Individuals who are just starting to get into the world of RC flight equipment may find it difficult to find the best drone, simply because they aren’t exactly sure what they are looking at. When I came across the Hubsan X4 H107D, I couldn’t help but notice that it was the perfect drone for a beginner. Here are some details and what you should know about the Hubsan X4 H107D.
The Hubsan X4 (H107FD) FPV Mini RTF Quadcopter is a lightweight quadcopter perfect for the hobbyist looking to learn first-person video flight (FPV). It’s powered by a rechargeable LiPO battery and comes equipped with a camera for taking both video and snapshots. Additionally, this quad offers FPV flight thought its camera and remote. It’s easy to control and works very well both indoors and outdoors. It is the ideal starting point for those who would like to practice using FPV on their aerial RC.
Features and Benefits
The Hubsan X4 H107D features a 6 axis flight control system with adjustable gyroscope sensitivity for added stability. The 4 channel function provides stable flying and very easy operation that is primarily good for beginners, but also experienced hobbyists alike. This lightweight quad comes equipped with a rechargeable LiPo battery.
Typical flight times for the Hubsan X4 H107D are approximately 5-9 minutes with a 30-45 minute recharge time. The remote distance is approximately 30 meters in all directions. This quad boasts 3 speed settings and offers 4-way flip: left, right, forward, and backward. The quad comes equipped with a camera and LCD transmitter for immersive FPV flight using real-time video, while also recording the video to your micro SD card.
Pros and Cons
The Hubsan X4 H107D comes with some pros and cons. Due to its lightweight build, the quad functions perfectly indoors and outdoors with little to no wind, and despite its light weight, the Hubsan X4 H107D is incredibly durable and is able to survive crashes into all manner of surfaces including trees, grass, and pavement. It also comes equipped with additional LED lights for directional help, though the quad is so small it’s still easy to lose sight of it when it gets higher. It proves relatively difficult to fly and almost impossible to direct using only the FPV.
The camera is situated in such a way that there is no peripheral sight to the video, making it difficult to use for directionality. In addition, the use of the transmitter for the LCD screen causes the batteries to die quicker.
Unfortunately, although the LiPO batter for the quadcopter itself is included, batteries for the remote are not, and it would be beneficial to purchase rechargeable batteries for the remote as well, considering how quickly they die. The battery life on the quad itself also often ends up on the short side of its range. The camera does work just as advertised, and the FPV feature is a neat add-on for beginners and makes good practice for more experienced flyers.
For a more experienced RC flyer looking to get some practice using a relatively primitive FPV system, the pros of the Hubsan X4 H107D definitely outweigh the cons. It’s a durable, lightweight quadcopter with controls that can present a challenge to a more inexperienced buyer, but are perfectly useable for a seasoned hobbyist.
The resolution of the video is adequate to help with directionality, but the lack of peripheral video makes it impossible to direct the quad strictly by FPV. Even so, it provides the ideal first tie FPV experienced for the hobbyist looking to try it.