The MJX X800 hexacopter, from MJX Toys, has brought the power and excitement of drone piloting to the masses with this very affordable yet surprisingly sophisticated drone.
The X800 is part of MJX’s X-Series, which includes the nano X902 quadcopter and X901 hexacopter, the comparably sized X300C quadcopter, X400-V2 quadcopter, and X700 quadcopter, and the larger X600 hexacopter and X101 FPV quadcopter.
Sporting a footprint of just 21cm x 20 cm, and 5 cm high, the X800 easily maneuvers indoors, so you don’t have to wait for a sunny day to get airborne. It’s also ideal for flying in the backyard, and at a sparse 70.5 grams in weight, fits nicely in your backpack to take on any outdoor adventure.
MJX X800 Features
The X800 comes with MJX’s latest 6-Axis Gyro, providing a very stable flying experience. It boasts six Coreless motors, bright LED searchlights, a 3.7V 750mAh battery, and a nylon protected body, which makes it surprisingly durable for the price.
MJX X800 Drone with 4 Channels 6-Axis Gyro
Flight time is about six minutes when fully charged. Some users report about seven minutes of flight time when stripped of the rotor guards. Charging time is approximately 120 minutes.
The X800 comes with a 2.4GHZ radio controller with some truly advanced features. It offers an anti-interference signal, which limits the chance of losing connection with the drone. It also offers gravity control mode, so rather than using the directional control pads, you control the left/right and forward/backward directions just by turning the remote control pad.
Perfect For Learning To Fly
In addition to the low price point, radio control has three flight speeds that offer different control options. Low mode is ideal for new pilots trying to get comfortable flying, due to its much lower speed and significantly reduce yaw and pitch rate. These features make the drone much easier to control, even in windy conditions. Low mode is also perfect for getting smooth aerial video and getting the perfect shot when trying aerial photography.
Newbies can even achieve some advanced maneuvers using the roll button at the top of the controller, allowing for forward and backward rolls.
Taking Full Control
Switching the radio controller to medium speed mode greatly increases the yaw and pitch rate of the drone, and it allows for greater speed as well. Once you feel comfortable with this newfound power, you can try your hand at the high-speed mode, which gives you full control of the drone and allows you to do manual barrel rolls and flips.
It also has a good range to fly in, with a controlling distance of 100 meters, and the consensus is that the X800 is very responsive.
Don’t Let The Small Size Fool You
What’s most surprising for pilots the first time they use the X800 is the speed. Reportedly the fastest in the X-Series, it is surprisingly fast for its size and holds up to windy conditions very well.
Why Wait For Morning To Fly
Another very nice feature is the LED searchlights, which make it much easier to fly at night and make it a beautiful sight to see flying after dark. Your neighbors might even think there’s an alien invasion.
The MJX X800 is available in black or white color, comes with a fully assembled X800 hexacopter, a 2.4G radio controller, six replacement blades and a blade changer tool, a 3.7V Lipo battery, a USB charger cable, screwdriver, and a user manual.
The props are very hard to remove, and even using the included tool for removal, it’s easy to cause damage to them, so you care when removing those.
Many reviewers report that the prop guards, which don’t offer much protection but do add considerable weight to the drone, are difficult to remove. Again, use care when attempting to remove those.
When losing power or connection with the remote controller, there is a four-second delay where the drone will continue at power, then a few seconds of reduced power, before the drone cuts power completely. This can be a problem if the drone is far from the pilot because it can continue moving further away before dropping to the ground.
The speed modes and the power button are the same buttons. This can be a problem if you change speeds in flight because you can accidentally turn off power to the remote controller.
All in all, the X800 gets consistently rave reviews from users of all skill level.