We are Giving Away this NEW Eachine H8 Mini Quadcopter
We liked the Eachine H8 mini Quadcopter so much we decided to give one away. This is a mini drone but it is so much fun to fly.
The Eachine H8 is a top seller on Amazon. Many people refer to is as a drone, multirotor and UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). The Eachine is a microdrone that is great for beginning pilots. It is rather simplistic in its design but the controls still offer plenty of fun for new pilots to cut their teeth on this quadcopter. This drone is for sale on Amazon for around $20 which is a great entry price to get started flying for either an adult or adolescent. It competes mostly closely to the Syma X11 in capabilities and Price.
Eachine H8 Design
The Eachine H8 has a very basic design. You receive the frame of light plastic to hold the rotors and encases the electronics in a center chamber.
The power source is a small 3.7V 150MAH battery which is in a compartment under the main frame. You open the compartment and plug the battery in to charge without having to take the battery out.
The rotor blades of the Eachine H8 are made of the same lightweight plastic as the frame. They are connected to the motor shaft with a tiny screw. The manufacturer provides a small screw driver and a second set of propellers for future replacement. The screw connection is a benefit to this small quadcopter. Most low end drone manufacturers secure their props using a pressed on prop. These pressed props rely on friction to secure the prop to the motor shaft and can become loose over time. Kudos to Eachine for taking this extra step in their manufacturing process.
A small manual ships with the product.
Eachine H8 Controller
The Eachine H8 Mini Drone comes with a 2.4 GHz radio controller. The radio controller is the only form of flight control for the quadcopter, it can not be controlled through WiFi nor through a phone app. The radio controller is powered by four double A batteries.
This is not a high end controller, it does however have enough features to make flying the Syma Drone fun and comfortable. Weighing in at about ten ounces the controller is not too heavy or bulky and will fit in the and easily with comfort. The range on the 2.4 GHz controller is about 30 yards away.
Flying the Eachine H8 Mini Drone
The Eachine H8 offers a lot of fun while flying. It combines both small and larger drone capabilities. It is very maneuverable like smaller quadcopters. But like larger multirotors it is stable in flight. Check out the Parrot Bebop or Blade Nano to see what the smaller comparable drones can do.
You have two flight modes with the Eachine H8. The first mode, used largely by beginner pilots, limits the turn and climb speed of the drone. The second mode opens everything up making it quicker when turning and climbing. While in the second mode this mulitrotor can complete a number of stunts. It will do a backflip and can be flown inverted. While this drone has the neat stunt functions, it does not have return home or auto landing features built in.
Eachine H8 Battery Life
First be aware that the quadcopter takes about 2 hours to fully recharge using the included charger. This will give you about 8 minutes of flight time with the drone. That is about average for small inexpensive drones like the Eachine H8 utilizing the 150mAh type batteries. Spare batteries are fairly cheap at around $8 each so you could buy extra to increase your flight times. There is no warning for when the battery is about to lose power and this drone will simply drop out of flight when the battery dies.
Eachine H8 Repairs
This quadcopter comes with a spare set of propellers and you can buy additional props for less than $5. The manufacturer includes a screwdriver with the drone which allows you to swap out any damaged rotors. There are not any other replacement parts available for the Eachine H8 however.
The Eachine H8 is a great quadcopter for beginning or adolescent pilots. With it’s low price (around $20 on Amazon) it is a great introduction drone. It is fun and easy to fly with its dual controls and offers thrills with the stunt modes. Having a camera is good to introduce newcomers to drone video and pictures. Overall due to the price and capabilities we understand why it is a top seller on Amazon.
- One key return
- Headless Mode
- 3D flip
- Battery protection
- LED lights for night flight
Item name: Eachine H8 Mini RC Quadcopter
Gyro: 6 axis
Product size: 11*11*2.8cm
Package size: 14.5*7.8*13.5cm
Quadcopter weight: about 20g
Product battery: 3.7V 150MAH
Remote battery: 3 x AAA dry battery
Charging time: 45mins
Flying time: 5-7mins
R/C distance: about 30m
Flying distance: about 30m
With Headless Mode,no need to adjust the position of aircraft before f
List Price: $ 39.99