Mini Beetle Pocket Drone: Compact, Portable, Fun and Under $20
FQ777 FQ004 Beetle Mini Pocket DroneUnder $20
Ease of Use8/10
- ▪ Compact Size
- ▪ Excellent Remote/Carrying Case
- ▪ 0.3 MP Camera
- ▪ No FPV
- Flight Time: 4-5 minutes
- Range: 30 meters
- Size: Micro
- Camera: 0.3 MP
The FQ777 FQ04 Beetle Mini Pocket Drone is a tiny quadcopter that can fit in the palm of your hand. This tiny drone has a handful of unique features including a camera and a remote that doubles as a carrying case. You’ll get this all for less than $20. You can also find this drone labeled as the Eachine E60.
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The Beetle Mini will flip with the push of a button. You can do flips and rolls with ease. The Beetle features headless mode to help with orientation, which is a good feature for beginners. The Beetle can be flown in low mode for beginners or in high mode for more advanced flyers. It features a 0.3 MP camera that will take pictures and video that are stored on an SD card on the drone. It will take decent pictures outdoors and in good light, but don’t expect HD quality.
The Beetle Mini fits nicely inside the remote for easy storage. You can place the entire assembly in the included carrying bag to help keep it protected. The drone can even charge when stored inside the remote. This remote was well thought out and is labeled to help the pilot know which button does what.
One really unique feature is the ability to use the remote’s batteries to charge the drone. There is a little charging jack that you can slide into the drone like Neo connecting to the Matrix. Unfortunately, this feature didn’t work for us, but we love the idea for a tiny little micro like this.
Micro or Nano drones have been around for a while. The popular Cheerson CX-10 was probably the original pint-sized quadcopter. Typically, smaller drones are difficult to control, but recently that trend has changed. The E012, Virhuck Volar and now the Beetle are all examples of tiny drones that aren’t impossible to learn how to fly with. We wouldn’t recommend you take any of these little quads outside on a windy day, but these drones are excellent for learning how to fly indoors or just for flying inside on rainy days when you don’t want to get your Mavic wet.
Should You Get an FQ777 FQ04 Beetle Mini?
If you are looking for a small and portable quadcopter that has a camera then you should consider the Beetle. It certainly isn’t the most powerful or fastest drone out there, but it is an excellent choice for under $20.
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