Saturday, 18 February 2017

Eachine E010 Nano Quadcopter Flight Test Review.

Unboxing



The quadcopter comes in a small package, a nice, colourful box that inside houses a small plastic bed in which the quadcopter and transmitter lay.   Inside the box is a small accessory pack that includes the following:-

  • 1 x Set of 4 x propellers 
  • 1 x USB battery charger
  • 1 x manual

The quadcopter sits inside its plastic housing quite snuggly, you can pull it straight out as there are no ties holding it down.  Underneath the drone is the transmitter this is a standard nano transmitter that requires 2 x ‘AA’ batteries.  The buttons on the transmitter are very tight and of good construction.  The battery is already attached on the underside of the quad, there is a small cable that pops out, this is used for charging.

The battery requires 50 minutes to 1 hour to charge for a 10 minute flight.

Flight



The quadcopter doesn’t have a power button so as soon as you plug the battery cable into the quad it turns on.  To bind the quadcopter to the transmitter a simple upward and downward push on the left analogue stick allows this to happen.  Then the drone is good for flying, a halfway motion makes the quad airborne but into a hover, increasing the throttle increases the altitude of the drone, the first thing to notice is the quad is so quiet the motors and propellers almost generate no noise.   
The flight was very positive, fun and the battery lasted a good 8 minutes as there was a bit of side wind that would cause the battery to drain a bit quicker than normal.

Verdict 8/10  

Positives - A very good nano, fun and light, motors are very quiet, handles well, Great design and build quality.   


Negatives - Battery life could be longer, LEDs aren’t bright enough,