When the weather outside is gloomy, you can keep flying with the arrival of new nano-scale flying toys such as the new Eachine E012, a nano-sized ducted and brushed quad designed for indoor use.
As the industry evolves, it becomes harder to understand how drone and quadcopter manufacturers are still able to scrape a profit on products priced as low as the new Eachine E012. Retailing at a staggeringly cheap $15/£12, this quadcopter flies perfectly out of the box, includes transmitter, battery, charger and even spare props.
The E012 has a ducted design which improves thrust performance and consequently provides a 5 minute flight time per charge, surprisingly adequate considering the minuscule 200mAh 1s battery, the smallest LiPo battery that we have ever seen.
Within the box you receive a mini-transmitter, charger, spare props, battery and a fairly detailed instruction manual, all packaged nicely and in a gift-friendly form.
Overall, if you are a budding and enthusiastic wannabe pilot looking for a quadcopter on which to learn the basics, indoors and without injuring anyone or damaging the furniture, then the E012 is for you.
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Where to buy…
The Eachine E012 is only available from BangGood, shipping can take up to 20 days unless you select a premium shipping option. Buying via our link will not cost you any more than usual, but it will help us to keep reviewing products as we receive a very small commission.
❍ Only costs $15/£12 from BangGood.
❍ Great quadcopter for learning how to fly.
❍ Prop guards protect from injury and damage.
❍ Incredibly small & lightweight, only 10g.
❍ 5 minutes flight time per charge.
❍ Flies outdoors but only in nil-wind.
❍ There is no on/off button.
❍ No barometer or altitude hold.
❍ Stabilisation is a bit too extreme.
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