The Bugs 6 (also called Bugs 8) is what MJX says it is an entry level racing quadcopter, a thing that I can only partially agree with and I will tell you why. The new Bugs 6 is a brushless 250mm class racing quadcopter with a twist, it uses just a “2S” LiPo battery, small 1806 motors and lacks acro mode, but here is where entry level ends and gets interesting as like the other “bugs” it does come with some really nice extras such as 2-way radio telemetry which will warn you about aircraft battery level and also signal strength. Beside this feature you also get a lost alarm and FPV camera modularity, you can opt for the MJX combo camera which will record 720p footage and also will output 5.8G FPV, or use the designated space to install your own system.
The build construction and design are also well thought and makes it easy to modify and service the quad, it only takes 2 seconds to pop out the top cover and have access to the internals. The propellers are also fixed on the motors with thumb friendly nuts makinging it very easy transport by taking the props off.
The internals are compact thus saving a lot of space and avoiding excessive wiring, this was mainly a result of using a 4 in 1 ESC module which controls all 4 motors. My only issue with this design is the lack of connectors as the board itself is not expensive to replace if things go bad with it.
The power is provided by a 2S 1300mAh 25C LiPo which is enclosed in a plastic cage. As the rest of the bugs from MJX it uses the same XT-30 connector, thus making it easy for an average DIY user to mod other batteries, so it gets a thumbs up for that.
Design wise the Bugs 6 resembles a bit with some Walkera and Eachine models by having two large eyelike front LEDs lights and two red “tail lights”. The LEDs will not only aid with the orientation but will also signal things like battery level, lost alarm and signal strength. Furthermore the LEDs can also be controlled from the TX in case you want to disable them.
Full specifications, availability and features
Transmitter control frequency: 2.4G Remote distance: 300m
Camera: C5830 (AIO, 720p + 5.8G FPV)
Transmitter Power: 4 x 1.5V AA battery (not included)
Copter battery: 7.4V 25C 1300mAh LiPo Battery (included)
Battery Size: 8.2 x 4 x 2cm ( not including wires )
Flying time: 12mins
Charging time: About 3 hours
Copter size: 390 X 255X160mm
Upgrades: 5.8G C5830 camera, G3 FPV goggles , D43 5.8G monitor
4 in 1 ESC with extra protections (motor lock)
Auto 3D Flip (by button)
6 axis flight control gyro
Super bright LED lights
1 x MJX Bugs 6 Quadcopter
1 x Transmitter
1 x 7.4V 25C 1300mAh LiPo Battery
4 x Spare Blade
1 x Balance charger
1 x USB charging table
1 x Propeller fixing mount
1 x Manual
In the first video you can see an in-depth bench review that includes accessories overview, FPV camera setup installation and transmitter functions walkthrough.
Maiden flight test with the “entry level” MJX Bugs 6 (8) FPV racing quadcopter. It was an unexpectedly good performer. I will let you see why in the following “part 2” of my review.