Reddit Reddit reviews Hubsan X4 (H107L) 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter, Black

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96 Reddit comments about Hubsan X4 (H107L) 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter, Black:

u/smithincanton · 72 pointsr/pics

Come visit /r/Multicopter I would suggest that he not start with a DJI Phantom. It creates some bad habits that would be hard to brake later if he wanted to move to a different platform. You can get a RTF (Ready To Fly) quad for less than $50 that i'm sure he would have a blast with.

u/puterTDI · 30 pointsr/geek

I have a full size quad that I built. I also have a hubsan.

I highly recommend getting the hubsan to practice with. it's cheap, easy to repair, and does a good job training flight skills.

one with camera ($30):

Without camera ($30):

FPV ($110):

On a side note, I am floored at how cheap the fpv and camera models are.

u/KingBooRadley · 17 pointsr/gadgets

Hubsan x4 mini quadcopter. Super fun, amazing stability and as much range as you could want for something this size. It also takes a licking and bounces back. When it doesn't, it's pretty easy to fix. A great gateway model for the whole "drone" hobby. There's also a version with a camera to take movies, and an FPV model. For under $40 it's a great deal if you're are at all interested in the hobby.

u/Swab · 11 pointsr/Multicopter
u/mentalorigami · 9 pointsr/Multicopter

Cut your teeth on something like this before you start throwing money at big/expensive stuff.

u/J_nugget · 7 pointsr/fpv

I am a beginner in fpv flying who just got a maiden flight of my x220 today and here are my thoughts.

tldr; x220 is too dangerous to recommend to a first time flyer so get a Hubsan X4 or similar quad to practice with since it's way cheaper.

This was the first ever drone I bought and is what I started with (Jun 2015). It was way harder than I thought it'd be but I eventually got a feel for it and got a Hubsan X4 (Nov 2015) after researching for a first "real quad". It was a huge step in difficulty but after a year I am very comfortable in the Expert flying mode. I can full throttle it into the corner of my wall and quickly pull back, operate it with the front facing any direction, orbits, yaw spins, etc.

The x220 was a completely different level. During my short flight I had to focus on just hovering and could only move it in the direction I was facing and this was only in angle mode which is basically auto leveling afaik. Regular mode I could just hover. Remember too that this is all LoS and not FPV. I got a pair of FatSharks setup but am not near comfortable enough to use them in flight.

This thing is a beast and super dangerous so I would not recommend it to someone who has never flown a quad before. I'm not sure how good sims are for learning but I would look into a Hubsan X4 to learn with since its relatively cheap and has that expert mode to work up to. You can also fly it indoors during the winter and outdoors when its nice out.

u/rps13drifter · 7 pointsr/Multicopter

Get [this] ( one! And several sets of propellers. And get your company to buy it for you as training.

Trust me, you WILL crash many times. If they can afford the big copter, they can afford this too. Give yourself a month to learn on the little one and you will save many hundreds of dollars in repair.

Edit: Just read you're at a water park, so DEFINITELY get the smaller model before flying the big one. Unless a $1400 loss is acceptable.

u/b1gr3dd · 6 pointsr/Multicopter

Not sure why you would spend a week looking, Amazon Prime FTW

u/misterwuggle69sofine · 6 pointsr/aww

The charge time really isn't all that bad. It'll charge back up in 10-15 minutes. I really thought it'd bother me but I'm totally okay with it. This is the perfect starter copter to learn how to fly these things.

If it's really a deal breaker and you're okay with spending more, one of the cheapest way you're going to get significantly improved flight time would probably be a Hubsan X4, a 5 pack of batteries, a simple charger, and a prop guard for about $70 before tax.

I'd call that step 2 in the hobby though and would absolutely recommend the Cheerson CX-10 as step 1.

u/manta_style · 6 pointsr/radiocontrol

If you are looking for a good beginner quad copter that you can easily learn to fly then you should go for the Hubsan X4 or the Blade Nano QX

u/nerobro · 6 pointsr/fpv

$500 is a tight budget. $500 can get you "something that flies" and "something that's FPV." At the $500 level, you're talking 4-12 minutes.

Wind handling comes from "being fast" and "having a decent flight controller". Naze32, Flip32, KK2 2.1, NAZA, etc.. are all good flight controlers.

