The Eachine E017 is a no-frills drone that is excellent for beginners. It is less than $20 and an absolute blast to fly. This tiny little drone is great for beginners but can also be modified and flown FPV. If you are looking for a good drone to start with the Eachine E017 is a great place to begin.
The Eachine E017 is an upgrade of one of my favorite beginner drones the Eachine E010. The significant upgrade is that the drone has altitude hold. It uses a barometer to help keep it stable and level. The E017 is an incredible deal for less than $20. It is small and lightweight, and you can even flip it with the push of a button.
The Eachine E017 doesn’t have a long-range or a battery that will last forever. In perfect conditions, you can get up to about 50 meters of range and a flight time of around 6 minutes. It is an excellent indoor flyer and can be flown outside on days that aren’t too windy. Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to bind it to multiprotocol radios like the Radiomaster Zorro. This will give us even better control and more range.
I’m a big fan of this little drone but the best part might be that you can upgrade it. It is easy to add an inexpensive FPV camera and you’ll be on your way to flying in the goggles. There are a lot of inexpensive options. If you don’t have a pair of goggles I love these from Emax. While you are at it you may want to snip the battery connector and upgrade your batteries too. Whether you upgrade it or not this is a fun little drone.
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