The Hubsan X4 H107D is a high-quality, durable FPV quadcopter that won’t break the bank. Although relatively small in size, it’s not that difficult to control. If you have experience flying quadcopters, you won’t have any issues with this model.
The drone captures amazing FPV footage in 640 x 480 resolution. It can also fly for 7 minutes on a single charge.
That’s about on par with similarly priced drones on the market. Let’s continue this Hubsan X4 H107D review and show you some great reasons why you should own this quadcopter.
Hubsan X4 H107D Review - Affordable FPV Flying at Your Fingertips
Historically, flying via FPV has been very expensive. Just a few years ago you had to pay a lot of money just to experience FPV flights.
But thanks to the rapid increase in drone technology, it’s now possible to do it for much, much less. The X4 is one of the cheapest FPV quadcopters on the market.
Starting at a decent price, you’ll be able to experience the joys of FPV flying at an affordable price. This is arguably the most attractive feature of this quadcopter. Note that the Syma X5SW is even cheaper and also comes with FPV capabilities.
In this part of the Hubsan X4 H107D review, we’re going to talk about the drone’s camera. Its 0.3-megapixel sensor will deliver decent aerial footage.
On the monitor, footage displays at 720 x 480 resolution, while it records at 640 x 480 resolution. While you won’t be recording in HD quality, you’ll still get amazing FPV footage for a cheap price.
Also, keep in mind that you’re not obligated to fly FPV. You can simply fly while looking directly at your drone.
Personally, I know that flying via FPV can be a little tricky as a beginner. To give you a taste of the camera quality for the Hubsan X4 H107D, here’s some sample footage:
Flight Time and Remote Distance
One of the biggest questions people have regarding drones is, “How long will it fly?”. For the X4, expect a flight time of about 7 minutes.
You might think that this isn’t a lot of time. However, know that there are many similarly priced drones that offer less flight time. So you’re actually getting a pretty good deal.
The quadcopter can also fly up to 100 meters away. That’s actually quite far, and will allow you to get the most out of your FPV flying experience.
Note, if you’re looking for an FPV quadcopter with more flight time, I recommend checking out the DJI Phantom 3. It gets around 20 minutes of flight time on a single charge!
Additional Features and Benefits
In this section of the review, I’m going to list a few features that I think you’ll find quite promising about this beginner drone. They include:
- Sleek Design: I’m a huge fan of the X4’s design. It comes with a white frame, as well as opposite-colored propellers (two white and two red). Plus, the two LED lights on the front of quadcopter look like angry eyes, which I also think looks pretty cool. For some people, aesthetic design doesn’t matter. But if you want something that looks nice, the X4 is a quality option.
- Durable/Lightweight Frame: Another thing that you’ll appreciate about the X4 is it’s durable and lightweight frame. Since it weighs just 35 grams, you’ll be able to maneuver it very aggressively (the downside is that it will be difficult to control in windy environments). As for its durability, this drone is quite tough. I’ve crashed mine dozens of times and haven’t had to replace anything major (just a few propellers).
- FPV Capabilities: By far the best benefit to buying this quadcopter is that you'll experience FPV flying. The transmitter comes with a 4.3-inch LCD viewing monitor. Here, you'll see exactly what your drone sees in real-time. Despite its cheap price tag, there isn't any delay between the transmitter's monitor and the drone's camera. I'd say that this isn't bad for this budget-friendly drone.
As you can see, you’ll get great value for your dollar when you buy this drone. Check out the Syma X5C if you want something more basic that doesn’t come with FPV capabilities. Next in this review, we’re going to talk about how the drone flies in the air.
Flying the X4 – What to Expect
Due to its small size, the X4 can effortlessly zip through the air. It responds to the transmitter quite well, and is super-responsive.
On a downside, it doesn’t stabilize very well. What does this mean? Basically, if you let go of the controls, the drone will begin to drift.
This is different than the DJI Phantom 3, which maintains its position in the air. So if you’re looking for stable aerial footage, you’re better off buying something like the DJI Phantom 3 or the DJI Inspire.
Those will be more expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for. But for the average hobbyist just looking to have some fun, this drone will be fine.
The Prop Guards
No Hubsan X3 H107D review would be complete without talking about the drone’s prop guards.
If you’re a beginner flyer, you’re going to absolutely love them. Why? Because you’re going to crash…a lot. And the prop guards will help protect your propellers from breaking.
Keep in mind that prop guards decrease flight time. But it’s only by a small amount. In my opinion, if you’re not that experienced, keep your prop guards on. Once you become more proficient behind the controls, then you can take them off.
Is it Worth the Price Tag?
I’d say that the X4 is worth every penny. Usually you don’t find FPV flying in drone models priced this affordably, but the X4 is a rare exception (the Syma X5SW also comes to mind).
With a flight time of 7 minutes, a remote distance of 100 meters, and a durable/lightweight design, you’ll have a great time with this quadcopter. I hope that this Hubsan X4 H107D review has helped you learn more about this awesome beginner quadcopter. Good luck and fly safe.