Eachine E010 Mini UFO Drone Review – Great Value Quad!

Product Description

Brand Name: EachineEachine E010 Mini Quad Review

Model: E010 Mini

Frequency: 2.4 GHz

Channel: 4CH

Gyro: 6-Axis

Flying Time: 5 Minutes

Flying Distance: 30 Meters

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The Eachine E010 Mini UFO Drone is one of todays most entry-level quadcopters you can buy in either green or red. It’s a small drone with interesting appeal that is an excellent gadget for learning how to fly some of todays more advanced drones.

The Eachine E010 is truly shaped like todays larger UFO drones, such as the Syma X6 quadcopter, but has been completely shrunk to a mini drone. This makes the Eachine E010 a very neat addition into todays collection of drones.

More importantly, is that its extremely low price can help justify anyone with even the slightest interest in purchasing the Eachine E010. This is a durable, easy to fly, beginner drone with a fairly average flying time and distance.

While we would’ve wished for a larger transmitter, we liked the overall responsiveness between the controls and drone itself. Overall, the Eachine E010 Mini Drone is one that will put on a great show!


Dimensions & Specifications

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!

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Flight, Controls, & Durability

For those who might not have the most experience in flying drones, 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.


Eachine E010 Pros:Eachine E010 - Compass Mode!

  • Very cost-effective and a great mini drone on a budget.
  • One key return, useful for letting the quadcopter auto locate the remote control.
  • Very easy to startup and use, out of the box.
  • Calibrating the drone with the transmitter is especially easy.
  • Capable of performing all types of 360-degree roll-over and tricks.
  • Compass Mode Feature, helpful for changing your drones orientation.
  • Includes 4 LED Lights.
  • Includes 4 spare propellors.
  • Excellent drone for beginners.


Eachine E010 Cons:

  • Doesn’t include a headless mode for better drone orientation.
  • Faces similar common problems any other drone might have.
  • Control/transmitter is too small.


Eachine E010 Mini UFO Drone Overview

We love the appeal of the Eachine E010. We love it’s price, its durability, the way it flies, and the fact this can be practiced with both indoors and outdoors. While we thought the actual control/transmittor of the Eachine E010 could have been a bit larger, we like the fact that the Eachine E010 quadcopter is able to perfectly respond to the way you move it. Even though the inclusion of a headless mode would have been nice, you really can’t go wrong with the Eachine E010 at this low price.

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Do you have any questions regarding the Eachine E010 Mini UFO Drone? Have you had any difficulties with it or experiences you’d like to share? We’d love to hear them below. Thanks, have a great day 🙂

14 Comments on "Eachine E010 Mini UFO Drone Review – Great Value Quad!"

  1. Eddie S Warner | December 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm | Reply

    Very cool review! I love these things, they are just so expensive! Maybe I could afford the little guy lol. I really want the big white one that had a camera on it though! I found your review both informative and interesting! Thanks for sharing!
    Do you know if the little dinky ones they sell in the convenience store actually work?

    • Haha yes Eddie, I assume they would. I personally haven’t seen any drones being sold in a convenience store, but I have seen a couple being sold at Verizon, which was kind of odd. The Eachine E010 Mini is definitely an affordable drone and was made for starters and beginners to practice with. Even at its low price, the Eachine E010 is a lot of fun 🙂

  2. Hi,

    the Eachine E010 Mini UFO Drone looks like the perfect beginner drone to me.
    I have been looking for my first drone for a while now, and this might be just the one for me!

    As I am new to drone:. Is the flying time of 5 minutes normal? Seems a bit short to me, but I really don’t know.
    How long does it take to fully charge the drone?

    Thanks a lot,

    • Hi Moritz! I would say that the 5 minutes of flying time with the Eachine E010 Mini is definitely on the lower end, but that is due to being much less advanced than some of the higher end drones out there. Ideally, you could find plenty of drones with an 8 to 10 min flying time (or more).

      But the good thing is not only can you buy spare batteries if you need to, but it only takes 30 to 50 minutes to charge a battery. Other drones can take up to 60+ minutes to fully charge its battery. The Eachine E010 Mini is definitely a great starter drone nonetheless!

  3. Hello Peter,

    I like the drone game but unfortunately I have not yet tried it. I am in the process of learning about drones and their accessories and I feel I have found the right information from your article. I am normally a very busy person and may be I can try learning how to operate it at night. Thanks to this one Eachine E010 min because it will serve that purpose.

    • Thanks Bruno. Glad to see this post could be of help and that you enjoyed learning about the Eachine E010 Mini. Make sure to stay up to date with our site for more info on the latest drones and news 🙂

  4. Hey,

    I love these drones! Always wanted one since it came out, but it was too expensive. I could definitely afford one of these Eachine! Does this drone have a camera on it also? I wish the flying time was a little more than it is. 5 minutes feels a little short.

    – Jason

    • Hey Jason, the Eachine E010 does not come with a camera. A good alternative to that would be the Eachine E10C. Five minutes is a bit short, but it’s not bad considering the size and price of the E010 Mini. Purchasing spare batteries that you can easily replace with is also a great way to extend your flying time. Thanks for the questions!

  5. Jacob Schilling | February 3, 2017 at 10:47 pm | Reply

    Hello, this is some really cool stuff. I never have had a drone before but I may check this out now. I saw a review a while back about drones and how they are shaping the future.

    Movie producers are buying these things up as they have hd cameras attached to them and are much more effective than cranes.

    While these beginner drones may not be as impressive as the super expensive ones, the product you listed, I believe is perfect for getting a grip on how to fly these things. Thanks for your review.

    • Yeah the Eachine E010 Mini is definitely a great starter drone and perfect for practicing your way up to today’s more advanced drones!

  6. Thanks for the review on the Eachine E010 Mini. I’ve been looking into this drone for awhile now due to it being entry-level. It’ll be my first drone and I really want to learn to fly this and others like it. More than anything, I think the headless mode you mentioned will help me get a handle on this drone. I’m really looking forward to flying this, but was just wondering whether the drone also comes with spare batteries and propeller blades? Thanks.

    • Appreciate you taking the time to question Andre. Currently, the Eachine E010 package includes the quadcopter, a transmitter, charging cable, one set of (4x) propellers, and a manual indicating the controls on the E010. While the package itself does not come with spare batteries or propellers, these along with motor replacements can be purchased separately. If you search for “tiny whoop” or Eachine E010 replacements, you should find packages that include all the replacement parts you need in one 🙂

  7. If I’m not mistaken, the Eachine E010 Mini seems like a very simple and basic quadcopter, but it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. Great job outlining the pros and cons of this machine. I wasn’t sure whether the quality on the Eachine would actually hold up, but it seems like a good drone to start out with and I like the fact this quadcopter doesn’t seem to hard to use. Definitely a good option, before I decide on the DJI Phantom 3 or 4 down the road. Thank you!!

    • So glad this review helped you out Tumelo and I think you’ll love the capabilities on the Eachine E010. If this is your first drone, it would definitely be a good idea to go with something like this before going with a higher level quadcopter. There’s nothing more important than getting yourself familiar with the flying and controls beforehand and I think Eachine does a superb job at giving you the necessary practice, while allowing you to tune up on your skills!

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