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

Hubsan x4 drone review (still good in 2020?)

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
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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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How does it compare to other drones?

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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

How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:

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1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

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2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  1.  
  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.

 

How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of DronesGator.com and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

2 Comments
  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.

  2. Reply
    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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