Hubsan X4 review

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Hubsan X4

Introduction

When you first start out in the world of RC drones, you need something that is easy to control. Today, I would like to tell you about the Hubsan X4 …

Description

The Hubsan X4 (H107C) 4 channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter is a lightweight hobby quadcopter perfect for the beginner. It’s powered by a rechargeable LiPO battery and comes equipped with a camera for taking both video and snapshots. It’s easy to control and works well both indoors and outdoors. This quad is the ideal starting point for anyone who is interested in purchasing their first quadcopter.

Features and Benefits

The Hubsan X4 H107C features a 6 axis flight control system with adjustable gyroscope sensitivity for added stability. The 4 channel function provides stable flying and easy operation that is perfect for beginners. The lightweight, quad comes equipped with rechargeable LiPo battery. Typical flight times for the Syma X5C are approximately 7-10 minutes with a 90-120 minute recharge time. The remote distance is approximately 30 meters in all directions. This quad boasts 3 speed setting and offers 4-way flip: left, right, forward, and backward. The quad comes preassembled with an attached camera that shoots both video and still shots.

Pros and Cons

The Hubsan X4 H107C comes with a variety of pros and cons. Due to its extremely light weight, it can be temperamental when faced with wind, and can be pushed off course by a light breeze. The quad functions perfectly indoors and outdoors with little to no wind. Despite its light weight build, the Hubsan X4 H107C is incredibly durable and is able to survive crashes into all manner of surfaces such as pavement and grass.

Rear Red Lights for Directional Help

It also come equipped with rear red lights for directional help, though the quad is so small it’s still easy to lose sight of it when it gets too high. The Hubsan X4 H107C comes pre-assembled and is easy to start flying.

Flying is Easy

It’s relatively easy to fly with the controls on the remote being set to mimic the layout of a real helicopter. Conveniently, the quad recharges through a USB, meaning that it can be charged on the road through the car.

The Remote Uses Light Indicators

The remote uses light indicators for different aspects of flight, but they are not necessarily intuitive, and it is helpful to read the manual prior to use to take full advantage of this feature.

Unfortunately, although the LiPO batter for the quadcopter itself is included, batteries for the remote are not. The battery life also often ends up on the short side of its range.

It Has a Camera

The camera works fine as advertised, but suffers from being fixed straight ahead and being a bit jittery in flight. In good lighting, the pictures and videos are decent, but they are also clearly not HD quality. Unfortunately, the camera does not have sound, but the picture quality lives up to expectation. The 6 axis gyroscope provides for easy, stable hovering which can help with the camera issues as well.

Conclusion

For a beginner looking to try out their first quadcopter the pros of the Hubsan X4 H107C definitely outweigh the cons. This is a pretty good drone, because it has a lot to offer. It even has a camera on it, which will allow you to take both pictures and video. If you are looking to get into RCs as a hobby, this would be a great purchase.

 

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