Cheerson CX-10SE: Mini-Quadrocopter for beginners at $11.63

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Okay, granted, slowly you could indeed lose track of all the different Cheerson CX-10 drones. After all, there is already the CX-10 CX-10A CX-10C, 10D CX, CX-10W and CX-10WD. The Cheerson CX-10SE is probably most similar to the CX-10A. It’s a mini-drone for beginners with a handy protective frame and definitely one for small budgets.


Cheerson CX-10SE Mini Drone

In comparison to many other CX-10 models, the Special Edition (the Cheerson CX-10SE) has no camera. Nevertheless, it still comes with all other basic features. For example the 6-axis gyroscope stabilizer, which allows a safe and accurate flight position. Furthermore, the special edition is a 4-Channel quadcopter. This allows it to climb and descend, fly straight, fly backwards and fly sideways to the right and left. Even 360° maneuvers are no problem. In contrast to the CX-10A, the SE only has the speed modes “Slow” and “Fast”, thus forgoing the medium speed mode.

But the most obvious difference between the CX-10SE and the other models is the integrated frame that protects the rotor blades. When in contact with a wall, it keeps the blades from being destroyed. Especially for beginners this feature is quite useful, so that the mini drone can also be used well in rooms. Thanks to the integrated LED lights you can also fly at night.

Cheerson CX-10SE LEDs


The enclosed controller communicates with the quadcopter via 2.4 Ghz radio link. However, with the built-in 100 mAh LiPo battery you can only fly for about 5 minutes at a time. After that, you need to charge the mini-drone for about 20-30 minutes. With 12g (0,4 oz.) and 42 x 42 x 19mm (1.6 x 1.6 x 0.7 inches) it is a fly weight and easily fits in the palm of the hand.

Cheerson CX-10SE on hand


If you slowly want to introduce friends / relatives into the world of drones and quadrocopters, this mini drone is perfect. Due to the integrated frame it is relatively well protected against crashes and thus ideal for beginners. If you want to try something different, the Techboy TB-802 Quadrocopter is interesting. If you’re looking for something larger with a better camera, then the Hubsan H507A would be an option. If you’re already an expert on drones, you might be happy with the DJI Spark or the Xiaomi Mi 4K.

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