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The Hubsan H107C HD X4 Quadcopter in red and white is a quad-rotor, palm-sized RC helicopter that features a 2.4GHz, 4-Channel transmitter and a built-in 2MP, 1280 x 720 resolution camera. This quadcopter is a great starter drone if you are looking for video and picture taking capabilities. This mini drone is recommended for beginners as well as advanced fliers as it is fairly easy to learn on and super fun to fly! The most notable feature of this quadcopter is its size, even with a prop-to-prop wingspan of just 5.75" it sill has room for a camera. Whether you want to fly it inside or outside it will do well for any type of environment. This is a step up from the Hubsan X4 H107L in the fact that it has a camera attached so you can take video and pictures while in flight. To record video there is a Micro SD/Micro SDHC memory card slot below the "tail" section that is activated using a button just to the side of the card slot. This will not allow you to fly via video but it is great for recording videos while in flight! Finally, a 3.7V, 380mAh lithium-polymer battery tucks away inside the body providing up to 7 minutes flying time. If you are looking for something without video recording check out our our beginners guide to quadcopters and drones where we talk more about the Hubsan X4 H107L and some other great quads.
Check out what the video recording capabilities look like HERE.
The transmitter (TX) supports both Mode 1 and Mode 2 stick configurations. Mode 2 is typically preferred in the U.S. as many argue it more closely simulates actual aircraft controls, however some international users may be more accustomed to Mode 1.
If you want something with a big higher quality camera and is much better for taking pictures and videos then check out our quadcopter with camera list. We have the best consumer HD camera drones on the market listed there with the most discounted prices on the web.
Holy cow. I knew I was going to love quadcopters, but I never wanted to invest $1000+ dollars in some huge thing with a camera and all that.
So when I saw a friend had one of these, and he let me fly it for a few minutes, I was HOOKED. And at less than $100 for everything, why not try it out?!?
The most important thing to know is that flying quadcopters is a learned skill. I have flown sailplanes and gliders, but quadcopters are totally different, and it takes PRACTICE to be able to control them reasonably.
After a week of flying it, maybe 30 minutes a day, I have a reasonable amount of control and can fly it around the tree in the back yard, chase the dog, and - when I turn the camera on - I can usually get a shot of whatever I want an image of.
I simply can't express how important it is to get a small one like this to figure out how they fly. And you should get the Hubsan X4 because EVERY SINGLE PART can be purchased separately, so no matter what you break, you can fix it!! So fly it! Crash it into stuff! It comes with some extra propellers and the VERY IMPORTANT crash bar thing to protect the blades.
When first starting out, INSTALL THE CRASH PROTECTOR. This makes the quadcopter heavier, and makes the controls less sensitive, so you can more easily get used to flying it.
Aw heck. What am I blathering on about? You know you want this. BUY IT. You won't be disappointed, and when you get a big quadcopter with a GoPro on it, you will be VERY glad for the hours you spent practicing with this little beauty George on 24th Jun 2014
I had several Syma X1 with a 808 camera but they kept breaking in unfixable ways. I finally bought up to the Hubsan X4. The camera quality is a little lower quality, but definitely HD and looks really good. The blades are out of the picture. It records the faintest audio which contains the buzzing blades most times. I was also unsure about the size, but it's actually really cool having something so portable. I'll take this more places. It's noisy, but hardly noticeable when you get it high.
At first I didn't like how touchy it was. But now that I'm used to it I feel it flies much better and is easier to navigate. It definitely handles light wind better. I'd say that range is about 200 feet away. At that distance it becomes difficult to gauge speed and direction anyway.
I tried the protection cover (included) but it adds noticeable weight that affects agility and battery life. I'd opt for more blades instead.
Look for instructions on calibrating the gyro. You need to do that every time you connect a battery. Test stability by hovering a foot above the ground. Drew on 21st Jun 2014