Today we are going to do a complete Cheerson CX-20 review. Before we get into the Cheerson CX-20 review, let me ask you that important question. Why do companies like Cheerson come up with such tricky names that are easy to mix up? For example, a few days ago we reviewed Cheerson CX-10 which was actually a mini quadcopter. Today we are going to review Cheerson CX-20 which is kind of a professional quadcopter and the only difference in their name is the numbers. That is awkward, right? Well, let’s not talk rubbish anymore and let’s get into the Cheerson CX-20 review. The full name of this product is Cheerson CXHobby CX-20 Auto Pathfinder RC Quadcopter but everyone call it Cheerson CX-20. This is a professional level quadcopter of a full size and it has everything that it takes to fight with big companies. This quadcopter is a new release but we are expecting that the product will shine in the market within a very short period because of its competitive pricing strategy. Let’s dive into the main review.
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Features of Cheerson CX-20
The company Cheerson was initially known as a company that produces low end quadcopters for the mass people. Their quadcopters were always at a very good price along with limited features. Recently Cheerson said that they will bring professional quadcopters into the industry and the quadcopters will have a great entry price. Cheerson CX-20 is a burning proof of that statement as this quadcopter has almost everything that you want in a great price. Please note that the quadcopter does not come with a camera. It comes with a removable camera mount and you will have to buy a separate camera to fit into this quadcopter. You can go for a GoPro too if you want. The mount is good enough to support all models. Let’s have a detailed look at some of the important features of this quadcopter.
The lithium battery is actually a pretty strong one. The battery is obviously rechargeable and it is 11.1V, 2700mAh in terms of power which is decent. The battery comes with the quadcopter but you can buy a separate battery set and use them together if you want to fly more. The battery will take around 2 hours to get completely charged which is a bit more than the regular quadcopters.
Though the company says you will get a flight time of around 18 minutes, it is actually 15 to be precised. Yes, you might get 18 if the wind and every other thing is positive but it would be wise to say that the flight time is 15 minutes per battery, per charging which is very good.
You do not have to have a prior understanding of drones and quadcopters or to read a Cheerson X-20 review to figure out that the transmission of this product is very good. Most quadcopters that we review has great transmission technology and they all are pretty same to be honest. There are four different channels along with a 2.4GHz frequency which will make sure that the quadcopter is always listening to your instructions.
This is the big negative part of Cheerson CX-20. This model does not come with a built in camera. It only comes with a removable camera mount which is designed to be attached with any sort of camera including GoPro models. Most customers who use this model now have installed GoPro with it but it depends up to you at the end of the day.
The controller offers a range of around 500 meters which is brilliant. Though the controller does not look out of the world in terms of design but it can work and it works fine. The controller is easy to manage as there aren’t a lot of options there. The responsiveness is pretty good too.
This is a feature that stood out while we were playing around with Cheerson X-20. The speed is very good and you will hardly see a quadcopter that can run this fast. The maximum speed of this model is 22 miles per hour and it can easily catch videos of speedy racing, bicycle races and similar stuff with that speed.
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A Quick Look at the Specifications
We will not cover all the specifications as you can find those in Amazon. We are just going to tell you the important ones here:
- Weight: 980g
- Dimension: 30*30*20 cm
- Body: Plastic (ABS)
- Recommended age: 14+
What’s Inside the Box
Now let’s have a look at what you will get inside the box once your quadcopter arrives:
- The quadcopter
- The propellers
- Charger & charging box
- Camera mount & landing gear
- A screwdriver & a wrench
- All the screws & other tools to attach propeller to the body
- The manuals
The Pros of Cheerson CX-20
We actually mostly discussed the pros till now in our Cheerson CX-20 review but it is time to summarize them. Let’s go:
- Great speed
- Good price
- Ready to fly design
- Easy to use
- Quality battery
The Cons of Cheerson CX-20
Now this is important. We want you to know everything about Cheerson CX-20 and this is the time to know about the cons. Let’s go:
- No camera
- Transmitter batteries are not included in the product box (4 AA size batteries will be required)
- Charging time of 2 hours
If you already have a good camera that can go with this quadcopter, you do not need to think twice before purchasing it. On the other hand, if you don’t have a camera, think properly that whether you want to buy a separate camera and attach to it or you want to fly it without camera. It is not a bad quadcopter to go for in terms of design, features & price but the decision is up to you.