JJRC JJPRO X5 EPIK: Best choice as your first drone

JJPRO X5 Epik drone quadcopter

For less than 200 bucks, the JJRC JJPRO X5 EPIK drone features GPS positioning system, barometric altitude hold, intelligent flight modes and full HD camera with 1-axis mechanical gimbal.

As design, the JJRC X5 is almost identical with the MJX Bugs 5W. It adopts similar fuselage and high landing gears. Even the propellers seems to be the same type. Probably these two drones are made in the same factory, but under different brand names.

The drone measures 35 X 35 X 9.5 cm and weights about 400 grams. According to the manufacture’s specs the 1800mAh LiPo battery allows up to 18 mins of flying time. During night flights you will be guided by four LED lights (one under each motor).

JJPRO X5 Epik quadcopter features & specs

  • GPS positioning system;
  • Powerful brushless motors;
  • 1080P Full HD camera with 1-axis gimbal (remote angle adjustment);
  • 5G WiFi real-time image transmission (FPV);
  • Headless and barometric altitude hold modes;
  • Precise one key return to home (RTH);
  • One key to take-off and land;
  • LED lights for night flights;
  • Up to 600 meters control range;
  • 2.4G remote controller with dual antenna system & status LCD;
  • About 16~18 minutes flying time.

What’s inside the JJRC X5 box?

The package of the JJPRO X5 EPIK drone is very generous, besides the drone and its remote controller you can find the following accessories:

  • 1080p camera with integrated gimbal;
  • phone holder;
  • 2s 1800mAh flight battery;
  • charging adapter;
  • balance charger;
  • USB charging cable;
  • 1 set of spare propellers;
  • tools (blade remover & screwdriver);
  • drone instruction manual.

JJPRO X5 remote controller

JJPRO includes with their X5 Epik drone a nice black remote controller. The transmitter has dedicated buttons for auto return to home, take-off and landing. Signal strength, flight altitude, distance from RC, RC mode, TX and RX battery level are permanently shown on the status LCD. The dual antenna system offers up to 600 meters control range.

The JJRC X5 also features phone APP control mode. Through the APP you can enable intelligent flight modes like Follow-me and Point of interests.


  1. i just got the Epik and flew it today for the first time. I am having difficulty using the 5G wifi app on my phone.

    My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S8+ and is supposed to support 5G. It appears to be connected and I can see the video feed on the phone in the APP but I can’t use any of the other app functions. I get a message that it cannot connect.

  2. “The dual antenna system offers up to 600 meters control range.”
    From what I’ve read elsewhere online (more than once) the dual antennas are purely cosmetic. Regardless, it didn’t stop me buying one :)


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