The big question is, what are you trying to do? Just "get in and have fun?" Well, in that case I'd probally point you at something like a the Proto or Hubsan ready to fly FPV quads, and a second, non FPV quad for bashing around. Buy two of the same brand, and a half a dozen batteries, and a good charger.

Quadcopters break. And they break, a lot. The bigger they are, the more they break. If you oops, you've lost a prop. If you oops hard, you've broken an airframe, bent a motor shaft, popped a battery... something like that.

If you're determined to fly something larger, you're going to eat the budget quickly.

So "the nerobro way"

Hubsan 104d FPV: $150

Hubsan 104 crash pack: $20

Hubsan 107 (non fpv): $54

4x battery charger: $7

That'll get you something to learn with, and something to fly FPV with for less than $350. And you will NOT be bored. :-) And if you really screw up, you'll have spare parts. Consider adding a few more batteries.

u/pekeqpeke · 6 pointsr/Multicopter

Wait till you get one of these

u/fgump · 6 pointsr/gadgets

A quad copter like this:
Hubsan H107L X4 Mini RTF RC Quadcopter

u/mike413 · 5 pointsr/Quadcopter

There are 4 models, the h107c has two versions
H107L - no camera
H107C - two versions - vga and HD/720p
H107D - fpv version with display on remote
there are also hubsan-specific add-on goggles for the H107D that plug into the remote

u/Oberonson · 5 pointsr/Quadcopter

Great! But seriously before you build your QAV, go buy a cheap "beater" quadcopter that you can learn to fly on. Fpv is hard and will be even harder if you begin not knowing how to fly at all. Go buy what everyone recommends: the Hubsand X4. When you can crash on your first flight it'll be with a 40 dollar quad instead of a $300+ build.

Hubsan X4 (H107L) 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter, Black

u/docmongre · 5 pointsr/Multicopter

These were $40 at Radio Shack. Get one from there or your local hobby shop, practice with it until you get good, then head back to your local hobby shop, walk up to the guy at the counter and say "I have $160 and I've been practicing with a Hubsan. What's a good model I can upgrade to?"


u/porksmash · 5 pointsr/diydrones

I think the CrazyFlie is one of the worst options, honestly. It's expensive and requires a computer and gamepad. It might be a good option if you're into computer based control, but if you just want to fly around then there are a few others you could go with. I haven't seen many kits at this size but there are a lot of prebuilt/ready to fly options:

u/Raider1284 · 5 pointsr/Multicopter

Im sure its fine, but its super overpriced. Effectively looks like a syma x1 with a fancy, heavy frame over it.

Get the syma x1 for $35 or the hubsan x4:

u/fresh1134206 · 5 pointsr/Unexpected

If you want to learn how to fly drones, start with one that doesn't have FPV. This way you'll know how to fly it if your monitor goes out.

I recently got the "UDI U818A". It's a great learner, easy to fly and takes crashes well. It's around 16 inches diagonally, so a little big for indoors. That's never stopped me though. You can get one on Amazon for around $50 usd.

A smaller option is the "Hubsan X4". I haven't flown this particular quad, but I'm probably going to order one this week. It has great reviews, and is only about 6 inches across diagonally. Great for indoors. Again, Amazon has them for around $50 $30 usd.

I suggest starting with one of these. Get good, then move up to something more expensive with FPV.

Edit: Links and such

UDI U818A $49.23 + Free Shipping

Hubsan X4 H107L (no camera) $33.95

Hubsan X4 H107C (camera) $29.99 + Free Shipping

Do some digging and look for deals. You may be able to find cheaper prices. I got my U818A for $28 + Free Shipping on a Lightning Deal.

u/ChinaMan28 · 4 pointsr/Multicopter

Well before you get to a 500 sized multirotor, Might I suggest something smaller and less spinning blades of death?

such as:

Once you get comfortable then you should move up...but if you are new, and don't know to much, you WILL wreck it.

u/Shortsonfire79 · 4 pointsr/Multicopter

I highly suggest picking up something small and cheap that you can mess around with and learn the mechanics of multi flight while you figure everything else out. I personally like the Hubsan x4 and they also have one with a camera on it for a little extra. I should have started with the Hubsan (or other microquad) because I crashed my first build terribly which set me back several months of repair.

