Don’t let the size of this micro quad copter fool you. The Husban X4 H107 comes in at roughly four inches by four inches. It reminds me of the old adage that good things can come in small packages. Once I got it out of the box I have to admit I was not just a little skeptical. But when the battery was charged and I put my batteries in the transmitter I was pleasantly surprised by the Hubsan X4 Micro quad copter.
Flying outside is a great experience. The 2.4 LCD radio control transmitter allows a more than sufficient range for this micro copter. It can fly high enough where you almost lose sight of the 4 inch copter. So there is plenty of range for whatever you want to do with the H107 indoors or outdoors. The small size is ideal for indoor flight training or just messing around with the family.
There are two modes for flying with the Hubsan X4 H107. The normal mode and the expert mode. I fly normal mode when flying indoors because this quad copter is really fast when switched to expert mode. So any time I am in expert mode I like to have plenty of room to maneuver. Another time it is a good idea to be cautious with expert mode is when flying over concrete or really hard surfaces. If a crash happens while flying expert mode top speeds, the damages are definitely worse than in normal mode. That being said the Husban X4 H107 is astonishingly durable for such a small framed copter. There is a programmed flip when in expert mode but be sure you are flying high enough to make the flip without a crash. Better to try that over grass until you get the hang of it.
The batteries last about 8 – 9 minutes and only takes about a half an hour to recharge. There are extra batteries available to have one charging while flying with the other. I charge mine with a laptop that I can charge with at home or any where I go. That is a great option when on the go. I also keep an extra set of 4 “AAA” batteries for the transmitter on hand just in case.
There have been instances where I needed to recalibrate the gyros. This has presented very little inconvenience as long as I make sure the copter is on a very flat and level surface during calibration. Once the calibration is done the Hubsan X4 H107 is surprisingly stable in flight.
Because the size is so small on the Husban X4 H107 the payload is virtually non existent. Adding a camera or any other attachment is pretty much out of the question. Perhaps there are some of the key chain type cameras that could be mounted somehow but it would have to be miniscule in size.
Out of the box the Hubsan X4 H107 is a blast. Relatively easy to fly and durable enough for learning. A good value for what you get in return.
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