If you are a shopaholic, drone addict, don’t own yet a compact drone, you are tempted to get one, you are looking for special deals, or waiting for Christmas: have a look at this interesting idea for a present or just for fun.
I recently ordered a few mini drones with camera, to connect to the smartphone/tablet. I will review them soon, asap I receive them. For now I wanna share the most unique one (which I’ve just found a few days ago):
Battery: if you own other Eachine mini drones you may re-use the ones you already have
It’s a mini quadcopter with camera (advertized for selfies) and foldable arms.I believe that this could be an awesome choice for a beginner: it has a built-in barometer to hold the altitude, a feature that I don’t easily find in other mini drones for this price, thus a big plus. I really like it because it reminds me the DJI Mavic Pro compact drone! Of course you can’t even compare this with the Mavic, but still, it looks fun and costs just a fraction. Looking forward to receive it!
If you want to buy a mini drone to get the feeling on how it is to fly one of these “creatures”, you are in the right place. I started my drone pilot “career” exactly like that, with a mini quadcopter.
I own several Cheerson CX-10 models (I convinced all my colleagues in the office to buy one) and I think they are stable and reliable to fly indoors in a little room. Outdoors, since the flying distance is not big, it’s not exciting.
Eachine H8 Mini
I bought also an Echine H8 Mini and tried it in my living room. A first impression I think it’s a bit unpredictable and thus dangerous. I think that this is best used outdoors, in fact the drone is very fast and because of its “random” nature during the flips and simply drops when the battery is low, you can feel safer when flying it over some grass.
Eachine H8S 3D mini inverted
Compatible with the same batteries of the H8 mini, this drone is even more fun as you press a button and it will flip and stay upside down and fly inverted. Really fun.
if you wanna fly with a friend, the same models interfere with each other, but if you have an H8S it won’t interfere with the H8 mini
If I were you, and I assume you like to fly drones or at least I think you wanna have some beginner fun, I would buy both of them (in fact I owe both of them). The links I posted point to bangood, which is an awesome website and the delivery is free of charge (unless you are impatient and wanna pay for expedited shipping for faster delivery). Make sure to buy 1 propellers set for both (props for Cheerson CX-10 / props for Eachine H8 Mini. Note: the packages already contain a set of spare props, and if you buy the protecting cover you won’t break many props, thus 1 set is enough I believe, up to you). Buy the protecting cover for the CX-10. Buy one (or two) more batteries for the Eachine H8 Mini.