Cheerson CX-10C review

Cheerson CX10C review

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 a 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 complaint too :D

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 to him what they can do. He was also surprised by their affordability, he said he never thought you can get so many features in one quad-copter for 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, revealing 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.Cheerson CX-10C review - accesories

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 like a button, the flight speed can be switched between 3 values according to 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 a USB phone charger.

For the size of a box matches, this CX-10C is surprisingly powerful. Those little brushed motors whirl at a terrific rate and it sounds quite aggressive, of course, in a cute way.Cheerson CX-10C review closer look

With four LED Lights this drone is just perfect for some nighttime fun. 2 red LEDs in the 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 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.

The camera has only 0.3MP which allows recording videos at 640×480 resolution. The image quality of course is not superb but pretty good according to the size and price of the CX-10C.Cheerson CX-10C's camera

Cheerson CX-10C review – Conclusion

I know it does not have a first-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 playtime. With one charge it has an average of 3 minutes of playtime. 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 an 18% discount from Banggood. 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 playtime;
  • No FPV :D.


  1. Do not buy it, I bought one and it can not fly. every time I start it disappears signal and the copter crashes.
    It could not manage to get it up higher than 1 and ½ meters. and the only records video in a short time.
    I can not recommend it, it was a bad buy

  2. I¨d got a cheerson cx-10c , but I cannot read the english user manual, I need a spanish user manual, please.
    I don´t speak english well, sorry.
    Can you help me?
    Thanks a million

  3. A CX-10C drone was given to me for Christmas. Upon opening box I discovered the on off switch was missing!
    This gift was from a friend in California. No info on or in box about warranty return.
    Please help!

    Thank you,

  4. Is there any way of getting longer flight times with this unit? i.e. changing out the battery with a larger capacity/same physical size.


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