For your first bigger multi you could look into the Cinetanks if you're interested in zipping around (link is only to a frame, but they have suggested parts in the right sidebar). I've heard good things about the DJI Flamewheels.

What I've been doing as I get ready for my next multi is to look at the build logs section of the sub wiki. Gives me a good idea of what I'd like and what other people have done too. I also suggest checking the two forums on the sidebar (multi and rcg) The guys at Multirotor pretty much held my hand and walked me through my first build, which I'm really grateful for.

Good luck! And welcome. :D

u/lpabmendez · 3 pointsr/djiphantom

Get a cheap small quadcopter to practice / crash / practice. Learning to fly well is the best way to prevent damage to your phantom. Also, learn to fly well in atti mode (no GPS help)

Some people feel that the propeller protectors ( ) can cause vortex ring state and could cause a crash. ( DJI Phantom 2 - Prop Guards explained. - Also T…: ) I personally fly with out them. It saves weight and makes you fly more cautiously.

***Download and read this 50 page manual!... Read it twice!! Everything you need to know about the Phantom2 V+

Watch phantom crash YouTube videos and figure out why they crashed, learn from it.

u/XYrZbest · 3 pointsr/Multicopter

I was going to get this one I don't think I really need a camera. is there a way I could add one later if i wanted to. Should i get this crash pack or should i just get more batteries?

u/RmJack · 3 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

These are neat novelty, but personally i think getting him a hubson x4 would be better, its not a fixed wing, but there super fun and a great intro rc quad copter.

u/firm1 · 3 pointsr/drones

Just a heads up there are some people pushing for a ban on drones in New York. I don't know the legality of flying in Central Park, but I would probably avoid it.

Also, if you are new to flying I would pick up a hubsan to learn with. They make one that takes video as well, but the quality is marginal. It's much better to crash one of those than a several hundred dollar quad.

u/_brodre · 3 pointsr/Multicopter

may i recommend you and your friends pool 45 dollars and have the time of your lives with a hubsan x4 H107L

u/bulbufet · 3 pointsr/Multicopter

This is what I have, and what many people in this sub will tell you to get.

You would be safe also getting the crash pack:

Very small very fun and very easy to learn nn. I've had mine for over a year now and I still fly it every couple days.

u/oh_lord · 3 pointsr/Multicopter

Assuming you saw one on the set for some film stuff, I assume you're interested in a more AP-style rig like a DJI product. Most of the people here are more interested in a DIY "racing/freestyle" FPV miniquad, a smaller, mostly carbon fibre build that's intended to be fast, responsive, and an immersive flying experience. So, your first decision is whether you're after a more casual photography rig or a quicker, racing quad.

In either case, most of the other comments seem to say "buy something small and cheap and start learning", and I'll second that advice. Most of us here fly "FPV", wearing goggles that show us what a small camera on board broadcast. Before you can do that though, you need to learn the basics of flight, ideally "line of sight", without the goggles.

The Hubsan gets recommended a lot (H107L) because it was one of the best, cheap quads out there. They're $32 on Amazon and are a good starting point. Make sure to grab some extra propellers and a couple more batteries, flight time is about 5 minute of casual hovering.

For a little less though, I cannot recommend the Eachine H8 Mini enough. It's smaller, a little more responsive, and just as durable. Once you're more familiar with the basics of flight, too, you can try out "rate" (manual, no auto-leveling) mode with this one too for about $10 and some time flashing firmware.

From there, once you get used to the basics of control, you can start adding in cameras and goggles and practicing FPV. Eventually, you can work your way up to a larger miniquad.

And always feel free to ask more questions if you have them!


u/bsmith0 · 3 pointsr/Multicopter

Your best bet is it start with something like this then when you get comfortable flying, you can build a FPV 250 for ~ $600-$1000.

u/OmenLW · 2 pointsr/DIY

I got the L. It was around $50. Actually, lemme grab the link.

Are you sitting me. I coulda got one with a camera for $10 more!?!?!

u/peterhollens · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

OMG, right?! I've gone through three of them already... I destroyed the blades to this one yesterday after only two days on the job. ---> -- it was a little cheaper when I got it, really like it, but it's super hard to control in the house...

u/ra13 · 2 pointsr/gopro

Sorry i replied to you a few days back but i was on mobile and it ended up being posted as a reply to the main thread!

