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Is a Hubsan X4 H107D FPV good drone for a newbie? Well – it depends. What kind of newbie are we talking about? We would say it is good and not excellent – as the Hubsan X4 might be too quick for a TOTAL newbie. Advanced beginners will fly it easy while improving their skills for a more expensive model. Remote control receives live video from a built-in 640×480 camera on X4.
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Let us start with the Pros of Hubsan X4 H107D FPV:
- different modes available – beginner and expert. Good to have these option since you will not be a beginner all the time.
- has an understandable manual
- flies really great, is very robust (can survive crashes and even falling in a deep water)
- RTF minus TX batteries are included
- 4 “AA” batteries are needed for TX to fly
- Prop guard is included
- very short flight times in expert mode (up to 7 minutes)
- LEDs are barely visible in the day
- batteries get extremely warm
- Low voltage has only flashing lights and HUD info but no audio tones
- battery is a very tight fit and you need to be very careful when changing it
- control unit batteries deplete very fast
Charging the batteries is simple and takes 45-50 minutes. I advice to wait for 5 minutes after charging them because they can become too warm very quickly. Prop guard is easily installed, by simply pusshing the props back down the shaft.
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Tips and tricks for Hubsan X4 FPV
- We highly recommend rotor shields as they will protect the drone when you crash it.
- You get yourself a dedicated microSD card as the drone will reformat when you press the record button.
- Since the battery time is extremely short, buy yourself at least 5 rechargable batteries along with the X4.
- Start flying it in mode 2 – left stick for the throttle and rudder and the right stick for the ailerons and elevator.
- Camera video will probably not play on standard Windows Media Player so you will need to get yourself a VLC Media Player (it is a free Software) to watch the videos on your PC.
- Fly it in a big open area that will provide you with lot of rooms for errors. Make sure it is not a windy day or the X4 could just fly away.
- do not rely on FPV as there is a slight delay in the video transmission and that could mean a good beating for your toy.
And at the end, watch the droid in action: