Friday, 1 November 2013

Hubsan x4 Quadcopter / drone H107C and H107 review

Hi guys,

Today I am looking at the Hubsan X4 H107C mini quadcopter with built in camera, and the X4 H107 without camera.








Firstly I would like to mention that these things are definitely not toys! They require alot of practice and concentration to master the flight characteristics they hold, BUT, once mastered they make for an awesome little flying machine!

The Hubsan brand has a string of RC models up it's sleeve, and they have a vast knowledge of what makes good saleable models. So, it's no surprise that with the ever growing urge for RC enthusiasts to buy Drones, or, quadcopters, Hubsan ventured into a market to accommodate the real RC geek and the average Joe like you and I.
They came up with these TINY little quadcopters called the X4.

The X4 range starts with a basic Quad, without any trickery, to the all singing FPV X4 which hosts an onboard camera for video footage transmitted directly to the screen on the controller, which enables you to fly by 'FIRST PERSON VIEW'.

The models I am looking at are the basic model version 2, which has LEDs to assist night flight, and the intermediate model which has LEDs and an onboard camera also.


Both models fly exactly to the same, with 2 modes to assist you, which are beginner, and expert. The beginner mode lets you fly the quad relatively easy by restricting the sensitivity of the transmitter input, so if you push full left bank it wont make the manoeuvre super sensitive but instead gives you a steady, stable flight to allow you to become used to the machine. However, if you click the transmitter into EXPERT mode, then you better be ready for some extremely fast manoeuvres, and as this thing is so tiny, it makes for some seriously difficult but fun flying!
Whilst in expert mode, it will flip 360degrees, left, right, front, and back, and the sensitivity of the controller is amplified 100%.

The transmitter does have some cool tricks to play with. You can access the flight controls and adjust sensitivity in both beginner and expert mode, so it allow the flight to match exactly how want it, which is always a massive bonus when flying something so small.

One of the best things about this quad, is the fact it uses a 2.4Ghz frequency, which hops the frequency to avoid interference with other RC devices, and it also gives it an approximate range of 100m dependant on the area your flying in. That's a huge distance to fly such a fast little quad!

The CAMERA version has a built in VGA quality camera, and a microSD memory card slot for recording your flight too. With a click of the side button you can record your flight instantly, and to be honest, the video quality isn't too bad! You can clearly make out what the camera sees, even if it's a little sensitive to the jerky movements of the quad.

The biggest difference I have noticed between the two models is the strength. The basic model is alot stronger and more resistant to crashes than the camera version. I have crashed both, and the H107C smashed to pieces, whereas the basic model didn't.

All in all, the hubsan X4 is brilliant! It's the perfect quad to start with, as it's inexpensive, and parts are very cheap, and fixing these things isn't a big job at all if your handy with a soldering
iron!

Here's the spec list...
H107L version.....
Motor (x4): Coreless Motor
Frequency: 2.4GHz
With 4 channels
Battery:
Voltage: 3.7V
Capacity: 240mAh
Flight time: above 9 minutes
Charging time:30 minutes
Latest 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity
Permits super stable flight
Lightweight airframe with nice durability
4-ways flip(left,right,forward,backward)
USB charging cable allows to charge by computer.
Flying outdoor

Size: 60*60mm
Gift box size: 35.5*18*9cm
Weight/each box: 0.6kg
CTN Meas: 73.5*57*38cm
q'ty/ctn: 24pcs
N.W/G.W: 14.4/16kg


H107C camera version...

Motor (x4): Coreless Motor
Frequency: 2.4GHz
With 4 channels
Battery: 3.7V 380mAh 
Flight time: around 7 minutes
Charging time:40 minutes
Latest 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity
Permits super stable flight
Lightweight airframe with nice durability
4-ways flip(left,right,forward,backward)
USB charging cable allows to charge by computer.
Flying outdoor ability
Transmitter: 2.4Ghz 4 channels
Camera: 0.3 MP
Video recording module included

memory card:Micro SDHC(excluded)

Size: 70*70mm
Gift box size: 35.5*18*9cm
Weight/each box: 0.6kg
CTN Meas: 73.5*57*38cm
q'ty/ctn: 24pcs
N.W/G.W: 14.4/16kg


*PRICES RANGE FROM £28.99- £135.99.

For more info please visit www.hubsan.com