Hubsan X4 H107L :

u/dick122 · 2 pointsr/gopro

I got this one, the Hubsan X4. It's showing it for $40 right now but I think I only paid $35 for mine at the time. They make the same one with a camera installed but I didn't see the point of that since the whole idea was to only use it for practicing.

It really wasn't hard to get the hang of. I started indoors with it and crashed it several times. It was fun but taking it out to the soccer fields and zipping it all over the place is what made me understand people's obsession with multicopters. The worst that has happened outdoors is twice I've taken my eye off it when it had gotten so far away it was just a tiny black speck in the sky. Both times I panicked, cut the throttle to let it fall and searched for it. Luckily it suffered no damage either of those times.

I will say you should definitely invest in some extra props and extra batteries. You can find all that pretty cheap online too. Even with all that added on you're still talking about less than $100.

Oh, and completely un-GoPro-related: these things are extremely fun to fly at night. With the LEDs on it's easier to see and looks like a UFO buzzing about.

u/LukemBro · 2 pointsr/Quadcopter

Go on amazon and buy all this in my opinion to get into Quadcopter flying:
The actual Quad

Things you will need

u/Helagak · 2 pointsr/DJISpark

The hubsan x4 was my first quad. I learned so much on it. And they are cheaper than ever now. If you are new to flying and just got or are thinking about getting a spark or even a more expensive drone, I HIGHLY recommend grabbing an x4 and learning the ins and outs of quad control on something that won't break your heart when you break it. We all scrapped our knees when learning to walk. Learning to fly is no different.

Hubsan X4 (H107L) 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter, Black

u/KayakHipster · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

Exactly right. This is the one I started with (this option doesn't have a camera and is $35, I got the one that's 40 I think with the cam)

Hubsan X4 (H107L) 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter, Black

And you can see all parts to fix it are super cheap as well. The controls are the same as the more expensive ones. These are not anywhere as fancy, so you really need to learn to fly them. The more expensive ones have lots of functions to keep it steady and such. But it's very easy to get disoriented when it's high up and you can't see which way is forward. Bad news if there's obstacles nearby and you don't know how to control it. It's also why so many of them have been making headlines lately. Idiots get them without learning to use them first, and then they drop and hurt people.

u/eviljolly · 2 pointsr/drones

They're not super powerful, but still a lot of fun. You don't want a ton of power on your first done, anyway.

It's easy to fly, with readily available replacement parts.

u/Lightborne · 2 pointsr/radiocontrol

Strange that it lists the rather spendy fpv version of the Hubsan instead of the cheaper (and still very good, especially for a beginner) base model:

u/Taubin · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

From everything I've read here, the Hubsan X4 series are great. There are new ones coming out at some point in the future, however the current versions are great, and cheap as well.

u/Ruskythegreat · 2 pointsr/radiocontrol

I'm sure the crash protection on that is just a plastic blade guard. It looks like a Hubsan H107 clone but personally, I would go for this

u/Lord_Zero · 2 pointsr/videos

Hubsan H107L
$46 on Amazon (up ~$5 for the holidays). Grab a crash pack and prop guards.

u/wolfcry0 · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

Hubsan X4, it's cheap and comes with everything you need to fly it

u/shiftpgup · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

You can use a site like to keep track of the price. I paid $30 and $35 (lost the first one) when I ordered mine.

u/SPprime · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

I would suggest buying a cheap nano quad, like the Hubsan x4 or the Syma x11 first: fly, crash, learn, THEN look at building a 250. Plus then you have something you can fly around inside when the weather is bad

u/Lainz · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

You should consider a small one first. Like a [hubsan x4 from amazon.](

But if you don't mind the pricetag, and want to jump into it. You get ARF kits for 3-400usd. Then you need another 1-200usd in fpv gear. And 4-500 for radio/receiver, flightcontroller and batteries/charger.

In short, you should consider a pricetag around 800-1000usd to get starting. Maybe up to 1500-2000 depending on what you need to buy extra and if you want the "new" HD fpv goggles and so on.

u/ianyboo · 2 pointsr/drones

Sure thing, okay so... I started with a hubsan x4 from it was 40 bucks. Then I got a pack that had spare batteries and propeller blades for 12 bucks. Took it to a park on a non-windy day and flew over the grass a bunch. The right control stick clicks in to switch between "beginner mode" and "expert mode" I think expert mode was actually easier to learn in.

