It’s important to do your research when looking for a good quadcopter, either as a first foray into RC’s or as a new addition to your collection. Recently, I have come across the Cheerson CX-10 mini and since I like what I read about it, I would like to share my experience with you.
Description of the Cheerson
The Cheerson CX-10 mini is a 29mm 4ch 2.4GHZ 6-Axis Gyro LED RC is a lightweight quadcopter that provides great fun for beginners or experienced owners. It’s powered by a rechargeable 3.7 100mah lithium battery that can be fully charged in 30-40 minutes. It’s made from ABS plastic and comes in a range of colours including bright orange. It’s great for beginners and also experienced hobbyists looking for a small stylish and well manufactured quad.
Features and Benefits
I must admit, the features and benefits are what caught my eyes. Here, let me share them with you:
- The Cheerson CX-10 mini features a 6-axis gyroscope design making it adjustable and promoting good flying stability.
- It has a built in flip function with a 3 level adjustable speed offering good manoeuvrability.
- The lightweight airframe of 29g offers nice durability.
- Flight times are 4 – 8 minutes with a recharge time of 30 -40 minutes.
- The control distance is good at 40m
- Suitable for ages 14+ (even adults can have fun using this)
Pros and Cons
As with any product on the market, there are both pros and cons, this is something that cannot be overlooked. The defining feature of the Cheerson CX-10 mini is its tiny size and this is both a pro and a con. The size makes it both stylish and adaptable, able to fit in the palm of the hand it can be taken anywhere. However due to its tiny size, the battery tends to overheat when used frequently, which can result in damage to the motors. The Package includes 4 extra rotor blades and these are needed as crashes are frequent with this product, but it does have excellent durability and can bounce back from most minor crashes with no more than a scratch. Steering this tiny quad can be a tricky manoeuvre as it can be difficult to distinguish between the back and front of the quad however the built in LED lights can help with this. The lights themselves have a con, they blink when the product has low battery which can be distracting to the flyer. This quad can be extremely fast which is great for outdoor use, however indoors this speed can be the culprit of more than one crash. The natural speed of the quad also makes the hover function difficult to use and requires practice from all users. It is extremely sensitive and will crash if tilted too far.
Whether a beginner or a seasoned helicopter hobbyist the Cheerson CX-10 mini can provide fun for anyone. Great for teens and kids alike the nano-sized quad is affordable, comfortable and offers a good value investment. It’s extremely durable, lightweight and stylish and its 3 level speed function and easy to use controls makes it a good choice for flyers of all ability. It would be a great starting toy for anyone wanting to get in to RC’s and a great little quad for experienced flyers to add to their collection. I would personally recommend this product to flyers of all skill levels. So, are you ready to go out and have some fun flying a drone?