A couple of years ago it was uncommon to hear about these little Nano or mini drones. Nowdays every kid on the block and many adults as well with have played with one of this fun little toys.
Yes ‘toy’ that is what it is, this is an inexpensive toy made in China but that is not to detract from its value or definitely its fun.
Basically the Eachine E010 is a great little indoor drone that is as good if not better than most of the small household drones that you can purchase online.
So let’s look at what the E010 can do and what you get for your money.
The quadcopter is ready to fly out of the box. It’s a tiny [one customer described it being like a humming bird] fits the palm of your hand Nano copter. It comes with a battery, USB Charging cable and transmitter as well as instructions. The flight time is around 5 minutes and it can take between 30 to 50 minutes to charge. We will talk more about this in the pros and cons.
Suitable for Beginners – The controls give you two flight modes normal speed or fast speed. This makes it easier for beginners to control and still fun for those with some experience.
Upgrades and Spare Parts – You can upgrade the drone by adding a camera to it, spare parts and batteries are readily available for a low cost.
Durable – The E010 comes with propeller protectors which make the quadcopter a lot more durable than similar models. As mentioned earlier spare parts are easily purchased if you do need replacements.
Fun – the Quadcopter comes with LED lights and does flips and loops in the air, if you do happen to get bored with it, you can always upgrade it with a camera.
Short Battery Life – the battery only gives you around 5 minutes flying time. There is an easy solution to this though as you can buy a pack of 6 spare batteries for the price of a pizza! If you do the math that’s 30 minutes flying time total if you buy the spares.
Outdoor Flying – Unless it is a totally still day with no breeze you won’t get good results outdoors with this drone. The small light weight size makes it difficult to control or see if using outside. This is pretty much the same with any of these tiny drones. If you want an outdoor drone you will need to look for one a bit weightier and robust.
Wires coming loose – We haven’t found a drone at this price yet that doesn’t have some sort of production issue. TheE010 seems to suffer from having loose wiring that can stop it from performing. Most customers have had zero issues but there is a chance you could be one of the lucky ones. Customer service seems to be good though and you should be able to return it for a replacement or refund if you do get a defective product.
The EACHINE E010 Mini is a fun little indoor drone. If you are new to quadcopters and drones and want to see what all the fuss is about this would be a good starter model. Kids or adults would appreciate it. Cats love these little micro-drones as well! If you are looking for some fun on a budget look no further.