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MJX BUGS 3. Budget Super Drone on B/C Motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors
MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Mei­ji­ax­in Toys hint­ed about this mod­el back in Novem­ber 2016. The drone went on sale in Jan­u­ary 2017. Its pop­u­lar­i­ty grew with each new sale and with each fresh review. We are glad to present you a bud­get “lighter” on B / C motors — MJX BUGS 3.


Peculiarities

  • B/C motors
  • Sup­port 3S bat­tery
  • Max. flight time 19 min
  • Max. removal dis­tance 500m
  • Bat­tery charge and dis­tance con­trol
  • Con­trol at 2.4GHz
  • 2 × spend­ing modes
  • Axle­less gim­bal adapt­ed to GoPrO cam­eras and sim­i­lar
  • Flips 360°
  • Super bright LED back­light
  • Wide selec­tion of extras acces­sories

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Equipment

The MJX BUGS 3 quad­copter is avail­able in black and red.

Included:

  • Quad­copter MJX BUGS 3
  • Bat­tery 2S 7.4V 1800mAh 25C LiPo
  • Equip­ment 2.4GHz (pow­er sup­ply from 4 × AA sold sep­a­rate­ly)
  • Axis­less gim­bal for GoPro cam­era and its ana­logues (cam­era not includ­ed)
  • 4 × rotors
  • 4 × spare rotors
  • 4 × rotor pro­tec­tion
  • 4 × land­ing legs
  • Charg­er (Euro plug type, requires a mains adapter for stan­dard sock­ets)
  • A set of spac­ers (to com­pen­sate for gaps when installing cam­eras in an axle­less gim­bal)
  • Set of brand­ed stick­ers
  • Tool (screw­driv­er + wrench)
  • Instruc­tion (in Eng­lish)

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Accessories

The man­u­fac­tur­er did not offer the con­sumer a drone in var­i­ous trim lev­els. All add-ons the user will be able to buy sep­a­rate­ly:

  1. FHD sport camera

    (Mod­el C4000 1080P)

  2. Panoramic camera 360°

    (Mod­el C4022)

  3. wifi fpv camera

    (Mod­el С4020)

  4. 5.8GHz FPV camera

    (Mod­el C5820)

Retrofit packages

  1. 5.8G FPV Camera

    (includes: 4.3‑inch LCD mon­i­tor + 5.8GHz FPV cam­era mod­el C5820)

  2. 5.8G FPV Camera

    (includes: 7 inch LCD mon­i­tor + 5.8GHz FPV cam­era mod­el C5820)

  3. MJX Goggles Standard

    (includes: VR glass­es + 7‑inch LCD mon­i­tor)

  4. MJX Goggles Top

    (includes: VR glass­es + 5.8GHz FPV cam­era mod­el C5820 + 7‑inch LCD mon­i­tor)

It is worth not­ing that all dopas are installed and con­nect­ed to the drone and equip­ment with­out much dif­fi­cul­ty:

Specification

Brand:

MJX

Model:

BUGS 3

Color:

Black red

Stabilization:

6 axis gyro­scope

Radio frequency:

2.4GHz

Transmitter Power:

4 × AA 1.5V (sold sep­a­rate­ly)

Suspension:

axis­less, adapt­ed for GoPro and its ana­logues

Motors:

brush­less type MT1806 1800KV

Battery capacity:

2S 7.4V 1800mAh 25C LiPo

Backlight:

LED

Max. flight time:

19 min

Max. range of flight:

500m

Flying environment:

Indoor/Outdoor

Charging time:

≈ 240 min­utes

Material:

nylon fiber

Frame:

310mm

Dimensions:

310×310×140mm

Drone weight without camera (with battery):

472gr

Drone weight with GoPro (with battery):

540gr

Age limit:

14+

About the product

MJX BUGS 3 reach­es the con­sumer in a clas­sic card­board box for MJX Toys, inside of which there is a foam box. The qual­i­ty of work­man­ship for a bud­get drone deserves respect. The body of the drone is made of nylon fiber, which has proven to be a durable and reli­able mate­r­i­al, which can­not be said about the land­ing legs, which are made of ordi­nary plas­tic and are not reli­able in terms of tac­tile sen­sa­tions.

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Fuse­lage design for an ama­teur. On the frontal part, eyes with an evil squint are dis­played. In the bow is locat­ed, with­out exag­ger­a­tion, a pow­er­ful LED. In gen­er­al, there is noth­ing to com­plain about, every­thing is con­cise and sim­ple and in demon­stra­tive qual­i­ty.

Appearance

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Motors

The MJX BUGS 3 quad­copter is equipped with 1800kv MT1806 brush­less motors. The man­u­fac­tur­er char­ac­ter­izes them as the most eco­nom­i­cal and effi­cient among the same type of B / C motors. Each motor pro­vides 230 grams of thrust. For a drone with such motors, fly­ing with an action cam­era is like fly­ing with a “piece of pie”, noth­ing more.

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX Toys is the first to imple­ment speed con­trollers (ESC) with auto­mat­ic jam­ming pro­tec­tion in a bud­get drone, there­by elim­i­nat­ing motor burnout. For exam­ple at the moment of crash.

Note that BUGS 3 reg­u­la­tors sup­port the use of 3S bat­ter­ies.

suspension

As men­tioned above, the kit comes with an axle­less sus­pen­sion with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of man­u­al ver­ti­cal adjust­ment. Adapt­ed for the instal­la­tion of GoPro for­mat cam­eras. The dis­tance from the ground to the gim­bal with the cam­era is 80mm. The cam­era is pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly.

