MJX Bugs 6 Racing Quadcopter Review
The MJX Bugs 6 Racing Quadcopter is an entry-level racing drone. It’s a great start for everyone who desires to own a racing drone because it’s a ready to fly drone. You don’t have to mess with the assembling or with the configuration in BetaFlight or anything that might cause trouble for a beginner. However, this is a fascinating drone by all means, not a boring one. You will clearly enjoy flying this thing, but if you don’t believe me read this MJX Bugs 6 Racing Quadcopter Review.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x MJX Bugs 6 Quadcopter
- 1x Transmitter
- 1 x 4’3” LCD Display for FPV
- 1 x 7.4V 25C 1300mAh LiPo Battery
- 4 x Spare Blade
- 1 x Balance charger
- 1x USB charging table
- 1 x Propeller fixing mount
- 1 x Manual
- Dimensions: 330 x 330 x 88mm
- Platform: Quadcopter
- Diagonal motor distance: 250mm
- Propulsion: 1806 1800kV brushless motors
- Weight: 370g (with battery)
- Battery: 7.4V 1300mAh 2S Li Po
- Charging time: about 4 hours
- Flight time: about 12 minutes
- Control distance: 300m
- Camera: MJX C5830 and 720P video recorder
Design and build
The drone has an interesting but really useful design. On the top of the aircraft, you can see some Arrow like design, which gives the drone at the same time a sporty look but also you get the impression that you’re looking at an insect. Also, that well designed top part can be removed so you have access to the front to change the frequency of the receiver.
Unlike other drones, this one will have some LED lights on the top and on the back instead of having lights under the arms. You have the same light placement on the cars, and you will have the same color combination. The two backlights are red ones and the front one is a bright white which is so strong that it can light the path in front of the drone, so you can even fly this thing in the dark. The drone is built with 4 pieces of strong brushless motors.
The drone is enabled with a 7.4V, 1300 mAh, 25C Li-po battery which is enough for 12 minutes and you have to charge it for 4 hours. Which is a big minus for this drone? So if you don’t have any spare batteries your hands are kinda tied for a long time until you can fly the Bugs 6 again.
The controller is quite bulky and it looks pretty much like the controller from Bugs 3. However, it fits right in your hands and with the provided display you will get an excellent Flight and FPV experience. On the Remote Controller, you get 2 main joysticks you have buttons for different functions, like taking a photo, power on, flip button, etc. The distance between the RC and the drone is a maximum of 300 meters.
You don’t have a phone holder on the controller because you don’t have or need an FPV experience. But you got a little slot on the controller to attach the provided display there.
You get an MJX C5830 camera with the drone which is able to provide footage in 720P. Considering. Taking in mind that this isn’t a camera drone, only a race drone the good camera isn’t his main purpose. However, you can still make good videos with this one, for that you have to insert an SD card in the provided display. On that display, you can switch the channels so you can use that for multiple devices.
The brushless motors are holding the drone still, so if you’ve gained a little experience you can fly this drone even indoors. But due to the powerful motors, you will get more joy flying the drone outside. The maximum speed that the 1806 1800kV brushless motors can provide is 50 mph.
You got various features on this drone, one of them is to switch between high and low speed. So if you’re a beginner start with the low speed, and when you get into it switch up to the high speed to unleash the full power of the Bugs 6. Another feature on the drone is the Altitude Hold, unfortunately, this doesn’t work as well as you might expect.
This isn’t a GPS drone, nor have sensors so you might find the drone rising and lowering its altitude a bit in Altitude Hold mode. But there isn’t much purpose to use the drone in altitude mode. This is a racing drone so you just better fly with it as fast as you can. You also got a safety feature on the drone. If you start the motors but you don’t take off within the next few seconds the motors will automatically shut off.
Overall the MJX Bugs 6 from this review is a pretty good drone that performs well. Of course, there are faster, more durable, smarter drones. But for a price like this, I think it’s one of the best regarding the quality-price value. Also, if you got a little extra money I advise you to buy a spare set of batteries. The motors require a lot of power, so the provided battery will be sucked pretty soon. Otherwise, it will give a lot of joy, and as your piloting skills evolves you can try out yourself in various obstacle courses. Start with low speed and when you get to the controls you can adjust the speed as well.