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Bugs 3 Mini: MJX Shrinks a Fan-Favorite

MJX Bugs 3 Mini

Under $80 w/code
MJX Bugs 3 Mini
7.6

Overall Quality

8.0/10

Ease of Flying/Stability

7.0/10

Speed/Agility

8.0/10

Value

8.0/10

Features

7.0/10

Pros/Cons

  • PROS:
  • Angle and Acro Modes
  • Powerful and Efficient Brushless Motors
  • Labeled Remote
  • CONS:
  • No Camera

Specs

  • Flight Time: 10 minutes
  • Range: 200 meters
  • Weight: 180 grams

MJX is getting ready to release a mini version of their popular Bugs 3 drone. The MJX Bugs 3 Mini is a little brushless micro with the potential to be a fun FPV quad. It starts at $99 but you can save an extra $20 if you order from TomTop by clicking here with the code: HTY20MXM.

Watch it in action below or keep reading to find out more about the MJX Bugs 3 Mini.

MJX Bugs 3 Mini

This little brushless quadcopter is a lot of fun. MJX took a lot of the positives from their popular Bugs 3 drone and shrank them to create the Bugs 3 Mini. Is it the right drone for you? Keep reading to find out.

MJX Bugs 3 Mini

The MJX Bugs 3 Mini is an excellent brushless motor quad.

The Bugs 3 Mini really is a lot like its big brother the MJX Bugs 3. It is a fun, fast and versatile quadcopter. It also is a very durable drone, so if you crash on occasion like I do this is a pretty solid option.

Bugs 3 mini vs bugs 3

The Bugs 3 Mini really is just that, a miniature version of the fan favorite.

MJX Bugs 3 Mini Specs

Bugs 3 mini

Take a look at the Bugs 3 Mini from the top.

It will be powered by 1306 2750Kv brushless motors and checks in at 186 grams. It is a small and lightweight quad. It looks to be about the same size as the popular DJI Spark. While both of these are brushless, they are very different drones.

Bugs 3 vs Spark

The DJI Spark are similar in size but different in many ways.

While the Bugs 3 mini will not initially ship with a camera you can add the C5007 camera from MJX. It was designed to be able to fit into the small MJX Bugs 3 Mini. It is a 720p 5G WiFi camera that will connect to the MJX Bugs GO app. You could also add your own 5.8 GHz camera for lower latency and pair it with FPV goggles.

Bugs 3 mini camera

Take a look at the compact C5007 camera from MJX.

 

 

The exclusion of an included camera is a little disappointing. While 5G WiFi cameras are definitely better than traditional WiFi camera it will have some latency. That will make flying FPV difficult, but not impossible. Since this is more of a beginner/intermediate brushed micro that is probably ok. We recommend adding your own FPV 5.8GHz camera. We borrowed the camera from our Bugs 8.

MJX Bugs 3 Mini Acro FPV

You can plug an MJX Bugs 8 FPV camera into the spot marked FPV to power the camera.

MJX Bugs 3 Mini Acro

The FPV antenna sticks out the back of our Bugs 3 Mini.

bugs 3 mini

You can see the FPV camera replaced the front headlight on our MJX Bugs 3 Mini.

One of the best features will be that the Bugs 3 Mini will be able to fly in both angle and acro modes. This is a HUGE plus for pilots that want to be able to learn how to fly like the big boys.

bugs 3 mini weight

The Bugs 3 Mini checks in around 180 grams.

Hopefully, eventually, MJX will be offering similar packages to the Bugs 8 Pro where you can buy the drone, drone + camera or drone + camera + FPV goggles. The Bugs 3 Mini will start around $100 without the included camera. Right now you can save an extra $20 if you order from TomTop on the link below with the code: HTY20MXM

Order the MJX Bugs 3 Mini
Bugs 3 Mini remote

You’ll get everything you see here when you order your MJX Bugs 3 Mini.

Other Options

The Bugs 3 Mini does look to be an interesting option there are already some excellent micro FPV quads out there that you can pick up today. We’ve flown a bunch and here are our favorites.

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Half Chrome • February 1, 2017


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