JJRC X1 Brushless drone
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JJRC X1: The Original Affordable Brushless Motor Drone

The JJRC X1 is the original affordable brushless drone. It is a fun, fast and agile little flyer. If you are new to brushless drones or not sure why that matters, let us explain. Without getting too technical, brushless motors are more efficient, more powerful and last much longer than brushed motors. They also are more expensive. The bigger and more expensive drones like the DJI Phantoms or the Yuneec Typhoon all use brushless motors. Typically, smaller and more inexpensive drones like the Hubsan X4 or the Syma X8 use brushed motors to keep the cost down.

 

JJRC had a great idea building an affordable brushless motor drone and the X1 is a lot of fun to fly. It is definitely a step above the toy grade brushed motor Symas and UDIs. The JJRC X1 is both reliable and powerful enough to carry a GoPro or action camera. It is also fast enough to add an FPV camera for budding racers who are looking to learn how to fly using FPV (first person view).

JJRC X1

Check out the specs on the JJRC X1:
Flight Time: 15 minutes
Range: 300-400 meters
Battery: 7.4V 1300mAh
Motors: D1806 2280kv brushless motors

The JJRC X1 is a good drone, but it does have some disadvantages. It doesn’t have independent electronic speed controllers like the newer MJX Bugs 3, which may affect performance, robustness, or safety. It also doesn’t come with a camera, so you’ll have to add your own.  JJRC has recently released the JJPRO X2 (also known as the JJRC X2). It is a very similar drone with updated styling. If you are looking for a good brushless motor drone we would definitely recommend either the JJRC X1, JJRC X2 or the new MJX Bugs 3.

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The new JJRC X2 on the left, the MJX Bugs 3 in the middle and the JJRC X2 on the right

Check the current price of the JJRC X1
Read our review of the new JJRC X2Check the current price of the new JJRC X2
Read our review of the MJX Bugs 3Check the current price of the MJX Bugs 3

 

Not sure what is the best drone for you???

No worries, Half Chrome Drones has you covered. Maybe you want an aerial photography drone, or maybe you want a fun toy. Want FPV? We’ve developed an advanced system to match you to the right drone. We call it our Half Chrome Drone Cipher™, go check it out. We also are constantly updating our Best Drones Now page to help you stay current.

Maybe you want us to do the work for you???

We’ve flown, crashed and taken pictures with a ton of drones. You want to know which one we think is best? Sure. You are on a budget? Of course. We have three great articles breaking down the best drones in your budget.  Check them out.

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Half Chrome • December 1, 2016


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