version of the Cx10 that work just as great.I'm not a big fan of cameras in such little devices because it drains the battery quicker.
Here I underline the main differences compared to the original CX10:
- It has lower flight times, when the camera is on (2-3 min)
- Takes both pictures and video (now your friends will be even more surprised)
- Has a headless mode(no need to adjust the position of aircraft before flying)
- Comes with it's own micro SD card slot
Cheerson cx 10 Camera version
Smallest drone in the world
Really cheap drone
Strong for its size
battery charges up quickly
Can be carried around easily
perfect for inside
Can't be handled properly outside in the wind
the propellers can break pretty easily