Eachine EX4 Drone Review

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Introduction
The Eachine EX4 was built to look a lot like the DJI Mavic Air. Like the Mavic Air, it is a small portable drone with a 4K camera that can fold up so you can easily take with you. The EX4 has some impressive specs on the surface as well, like the 4K camera.

Eachine EX4

Build quality and design
This drone is foldable in design. That is why it is able to fit in such a small storage bag. It is also sold assembled and ready to fly, together with charged batteries and with even the propeller blades attached. The drone uses brushless motors, which makes it capable of flying for the entire battery time without overheating. Please note; these motors make more noise when the drone is flying because of the split design of the prop blades.

The drone fuselage is made with high quality material, which is important for the protection of the interior parts of the drone. Under each propeller, there is a small stand that makes up the landing gear. That way, the drone stays raised from the ground to protect its camera and underbelly.

Camera and Gimbal
The Eachine EX4 GPS drone has some pretty impressive specs for a drone that is just over $200. The full three-axis gimbal is impressive on a drone in this price range. The Aurora is capable of recording 1080p video and claims to be able to take⁰ 4K photos. It is likely that the 4K is just an upscaling of the pixels and not true 4K. With an 8 MBPS bitrate, you wouldn’t want to record 4K video as well as it will most certainly be choppy. The field of view is 80 degrees and the camera has a 1/3.2″ CMOS sensor and an aperture of f/2.6.

Eachine EX4

You can even zoom in digitally up to 50x with the EX4 Aurora. The gimbal does a nice job of smoothing the video but it doesn’t have the travel that a drone like the Mavic Air does so you’ll still have to fly smoothly to get good shots.

Battery and flight time
The drone comes with a 2400mAh 11.4V battery. It can come with one, two or even three batteries, of course at different prices depending on the number of batteries. You will get about 25 minutes of flight time from each battery. This modular battery is safe to handle. The charging time is quite long at 5 hours. This is why you need to order the drone with two or three batteries. That way, you can enjoy more than an hour’s fly time.

Remote Controller
Apart from the long transmission distance of 1200 meters, you will also love the fact this controller comes with a rechargeable battery. It uses a 2600mAh 3.7V battery. You will charge it with the provided microUSB charger. As you can see, this is a high capacity battery. Therefore, it takes a bit long to charge, which is about 3 hours.

Eachine EX4

Headless mode
Do not worry about which direction the drone faces even when it is out of sight. Just engage the headless mode on the app or on the remote controller. The drone is going to align itself automatically in relation to the position of the pilot.

GPS Positioning and Optical Flow Positioning
To achieve precise positioning, the drone can fly in GPS mode. It will get signal from satellites for easier and correct positioning. On the other hand, optical flow positioning uses a bottom camera that locks to the ground and makes it easy to maintain the right flight altitude.

Pros
Long battery time of up to 25 minutes
Well marked remote controller with rechargeable battery
Well-built, foldable and durable drone
You can adjust the camera from 0 to 90 degrees
3-gimbal axis for the camera takes stable footage all the time
Drone is good for both beginners and advanced users
You will get high quality photos all the time

Cons
Too long charging time for both the controller and drone batteries
Motors are a bit loud even though they are brushless

Conclusion
The Eachine EX4 Aurora drone is a very intriguing offering. This is the first drone with a full three-axis gimbal that costs less than $300. If you are a lover of Eachine drones then visit Banggood.com to purchase the EX4 today.

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