At the end of April, Xiaomi announced its second quadcopter. But unlike the original model launched back in 2017, this one is categorized as a toy drone. So it’s mainly for kids. But there are too many useful features that make us think with this move, the manufacturer wants us to teach our children how to control a drone and take amazing shots. Thus, the Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone can be taken as a trial product before acquiring the bigger variant. Actually, the Xiaomi Mini drone supports 360° flight and 720P high-definition video recording via the 2MP camera. It can fly up to 10 minutes on a single charge.
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Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone Appearance
In terms of exterior design, the Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone comes with an integrated frame structure design. The wheelbase is only 11cm, and it weighs 88g. So it can be carried by kids themselves. The body is made of low-density and high-toughness modified PP plastic, which is more resistant to falling. The propeller blades are made of glass fiber. That’s why they are more durable and hard to break.
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Inside the box, you can find the drone itself, 1 battery, 4 protection frames, 3 full and 3 counter-propellers, 1 manual, and USB data cable.
The Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone adopts a removable battery design and is easy to assemble. The battery can be directly buckled in the battery compartment. According to the official data, the batter capacity is 920mAh.
Once the batteries are installed, you can also install the four blades. However, during the installation, it is necessary to distinguish between the positive and negative blades in order to avoid unexpected accidents caused by the installation.
As you see, it looks very small. So the Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone can be easily placed on the palm.
Under the hood, it is equipped with a quad-core 1.2GHz SoC, which can quickly process data collected by multiple sensors including ultrasonics, barometers, and optical flow sensors, enabling precise fixed-point and fixed-point hovering, flight stability, and heading accuracy. The chip is paired with 4GB of RAM. In addition, it also has a headless mode, gravity sensing, palm take off, four-way rolling and other advanced modes along with a large bandwidth, low delay, anti-interference ability 5GHz high-frequency signal Wi-Fi. The Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone can take 720p videos and a 1600 X 1200 resolution still image aerial photography.
The charging interface is located on the right side of the fuselage. At the same time, the standard Micro USB charging interface is used, and the charging is very convenient. It can also be charged via power banks to solve the problem of outdoor charging.
The power switch is located on the left side of the fuselage and can be turned on by pressing and holding for 2 seconds. Once it’s ON, the orange light at the bottom will light up. A short press of 8 times can also reset the WiFi.
The power unlocking key requires only inward pressing when the battery needs to be removed. After the battery is lifted, release the unlocking key and remove the battery from the battery compartment.
The bottom of the Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone is also equipped with silicone cushions that can maintain smoothness during the take-off and landing.
Before the test flight, we also need to put a protective frame on it. The latter not only can prevent the failure of the UAV blades but also can play a good role in protecting the drone.
Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone Experience
First, we need to download and install the corresponding APP. Then long press the power button for 2s to boot. After, connect the phone to the WiFi of the Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone.
The control interface of the Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone is very simple. The left joystick is rotatable. Thanks to it, you can rise and fall the drone. The right joystick controls the front and rear, left and right, while the middle button is used to control the process of capturing photos or videos.
In terms of handling, the Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone uses 5.8GHz high-frequency signal Wi-Fi, with a remote control distance of up to 50 meters. The maximum flying height is up to 25 meters. It supports FPV HD image transmission.
In terms of function, the Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone also has a variety of advanced modes such as headless mode, gravity sensing, palm takeoff, four-way rollover and so on. Plus, there is a unique infrared battle mode that allows the drone to play in the three-dimensional scene. In order to get a better control experience, users can also use a variety of third-party Bluetooth handles to control the flight more professional.
From the actual test flight experience, we can say although the Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone is compact, and it provides a stable control performance. The control experience is similar to the ordinary drone. So children can learn how to control drones experiencing on it. Moreover, when it senses the battery power is almost consumed during the flight, it automatically returns to avoid the risk of falling. In general, the Xiaomi MITU Mini RC Drone is a good toy. Compared with professional aerial drones, it is not only cheaper, more importantly, it is less difficult to get started.