MJX Bugs 3 Mini: smaller version with Acro mode
MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode


Mod­el 2018. Pro­posed by the devel­op­er in response to the crit­i­cism of many users regard­ing the lack of the pop­u­lar MJX Bugs 3 flight mode “Acro”. The MJX Bugs 3 Mini is a rac­ing ver­sion of the quad­copter for begin­ners with a drone rac­ing per­spec­tive who have gone beyond the poten­tial of col­lec­tor UAVs and want to try some­thing more seri­ous, but at the same time inex­pen­sive and ready to fly out of the box.


  • Frame 175mm
  • B/C 1306 2750KV motors in tan­dem with 2‑blade 3.7″ props
  • 2 × spend­ing modes (50/100%)
  • Flight modes: Angel/Acro
  • Bat­tery charge and dis­tance con­trol
  • Con­trol at 2.4GHz
  • 6 axis gyro­scope
  • Max. flight time 10 min
  • Max. removal dis­tance 300m
  • Flips 360°
  • Built-in buzzer
  • LED back­light (switch­able)

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode


The devel­op­er offers the drone in three trim lev­els:

  1. with­out cam­era
  2. With С5810 cam­era + FPV mon­i­tor
  3. With С5810 cam­era + FPV mon­i­tor + FPV gog­gles

The stan­dard kit will include:

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode
  1. Quad­copter BUGS 3 mini
  2. Bat­tery 2S 7.4V 850mAh 45C LiPo
  3. Equip­ment 2.4GHz (pow­er sup­ply from 4 × AA sold sep­a­rate­ly)
  4. 4 × rotors
  5. 4 × spare rotors
  6. 4 × rotor pro­tec­tion
  7. USB charg­er
  8. Adapter for mem­o­ry
  9. Tool (screw­driv­er + wrench for dis­man­tling the rotors)
  10. Instruc­tion (in Eng­lish)

Add. Accessories

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode






BUGS 3 mini




6 axis gyro­scope

Radio fre­quen­cy:


Trans­mit­ter Pow­er:

4 × AA 1.5V (sold sep­a­rate­ly


brush­less 1306 2750KV

Bat­tery capac­i­ty:

2S 7.4V 850mAh 45C LiPo



Max. flight time:

10 min

Max. FPV flight range:


Fly­ing envi­ron­ment:


Cost Adjust­ment:


Flight modes:


Charg­ing time:

≈ 180 min







Drone weight (with­out bat­tery):


Age lim­it:


MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

FPV Camera C5810



Video res­o­lu­tion:


Video For­mat:


Video trans­mit­ter:

24CH 5.8GHz 25mW

Fre­quen­cy range:

5645 — 5945MHz

TV for­mat:


Max. trans­mis­sion dis­tance:


MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

FPV Monitor

Max. per­mis­sion:



4.3 inch­es (10.9cm)

Video receiv­er:

8ch 5.8GHz

Max. removal dis­tance:



1S 3.7V 800mAh Li-ion


microUSB cable

Charg­ing time:


Time of con­tin­u­ous work:

12 min


MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode


The MJX Bugs 3 Mini is equipped with inex­pen­sive, time-test­ed 2750KV 1306 B/C motors, work­ing in tan­dem with 2‑bladed 3.7‑inch props. The poten­tial of the pow­er plant, cou­pled with a light weight, pro­vid­ed the drone with demon­stra­tive thrust in the UAV niche occu­pied, which advanced begin­ners will appre­ci­ate.

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode
  • Bugs 3 Mini han­dles any GoPro action cam­era with ease.
  • The pilot has two modes of con­sump­tion “Low / High” (Pow­er: 50/100%).


FPV cam­era MJX C5810 (head­ing) — pro­vides ana­log video stream trans­mis­sion with­out delay in the 5.8 GHz fre­quen­cy range for first-per­son flight. Works in tan­dem with a built-in 24-chan­nel 25mW video trans­mit­ter. Lens view­ing angle: 65°. Video qual­i­ty: 648×488p. Video for­mat: VGA. Max. trans­mis­sion dis­tance: 300m. In prac­tice, this dis­tance was no fur­ther than 100–150 meters.

