Cheerson CX-10C – the smallest quadcopter with camera
Ten years ago it seemed unimaginable to play with such a small multi-rotor like this Cheerson CX-10C. Now we can purchase nano and micro quadcopters for $10-$20. These small remote controlled toys became popular very quickly because they are extremely affordable, portable and easy to fly.
When I purchased my first nano quadcopter, one of my colleagues asked me “OK, that is so small but does it has at least a camera?“. Now, when I showed him this Cheerson CX-10C with camera, his question was “Ok, it has a camera, but does it comes with a micros SD card?“. He is a very hard guy to satisfy, I wonder if his wife has this complain too 😀
Yesterday, a friend came to visit me and I showed him my drone collection. He was very impressed with all of them especially when I explained him what they can do. He was also surprised by their affordability, he said he never thought you can get so much features in one quad-copter for a an affordable price. As he had to attend next week to a 14th years boy’s birthday celebration, he asked me if I can help him order one as a gift. Because he’s a good friend of mine, I offered him to accept from me the Cheerson CX-10C that I got for review.
Cheerson CX-10C review with pros and cons
The box of the Cheerson CX-10C is half transparent, reveling the size of the aircraft which is only 42x42mm and 22mm high. On the top of the mini quad is a tiny logo that is contouring two bat wings and a camera lens. On the bottom part of the box are the rest of the accessories: remote controller, 1set of spare propeller, USB charging cable and the CX-10C’s user manual.
Unlike its predecessor, the CX-10C is available only in two colors, orange and black. I opted for orange because is more visible and easy to find when it lands in high grass.
The 2.4GHz transmitter with the size of only 9x6cm may be a little small in my hands but all the controls can be easily accessed even by adults. By pushing the left stick as a button, the flight speed can be switched between 3 values according the operators flight skills (low, medium and high). The speed rate setting is confirmed with 1,2 or 3 beeps. Under the right stick there are two buttons, one is for taking photos and one to start/stop record video.
Powered with a tiny 120mAh battery, the CX-10C has around 2-4 minutes of continuous flight time. Unfortunately, the battery is built-in and is not swappable, so you can rest about 30minutes while the battery is recharging. Charging the CX-10C’s battery can be performed either through the USB of your laptop or via an USB phone charger.
With four LED Lights this drone is just perfect for some night time fun. 2 red LEDs in rear and 2 blue LEDs in front will help to determine the exact position of the aircraft even in dark.
If this is your first time flying a multi-rotor you will find thanks to the 6-gyro stabilization how easy is to control these little toys. Beginners can accommodate with the basic flight movements just in few minutes. I was surprised too regarding the flight capabilities of this CX-10 C, it is very stable and easy to hover with just a little trim adjustment.
Cheerson CX-10C review – Conclusion
I know it does not have fist person view and the camera is only 0.3MP but who knows maybe the next CX-10F will have FPV and UHD camera. My only disappointment regarding this quad is around the play time. With one charge it has an average of 3 minutes play time. Anyway, spending $28 on the Cheerson CX-10C is not a bad idea, this little remote controlled toy can bring you and your loved ones many funny moments in the cold and wet autumn evenings.
This micro quadcopter can be purchased with 18% discount from Banggood here. On their website also can be found spare parts for this Cheerson CX-10C.
Cheerson CX-10C – Pros
- 3 speed rates;
- Very stable;
- Easy to hover;
- Onboard camera;
- Zero jello effect.
Cheerson CX-10C – Cons
- Short play time;
- No FPV :D.