NEWS: Eachine E511S, an advanced WiFi toyquadcopter ?

WiFi toyquadcopter made a lot of progress since one year. From basic 720p camera with a narrow field of view and basic flight assistance, now with the Eachine E511S:
we have a foldable machine able to record up to 1080p with a FOV of 120 degrees. More thanks to a builtin GPS you will enjoy advanced flight modes such GPS positionning, RTH, follow-me, path planning. No mention about specific selfie fligth modes, a very important missing information if you plan to use this machine as a firt selfie drone… The camera can be tilted up and down via the radiocommand. It’s a brushed machine with 1020 coreless motors so the largest brushed motors actually available. Of course with brushed machine always take into consideration that such motors have a limited life. If you think to buy this machine, always also order at least a CW and a CCW motors. With a 1200mAh 2S LiPo, the promised flight time is about 14min… In term of control range about 200-300m… but I am not sure despite the 5.8G WiFi link such distances can be reached. For europeans android users, take into consideration that probably the selected 5.8G WiFi channels won’t be compatible with your device except if Eachine added a procedure to change these channels according to your local zone. More, three versions are proposed: one 720p, one 1080p and one 1080p 5.8G WiFi. If for the two first it’s clear that the video is stored locally on the quadcopter via a microSD card… it’s not clear for the 1080p 5.8G model if also the native video flux is also stored onboard or only via your smartphone. If the last hypothesis is true, the machine looses a lot of interest. Other questions emerge also from the camera module: What is the frame rate ? what is the light sensitivity… At least for sure for such price don’t expect EIS feature to stabilize your video recording… So many questions at end. Only a complete review will answer









Brand Name: Eachine
Item NO.: E511S
Frequency: 2.4G
Channel: 4CH
Gyro: 6 axis
Motor: 1020 Coreless Motor
Quadcopter Battery: 7.4V 1200mAh Lipo (Included)
Transmitter Battery: 3 x 1.5 AA battery (NOT Included)
Flying time: 14-16mins
Charging time: 120-150mins
R/C Distance: 200-300m
Color: Black
Camera Optional: 720P / 1080P / 5G WiFi 1080P
FOV: 120° Wide Angle
Quad’s Size: 35.4×36.6×7.3cm (the arms not folded, with props guard)
18.5×10.8×6.4cm (the arms folded)

– With foldable arm, small size, easy to carry.
– GPS positioning mode provides a more accurate flight.
– With wifi function can be connected APP, APK system to take pictures, video, real-time transmission through the phone camera image.
– Optional 720P / 1080P / 5G WiFi 1080P HD camera give wide range high denfinition pictures and video.
– Camera with Servo that support adjust the angle by APP.
Surround action will enable the aircraft flying in a circle, providing cooler shooting perspective.(outdoors only)
Follow me: the aircraft will fix the controlling cellphone and follow the operator whichever direction he moves.(outdoors only)
Waypoint flight mode, just draw a route on the screen, the copter as the given path.(outdoors only)
– With altitude hold mode function provides stable flight.
– With 3.7V 1200mAh battery, the fly time up to 16 mins.
– With Headless Mode,no need to adjust the position of aircraft before flying .
– With One key to return function makes it easily to find the way home.
– with low power protection overcurrent protection.
– 2.4GHz Technology Adopted for Anti-Interference.
– 4 Channel which can do ascend, descend, forward, backward, left sideward fly, right sideward fly and rolling 360°.
– 6-axis gyro which can have more stable flying and be easy to control.
– It have 3-level flight speed to switch that can make more fun with the flying.
– It can realize 3D tumbling 360°rolling in four directions with 4 LED lights.
– The quadcopter fuselage is made of high strength and resistant engineering plastics,lightweight and durable resistance.

Function: Up/down, Forward/backward, Turn left/right, Sideward flight, 3-level flight speed, LED Light, Headless Mode, GPS Positioning, Follow Me, Surrounding Flight, Waypoint Flight, Altitude Hold Mode, WiFi FPV, Camera/Video

Package Included:
1 x Eachine E511S RC Quadcopter
1 x Transmitter
1 x 7.4V 1200mAh Lipo Battery (Can be choose the battery quantity when order)
1 x USB Charging Cable
4 x Protection Cover
2 x Spare Blades
1 x Screwdriver
1 x User Manual


  • Choc Rock says:

    Hi SebyDocky, so if a smartphone is capable to connect to a 5G WiFi, it can work with the Eachine E511S model ‘5G WiFi 1080P’? So the Eachine E511S model ‘1080p’ is for 2.4G WiFi smartphones only? Thank you for your further explanation.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Basically the IEEE 802.11ac norm divides the 5G/5.8G bands into channels (see complete list here:
      In practice there is no common channels for US,EU and CN simultaneously…. only for pair of areas. For example if it’s working for US-CN, the corresponding channels are not working for Europe. Or when it’s set to EU-CN…. It’s not more working for US. There is only one exception…. Apple devices seems to open all channels. It means that Apple don’t respect any local telecommunucation laws … Android respects these laws.

  • Choc Rock says:

    Hi SebyDocky, I ordered the Eachine E511S model 5G WiFi 1080P. It works well with my smartphone, a Xiaomi Mi Max 2, but it’s too big to fit in the holder of the remote control, because it’s 6.44″.

    In my package, I didn’t received the screws for the prop guards. Can you please tell me what is the exact length of these screws?

    I also noticed that my manual slightly differs from yours as shown in your Youtube link:

    Thanks in advance

    • SeByDocKy says:


      Yes I got problem with my RedMi Note 6 pro (6.22). I had to tight strongly springs. Prop guard screws are 7.36mm (length) x1.40mm(width). I hopê to push the review in the next 48H.

  • michael says:

    will the 1080 2.4 version work with my ipod touch5??

  • Trident says:

    I have a problem it shows hover lock and will not lift off
    Can anyone help me. With my Eachine 511S.

    • Dave says:

      I’m having the same trouble. Seems to calibrate fine, finds satellites, communicates with the app. But will not start the motors. I found a YouTube video where the guy says moving the two joysticks down and away from each other, will unlock, but the drone lights just flash and there’s a beep, but no action afterwards.
      Any ideas? Did you get yours going?

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