It is rightfully called one of the best small hexacopters in the world in terms of price-quality ratio. MJX X900 is the smallest brother in the “X” series from the manufacturer MJX R / C Technic.
- Anti-jamming 2.4GHz transmitter with built-in gyro sensor
- 6‑axis gyroscope for exemplary wind resistance and confident flight
- Three flight modes
- Ability to change the assignment of sticks on the control equipment
- The ability to control the drone by tilting the equipment
- 3D flips
- LED backlight
- Ready to fly out of the box
*the developer offers X900 in two colors.
- Hexacopter MJX X900
- Li-polymer battery 1S 180mAh
- 2.4GHz remote control with built-in G‑sensor (powered by 6 AA batteries, batteries not included)
- USB cable (for battery charging)
- 6 × spare rotors
- Instruction (in English)
There is no protection for the main rotors in the kit, since the weight of the drone is already at the limit (22.6 g).
To imagine the true dimensions of the drone, let’s compare the smallest quadcopter V676 and X900, as well as compare the X900 and X800 drones. Such dimensions and shape will have a positive effect on the flight characteristics of the MJX X900.
Inside the popular high-speed single-chip transceiver, the wireless chip is XN297 2.4G RF.
The X900 hexacopter is equipped with a built-in single-cell battery with a capacity of 180 mAh. In practice, it provides a flight time of no more than 3–4 minutes (with the declared 5 minutes), which is generally normal for this UAV niche. Charges with the included USB charger. Charging time from a PC (laptop) lasts 30–40 minutes. The end of charging will be indicated by a red LED on the USB charger plug.
The built-in battery of the hexa can be charged both from the USB port of a PC (Notebook) and from the power supply of the X900 control equipment. To do this, you need to insert the USB charging plug into the USB port on the equipment, and insert the other end into the connector on the back of the hexacopter above the power button. The charging time in this way lasts an average of 50 minutes.
The MJX X900 hexacopter is equipped with classic 6 × 12mm brushed motors for budget drones. At maximum thrust, there is more than enough thrust, the hex easily performs programmed flips and actively responds to the movement of the gas stick.
- To replace the motors, you will need a soldering iron, we attribute this fact to the minuses.
- The average and maximum modes are not much different from each other and are more suitable for flying outdoors!
The MJX x900 hexacopter is equipped with quite convenient control equipment with a built-in G‑sensor operating at a frequency of 2.4GHz. Provides a distance of up to 100 meters in an interference-free area. For a metropolis, this distance is reduced to 50 meters. Power is supplied from 6 × AA (purchased separately).
The equipment supports two control modes. Classically with sticks and thanks to the built-in gyro sensor, remote control tilts.
Assignment of buttons and switches
The beginner mode involves flying the drone at the most minimal cost, suitable for launching at home. The other two modes give the pilot more options in piloting, but only on the street, as the dynamics of the movement of the drone will increase significantly. The hull itself is strong enough, but the main rotor fasteners are disappointing, they come off very easily, especially with careless piloting or an accident. The tilt control of the hardware works well, although with a slight delay.
The MJX x900 hexacopter is sold through all known Internet trading platforms at a price of $40.
MJX X900 $40
- Design, build quality
- Good flight performance
- Flight time up to 5 min
- Good radio range
- Remote tilt control (built-in G‑sensor)
- The remote can charge the drone
- The control panel fits other models of the “X” series (600/800)
- Good LED lighting
- Rotor protection missing
- No headless mode
- The rotors come off very easily
- Flight modes “Medium” and “High” do not differ much from each other
- The presence of unused buttons on the equipment
Nice design and good build quality. Balanced. Adapted for beginner pilots. Due to the 22 grams of weight, the drone lacks a little vertical thrust. But, if you solder a battery with a larger capacity and discharge rate, then the lack of thrust will be eliminated, although in this case the flight time may decrease.
Photo from MJX X900.
Video from MJX X900.