Estes 4606 Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter Review

The Estes 4606 Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter is a lightweight quadcopter. It comes with the standard 2.4GHz Radio and is ready to fly out of the box. The package comes with 2.4GHz Radio, LiPo Battery, USB Charge Cord, 4 spare rotor blades and instructions.

Design

The Estes 4606 Proto X Nano weighs less than half an ounce. Its length is 1.8 inch and its width is also 1.8 inch. The unit’s body is made of plastic with window and trim details.

It has built-in LED lights so flyers can use it even in low-light areas. The LED lights are located in front and at the back.

The unit comes in different colors, too.

Batteries

The quadcopter runs on rechargeable LiPo Battery. Charging time takes around 30 minutes. The unit can fly for 3.5 to 5 straight minutes on a single full charge. The batteries however cannot be removed and replacement is difficult given its small size.

On the other hand, the transmitter requires two AA batteries which need to be purchased separately.

Performance

The Estes 4606 Proto X Nano has the Gyro feature which makes it fly in a stable and steady manner. It may be a bit small, but its blades are powerful.

Very few users however managed to flip over this quadcopter.

It may be ultra small but this quadcopter can also be flown outside as long as it is not overly windy. Its LED lights makes this unit also perfect for night time outdoor flying.

Ease of Use

This quadcopter is ready to fly and users will only need to insert the battery for the transmitter and charge the unit’s battery, as well.

The LEDs also warns users that the unit is slowly losing battery. Replacing the battery of the transmitter requires the use of a small screwdriver.

Those who have just started flying quadcopters may find it difficult to maneuver this unit given its small size.

Durability

It may be small, but the Estes 4606 Proto X Nano is very durable. It can hit walls or furniture but will not easily breakdown or fall apart.

What the users are saying

The Estes 4606 Proto X Nano has received a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars among Amazon buyers. Almost 60 percent of those who have reviewed this product have given it a rating of 5 stars.

The majority of the users are happy with the durability and performance of this quadcopter.

“They are way fun and sound cool. They literally sound like an overgrown horse fly buzzing around.”—Amazon buyer comment

“ Have crashed this thing from 20 feet up straight down and it survives with no problems. I have smashed it in to walls and my buddies head… no problems.”—Amazon buyer comment

“Tiny but a great flyer, very stable. I use it to fly around the house and let the dog chase it. Lots of fun.” –Amazon buyer comment

“It’s a tough little quad that can withstand some falls from hitting furniture, walls, etc.
Try one, you will like it.”— Amazon buyer comment

Pros

  • Ultra small and light
  • LED lights for low light flying
  • Durable despite its size

Cons

  • May not be easy for beginners to maneuver or operate given its small size

Conclusion

The Estes 4606 Proto X Nano may be small, but it is both powerful and durable. It can be used by both beginners and advanced flyers, but the beginners will need some time to fly this quadcopter. But new flyers should not worry as this quadcopter can withstand bumps against the walls and other objects given its durability.