Flite test has great videos for beginners, this one helped me immensely to practice flying:

The goggles were about 100 bucks on Amazon

The little FPV camera was 50 (I already had a battery for it, that's something separate you'll need if you go this route but I might have done it differently knowing what I know now)

If you want links to more stuff on Amazon or YouTube. Lets me know I've got lots!

u/__redruM · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

These little guys are tanks. Fly over grass, get plenty of spare props and you are all set on a very affordable budget.

u/Wiltron · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

It's also US Only, and readily available elsewhere for the same price..

Cameraless Model on Amazon

u/obsidianmantis · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

I'm a noob. I just bought this and it should be here tomorrow. You can get one with FPV already set up. I think that one is ~$130. This one's $40. I got a sim app for my computer called Heli-X to learn how to fly it (360 controller compatible). The question is can you fly one? Check out the app t's free.

u/SirDabington · 2 pointsr/camping

As long as it isn't too windy the Hubsan X4 mini quadcopter is a lot of fun.

u/lonjaxson · 2 pointsr/theocho

Start by getting a line-of-sight drone and see if you like it first.

hubsan x4 (comes with a controller)



prop guards+props

$55 to see if you like it.

When you break that, try repairing it. If you don't like that, then the hobby may not be for you.

u/Faynard · 2 pointsr/dragoncon

Not exactly the answer you may have been looking for, but I figured I would contribute...I bought something like that from Amazon a while back.

That's the model I bought, and extra batteries/chargers/parts have been easy to find online and even at hobby specialty shops. This one doesn't have a camera, but there are models that do. Super fun toy, tbh. Pretty sharp learning curve, even on the "beginner" mode that smooths out the flying. Highly encourage getting a propeller guard thing to slap on it especially if you fly indoors.

u/liedel · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

Order one of these first and learn to fly it, or something similar. The controls are the same and you can practice indoors. Also, if you destroy this you are out $40, instead of the full price.

u/bartman36 · 2 pointsr/Quadcopter

Honestly, at that price point, you're best off going with the Hubsan x4 H107L

Here's an amazon link if u want:

Hubsan X4 (H107L) 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter, Black

u/seanpr123 · 1 pointr/videos

Yep, and they fly great.

Hubsan X4 or Blade Nano QX are the two I can suggest (have both). Started with the X4 but eventually purchased a hobby grade transmitter and a Nano to bind with it.

WLToys and Syma make some other popular options, many of these at $50 or less (especially if you don't mind a wait and shipping from China).

If you want Prime though, here is the X4 page and here's the Blade QX BNF.

Have fun!

u/Nice_Guy_AMA · 1 pointr/Quadcopter

Depends - does he have any experience flying quads? I think it's a good idea to learn to fly with something cheap. I started with the Hubsan H107L X4 Mini RTF RC Quadcopter. I bought the quadcopter, a crash pack, a prop guard, and some extra batteries for about $100, and it has treated me pretty well. I think Hubsan has a similar model with a camera, but I don't have any experience with it.

If your dad has experience flying and/or you're looking for something a little fancier, I won't be much help. Good luck!

u/Derpeh · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Ok. I found this one. I'm assuming it's the one with the yaw control on the throttle?

u/mangusman07 · 1 pointr/Multicopter

New? The hubsan micro should be the first thing purchased. Practice as you assemble.

u/alphaPC · 1 pointr/Quadcopters

Hubsan x4 is the best entry level quad by a long shot. Get one on Amazon for 39 bucks. A few spare batteries/charger and blades are cheap as dirt. They fly indoor and outdoor easily, can be slow or fast (modes), can also do flips if you desire.

My x4 is over a year old now and it still works just fine. Tough little buggers! I don't play nice with it either.

Do not go with other brands IMO. I fly big quads mostly now. I've tried them all and the hubsan brand is the real deal.

New model:

Old model (what I have):

u/BojanglesSweetT · 1 pointr/drones

I've got this Hubsan X4 and it's a fun toy drone

u/golegogo · 1 pointr/Multicopter

This is just my opinion but I would recommend buying the [husband X4] (

It's cheap and easy to learn on. But on whether to build or not. Building is:

  • cheaper for the same product

  • more customizable

  • easier to fix when you break something

  • More work to setup

  • Can require technical knowledge (this subreddit can help you learn)

    Just my 2 cents.
u/pukingbuzzard · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Damn the one on banggood was for the drone only! I'm going to order on amazon.

