Probably the world’s smallest quadcopter (measures about 4.5 inches diagonally), the Hubsan X4 Quadcopter is easy to carry and easy to fly. Great for beginners and comes with some pretty amazing features.
Hubsan X4 Quadcopter Features:
- Lightweight airframe which is highly durable and is ruggedly built
- The drone has a control distance ranging between: 50 – 100 meters, and a live video distance around 100 meters.
- It stays well in the air for around seven minutes of flight time.
- Possesses latest 6-axis flight control system with a gyro sensitivity that can be easily regulated and adjusted
- Installed battery is a 3.7V, 380mAh lithium polymer battery with auto cut off safety PCB. Charging time about 30 minutes by means of an included USB cable.
- It has a 6 Axis Gyro Stabilization, Immersive FPV Flight. With the FPV you can look and understand what the camera is seeing by means of the 4.3-inch color LCD screen in the control unit. This makes it possible and easier to fly using the FPV (first-person-view) system. Although a wider lens would have also made doing things easier.
- The camera comes with a 0.3-megapixel sensor and 640 x 480 resolution.
- Videos can be previewed instantly on transmitter. Flight Videos can be recorded easily to the SD Card. It is possible to start and stop recording using the single button on the controller.
- 2.4GHz 4 channel transmitter with 4.3 Inch LCD (requires 4 AA sold separately). Optional FPV goggles can be used with the quad.
What’s in the Box:
1 – Hubsan X4 Quadcopter with FPV Camera
1 – FPV transmitter (requires 4 AA sold separately)
1 – Protection cover
4 – Spare propellers
1 – U wrench
1 – USB cable
1 – Operational manual
The body is a small, 4.5 inches. It is quite durable and can take quite a lot including crash-landing, though the prop guards should be installed. It’s also nice that when turning on the power and the LCD screen, it informs about the voltage of the copter and the transmitter.
This is not the drone you’ll use for professional quality photography. The camera comes with a 0.3-megapixel sensor and 640 x 480 resolution. The picture is displayed on the monitor at 720 x 480, but it records them at a squat 720 x 240. This means that if you plan on using the recorded footage for anything, you will have to run it through a converter to stretch it from 240 to 480. Hubsan provides links to a couple of free Windows-based converters.
Verdict: This little drone looks beautiful, and feels nice and solid to hold in hand. At around $80, this great little drone is good for learning how to fly for the first time.