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Cheerson CX-33C, the new $65 tri-copter with altitude hold


Cheerson’s best known for a couple quadcopters, the very tiny Cheerson CX-10 and the mighty Cheerson CX-20, which comes with GPS and the likes at a very affordable price. Earlier this week, the China-based quadcopter and drone maker announced a rather interesting model in the Cheerson CX-33C.

The CX-33C, with its odd numbers and all, is a tri-copter, i.e. a drone with three arms (as opposed to four on a traditional quadcopter)… but with a twist. There are motors and blades on either side of the tri-copter, i.e. on the top and on the bottom which means there are a total of 6 rotors.

It comes with the next big thing thats set to take over the budget drone space — altitude hold mode, which is accomplished with the help of barometers. Other features of this rather interesting multicopter include one key return (shouldn’t be very reliable) and automatic take off.

  • Model: Cheerson CX-33 (CX-33C, CX-33W and CX-33S)
  • Size group: Mini
  • Battery: 360mAh 7.4V
  • Camera: 2 mega-pixel
  • Headless mode: No
  • Other: Altitude hold
  • Price: $65 shipped


The Cheerson CX-33C (across all its variants), as of writing this article, is in pre-order but listed at a starting price of $65 on Banggood.com. Other stores should soon offer this tri-copter.

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  • I saw this the other day. I will for sure try to buy one once the no camera version comes out!

    • Yep pretty interesting. Wonder how well the altitude hold thing will work though.

      • I saw a video or two on it, and seems to work very well! I have one coming 🙂

      • I got mine recently, and the barometer works very well.

  • Andrea Woodvine

    It’s a Y6 configuration, not a tricopter… it goes by number of props, not arms. A tricopter has 3 props with 3 motors and a servo. Looks interesting, though…