The Eachine E33W comes in a colorful box with interesting graphics on it. It shows the quadcopter well. The same box is use for sevearl very similar models, so some of the details weren't correct for this particular model. Of particular note is the camera. The box indicates a high definition camera. But the check boxes for this model shows it has 0.3 megapixel camera. That is VGA resolution (640x480).
The tape seal on the box was broken when it arrived. It looks like the box was slightly squished on one side which caused the tape to break. There was hardly any visible damage on the box, so I didn't expect any damage to the contents.
When removed from the box, the first thing you see is the drone. It has painted on details to mimic a canopy and some trip, helping to designate the front from the rear. The white propellers also indicate the front of the quad. The black propellers indicate the rear. Usually a dual color setup like this helps when the quad is in the air, but I didn't find it to be very visible while flying. The motor pods have opaque covers on them that can double as landing gear if you don't want to use the longer legs. I chose to install the legs to keep the camera safer and to allow me to take off from the grass if I should land (or crash) there. The motor pods also hold the LED lights which help differentiate the front from the back. The two blue LEDs are the front, and the red ones are the rear.
Under the quadcopter is the controller. It is a basic controller, and has sufficient side grips that give one a good hold when a larger cell phone is mounted in the phone holder. The phone holder is attached to the top of the controller, around the antenna. It is spring loaded so it can accommodate phones across a range of sizes. It had no problem holding my nearly 6" diagonal screen size phone.
Assembly of the drone is pretty straight forward, which is good considering it isn't covered in the manual. I did have an issue with one of the legs not seating correctly the first time. Removing it and reattaching it took care of the problem. The camera takes a little bit of patience and a fair amount of pushing to get it clipped on without breaking one of the clips. Take your time on this part of the assembly and you'll do just fine.
The battery door is secured with a screw. I used the included screwdriver to remove the screw so I could charge the battery. I've decided to not use the screw to secure the door as it does slide and clip closed. This is a personal preference of mine as it allows easier access to the battery for charging, but be aware that in certain types of crashes, the battery door may pop open. I've not experienced that on this quadcopter, but have on a larger one with a similar latching system on the battery door.
The size of this drone is interesting. It is larger than the micro quads, but smaller than the "outdoor only" quads. While it could be flown indoors given some space, I feel more comfortable flying this one outside. It flies and handles well, and has three levels of response. Beginning pilots should stay on level one, as that gives you reaction time to respond to what the quadcopter is doing. As you advance, you can up the response level to get more sportiness out of it. You'd also need to go up in levels if caught in a sudden breeze and the higher the response, the more it can combat wind. But even at level 3, it isn't intended to be flown in the wind, the manual recommends a wind speed of 3 (MPH or KPH, not specified) or less. When put into level 3 (the highest) and given full yaw, it goes into a crazy fast spin that is quite the sight. I've never seen a quadcopter spin at this speed before. I'm looking forward to getting this out at dusk to see the LED lights during the spin, as I think that will be quite a show.
The camera is about what one would expect. It is 0.3 megapixel, so the resolution isn't that great. But it has good color rendering and sharp focus. It did exhibit a bit of jello, but that's to be expected of a camera that is directly attached to the quadcopter body.
The quadcopter is a nice size, has good response and stable flight. It is good for beginners and more advanced fliers and gets the typical amount of flight time for a toy grade quadcopter. Spare propellers and propeller screw covers are a nice touch.
I received this item as a gift.
By sara burton17-04-24
My first drone
This is my first drone ever and I love it. Easy instructions. All the parts where included and in good condition. Easy too charge mount and operate. I love it highly recommended.
By K. Grula17-04-20
NIGHT FLY AWW YEAH
Very sound drone - was ready to fly out of the box got about 5 min -- fully charged 7-9 min depending on how agressive u fly and also if u have camera on it and running. The size is good for travle it is compact but deff no micro almost the ideal size to throw in glove box or even wifes purse- comes with landing gear but even with camera on it i dont think it is needed as the light cones under the motors are enough ground clearence-- THE YEW RATE-- rate at wich it spins-- IS SO GR8 it is like a tornado goes so fast--
HOKING CAMERA-- simple clip it under bodie no screws- download app-- turn drone on and conect to controller -- after binded to controller go on smart device WiFi setings conect to drone and then open the app and you will see FPV what the drone does and can recorde from there - the picture seems to be good I have not fully tested it as both flights I was doing flyability and it is a FLYER 100%
CONS...??? only con I can think of is that it didnt come with a 2nd battery lol ok not a con as it wasnt advertised for 2 just the only thing I am thinking it is lacking- ALL N ALL no issues to point out on this guy thrilled with it very fun and responcive and the night flight so easy to diferentiate direction as the lights are color coded red to back and blue to the front .
Lots of fun
The drone is a lot of fun to fly. The contoller is great and its fine for the price. The drone flys very well and is easy to use. Has many great function such as 360 flips and FPV.
By steven sousa17-04-19
Great flyer with fpv
This is now my new favorite mini drone. This quadcopter may be small but has all the features of a larger drone. It is also equipped with FPV that can be connected thru its own wifi letting you see everything in the cameras view right on your cell phone. Other featured are headless mode, one key return and is also capable of doing 360 degree flips in any direction that you move your stick. It takes about an hour to fully charge and gives you about 8 minutes of flying time. The controller requires four AA batteries that are not included. Trimming the quad is as easy as the press of a button. I flew the quad about 80m in distance and had total control of the quad. Also included is a usb cord for charging, extra set of props and caps and prop guards. The quad also has bright lights so it can easily be seen in the dark. This quad would be great for both the newbie and the advanced flyer.
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