Adult drones keep getting more exciting, cheaper and better with time, as you will no doubt see in this EACHINE E511S review. It is a fantastic drone, has many flight and fun features. Above all, the price is quite affordable considering the many features that it comes with.
If you are looking for a drone that you can fly out with your kids in the weekends, this is the perfect one for you. It packs all the bells and whistles that most of the highly priced boys come with.
However, does looking good and having many features, you know, like adjustable camera, any good? Perhaps yes. Or perhaps not. That is why you are reading this review so that we can explore together.
EACHINE E511S Features & Technical Details
Design and build quality
If you know your drones, you will appreciate the build quality of the EACHINE E511S. It looks, and indeed feels very sturdy. The hard casing protects the interiors very well. Tell you what, this drone will not just burst and spill its interiors just because you hit a tree once with it, or you have dropped it from your high desk to the floor. It will take much more than that to kill it.
This is a foldable drone. Thus, it can pack into a small and compact size for traveling. When it is folded, it measures 7.3 by 4.3 by 2.5 inches, as you can see, quite small and good for traveling with. When it is unfolded, it measures 14 by 14.5 by 2.9 inches. That is big! But again, big and rugged is always better.
With everything, that is, when even the battery has been included for flight, this drone weighs 280g.
This is where matters get quite interesting. The EACHINE E511S comes with a 1080P camera with adjustable angle. You can adjust the camera so it captures footage at 45 degrees, 90 degrees and so on. With a wide angle of view at 120 degrees, you can be able to capture awesome aerial footage.
You may enjoy flying this drone in FPV mode and getting the video transmission in real-time, just as if you are right there inside the drone. The FV transmission distance is 80 meters maximum. Please note that for FPV mode, you will have to use your smartphone since the remote controller does not have an LCD panel.
The first thing that we can say is that there are many flight modes. One of them is the way through mode where you can draw a route between two points on your smartphone (after downloading the app). The drone will follow that route.
Follow me mode is available. Punch it and the drone is going to follow you, a nice feature if you like to capture your footage when you are outdoors hiking, riding or doing other adventures. Follow me mode is very nice for taking selfies.
You will love the orbit mode. When you press this button on your controller, the drone starts flying around the person holding the controller or the smartphone. It is a good mode for taking aerial selfies from different angles and directions.
One-key takeoff and landing
This is one of the best features for beginners. If you punch this button, the drone either takes off, or starts landing. You will also love the emergency stop button. Only use it when necessary because it is a safety feature.
You would not want to miss the altitude hold feature if you are a beginner. With this one, the drone maintains a constant altitude and all you have to worry about is the forward flight.
We could go on and on about things like VR compatibility, 3D flips and many more features. However, by this far, you already know that this drone has almost all the features that other bigger and costlier drones have.
This drone has a removable, 7.4V 1200mAh lithium polymer battery. Fully charged, you will get 16 minutes of flight time. You may buy a spare battery so that you can get 32 minutes of flight time. The remote controller uses AAA batteries (the taller ones) which should be pretty easy to get.
Short Summary of Feedback from Existing Owners
When I bought this drone, I wanted bigger and more features, yet for a price that would not crush my heart if the drone crashed. I found the perfect drone in the EACHINE E511S, and so far so good, although I have not crashed it into anything yet. Alexander W.
This is my third drone. I killed the first two that I had bought at higher prices than this one. I regret to date having spent so much. With this one, I feel I got good value for my money. Christina N.
Since I am a beginner, I thought I would face a longer learning curve with this drone but I am surprised that it is so easy. I have enjoyed every moment I have had with this drone. Shawn M.
This is my second drone after I returned the first one since it would lose control after flying for about 40 feet. Now, I cannot complain. I am having a great time with this one. Aaron H.
If you are patient enough, this is a good drone even for a total newbie. If you do not crash it into smithereens, you will find that there will be no need to upgrade in future. Jed G.
This drone does everything as advertised, including the 3D flips. I love it! John T.
Pros of EACHINE E511S
- Easy to use even for beginners
- Long battery life and flight time
- High quality plastic casing
- Foldable into a smaller size
- Good camera for photos and videos
- Has many flight features
- Good for taking selfies
- Withstands crashes very well
Cons of EACHINE E511S
- You have to unscrew the prop guards before you can fold it
Who Should Buy The EACHINE E511S Drone?
Anyone can buy the EACHINE E511S drone. It is incredible as you have seen from is features. The price is not too bad either. Because of the advanced features, the sturdy build and the hard plastic casing, this drone can withstand many crashes. If you are looking for a drone that packs many of the features that many big and more advanced drones come with, this is the one for you.
It is a good drone to buy when you need one with many features, instead of buying a smaller, cheaper one and have to upgrade to a bigger one in future. Whether you are looking for your first or umpteenth drone, buy this one. You will not regret it.
Conclusion and Recommendation
Everything about the EACHINE E511S works as the manufacturer says it will. From the seamless Wi-Fi connection, the app, the flights and everything else, this is a very good drone. However, before flying the drone, you need to do a few things. First, you need to study the user manual, know as much as possible about your drone. You need to know how to remove the battery and return it. You also need to know how to calibrate it for flight. Use all the features such as battery meter, return home and emergency stop if need be, for the safety of your drone.