Cheerson CX-10 mini quadcopter review

By Richie / June 21, 2017

This incredible looking drone efficiently proves the old saying "Size does not matter". If you list the best mini quadcopters and drones for kids round there, we guarantee you that it can perform much better than most other bigger quadcopters and drones in the market.

This is the smallest flying quadcopter of the world. You can just Slip it in your coat pocket and take it anywhere you go.

As you can see it does not require any assembling. Just Open the box and Fly the drone. The parts that come along with the drone are-transmitter, USB cable, a user manual, and spare blades.

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The Cheerson CX-10 mini quadcopter comes in four colors – Orange, Pink, Green, and Blue.

The three modes enable it to be placed in one of the best training quadcopters and drones. When comes the question of best quadcopter and drone within budget Cheerson CX-10 comes at the top of the list.

Dimension

Length: 4 centimetres

Width: 4 centimeters

Height: 2 centimeters.

Lightweight

You can hold this little drone of 29 grams (or 1.02 ounces) in your palm. The X shaped mini quadcopter has separate blades on each corner. The body is made up of ABS Plastic. But that is not in the case of propellers. The propellers are made up of light plastic that makes them weaker than the body. A hard collision may cause a complete damage of the propeller.

Tips

A guard cage can be used to shield the propellers. The cage are sold separately. It will not be able to give complete protection but at least can give some extra protection.

LED light 

On each corner there is separate LED light. On the front two blue lights and on the back two red one. It is a superb feature especially for night flight and low light. You can know in which direction your mini drone is flying.In case of low visibility or a night fly, the drone includes LED lights bright enough not to lose track.

Battery

Strong 100 mAh lithium ion battery ensures enough strength for all four motors and helps to get enough lift and speed to the quad.You need to have 2 AAA batteries for the remote control which do not come with the package. The Remote and Quadcopters are of same colors which add a plus to the set.

Flight time indicator

There is a LED light indicator to signal you when the battery becomes low. On an average you would enjoy 4 to eight minutes flight time with full battery. To recharge to its full capacity it needs only 30 minutes.

You can get it charge from computer. Ii takes 30 minutes. But via phone charger you can reduce the charging time to 15 minutes. The battery is fixed inside. So you have to get it plugged when the battery is low. The advantage of the sealed battery is that it stops the battery to be swapped out while flying.

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Stable design

6 Axis flight control board provides more stability and smooth flight. these extra axes supplies the strength to build resistance to excessive turbulence. It also stops too much bouncing. With the adjustable gyroscope the drone can flip 360 degree in the mid air.

Flight Modes

The 3 flight modes are an incredible feature which gives it a position among one of the best training quadcopter and drones in the market. The 3 flight modes are:

  •  Junior
  •  Intermediate
  • Advanced

Junior

The best mode for the beginners. In this mode the quadcopter flies a bit slow which let you to get used with the control. The junior mode is indicated by a green LED light on the remote controller.

Intermediate

After you become used to the control and learn how to control the basic flight mode you can switched to Intermediate flight mode.

In this mode you can flip the quadcopter by the right hand joystick. The nice thing of the flip is it immediately gets back to the flight mode without disabling the flip function. The Intermediate mode is indicated by a red LED light on the remote controller.

Advanced flight mode

Recommended for the expert. In this mode you can fly faster, you can play with the flips and make the drone upside down, you can thrush through the wind with exciting speed and have more fun.The advance mode is indicated by the 3 times beep of the red LED light.

Flip action

The Amazing aerodynamic flips added a incredible plus to the attributes of this min quadcopter.It is possible to fly up and down, left and right, do flips, fly forward, hover in place. You can also launch from the palm of your hand.
To activate the flip action, press the right joystick and wait for the beeps. The nice thing of the flip is it immediately gets back to the flight mode without disabling the flip function. The pushing of stick enable you to flip it forward, backward, right, or any direction you want it to be.

The Transmitter

The transmitter includes two joysticks. You have to move your thumbs- that’s all.It uses 4 channel 2.4G frequency. It enables the quadcopter to a distance of about 20 to 50 meters.

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Tips 
To let the Quadcopter take of push the joystick forward. It would takes of and eventually flies forward. The other joystick controls the left-to-right motion.

The joystick is so sensitive that a slightest movement can cause a quick response. So pushing hard or fast can end up with a sudden crash and collision. So it has to be handled carefully and require practice.


Positive

  • Stable flight
  • Safe. Small enough to fly indoor.It can be launched from hand. The lightweight makes it safe for the kids.
  • Lightweight
  • Battery recharge time is short
  • Nice Flipping option
  • Spare parts are available and affordable
  • The best mini quadcopter for beginners

Negative

  • Blades are made of light plastic. A hard collision can cause permanent damage.
  • No guard cage for props included
  • No GPS.
  • No Return-Home feature. If it goes beyond the range of the transmitter, it may just take off and never come back
  • Battery cannot be interchanged

Points to be noted

  • The weak body may be a drawback but compare to the price this smart and impressive drone is worthy enough to be put it on the top of the list of the best mini quadcopters and drones.
  • Spare parts are highly available and affordable.
  • Managing to incorporate many smart technologies within this tiny space makes it incredible
  • It is surprisingly stable compared to it’s size and weight.
  • The step by step flying mode makes your kid able to learn the fly slowly.
  • Best indoor quadcopter so far.

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