Cheerson CX Stars Review – The Smallest drone in the world

Cheerson cx Stars drone review (still good in 2020?)

Battery Life

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Range

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Camera

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Motors

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Quite some time has passed since I made my Cheerson cx 10 review, and at the time, that was the smallest drone in the world.

Now let me blow your mind with the current “smallest drone in the world” in this Cheerson Cx Stars review.

The image above is not photoshopped, that is actually my finger and the quadcopter itself is very god damn small.

It's so small that everyone asks me if it can actually fly.

And I don't say anything to them, as I prefer to show it directly.

If you're a non-believer in the arts of magic, then watch my review below and get amazed.

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Price and Drone Specs

Not only it can fly like a champion, but it also has the 6 axys gyro like most bigger drones these days and can even do flips and barell rolls.

Most people should be convinced by now to buy it, especially since it's pretty cheap.

But I know some of you require more than that and I'm going to prove you it's worth it.

Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: ~
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushed
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 5
Flight Range: 50
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing
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Transmitter

What I mean by unique is the kind of ” THE DRONE FITS INSIDE THE CONTROLLER” unique.

This is like the best way to prove someone this is the smallest drone in the world.

First you show how small the transmitter is and then you just fit the drone inside of it like a penny.

As small as it is, the controller fits perfectly in your hands and doesn't feel like a toy, but actually pretty solid.

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While on the left side of the controller you can find a fake button that can't be pressed at all, the others work just as intended.

And the build quality is very good, as we've been used to from Cheerson.

On the right side you can find the trimming buttons that pretty much allow you to adjust the direction the quadcopter has a tendency of flying towards.

This means a more stable flight, and the possibility to adjust the quadcopter against wind.

What you have to do is pretty much press the button opposite to the direction the drone tends to fly at and everything should get more stable.

On top of the remote there's a notification LED that displays the state of the remote and the connection with the quadcopter.

Underneath that, there's the on/off button that you should press only after you've turned on the drone.

The only things remaining are the two control sticks. There's only one mode working for this quadcopter, and that is throttle and yaw on the left stick and pitch and roll on the right one.

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How well does it fly?

By pressing down on the left stick you can change the flying modes.

Each time you press, you'll hear between one and three beeps, each representing the mode you're in.

  • That is one beep for beginner mode
  • two beeps for intermediate
  • and three for sport mode.

The sport mode also doubles as Headless mode, a feature that is not even advertised and I had no idea about it until quite a few flights with it.

Headless/sport mode is perfect for outside when you might lose the quadcopter orientation because of distance.

Keep in mind that the higher mode you're in, the faster the battery will discharge.

I personally prefer to fly inside the house in the intermediate mode and change to sport mode when outside to better face the strong winds.

By pressing the right stick you can do flips and barell rolls.

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I know, I didn't believe a drone this small can do tricks, but lo and behold. This is the perfect tool to impress your friends and trick your dog.

All you have to do is press down on the right stick once and then move the same stick in the direction you want it to flip and it does it automatically.

It has a 6 axys gyro afterall.

Forgot to mention, but you need to use 2 triple A batteries for the remote. Don't expect too much range from it, but I went safely beyond 20 m with it.

batteries

The 80 mAh battery is charged pretty quickly, in about 10 to 15 minutes and it lasts for somewhere between 4 and 6 minutes, depending on how you fly it.

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Design and durability

In terms of durability, I tend to test drones by smashing them against objects while in flight, I'm a savage, I know.

But the CX Stars drone handled everything I threw at it!

And even if you break a prop you always can change them with one of the spares.

I really like the design of the drone, it reminds me of a Cheerson Cx 10 drone I had a while ago.

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The battery cannot be removed and it's charged through a tiny circuit board extension which makes it very easy to plug in compared to other drones in my experience. It also has an on of switch on the side and that's about it.

Overall, this little drone is a very cool gadget you should get and frankly there's really no downsides to it from what I have noticed.

If you want to have a ton of fun and impress your friends with the tiniest drone in the world, then don't hesitate to get it for yourself.

It's very cheap!

8.5 Total Score
Absolutely fun to fly inside!

The Cheerson CX Stars is a great drone even in 2019. Cheap, durable and super impressive to show your friends!

Durability
8.5
Flight experience
9
Battery life
5
PROS
  • smallest drone in the world (Duuuh)
  • Very durable
  • Can do flips!
  • Moves pretty fast
CONS
  • Battery life is not that long

Cheerson CX Stars

How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:

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1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

types of drones

2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  1.  
  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.

 

How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of DronesGator.com and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

7 Comments
  1. Very cool little drone! Perfect size as a stocking stuffer, or take with you to keep the boredom away during this season’s holiday gatherings!

  2. crazy, i want one

  3. very cool

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