So I tried to get into droning years ago, but the LOS drone I got, I couldn't really get it to hover without moving at a good clip of speed, It was very discouraging. I watched E-max videos and it seems like maybe this drone you are mentioning is alot better. Below is the first attempt drone I had (which after a bunch of crashes I couldn't get to hover at all).

u/PolarisSONE · 1 pointr/DIY

Is the Mini version more than enough for me to start out?

I'll probably pick up spare batteries as well. Does the mini come with the prop-guard as well?


u/SurfWyoming · 1 pointr/multicopterbuilds

You should start with a Syma x5c-1 or a hubsan x4 to start out with. They are about $50 and you will want to crash those when you are starting out. Crashing your 250 will get expensive quick. After you get about a month or so of stick time, then start looking into your 250 build. If you want, hubsan also makes an fpv version which is super fun to fly, but its around $100. Let me know if you have questions!



FPV Hubsan

u/curmudgeonqualms · 1 pointr/pics

> only the ridiculous high end custom commercial filming drone could draw blood

You sound like you have not flown even a medium sized "toy" quad if you think this.

Even the mini ones will scratch you good, a 250 sized quad will fuck your shit up if it hits you and an amateur filming more so.

u/Mguyen · 1 pointr/Multicopter

I'm not sure if there's a consumer grade quad out there that will be able to do that. Your best chance to keep things cheap (low cost, not low quality) and efficient is a custom build. From the components I have off the top of my head, I'm fairly sure you can do it for $1000 (with FPV equipment, including receiver , except for the screen/goggles). With some careful thought and a little optimizing, you could probably get it down. What's going to end up costing the most will be the high efficiency motors, and the high power batteries.

If you want to start flying quads, here's the same advice you'd get anywhere else on this subreddit, put down about $50 on a Hubsan X4. It'll take the crashes while you're learning so a more expensive quad doesn't have to. It's pretty durable so you won't have to worry about breaking it either.

u/Boston_TD_Party · 1 pointr/gopro

Nice! I'd recommend getting a toy size quad to practice on, it will save you some cash in the long run. The Hubsan X4 has treated me well.

u/cthulol · 1 pointr/mealtimevideos

Thank you! Any opinion on the Hubsan H107L?

u/Waz0wski · 1 pointr/Filmmakers this guy is good and will carry the camera. this is better if you can afford it. either of them will be shaky unless you add a stabilizer.

u/Route66_LANparty · 1 pointr/Quadcopter

Forget the $20 savings. It could also be a total waste of if it doesn't work. I've looked more into this FY326... and it looks like in early 2015 it had very solid and long range electronics. But that has been switched to a cheaper and unreliable radio system in newer versions. Does not seem worth the risk.

Plus it looks like it's only $10-$15 more for the X5c (at least on amazon). Syma x5C $41:

u/Guns_and_Dank · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Well what are ya waiting for? Join the fun!

u/pepsihatman · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Hubsan X4

Orrrr with a camera for $13 more here

This guy is a micro, but incredibly tough and a great starter/learner. Get extra props or the prop guards.

u/aroject · 1 pointr/Multicopter

No worries! I actually have the Syma x1, the Hubsan x4, and the Nano QX so I've had plenty of first hand experience on all 3 of the super popular ones.

The specific Syma x1 I have is this:

Its the cheapest of the 3 and has the longest flight time. However this means it has the longest charge time (about 90 minutes for around 20+ minutes of flight)

The Nano will fly for around 10+ minutes and charges in around 35 minutes.

The Hubsan takes around 45 minutes to charge and flies for about 6~7 minutes depending on if you have the guard attached.

Of the 3 the Syma is the easiest to fly, and the best for a total beginner to learn on. However the Syma does not have blade guards, but the blades themselves are very sturdy (in about 50 flights and many crashes from various heights onto various surfaces I have yet to break a single propeller)

The Nano is my favorite hands down, best bang for your buck if you can afford the $70~100 price range. However due to its incredible agility it would be rather hard to learn on and would crash a lot. I've had all 3 for months and I still can't fly the Nano in agility mode indoors. Seriously, that sucker can move. The Hubsan is kinda a happy medium between the Syma and Nano in nearly every aspect. Personally its my least favorite of the 3, but it is still a very solid beginner copter. The Hubsan isn't bad by any means, its just that the other two are better in my opinion. The Hubsan is the heaviest of the 3 despite it being the smallest. Also the Hubsan has the shortest flight time, but a longer charge time than the Nano.

