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Bugs 8: The Ready-to-Fly Racer from MJX

MJX Bugs 8: The Next Logical Bug

MJX first released the Bugs 3 drone as a minimalist but relatively powerful brushless hobby drone. Then came word of the upcoming Bugs 2, which will come with an integrated camera and GPS. Why does the Bugs 2 come after the 3? Who knows? Logically, the next Bugs would be the Bugs 1, right? No. MJX continues the Bugs naming randomness by jumping to the Bugs 8. The Bugs 8 is out and its a fun entry level FPV racer. And it turns out MJX has also released the Bugs 6 and the Bugs 9, which also happen to be entry FPV racers. (Spoiler: They are all the same.)

An RTF Racer…

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The MJX Bugs 8 will be the same size as many 250 racers

The Bugs 8 is billed as a 250mm brushless racing drone. The Bugs 8 should be able to run on 3S batteries like the Bugs 3 and that would make it an excellent starter drone for someone looking to get into fast brushless motor drones. It won’t be on par with DIY builds or our favorite entry racer, the DYS XDR220, but it should be a good stepping stone towards a faster racing quad. 

Learn more about the Bugs 8 from GearBest

Features We’d Love to See

The Bugs 8 looks to have two bright LEDs that give the Bugs a fun buggy look. It looks like MJX includes an optional 5.8G FPV camera and transmitter.  It seems there are even plans to include an FPV screen and possibly an FPV headset. These items will most likely be sold separately.

Bugs 8 FPV headset

This will hopefully launch with the Bugs 8.

There are very few all-in-one FPV solutions out there and we are hoping that the Bugs 8 joins the ranks for the DYS XDR220 and the Inductrix FPV. We wished you could actually fly it like a racer, which means access to advanced “horizon” and “rate” flight modes.

Bugs 8 red

It looks like MJX will release some different color options for the Bugs 8.

Bugs 8 Specs

Range: 800-1000m
Flight Time: 14 min
Top Speed: 80km/h or 50 mph
FPV: 5.8 GHz with a 300-500m range (camera, monitor, and headset may be sold separately)
Size: 250 mm (diagonal motor to motor)
Motors: 1806 1600KV Brushless

Should I Get a Bugs 8?

If you aren’t sure about the Bugs 8 then you can check out the Bugs 2 or the versatile Bugs 3. The Bugs 3 is a versatile drone, capable or carrying a 360-camera or even an electronic 2-axis gimbal. It even is powered by the same motors the Bugs 8 will race with. Learn more about the Bugs 3 here.

Buy an MJX Bugs 8

Bugs 3 Camera

Take a look at the versatile MJX Bugs 3 as a quick racer, holding an action cam and finally with 2-axis gimbal.

Learn more about the Bugs 8 
MJX Race Drone

The MJX Bugs 8 FPV Race Drone looks to fill a missing niche.

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Half Chrome • May 1, 2017


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