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode
  • The MJX C5810 can be paired with a vari­ety of ana­log FPV devices, includ­ing the MJX D43 FPV Mon­i­tor, either alone or with the MJX G3 FPV Head­set.
  • The FPV Wi-Fi cam­era MJX C5007 was pre­vi­ous­ly avail­able. Cur­rent­ly, the devel­op­er has com­plet­ed the release of this mod­el.

FPV Monitor

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

MJX D43 4.3 LCD RX is a ver­sa­tile 4.3‑inch LCD FPV mon­i­tor with man­u­al bright­ness con­trol. The built-in 32-chan­nel video receiv­er oper­at­ing in the 5.8GHz band is respon­si­ble for receiv­ing the video stream from the drone’s cam­era. Pow­ered by a built-in 1‑cell lithi­um-ion bat­tery with a capac­i­ty of 800mAh. Charg­ing with the includ­ed USB cable. It mounts to stock con­trol equip­ment using the includ­ed mount, and also sup­ports pair­ing with an FPV head­set — MJX G3 for full-fledged first-per­son flight.

FPV headset

MJX G3 5.8G FPV Gog­gles — when paired with an FPV mon­i­tor, pro­vides a ful­ly immer­sive first-per­son flight expe­ri­ence. Avail­able in a top-end con­fig­u­ra­tion, or pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly.

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

Flight modes

The pilot has two flight modes at his dis­pos­al:

  1. Angel — mode for begin­ners. The 6‑axis gyro­scope 100% con­trols the hor­i­zon­tal posi­tion of the drone, dynamism and tilt angles are min­i­mal. The mode is suit­able for begin­ners.
  2. Acro — elec­tron­ic sta­bi­liza­tion is dis­abled, tilt angles are max­i­mum. Unleash­es the full flight poten­tial of the drone. The mode is suit­able for advanced users.

The change of modes is car­ried out by a switch on the con­trol equip­ment before turn­ing on the remote con­trol and the drone. Launch­ing in Acro mode is accom­pa­nied by a pro­nounced audi­ble drone alarm.


The Bugs 3 Mini is pow­ered by a 2‑can (2S/7.4V) lithi­um-poly­mer bat­tery with a capac­i­ty of 850mAh 45C, made in a kind of box like in pre­mi­um UAVs. Accord­ing to the spec­i­fi­ca­tion, it pro­vides a flight dura­tion of about 10 min­utes. In prac­tice, with­out an FPV cam­era with a mixed style of pilot­ing, this time was 5 min­utes 35 sec­onds. Charges with the includ­ed USB charg­er in 180 min­utes.

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

B3 Mini inher­it­ed the func­tion of feed­back from the drone to the equip­ment in case of low volt­age and crit­i­cal dis­tance (short beeps of the equip­ment + flash­ing of the drone back­light = low bat­tery; Long beep = far away or strong inter­fer­ence in the flight site).


The quadro­copter is con­trolled by a 4‑channel con­trol equip­ment oper­at­ing at a fre­quen­cy of 2.4GHz. Pow­ered by 4 × AA (pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly). Pro­vides max. removal dis­tance — 500 meters.

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

*Remote con­trol in com­bi­na­tion with FPV mon­i­tor.

Anten­nas on con­trol equip­ment are dec­o­ra­tive. The anten­na itself is stowed inside the case, and in the future it will be bet­ter to move it out­side. Such an upgrade will sig­nif­i­cant­ly improve the qual­i­ty of com­mu­ni­ca­tion.


The MJX Bugs 3 Mini quadro­copter is suc­cess­ful­ly sold through var­i­ous Inter­net trad­ing plat­forms at a price of $ 99 — $ 160 (depend­ing on con­fig­u­ra­tion).

