A lot of fun packed into a little package!
This review is for the Eachine E10W Mini Wifi Quadcopter NOT the E10C
Buzzing around the house or yard has never been so much fun, especially with a drone that isnât much bigger than a large Bee! This little drone packs all kinds of fun into itâs micro size, everything from a Wifi transmitting video camera, to acrobatic flight. A beginner can fly the E10W, though I recommend you start indoors with as much free space as possible. For an intermediate to advance pilot the E10W is a blast to fly, the FPV (First Person View â from the Wifi camera ) does have a steep learning curve but thatâs part of the fun too!
Letâs do some pros and cons:
-Great price for what you get, especially with built in Wifi FPV.
-Tiny size can be flown anywhere, even in a lite breeze outside if you are in advanced flight mode.
-Flight times of up to SIX minutes, plenty of flying time for a drone this size.
-Nice Controller with a holder for your cellphone
-Free APP for your cellphone that is easy to use and saves your videos/photos from the drone.
-Seems farily tough, I crashed a lot on grass, concreate, the floors inside, and a few walls and chairs inside and it is still flying fine.
-The Camera isnât really HD, it might be 720 Resolution, but the quality of the video is not High Definition.
-I donât really think this is a toy for small children, even though it seems pretty tough from crashing while flying, a child could break it picking up and being rough with it.
OK so here are some quick instructions for using the Drone just in case the instructions arenât working for you.
1-Charge the Drone
2-Put Batteries in the controller (do NOT turn on yet)
3-Download the APP to your phone, on Google Play it is called - WIFI FPV by Mark Mai
4-Turn on Drone, lights will be flashing
5-Go to your Wifi settings on your phone
6-Connect to the Drone, mine came up as WIFIUFO-(random numbers)
7-Tiny blue Wifi light should blink slowly
8-Go to the WifiFPV App
9-Press PLAY and you should start to see the video feed, I had to reboot my phone after installing the APP.
10-Turn on the Controller
11-Push the Throttle Stick to Full Up and then back to Full Down, you should here a BEEP
12-The lights on the drone should be steady now, except the blinking Wifi Light.
13-FLY! Have Fun!
-The left bumper turns on Headless Mode, the lights on the drone flash while in this mode, I donât recommend using it.
-Clicking the LEFT joystick changes flight modes from beginner-intermediate-advanced.
-The Right bumper activates return to home, this didnât work for me but the range doesnât go far enough to lose track of it and if you do return wonât work because you are out of range of the controller.
-Clicking the RIGHT joystick activates a single acrobatic flip in the direction you push the RIGHT joystick.
So there you have it everyone, a fun little drone that will entertain for many hours! FIVE STARS, how could I give it any less?!
BATTERY NOTE: I know some other reviewers have had issue with flight times, I have been into Radio Controlled models most of my life and I will tell you that Li-Po batteries are very finicky about how they are treated. When the lights start to flash on the drone indicating the battery is low you need to stop flying, draining a Li-Po Battery too low can damage it and cause it to not fully recharge. Also you need to let it cool off before recharging.
Disclaimer: I did receive this product at a discount in exchange for a fair, unbiased, and honest review.