JJPRO X5 EPIK review – best GPS drone under $150!

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JJPR X5 EPIK review - My favorite cheap GPS drone

Battery Life

15 min

Range

300m

Camera

1080p

Motors

Brushless

I got the JJPRO x5 at the end of 2018 and it felt awfully similar to the MJX bugs 5w, which is another great drone.

It proved to be the exact same: a great moving camera, super stable GPS with powerful brushless motors for an even cheaper price.

So now this is on my top recommendations list all over the place. I'm telling you, you won't regret buying this drone, can't really find something better for this price.

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What to look for in a camera drone

Image stability

This is probably the most important factor when choosing a camera drone. You want the image to be as steady as possible. 

Shaky footage won't ever be cinematic, at least not when it comes to drones.

The JJPRO doesn't come with a gimbal, but it does have jello effect dampeners and the fact that it's very stable in the air, it also contributes to the overall stability of the video.

You should look for the following in a drone if you want good image stability:

  • A 2 or preferably 3 axis gimbal is the best possible way to stabilize a camera. It's usually found in more expensive builds.
  • Electronic image stabilization. Drones like Parrot Bebop 2 or even the cheaper Tello have it.
  • Get yourself a GO Pro drone and use a very stable Action cam with electronic or optical image stabilization!

Battery Life

It's obvious why you'd want more battery life in a drone. But it's even more important for a camera drone, as you'll need enough time to position it in the air so that you finish taking your shots and videos.

The battery life is exactly the same as for the MJX Bugs 5w and even a little more than the DJI Spark

Drone GPS and stabile flight

You can take very nice shots with a drone that only has the previous items we've talked about, but if you want to be stress free… having a stable drone or GPS is the way to go.

I have tested the precision of the Bugs 5w and the results are quite satisfying. The return to home distance from the initial point is about 1m or so. and when it comes to staying in the air, you can easily drink your coffee in peace while it flies by itself.

Besides that, drones with GPS also come with useful functions like return to home and follow me, that can be super useful for saving time and money.

  • Drones with GPS
    • great for stability at higher altitudes and distances
    • Safer with RTH options and if battery is too low
  • Drones with Optical flow cameras
    • much cheaper
    • holds position pretty well under 20m height
    • can work indoors too
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JJPRO X5 Price and specs

The price for the JJPRO varies a lot from seller to seller. From what I've noticed, Gearbest has the best prices, somewhere around $120. 

You can also get it from Amazon, at a reasonable price and with less waiting time usually.

When it comes to specs, in my experience it cannot be beat by any other, not even the top drones from MJX.

It's true, it lacks a stabilized gimbal, but for that you'd have to pay at least 300-400 USD for the drone, and it gets  

 

Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 1080p
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushless
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 15
Flight Range: 300
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing

Here's a dainly price history for the jjpro so you know if now is the right time to buy it.

Price history for JJPRO X5 5G WIFI FPV Brushless With 1080P HD Camera Point of Interest GPS RC Drone Quadcopter RTF
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  • $184.84 - May 10, 2020
  • $176.99 - February 9, 2020
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  • Lowest Price: $176.99 - February 9, 2020

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Transmitter and camera

The transmitter is the same as for the MJX bugs 5w, it has a wheel to control the camera angle, a return to home button, photo and video buttons and even the ability to turn off the GPS just to practice normal unstablizied flying.

 

Camera

The camera has small servos/motor inside that moves the angle slowly in a 90 degree angle.

Photo samples

These are photos taken either inside at arms lenght or outside. I wanted to show you how good the camera is for photo details and the wide angle of it.

I really like the wider field of view, as it captures quite a lot in terms of landscapes.

JJPRO x5

$184.84 Buy It Now
9.5 Total Score
MJX Bugs 5w - Moving camera + GPS for cheap

This drone isn't DJI level, but I really like that for under $200 you can get a very stable GPS drone, with return to home, follow me and even the ability to move the camera while in the air.

Flight Stability
9
Signal Strength
8.5
Camera Quality
8.5
Features
8.5
PROS
  • can move the camera while in the air (rare for this price)
  • Stable GPS
  • Aditional functions like RTH, circle and follow
  • brushless motors
  • solid battery life
CONS
  • Live streaming range is a little bit limiting
  • Camera is not stabilized

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.

1 Comment
  1. Paul – with waypoints can this drone be programed to fly 1 mile away and back? That would be well out of control range.

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