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

Recommendations and remarks

  • Before installing the bat­tery for the first time, do not for­get to remove the safe­ty plug from the con­tact group in the drone’s bat­tery com­part­ment.
  • The C5810 FPV Cam­era is only suit­able for first look. In the future, we rec­om­mend replac­ing it with a more tech­no­log­i­cal one (Tur­bow­ing DVR CYCLOPS 3, AKK A5 and oth­er ana­logues). A visu­al upgrade process can be found on YouTube. The end result will sig­nif­i­cant­ly pro­long the enjoy­ment of own­ing the BUGS 3 Mini.
  • Eachine ROTG01 — the device allows you to dis­play the image broad­cast from the FPV drone on the screen of a smart­phone / tablet (on Android).
  • It will be bet­ter to upgrade and stock pow­er to a more pro­duc­tive one. The process, as in the case of the cam­era, is not dif­fi­cult, although it requires the use of a sol­der­ing iron. As a pow­er source, lithi­um-poly­mer bat­ter­ies 7.4V 1300mAh 30C with a JST con­nec­tor (dimen­sions: 69 × 30 × 16 mm) will be opti­mal
  • Regard­less of the lev­el of pilot­ing expe­ri­ence, it is rec­om­mend­ed to start the first flight of the B3 Mini exclu­sive­ly at the min­i­mum cost, espe­cial­ly in Acro mode. This approach will allow the user to go through the process of adap­ta­tion to con­trol with­out seri­ous crash­es.
  • To force-pair the con­trol equip­ment with the drone, you must:
  1. While hold­ing down the “Start and stop motors” but­ton, turn on the con­trol pan­el.
  2. Then turn on the drone. The air­craft light will flash rapid­ly at first and then turn to a steady glow, indi­cat­ing that the pair­ing process has been suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed.
  • Before the first flight, it is rec­om­mend­ed to cal­i­brate the gyro­scope.

Cal­i­bra­tion process:

  1. Turn on the drone and place it on a hor­i­zon­tal sur­face
  2. Turn on the remote con­trol
  3. Bring both sticks to the low­er right posi­tion and hold for about 2–3 sec­onds, pay­ing atten­tion to the drone’s back­light, it will start flash­ing. Wait for the back­light to change from blink­ing to sol­id. Cal­i­bra­tion com­plet­ed.
  4. If nec­es­sary, achieve accu­rate posi­tion hold­ing by adjust­ing the off­set (trim­ming) from the con­trol pan­el.
  • If after the next crash you can­not find the crash site of the B3 Mini, turn off the con­trol equip­ment and the drone will start beep­ing.


MJX Bugs 3 Mini from $99

MJX Bugs 3 Mini



Flight time


flight qual­i­ties








Price qual­i­ty



  • Qual­i­ty work­man­ship / High impact mate­ri­als
  • Easy to use
  • Flight poten­tial / Han­dling
  • Angel/Acro flight modes
  • Activ­i­ty Modes Low/High
  • Equip­ment (3 options)
  • The mod­el allows for uncom­pli­cat­ed refine­ment process­es
  • Bright LED back­light with the abil­i­ty to switch off
  • Check­ing the remain­ing bat­tery charge and the removal dis­tance
  • Price/Ready to fly out of the box


  • Stan­dard FPV cam­era (extreme­ly nar­row FOV)
  • Poten­tial of a stan­dard bat­tery
  • Stick sen­si­tiv­i­ty in Acro mode at max. expens­es (requires get­ting used to)
  • Shut­down of motors only with the but­ton on the remote con­trol

Def­i­nite­ly deserves the atten­tion of those who have already mas­tered the pri­ma­ry skills of pilot­ing with col­lec­tor UAVs and are in search of some­thing more pow­er­ful and fast, but at the same time inex­pen­sive and ready to fly out of the box. When the stock poten­tial of the drone gets bored, the mod­el allows you to imple­ment an easy and inex­pen­sive upgrade, dur­ing which the novice user will get acquaint­ed with the inter­nal struc­ture of the drone and the process of set­ting up ana­log FPV radio elec­tron­ics. It acts as one of the best FPV sim­u­la­tors, after mas­ter­ing which you can safe­ly move on to more expen­sive and advanced UAVs. Age lim­it 14+.

A photo

Pho­to with Bugs 3 Mini drone.

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode

MJX Bugs 3. Smaller version with Acro mode


Video with Bugs 3 Mini drone.


By Yara