In the second half of 2015, JJRC was the most active in the multicopter market, launching 10 new models in six months. The crown was the model – JJRC X1. The first quadcopter with brushless motors. Inexpensive (about $130) versatile drone with the makings of a racing drone.
- Drone JJRC X1
- Two-cell lithium-polymer battery (7.4V) 1300 mAh 20C (with JST connector and balancing connector)
- Control equipment with an operating frequency of 2.4 GHz (powered by 4 AA batteries, not included)
- 4 × rotors (2CW/2CCw)
- 4 × spare rotors (2CW/2CCw)
- 4 × rotor protection
- Landing legs
- Propeller tool
The body of the JJRC X1 is made of plastic in an acute-angled design, imitating metal. Strong enough to withstand a minor crash, it certainly won’t survive a serious blow. Landing legs feel a little fragile.
The battery occupies the entire compartment, there is no place for installing a more powerful battery.
There are camera mounts on the bottom of the case, most likely JJRC is going to announce an FPV version of the X1 in the future. Next to the mount is a mini JST connector for connecting it.
Each beam of the JJRC X1 has an LED light, but it is too weak for night flying.
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On the remote, in addition to two sticks and trim buttons, there are two buttons in the upper part. The left one is responsible for switching flight modes, the right one is not involved. If the user installs the camera, then the upper right switch (trim up) will be responsible for turning on and off the video recording, to take pictures, press it down. The left switch is free for additional functions.
To start the drone, you will need to unlock the motors. To do this, simultaneously move the left stick to the lower left position, the right stick to the lower right.
On various Internet marketplaces, the average price for a JJRC X1 quadcopter is about $200.
JJRC X1 $100
- Easy to disassemble and maintain
- 10-11 minutes real flight time
- Compatible with inexpensive FPV kit Syma X5C FPV kit
- Removal distance
- Weak LED backlight
- There is no way to configure and update the firmware
- Motor controllers are located on the same board
This is JJRC’s first low cost brushless quadcopter. I must admit that JJRC surprised me this time. X1 has no fancy features. A simple yet powerful quad with good flight performance and long reach, capable of lifting 40-50 grams of payload. The advantage of the model will be appreciated by beginners for whom the potential of collector UAVs is not enough. Age limit 14+.
Photo with JJRC X1 quadcopter.
Video with JJRC X1 quadcopter.
JJRC X1 Quadcopter User Manual in English