Today we’re going to check out the newly released Cheerson CX-23 which is a newer quadcopter featuring GPS position hold, 5.8GHz FPV, auto return, telemetry, brushless motors, 720p video, and an integrated OSD.
The Cheerson CX-23 utilizes brushless motors making for a powerful and smooth flight which is what you need for this type of quadcopter. These motors are mounted pretty uniquely with the front set being in the usual facing up position while the back set faces down.
Not sure if this has any effect other than looking cool but it is definitely a neat thing to see.
The camera is mounted on the front of the quadcopter and is manually adjustable but not remotely, this means you’ll have to make sure you have the angle you want before taking off.
Camera records video in 720p 30FPS to a microSD card that is included with the system.
Taking a look at the battery it easily snaps into the quadcopter and when removed you can press a button on the battery itself to display remaining battery level.
Flight times with this battery are anywhere from 10-14 minutes depending on how hard you push the system and other factors like wind.
FPV video is transmitted to the included receiver that which in addition to displaying live video also displays telemetry information like altitude, direction, speed, and battery level of the drone.
The actual receiver itself is a 4.3 inch display capable of receiving 32 channels, has 80 minute runtime, and mounts easily to the top of the transmitter.
Checking out the transmitter you get fantastically laid out buttons that are also labeled so you know exactly what you’re pressing and they’re easy to get to.
On the back of the transmitter you have 2 antennas for improved signal and these antennas appear to be set behind the receiver meaning they won’t be getting in the way.
The GPS enables the Cheerson CX-23 to hold its position near perfectly making for a nice easy to use video platform. Of course since the quadcopter comes with GPS it has auto return which comes back to the take off zone and it also has another feature, surround mode.
In surround mode the quadcopter moves in a circular motion around the area while facing the camera towards the center point, this gives you a great 360 view.
In addition to gps hold the quadcopter also has altitude hold with ± 0.2 accuracy making for a perfect hover.
The Cheerson CX-23 is looking to be a great all in one GPS quadcopter that also includes a semi-decent camera. GPS hold works great, the circle surround mode gives an awesome view, and the camera gives you a nice view of your flights. If you’re looking to get something with all of these features you’ll be hard pressed to find anything cheaper than this one. Click the button below to pick one up for yourself.
199.99 189.99 on Geekbuying with coupon code CHEERSONCX23