Quadcopter flying has long been a popular sport amongst RC hobbyists, but much more popular in recent years. The high price of most models with flying capabilities often out prices regular users. And the more features a quadcopter has, the higher the price. Less expensive quadcopters tend to be more basic models that are not as well constructed. So, finding an affordable copter with all the bells and whistles isn’t always easy. However, look no further. The Hubsan X4 H107C RC Quadcopter is exactly what you’re looking for. Keep reading to hear what we think makes it such a great find in our Hubsan X4 H107C review.
Shown below are some key functions and features that most users want their RC quadcopters to have.
Quadcopters that can fly long distances with extensive flying options are important. Users want to be able to fly their quadcopters as long as possible, so one that dies after 5 minutes is no good.
Quadcopters with an easy-to-use multi-function transmitter for improved speed, distance, and throttle control are more desirable than without.
Well made, durable models with a strong frame and long-lasting battery life will always trump the ones that are made of cheap materials that break on impact.
A decent camera for a bird’s eye view of flying is always an important consideration for any RC quadcopter.
The great news is, the Hubsan X4 H107C has an advanced set of features that fulfill most user requirements at a price just about anyone can afford.
Below are some details about its key features and functions. There’s also a list of what parts and accessories come with the Hubsan X4 and what’s not included. It also has a list of extra parts and accessories recommendations. In addition, a detailed review, steps to get started with, and how to fly and operate the quadcopter follow.
But first, let’s take a look at what this mini drone looks like to fly.
These are the elements that make this quadcopter special and give you a good idea of what to expect from your quadcopter when flying.
- LCD Info Screen Display
- 2.4 GHz 4-Channel Radio Control
- 2 Stick Configuration that supports both 1 and 2-Stick Modes
- Adjustable Gyro Sensitivity of the Rudder, Elevator, Propeller, and Throttle
- Automatic Central Point Rudder Locator
- Red/Green LED Light Indicator of RC to Quadcopter Sync
- 4x AAA Battery Powered
- 6-axis Flight Control System with Expert & Normal Flight Mode options
- Advanced Aerobatics with a 360-Degree Barrel Roll on Expert Mode
- 4-way Flip Left/Right/Front/Back Directions
- Adjustable Up/Down/Accelerate/Hover Flying Control
- 3.7V 380 mAh Lithium- Polymer Battery
- Rechargeable USB on computer or USB plug
- Charges @ 0.36 amps
- 40-Minute Charge Time with 5-10 Minute Fly Time
- 4-S 0.3 MP Video Display
- Built-In Stationary Recorder with USB Card
The throttle controls the pitch of the quadcopter for all four rotors. The up/down indicated on the left stick raises or lowers the quadcopter.
The yaw is what makes the copter spin around in a static spot. The left/right positions are indicated on the stick.
The cyclical pitch controller is located on the right stick. This varies the speed of the rotors. Each rotor has a different speed.
The left stick makes the quadcopter fly. The right stick makes it go forward or backward.
- Charge battery for 40 minutes, insert RC batteries and SD card.
- Install the propeller guard. It’s usually taped to the bottom of the quadcopter box it came in.
- Turn RC on, turn throttle to the off position so copter can sync to the RC.
- Plug in the battery to power.
- Push the button on the copter to turn on the camera.
- Read the instruction manual for indicator light settings and alternate set-up features.
- Practice indoors at first to get used to flying and navigating. Try to use a big, empty room.
- Start slow and only let the copter lift 1″ to 2″ off the ground and stay in one spot to hover.
- Use the stick controls to steady the copter’s hovering.
- When you’re done flying, stop the camera before disconnecting the battery.
Hubsan X4 H107C Review
The Hubsan X4 H107C RC Quadcopter is a radio controlled, battery operated flyer. It comes with a built-in camera and multi-functioning 4-channel RC transmitter. It’s easy to navigate and travels up to 300-ft distances. It’s a great quadcopter choice for both novice and expert flyers to use.
Completely pre-assembled, it only needs the batteries installed, and Micro SD Card inserted. It has the latest 6-axis flight controller for great control and maneuverability. Its adjustable 4-channel transmitter has expert handling that is super sensitive. This increases the throttle control and improves accuracy. Both make it easier to change directions or speeds.
The transmitter has an LCD information screen. This displays the remaining battery time, control settings and other data.
It has a lightweight airframe that is extremely durable. It will withstand many crashes without breaking and doesn’t need replacement parts that often.
Its built-in camera can hold up to 300 megabytes of data and each flight lasts between 5-10 minutes. This means it’s possible to record 10 to 12 flights per 4gb SD card. That’s an average of 7 minutes of video recording from a vantage point not commonly seen.
The rear red and green LED lights are strong and focused. They help maintain visibility when the copter is far away. This is an important feature with a quadcopter this small. The farther away it is the harder they are to see. These powerful LED lights make it easier to locate them if you lose track momentarily.
The LED lights also flash a warning that the battery is low. This helps land the copter safely before losing power. The Hubsan X4 RC is a highly functioning and well-constructed quadcopter. It’s easy to operate and a blast to fly. A great choice for model quadcopter enthusiasts both young and old.
How to operate this beast
Below is a breakdown of how the radio control transmitter works.
More detailed information is in the instruction manual as well. It’s a good habit to always review the manual thoroughly, especially if new to flying RC quadcopters.
It takes some time to get comfortable controlling and flying them. This is partly due to the directional orientation being off.
When holding the transmitter, controls are in reverse unless the quadcopter is moving forward. So left becomes right and right becomes left. Forwards and reverse also change when the copter isn’t faced the same direction as you. This can be disorienting at first.
It also takes time adjusting the sensitivity of the RC sticks used to navigate. It’s easy to use too much force so that you make the copter go careening off out of control. Also, there’s a delicate interplay between throttle control and RC stick when hovering. Getting used to that balance can take some practice.
Prepare to spend some time getting the hang of how the quadcopter handles. It’s easy to lose control and crash into things when you’re first learning. This may cause damage that was easily avoided if users take the time needed to learn how to maintain control.
- 8 Props: 4A & 4B
- 1 Prop Guard
- 1 380 mAh LiPo Battery
- USB Compatible Charger
- 1 Main Quadcopter
- 1 Propeller Removal Tool
- 1 Radio Control
- Micro SD or Micro SDHC Card
- 4 AAA Batteries
Optional Parts & Accessories
- Extra Props
- Storage Case
- Parts Pack
- Micro SD Card- 32gb