The Eachine E010 is an unapologetic clone of the original Inductrix from Horizon Hobby. This micro flyer is an great indoor drone that can pinball off walls and keep on going. The ducted propellers help keep it quiet, aid in efficiency and are excellent propeller guards. Its small size, durability and ability to be upgraded make this an ideal starter drone. Whether you plan to add an FPV camera, or leave it as is, this is a fun and inexpensive little drone.
This fun micro drone performs flips with the push of a button and can even fly in headless mode. The E010 can be flown in beginner mode, which limits the power and makes the drone much easier to fly. High mode is a lot of fun and makes the drone quicker and more active. Most drones in this price point the features are over promised and under delivered. Remarkably, headless mode works fairly well which is almost unheard of for drones that don’t have GPS. Not surprisingly, the return home feature is laughable. We have yet to find a drone without GPS that has a return home feature that works even remotely well, so it is hard to knock this little guy for trying.
This excellent starter drone has a fantastic feature a lot of other beginner drones do not have. It can be easily be converted into a FPV Tiny Whoop, or a first person micro racing drone. Many people have converted this quad by removing the cover and adding a camera. If you make this modification, this little guy does become an ideal indoor FPV drone. It is not as powerful as the Inductrix, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. Flying FPV (first person view) brings a whole new element to drone flying.
The Eachine E010 is undoubtedly a miniature drone. Its measurements barely surpass a few inches in length and width. Being only 3.7 inches in length and width, and only 2 inches in height, this is a drone you can easily choose to fly indoor and outdoors.
One thing to consider is that the Eachine E010 definitely won’t perform as well when its windy outside, which is clearly due to its miniature size. But on a nice, calm day, you should have no problems flying the Eachine E010 outdoors. Surprisingly, the Eachine E010 can even be flown outdoors, at nighttime, due to its use of 4 LED lights!
The remote controller with the size of only 10 x 6cm may be a little small in my hands but all the controls can be easily accessed even by adults.
The Eachine E010 Mini UFO is the type of drone that can come in handy. This is due to its extreme ease of use and allow you to control the drone, without having to worry whether or not you’re going to crash or not have the greatest landing. This is a simple mini UFO drone made for nothing but pure and simply enjoyment.
There are few key features to note about the Eachine E010 as well. It makes use of a one-key return, which is totally amazing.. One simple push of the one-key return, and your quadcopter comes flying right back to you. When it comes to doing tricks, the Eachine E010 truly performs in this area with an upgraded 3D rolling effect.
One feature we would have really liked to see used with the Eachine E010 is a Headless Mode option, which is especially useful for beginners. Headless Mode would’ve made controlling the Eachine E010 quadcopter a lot simpler by not having you be concerned over the orientation of the drone. It does make use of a Compass Mode however, allowing you to change your drones flight direction by changing the direction of your control, which is definitely helpful.
Nevertheless, the Eachine E010 has just about everything we could ask for in a quadcopter of this price. It flies great, it’s durable, and while the controls may be a little clunky at times, there is still a lot of fun to be had with the Eachine E010 drone.
- Compact and durable design
- Headless flight mode (Compass mode)
- One key return to home (without GPS)
- One key course reversal
- LEDs for night flights
- Low battery voltage alarm
- Up to 5 minutes of play time
- About 30 meters control range
- Size: 8cm x 8cm.
What’s in the box?
- 1x Quadcopter
- 1x Transmitters
- 1x USB charging cable
- 1x manual
- 4x propeller
- Easy to land because of the one key return feature
- Comes with four spare propellers
- Can perform flips and 360-degree rolls
- Arrives assembled
- It’s made with the 6 axis gyro technology, which makes it steady in the air
- It is small and affordable
- The design is strong enough to withstand a few crushes
- Has bright LED lights for visibility at night
- Can detect the direction of the remote control and turn accordingly.
- Flight time is too short;
- Cannot be used outdoors in light winds.
- Doesn’t include a headless mode for better drone orientation.
- Faces similar common problems any other drone might have.
- Control/transmitter is too small.
It is our hope that this Eachine E010 review has helped you understand what the quadcopter has to offer, and where it fails. Its biggest features are the compass mode and one key return. Both of these make it easier for users to operate the drone.