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

The sus­pen­sion com­plete­ly lacks vibra­tion dampers, this fact usu­al­ly leads to the appear­ance of “jel­ly” in the frame. But sur­pris­ing­ly, her pres­ence was not sig­nif­i­cant, espe­cial­ly at the moment of hov­er­ing, which once again indi­cates a prop­er­ly tuned quad.

Food

The BUGS 3 drone is equipped with a not bad two-cell (2S) lithi­um-poly­mer bat­tery (LiPo) with a capac­i­ty of 1800mAh with a dis­charge cur­rent of 25C and an XT30 con­nec­tor. The bat­tery is enclosed in a kind of box. Accord­ing to the spec­i­fi­ca­tion, it pro­vides a con­tin­u­ous flight time of up to 19 min­utes.

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

*Stock bat­tery dimen­sions: 114 x 35 x 20mm.

Control

The kit includes stan­dard equip­ment for bud­get quads, oper­at­ing at a fre­quen­cy of 2.4 GHz. Its dis­tin­guish­ing fea­ture is the func­tion of intel­li­gent remote con­trol, the work of which is to noti­fy the pilot of either a low bat­tery charge or that the dis­tance is close to the max­i­mum dis­tance. The equip­ment is pow­ered by 4 AA bat­ter­ies. Removal dis­tance accord­ing to spec­i­fi­ca­tion 300–500 meters.

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Button assignment

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Test Drive

In the test, the MJX BUGS 3 with­out gim­bal and land­ing legs showed dis­tinc­tive flight char­ac­ter­is­tics already on a stock 2S bat­tery. Both spend­ing modes are set up very well. The per­for­mance of the 6‑axis gyro­scope is with­out exag­ger­a­tion excel­lent, it is a plea­sure to fly the drone. With such dynam­ics, you imme­di­ate­ly start think­ing about the “Acro-mode”, which, unfor­tu­nate­ly, is not here.

With a cam­era and legs, the drone is less dynam­ic, but this does not pre­vent it from eas­i­ly exe­cut­ing 360° flips with almost no dips, which indi­cates a good mar­gin in trac­tion.

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Flight time

In prac­tice, flight time on a drain bat­tery, max. expens­es and the cam­era was — 8 min­utes. In this case, the man­u­fac­tur­er should not be strong­ly crit­i­cized, it is unlike­ly that he was so cun­ning. If you remove the land­ing sup­ports, the sus­pen­sion, change the max­i­mum costs to the min­i­mum ones, install a 3S bat­tery, then the time declared by the man­u­fac­tur­er is quite real­iz­able.

It is worth not­ing the fact that the bat­tery that comes with the drone comes in a ful­ly charged state! This fact adverse­ly affects the per­for­mance of the bat­tery.

Removal distance

The quad flies freely at 300 meters and even more, which once again con­firms the hon­esty of the man­u­fac­tur­er in the data pro­vid­ed in the spec­i­fi­ca­tion. The feed­back func­tion of the drone with the equip­ment works great at low volt­age and crit­i­cal dis­tance (short beeps of the equip­ment + flash­ing of the drone’s back­light = low bat­tery; Long beep. sig­nal = flew far away or strong inter­fer­ence in the flight site).

Access to the drone’s inter­nals is eas­i­er than ever. To do this, remove the upper part of the fuse­lage from the latch­es and in front of you is the “heart” of BUGS 3.

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Let’s note the bright­ness of the drone’s LED light, it is real­ly “Super bright LED light”. It is clear­ly vis­i­ble even in bright sun­light at a suf­fi­cient­ly large dis­tance. This fact clear­ly sep­a­rates the front and rear of the drone, allow­ing the pilot to quick­ly nav­i­gate at a dis­tance.

Price

On var­i­ous Inter­net trad­ing plat­forms, the aver­age price for the MJX BUGS 3 drone is $150.

Addi­tion­al acces­sories are avail­able, but not all:

  1. FHD sport camera

    (C4000 1080P) — $27

  2. Panoramic camera 360°

    (C4022) — $88

  3. wifi fpv camera

    (С4020) — 75$

  4. 5.8GHz FPV camera

    (C5820) — $82

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Conclusion

MJX BUGS 3 from $119

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Func­tion­al­i­ty

6/10

Flight time

7/10

flight qual­i­ties

8/10

com­pact­ness

7/10

Equip­ment

9/10

Reli­a­bil­i­ty

8/10

Price qual­i­ty

10/10

pros

  • Build qual­i­ty
  • Easy to use
  • A great option for the first expe­ri­ence with a drone on BC motors
  • Pow­er­ful and fast
  • Well-Tuned Expens­es
  • LED back­light
  • Feed­back from the drone when the bat­tery is low and crit­i­cal dis­tance
  • Com­pat­i­ble with 3S bat­tery
  • Price

Minuses

  • With such dynamism, there is not enough
  • Stock bat­tery comes charged

A very pleas­ant sur­prise from Mei­ji­ax­in Toys. With­out exag­ger­a­tion, this is the best deal for $120 today. We would not rec­om­mend the MJX Bugs3 as the first drone, but it will be quite appre­ci­at­ed by users for whom the poten­tial of col­lec­tor UAVs is no longer enough. The Bugs3 quad is absolute­ly worth the mon­ey spent and will no doubt be a long-term pur­chase, espe­cial­ly if the drone is retro­fit­ted with an FPV kit. Age lim­it 14+.

A photo

Pho­to of MJX Bugs3 quad­copter.

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

MJX BUGS 3. Budget super drone on B/C motors

Video

Video from MJX Bugs3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3EGs9Imp10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3EGs9Imp10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGjys1_vZAs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oApgx6JPjQM

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