Eachine EX2 Mini Quadcopter Review
The Eachine EX2 Mini quadcopter has a small and practical design and is powered by a brushless motor, and it comes with an onboard FPV camera and convertible FPV monitor/goggles. And the best part is that you can get the drone for under $100. Of course, for this amount of money, it’s not the best drone out there, but depending on your needs from a drone it might be a perfect drone for you.
You can order the drone in 3 variants. The “Basic” version comes without an FPV gear, the “Standard” one with an onboard FPV camera, and the “Deluxe” version that has goggles included in the package.
What’s in the box?
This is the setup for the Basic version:
850Mah proprietary 2S LiPo
Transmitter (using 4xAA batteries not included)
USB charging cable
4 x Spare props (2 CW, 2 CCW)
4 x Prop guards
Prop remover wrench
Instruction manual (English)
Small and light (fits into any backpack);
Acro & Angle flight modes;
6-axis gyro stabilization;
On-board 5.8G AIO FPV camera (C5810 HD 25mw/24CH VTX);
High/Low speed rates;
Powerful 1306 2750KV brushless motors;
4-in-1 responsive ESC;
Low voltage alarm (both drone & RC);
About 200-300 meters control range.
Design and build
If you’re familiar with the drones out there you can find a similarity between the EX2 Mini and the MJX B3Mini. Both of them are small and sturdy drones. Unfortunately, the EX2 Mini is not a foldable drone, so you should be careful with it when you place it in your backpack.
On the drone, everything from the frame, landing gear to the canopies made out of ABS plastic, which is strong and light simultaneously, so it’s the perfect material for a drone. In the package, you will have a blade protector as well, which is useful and easy to install. With the propeller guard on there is less chance to break the propellers on the drone.
At the end of each arm, there is a brushless motor. The motors are 1306-2750Kv brushless motors with 2-leaf propellers. The propellers are already installed on the drone, so it’s ready to fly. Under each arm, you will find a LED light, which not there only for aesthetic purposes. The LEDs are a standard requirement for every drone.
Eachine EX2 Mini quadcopter Remote Controller
The EX2 Mini has a GR6221A MJX transmitter (no status LCD). The RC has a built-in buzzer that alarms you when the battery voltage goes down or the drone goes out from the range. This way you can bring back the drone safely before it crashes.
On the front panel, you will find the two control sticks, 4 switches, and 4 control buttons (Light switch, Motor Lock/Unlock, L/H speed, and Photo – N/A). You also have a trim switch that will help you to switch between the flight modes. Unfortunately, the selection can be done only at the beginning when you power on the drone, so you canțt just switch during the flight. With the L1 button on the back, you can make 360 flips/roles.
Camera & VTX
The EX2Mini comes with an on-board FPV camera. It’s a 600TVL camera module that works with a 24CH/25mW 5.8G video transmitter. The camera is connected to the board via a single JST-ph type 2 pin connector.
Unfortunately, the camera angle can’t be adjusted, and it has a poor color rendition. The camera transmission challenges can be changed by pressing the button on the camera.
Eachine EX2 Mini quadcopter FPV Monitor/Goggles
As we said, in the Deluxe version, you get an FPV goggle included in the package. It’s only an entry-level one, but if you don’t have one, it’s a good place to start. The headset is convertible and it can be used as an FPV monitor and a goggle as well. In this package, you also have a sunshade for the screen, which is useful in the summer.
First of all, you have to bind the RC with the drone before the flight. You can do this by turning on the RC while you hold the “Lock” button. The motors on this thing it’s not the strongest. It can’t face extreme weather. Also, it’s not the fasters little flyer either.
If you’re a beginner start piloting the drone in Angle mode, which gives you more control over the drone.
Currently, the Eachine EX2 Mini FPV pack is one of the cheapest ways to get an FPV drone with goggles included. It has two modes, Angle and Acro. Due to the Angle mode, and the propeller guards, it’s easy even for beginners to use it. An in Angle mode you can unleash the full potential of the drone making sudden turns and 360 degree flips.