Hubsan x4 drone review – FPV, H107c and H107L models overview

The Hubsan x4 is still a very popular choice for drone enthusiasts even in 2018! 
That’s because these drones were so well made the first time around that they became a staple of the quadcopter industry and I still would recommend you try one of these flying things for yourself.

Granted its low price point the Hubsan x4 provides an amazing flight experience in a sturdy mini-drone. 

As mentioned in the title, in this article I will review all the three models of the x4 drone.

The main differences between them are the camera functions and some other features that I’ll talk about bellow.

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Price and specs

I always rate drones considering their price too. It would be unfair to compare a $200 to a $50 one and expect the same results. 

Therefore, this drone, with the low prices it has… quite frankly fits the perfect spot for a great beginner drone.

Not only it flies well and has a nice build quality, but the price allows you to buy a bunch and not even care if you lose them.

Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 720p
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushed
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 7
Flight Range: 50
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing
Price history for Hubsan X4 (H107L) 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter, Black
Latest updates:
  • $18.50 - September 13, 2019
  • $22.90 - September 7, 2019
  • $25.99 - September 4, 2019
  • $21.89 - August 22, 2019
  • $18.50 - August 20, 2019
  • $21.89 - July 1, 2019
  • $21.90 - June 30, 2019
  • $28.95 - June 26, 2019
Since: March 19, 2019
  • Highest Price: $31.99 - April 11, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $16.00 - March 19, 2019

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Check out the following video review to see the Hubsan x4 in action

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How does the Hubsan x4 Fly?

These drones are quite flawless when it comes to piloting and flying all over the place with ease. 

The controls are sensitive with instant responsiveness and the speed of flight and the yaw rate are quite impressive for this price range and quadcopter size. 

Every model can do flips and barrel rolls with ease, both inside and outside the house with a safe landing thanks to the rubber mounts on the bottom of the device that take impact absorption.

Hubsan x4 H107L

  • Perfect for beginners
  • No camera
  • Flight time: 7 minutes

As you can see, the main difference between the two is the addition of a camera. The camera version is a few dollars more expensive, but if you’d like to fly for longer, the H107L is the better choice.

If you really worry that much about battery life I suggest you get additional ones that are even more powerful (520mAh).

These will allow for a flight time of over 10 minutes.

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Controller for H107c and L

Both models come in the package with a 4 channel 2.4 Ghz Transmitter with the following feats:

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  • LCD screen that displays trim settings and data
  • LED that indicates binding with the quadcopter
  • trimming buttons
  • dual mode ( begginer and expert flying modes) on the press of the stick

It has an adjustable rudder, elevator, and aileron trim to compensate for drift and make the drone hover in the same spot(if there’s no wind involved). 

The controls are instant and respond quick and the material used is plastic, although it doesn’t feel cheap. 

The transmitter requires 4 triple A batteries and can be bought separately if needed.

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Latest Hubsan x4: H107D with FPV

H107D Fpv Hubsan x4

This little guy is pretty much the same as the ones mentioned above, yet a whole new story altogether.

The experience can be fascinating for people who never used FPV before.

It is a perfect drone for beginners who want to experiment with FPV without goggles and in an affordable price range.

Bigger range

The Hubsan x4 H107D quad-copter can be piloted from a bigger distance (50-100 meters) thanks to its antenna attached on the bottom of the drone and the more advanced transmitter.

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Hubsan x4 FPV Transmitter

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This controller can be used with the H107C too but not for FPV, just recording.

 The Transmitter works with 5.8Ghz RX 2.4Ghz TX Remote Control and can transmit real time First Person View video from your H107D drone.

The distance for the FPV is a maximum of 100m. The quality of the video is quite good and there is no lag in the transmission.

The controller has the following features:

  • trimming buttons
  • normal and expert mode dual options(from the right stick)
  • Flight time: 5 minutes
  • 4 way tumble control for the drone
  • Micro SD card slot(this has been moved from the drone to the controller itself and it can record the video) – does not come with an included card

Only the H107C and H107D have cameras incorporated. Both standing at 0.3 px with hd 720p resolutions. the only difference is that one supports First Person View.

The camera on the H107D has an antenna under so it can send the live video information up to 100m.

Tip: make sure you press the “stop recording button on the remote before ending a flight so it doesn’t get corrupted.

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Battery and flight time

All the drones come with 380mAh Lipo batteries.

Estimated time for charging:30 min and flying time about 7-8 min

Tip: there’s a battery indicator on the controller of the H107D(FPV) showing the current voltage of the drone battery.

When it gets below 3.4v you should land the drone as it’s an indicator that the battery is about to die.

The transmitters all have AAA batteries except for the FPV one( which also consumes more energy). So the Fpv remote will burn through batteries a lot quicker than the other two.

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8.5 Total Score
The Most popular drone on the internet for beginners

The hubsan X4 is still one of the most popular drones and because it comes in quite a few different types there's one for every budget and preference. Wether you want a camera or not.

Video Quality
9
Flight stability
8.5
Photo Quality
9.5
PROS
  • the camera can record impressively well
  • very solid build
  • great for beginners
  • multiple speed rates
CONS
  • no propeller guards
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  1. Reply
    LongStrokinYerMomma June 11, 2019 at 2:25 am

    Your assessment is pretty spotty when it doesn’t even mention that the H017L uses 7mm motors and the H107C uses 8mm motors… Or that the body shape provides significant lift to improve performance by leaning into headwinds… Or that you can introduce significant bias in the leveling sensors to allow for lots of ‘forward rake’ which in turn facilitates the integration of speed over time more like an ion thrust rocket and less like a straightforward thurst vs. drag calculation of top speed… You should put a safety pin through the top and bottom lips of the battery slot so you can keep it from ejecting batteries when you ball it up on the turf at high speed. Without those flashing LEDs or the squeal of a barely-cracked throttle you’ll likely lose your X4 forever in the deep brush.

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    LongStrokinYerMomma June 11, 2019 at 2:29 am

    One more thing: the battery indicator on the transmitter is not indicating the charge in the drone, it’s indicating the charge in the transmitter… duh.

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