Eachine have been churning out budget drones for many years now, the first to have caught our attention was the popular Elfie E50, followed by the Eachine E55, but now the latest E52-TX has us excited. In our full review, we even launch it from our hand.
With each Eachine release we see positive improvement in quality, design and functionality, despite Eachine rarely ever increasing the baseline pricing of their budget models.
The new Eachine E52-TX is not just an app-controlled drone because the RTF variant of it includes a transmitter with which you can fly the drone easily indoors or out.
At less than $30/£25 this drone is incredibly cheap, it is not designed for high quality video or photo capture but it without question provides fun-factor.
Whilst the camera provides only a limited 640×480 resolution for photo and video (at 15fps), it has an impressive altitude-hold feature which will make flying of this little drone pretty simple for new pilots.
The flight time of five minutes is plentiful when connected with the transmitter and the live streaming app, although flight time with transmitter alone is more towards 8-10 minutes. Spare batteries are available very cheaply if desired.
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Where to buy…
The Eachine E52-TX 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.
The E52-TX is available in two versions, BNF (flown only by smart-device app) and RTF (includes transmitter).
- Buy Eachine E52-TX Folding Drone
- Buy Eachine E52-TX Spare Batteries
- Buy Eachine E52-TX Spare Motors
- Buy Eachine E52-TX Spare Props
- Buy Eachine E52-TX Spare Phone Holder
- Buy Eachine E52-TX USB Charger
- Buy Eachine E52-TX Spare Camera
- Buy Eachine E52-TX Carry Case
Raw onboard photos and video…
Unlike premium drones which incorporate an SD card for storage of photos and video, the budget Eachine E52-TX stores photos and video to the smart-device being used to fly it.
These example photos were taken during my flight test, they are raw and unedited at 640×480. The camera is tiltable on this drone but unfortunately during my flight test I did not test other angles.
This video was also captured during the flight test, it is direct from the smart-device and unedited. Due to the lack of gimbal and with no electronic image stabilisation (EIS), the footage is jerky. The quality is of course also limited but do consider the price of this drone before judging.
Below are the full technical details for the Eachine E52-TX.
|Eachine E52 RC Quadcopter|
|3.7v 500mAh (Included)|
|5-6 minutes (with live video and transmitter)|
8-10 minutes (with transmitter only)
|Red and black|
|Electronic Components, Plastic|
|25.5×25.5×3.5cm (the arms not folded)|
15.5×6.5×3.5cm (the arms folded)
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