The Quadcopter MJX Bugs 3 Review
500 m Control Range
2 hour Recharge
20 min Flight Time
The MJX Bugs 3 is one of the awesome and versatile drones that is currently in the drone industry. It is the latest drone version released by MJX featuring some of the outstanding features that make this drone one of a kind. The model features a super strong MT1806 1800KV brushless motor, a super cool design and an affordable price that is divergently different from earlier models; this is an indicator of the willingness of the manufacturer to produce a high quality drone that is worth its price. This MJX Bugs 3 review outlines the features of this amazing drone.
You can fly it fast like a racer, add a 360-degree camera and a gimbal for great shots and footages. The MJX Bugs 3 can be used for a variety of functionalities.
First, it can be used as a ready to fly FPV racer/sports flier. Secondly it can be used as an entry level aerial photography drone. It can be used in various applications including the construction industry, utility companies and as well as in firefighting. The drone features some super accessories that help it perform its functions efficiently.
Whether you are a sports enthusiast, a serious researcher, or just beginner flier, this is the right drone suited to meet your demands. The drone may not be famous in the western market, but the brand has been around for over 30 years since 1983, with its sales branch is based in Hong Kong.
MXJ Bugs 3 Features
One of the outstanding features that places this drone ahead of its peers is its brushless motors. The motors are designed in a way that they ensure low friction and reduces heat production while the engine is on. The design also provides better engine performance, engine durability, and a prolonged battery life. The drone comes with a LED light for night flight and a high-temperature lock protection system.
It is also equipped with a gimbal camera holder, protective guards, transmitter system, a landing gear and an anti-shock absorbance system that helps the camera take stable and quality shots. Its large brushless motor help it to fly to greater heights and higher speeds. The brushless motors are more powerful compared with the traditional brushed engines used in the majority of the available drones on the market.
MJX Bugs 3 Review
Pros and Cons
Excellent Flight Time
This drone has great battery efficiency and flight time.
Good Flight Stability
Advanced sensors and guidance controls ensures stability.
Add additional accessories to expand this drone’s abilities.
The video is decent but could be better if it had a gimbal.
This isn’t the greatest looking drone, and could be sleeker looking.
Limited Flight Modes
This drone doesn’t have advanced flight features.
MJX Bugs 3 Includes
If you are a serious drone flier, then you will be impressed with what the accessories that this drone comes with. This drone comes with: 1 x Manual, a Transmitter, one 7.4V 25C 1800mAh Li-Po battery, camera cage, a charger, screwdriver, spare blades, protection blade and a landing skid.
MJX Bugs 3 Camera
The MJX Bugs 3 is designed in such a way that you can mount your camera on the drone. The camera cage is fitted with vibration dampening devices to help in stabilizing the camera when taking or recording aerial footage and photos. You can attach to this drone a wide range of cameras listed but limited to C4020 Wi-Fi camera 5.8G FPV camera package (C5820 camera with 4.3″ FPV display) the 5.8G FPV camera package (C5820 camera with 7″ FPV display), MJX goggles (C5820 camera, 1 VR goggles, 7″ FPV display) and lastly the C5820 camera.
Bear in mind that this drone is not capable of lifting a 3-axis camera gimbal system, so the resultant photos and videos are not going to be stabilized.
The Bugs 3 comes with a 7.4v 1800mAh 25C Li-poly battery that features a semi-proprietary design. Though this specification is low as compared to other drone battery specifications, the MJX Bugs 3 still has a long flight time. The drone is fitted with advanced power efficiency devices allowing the drone to fly up to a standard time of 20 minutes with its battery. The battery can charge within 240 minutes for full charge capacity.
This feature makes it the most efficient drone when it comes to energy use. We have drones costing hundreds of dollars but have a flight time that is similar to the MJX Bugs 3 drone which makes this drone the most affordable.
MJX Bugs 3 Review Video
The drone has a control distance of 300 to 500 meters which is a good control range as compared with other models present in the market. Most comparable drones rarely touch a control range of the 300 meter mark.
The MJX BUGS 3 boost a top motor speed of 1805 1800KV (motors) / 190mm in 18 to 20 minutes. As a pilot, the drone gives you two-speed control modes; the low and high-speed modes. The high-speed mode is an essential mode here; it allows the user to get the best from agility and performance from this drone. In this mode the drone is capable of performing a 3D flip with just a push of a button. The brushless motors make the flips tight with no sloppiness, unless you happen to be flying in windy conditions.
There is a bright white LED in the nose of the drone, which helps to establish its orientation, complementing the four LED lights under the motor arms. If you don’t need this light, you can unplug by popping off the canopy and unplugging the light.
MJX Bugs 3 Review Summary
The MJX Bugs 3 is a drone that does a reasonable job of performing as a sporty/FPV platform, as well as an aerial platform for photography, with a few additional accessories. This makes it perfect for drone pilots who want to dabble in both areas.
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