Cheerson CX-STARS Review: Worlds Smallest Quadcopter
While flying a quadcopter hundreds of feet in the air is always fun, sometimes you just want to stay inside and whip out the mini drone to fly a few laps around the house. But if you live in an area that experiences a lot of rain. Fortunately, mini quadcopters are extremely affordable; so I’ve had the experience of flying many over the years.
One of the mini quads I’ve recently got the chance to fly is the Cheerson CX-STARS Mini Quadcopter. If you’ve ever flown the Floureon FX-10 before, or even the Ultra Mini D1, then you will instantly recognize the CX-STARS as being the same drone.
My guess is that Cheerson didn’t appreciate their CX-10 being surpassed as the world’s smallest quadcopter, so they bought/partnered with the competition. Either that or someone is simply selling their drone to different companies. Either way, it really doesn’t matter to me – it’s still an incredibly fun quad to fly. So without wasting any more time, let’s get straight to what you came here for – the review of the Cheerson CX-STARS Mini Quadcopter.
Considering this is the world’s smallest quadcopter, it already wins some cool points from the start. What makes this drone even cooler though is the fact that the transmitter also serves as a carrying case. So whenever you’re on the go, you can have a drone snuggled away in your pocket ready to be unleashed at any moment.
You can get the CX-STARS mini-drone in either of the four colors (blue, orange, green, and black), and all come with bright red and blue LEDs to help with navigating around. Like many other drones on the market, the frame itself is also made of ABS plastic as well.
Fun to Fly and Easy to Control
Because of the extremely small stature of this drone, you can easily fly it in your house with no problem whatsoever. Just don’t be too quick on the throttle, as this drone can definitely get up and go fairly quickly.
When you’re ready to perform some serious aerial maneuvers, all you have to do is push in the right analog stick while flying and it’ll flip in any direction you want it to go. You can also press in the left analog stick to switch between the three different flight settings which consist of:(low, medium, and high) depending on your level of skill. I usually fly on the medium speed setting, but if I’m feeling extra adventurous, Ill take the quad outside and bump it to high.
Just remember to set the drone on a flat surface before ever taking off (both indoors and outdoors) as it will allow the 6-axis gyro to properly calibrate, thus keeping it stable as you fly.
My Final Thoughts
If you’re looking to get an affordable mini quadcopter so you can fly around the house in style, then the Cheerson CX-STARS Mini Quadcopter may just be for you. I had a ton of fun flying it around the house and even took it outdoors when the weather was good. You just have to be careful because a strong gust of wind can definitely carry it away, so I recommend flying in an open field if you can.