Also, very important - if you get a Hubsan DO NOT GET THE CAMERA upgraded version. The camera is really bad, it doesn't come with a micro SD card, any video playback will include the lovely sound of the motors (they are very loud in flight) as performed by the world's worst microphone at max volume, and the camera is always on (even with no card inserted) so it drains the battery faster than the non camera version. (not to mention the added weight)

If I had some spare cash I would definitely buy a second Nano, they are that awesome once you know how to fly. I would also probably buy another Syma because the quality for the cost is fantastic. Honestly I would buy a second Syma x1 instead of an extra battery for the first one. Its like $10~15 for an extra battery kit, I personally would rather just have 2 copters for 30 bucks instead of just one with an extra battery. (you can cannibalize one if the other breaks, plus that gives you 2 chargers, 2 controllers, 2 batteries, and a total of 16 propellers to use. Not to mention a total of 8 motors and 2 flight boards) So if you plan on crashing a lot just spring for a second one instead of a repair kit.

I know everything I said about the Hubsan seems negative, but its still a very good starter copter at a very reasonable price. Having used one as much as I have, I would absolutely buy it again (minus the damn camera) if I ever had a reason to. That being said I should warn you, my Hubsan - and possibly all Hubsans, are out for blood and are face seeking. I've gotten some fairly bad cuts and bruises from mine. Do yourself a favor and just keep away from the flip button until you have either a lot of room / experience, or some sort of bullet proof shield to hide behind.

If you have any other questions about copters or learning to fly I would be more than happy to try and answer them. I know that finding specific information about this stuff can be kinda hard or confusing at times.

Here are links to the other two quads I talked about:

Hubsan x4 -

Nano QX -

u/thedevilsmusic · 1 pointr/videos

This is also a great learning quad . After a little over a month of draining the 3 batteries I have for it almost everyday, I feel like I have a good grasp on the basics of flying. I'm planning my first build now.

The hubsan is definitely worth the money.

u/Di-eEier_von_Satan · 1 pointr/radiocontrol

Hubsan x4 is a good trainer rc copter.

It does flips, goes 25+mph, 300 foot range, LEDs for night flying, and is inexpensive to repair!

u/supergrega · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Thanks for the answers!

Part 1:
After thinking about Hubsan x4 vs Syma x1 carefully and researching on google, I still decided to go with Hubsan X4, mainly because I will probably have to be flying indoors since it's going to start snowing here pretty soon. :(


    I will also buy the propeller guard. What I am curious about is, seeing as the flight time is only a little over 5 minutes, what extra batteries should I get for it and what charger? Would these do?


    Oh, that was my bad. A week or so ago, we were thinking about getting a hexacopter with a gopro and later upgrading it to be able to lift dslr devices, hence the second dslr gimbal. But seeing as gopro4 has some pretty good quality, we probably won't need to be lifting dslrs any time soon. Is the gimbal we get with f550 kit any good? Also, the f550 kit says we need to get a controler, but I have no idea which one.

    The FPV you recommended is this one, right?


    We would probably need to get an aditional controler with LCD screen, right?
u/rob79 · 1 pointr/arduino

Late reply, but here are my thoughts on this.

Basically any RC helicopter can be easily controlled via arduino. The trick is either taking apart the included controller as you suggested and simply wiring the connections to the sticks to a breadboard or something. The sticks are basically just potentiometers.

The other way you could do it would be to find an RF shield or something so the arduino can just output on the correct frequency. I haven't been into RC as a serious hobby for a while (I'm talking like almost 20 years, since I was a teenager, so things have probably changed a lot), but I remember being able to go out and buy various crystals at my hobby shop so that you could easily swap what frequencies the controllers/receivers worked on. This was important at events where there might be 10 people all flying at the same time (just pop out your crystals if someone else is on that frequency and replace it with a different one). I'm sure there must be an RF transmitter arduino shield out there that works on this principle. Maybe start researching how people control robots, like the ones that play soccer and stuff.

