Granted its low price point the Hubsan x4 provides an amazing flight experience in a sturdy mini-drone.
As mentioned in the title, in this article I will review all the three models of the x4 drone.The main differences between them are the camera functions and some other features that I’ll talk about bellow.
These drones are quite flawless when it comes to piloting and flying all over the place with ease.
The controls are sensitive with instant responsiveness and the speed of flight and the yaw rate are quite impressive for this price range and quadcopter size.
Every model can do flips and barrel rolls with ease, both inside and outside the house with a safe landing thanks to the rubber mounts on the bottom of the device that take impact absorption.
Now, there’s slight differences in flight capabilities between the three models.
The original x4 with no camera attached, the weight of this quad-copter is a little less than the remaining two so it would enable for a better racing control. However, this difference is too small to notice, even though it seemes like the backflips are a little more stable.
This model is 2.3 x 2.3 x 1 inches in size. The smallest out of all 3.
The Hubsan x4 H107C
The bigger brother of the H107L that features a seemlesly integrated 0.3 camera in the main body.
This aesthetic flying device is nothing more than a champion. It can keep up with its lighter brother just fine, while recording it all with its front facing camera.
The size of 2.7 x 2.7 x 1 inches makes it a little bit bigger that the H107L and more suitable for carrying that additional camera weight.The flight patterns are just as smooth though.
Controller build for the H107 C and L
- LCD screen that displays trim settings and data
- led that indicates binding with the quadcopter
- trimming buttons
- dual mode ( begginer and expert flying modes) on the press of the stick
It has an adjustable rudder, elevator, and aileron trim to compensate for drift and make the drone hover in the same spot(if there’s no wind involved).
The controls are instant and respond quick and the material used is plastic, although it doesn’t feel cheap.
The transmitter requires 4 triple A batteries and can be bought separately if needed.
The Latest Hubsan x4: H107D with FPV
This little guy is pretty much the same as the ones mentioned above, yet a whole new story altogether. The experience can be fascinating for people who never used FPV before.
It is a perfect drone for beginners who want to experiment with FPV without goggles and in an affordable price range.
The Hubsan x4 H107D quadcopter can be piloted from a bigger distance (50-100meters) thanks to its antenna attachet on the bottom of the drone and the more advanced transmitter.
Amazing flight control thanks to its 6 axis gyro and the same 4 ways flips and switchable control modes that we love.
Hubsan x4 FPV Transmitter
This controller can be used with the H107C too but not for FPV, just recording.
The Transmitter works with 5.8Ghz RX 2.4Ghz TX Remote Control and can transmit real time First Person View video from your H107D drone.The distance for the FPV is a maximum of 100m.
The quality of the video is quite good and there is no lag in the transmission.
The controller has the following features:
- trimming buttons
- normal and expert mode dual options(from the right stick)
- 4 way tumble control for the drone
- Micro SD card slot(this has been moved from the drone to the controller itself and it can record the video) – does not come with an included card
Tips and tricks for using this controller: To turn the LEDs off or on you can press and hold the down(left) trim button(while the drone isn’t flying)
Only the H107C and H107D have cameras incorporated. Both standing at 0.3 px with hd 720p resolutions. the only difference is that one supports First Person View.
The camera on the H107D has an anntena under so it can send the live video information up to 100m.
Tip: make sure you press the “stop recording button on the remote before ending a flight so it doesn’t get corrupted.
All the drones come with 380mAh Lipo batteries.
Estimated time for charging: 30 min and flying time about 7-8 min
Tip: there’s a battery indicator on the controller of the H107D(FPV) showing the current voltage of the drone battery.When it gets below 3.4v you should land the drone as it’s an indicator that the battery is about to die.
The transmitters all have AAA batteries except for the FPV one( which also consumes more energy). So the Fpv remote will burn through batteries a lot quicker than the other two.
Easy to fly
3 models to choose from
FPV already set up package (H107D)
Good control both inside and outside
The FPV controller burns through the batteries pretty quick