The JJPRO X5 EPIK is a brushless GPS drone with an HD camera. There is one feature that sets the Epik apart from most GPS drones under $200. Unlike a lot of the inexpensive GPS drones out there the camera on the EPIK can be adjusted from the remote. While it isn’t a gimbal it is still helpful for lining up shots.
The JJPRO X5 EPIK is essentially a clone of the MJX Bugs 5W. That isn’t a bad thing. The Bugs 5W is one of our favorite inexpensive GPS drones. It has an excellent 1080p camera and the GPS does an excellent job of keeping the drone stable. Personally, I prefer the styling of the X5 Epik to the Bugs 5W. Click here to learn more about the MJX Bugs 5W.
The JJPRO X5 EPIK is powered by powerful 1806 brushless motors. That makes it efficient and is capable of flight times up to 18 minutes long. It has a maximum range of 300 meters but the 5G WiFi video feed likely will only last about half that distance. Because the WiFi is over a 5G connection it will be limited to certain smartphones that have this capability.
The GPS features of the JJPRO X5 EPIK work quite well. It features return to home and can fly via waypoints. Make sure you calibrate your drone and understand the scale of your map before you attempt to fly via waypoints. Check out our video for other helpful hints.
Yes, the JJPRO X5 EPIK is essentially a rebranded MJX Bugs 5W. That is actually a good thing as the Bugs 5W is an excellent quad. The only real difference is the styling. You can save with the code: HYRM40 when you click the link below.
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What Is the BEST Drone?
So what is the absolute best drone out there? That question isn’t as easy to answer as you’d think. BUT…for most people the answer is the DJI Mavic Air. It is portable, has an awesome camera and excellent flight modes. Learn more about the Mavic Air HERE.
What Is Our FAVORITE Drone?
The Mavic Air is great but the drone that has us excited to go fly the most right now is the Parrot Anafi. The camera and gimbal setup on this drone allow it to do things that no other drone can. Plus, having the ability to zoom in on what you are filming is priceless. Learn more about the Parrot Anafi HERE.
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The best value on the market today has to be the DJI Spark. Now under $400, this little dynamo can do things that once upon a time cost over $1000. Learn more about the DJI Spark HERE. Still too much money for you? There are still some great options. Check out our list of the best drones under $200.
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