As far as recommendations go, would you be interested in a quadcopter? The Hubsan X4 is a WICKED fun tiny quadcopter. It's fast, easy to control, etc, etc. It even has swappable batteries so you don't have to wait 20 minutes after every 5 minute flight to go again. Heck, I'd recommend you get one of those for your friend even if it can't be connected to arduino just because it's super fun LOL.

Good luck!

EDIT: BTW - when I said that the X4 is "easy to control" that is, of course, relative. It will require practice. Your friend will probably need to get familiar with flying anything you buy manually before trying to control it via programming, so what I mean is that it's a great quadcopter to learn on. It's durable, replacement parts are cheap (definitely get 3-4 extra sets of blades, a crash repair kit, extra batteries, and blade guards if you can find them), and most of all it's so fun and the learning curve so gentle that your friend will not lose interest or get frustrated. An added bonus is that it's also fairly basic (no fancy built in electronics) so it's definitely hackable with the right skills.

u/strange_like · 1 pointr/multirotor

Please, do yourself a favor and DO NOT start with a 450. You will break something or someone. Drop $40 on the Hubsan X4 as a trainer, it'll teach you everything you need to know about how to fly. Beyond that, the F450 is great.

u/sevargmas · 1 pointr/gopro
u/TripKidd · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Hah, it does sound like it :)

I just know how much kids love these things, and how easy they are to break.

EDIT: err, I mean -

u/ChrisVolkoff · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Thanks, yeah they probably look too similar to justify spending ~$40. I'm going to use that money to buy this then haha.

u/idunnofry · 1 pointr/Quadcopter

Do yourself a favor and master this before diving into building a quadcopter. The hubsan is the best mini quad for the money hands down. Do not bother with the cheerson cx-10, it has unreliable signal in my experience even at very close range among other cons.

I have a hard time believing you'll be able to squeeze a custom build with transmission to your phone out of $300 even if you have a radio controller already.

My advice is maybe a phantom 2 or 3 for ~$500. It will route video straight to the DJI app in your phone. A custom quadcopter is going to be a bit more tricky to get onto your phone and you're more likely to be sending it into FPV goggles.

If you don't go the DJI route you will have to buy an RC controller/vrx/battery charger/figure out a way to view the video feed/etc. The cost can really get out of hand. I bought an Immersion RC Vortex after outgrowing the hubsan and after all the basics I needed I had spent well over $1000.

All in all, until you have 2x/3x as much of a budget go with the hubsan. Good luck!

u/Ferreteria · 1 pointr/fpvracing

$30.00. Tons of fun to fly, a great cheap introduction, and a great way to learn the basics. There's a learning curve, you're going to crash, so why not use something easily replaceable.

u/lamp42 · 1 pointr/drones

correct me if im wrong but the hubsan x4 is only like 30 bucks...can this go high and shit and is it fast? how is this one compared to OPs video? I can only imagine what the 1500 dollar drones can do....

u/LOOKITSADAM · 1 pointr/videos

Pfft, I wouldn't recommend building one right off the bat anyways. That's a lot of fiscal and emotional investment for something that's gonna crash and burn in the first couple months anyways. There's a bunch of cheap, wonderful, learner 'toy' grade ones out there to whet a curiosity.

Good luck with your degree. I wouldn't know where to start with that, mine was in Computer Science.

u/man_trash · 0 pointsr/Quadcopter


Awesome little quadcopter for what it is. About the size of your palm so you can fly it indoors or out, durable so you can crash a few times and not worry too much about breaking it, and cheap enough you won't have a heart attack if you do. You're gonna crash a lot learning to fly so don't go for anything crazy to begin with. Get a bunch of extra propellers and a pack of 5 extra batteries and he can fly for about an hour straight, and you're still only around $60. If you want to upgrade from this, there's another version of this same thing with a camera and screen for first person flying that comes in around $100

u/istandalone951 · -2 pointsr/Multicopter

I love these little Hubsan X4’s. I always buy the version without a camera and without the “altitude hold/flight stabilization” horseshit. The basic plain Jane 4”quad. One of the X4’s with a half dozen batteries (always upgrade battery, don’t buy stock lipos they suuuck) and you’ll have an absolute blast for $40. Also great for night flight with the leds.