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Hubsan X4 (H107L) 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter Black by Review Summary ,  Jul 29, 2015

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Hubsan X4 (H107L) 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter, Black
Report Date: 08/12/2015
Based on 646 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.9
Returned or considering to return: 3.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Practice5.0   above average
Spare5.0   above average
Learning4.7   above average
Battery4.4   above average
Flying4.3   average
Price4.3   average
Quality4.2   average
Speed4.0   below average
Charging3.8   above average
Wind3.8   average
Crash3.7   above average
Blade3.6   above average
Range3.5   average
Control3.4   below average
Guard3.3   below average
Size3.3   below average
Calibration2.8   below average
Propeller2.8   average
Motor2.7   above average


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Battery

Battery:
"After a battery goes dead the motors time to get warm so I wait for them to cool off before I stick a new fresh battery in and fly it ."
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"Terrible battery wire holder; it kept coming out."
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"Only problem is the battery does not last very long."
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"My only complaint (very minor) is that the description says that 4 AAA batteries are included -- but they weren't in any of the 4 boxes."
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"I recieved this quadcopter and when it just fell and broke even with full throttle and a full battery."
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"get some extra props, they damage easily, and extra upgraded batteries."
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"If the rest of the instructions are as clear as the battery removal one, I am sure I could never fly it."
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"It has a great battery life (8-9 min.)"
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"Having a lot of fun with it, but the battery life is low, but expected."
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"The actual fitting that attaches to the battery is not wired in, and I am unable to charge the battery."
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Blade

Blade:
"Will save you a lot of broken blades and possible injury if you fly it close to your body or anyone else"
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"I have broken a lot of Syma X11 blades and you can only buy replacements directly from Syma in China."
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"First, it helps prevent your blades (propellers) from getting damaged when you crash, and you will crash, if you're a beginning like me."
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"i ordered another one, it arrived on time but with damaged blades and no usb charger."
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"Of course, the blades can be damaged easily, but it flies perfectly fine with even some chips in the blades."
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"I did purchase a blade protector thing as well, that broke pretty quickly tho."
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"Would have been nice to include blade guards."
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"I also recommend getting a blade protector."
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"I recommend you but the crash pack as you will eat through blades."
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"For example, it protected the blades when I hit the ceiling in the house, with no damage to the blades or the ceiling."
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"Highly recommend just buy plenty of extra blades batteries and motors :)"
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Calibration

Calibration:
"Son loves but a little hard to calibrate at first."
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"Trust me I have a lot of toys and this one is very hard to control and calibrate."
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"Tried to calibrate, switched the rotors, and it was just dead."
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"I don't know if this is correct but when I turned my sensitivity down to 20 percent I wasn't able to calibrate the accelerometers."
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"Broke on first flight while trying to calibrate."
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"Not sure if I calibrated something wrong or was just a fluke."
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"Son loves but a little hard to calibrate at first."
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"Easy to control after a few practice round and easy to calibrate as well."
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"It seems to work but needs a good bit of calibration to fly stable."
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"I can never quite seem to calibrate it well enough so it doesn't drift."
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"During the course of one afternoon, using the extra batteries and battery charger, I was able to set up, calibrate and successfully learn how to fly the Hubsan X4, in beginner mode, anyway."
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Charging

Charging:
"The charging cord with this quad was broken."
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"i ordered another one, it arrived on time but with damaged blades and no usb charger."
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"I went with the 5pcs of Tenergy 3.7V 380mAh LiPO Battery and ThinkMax 4 In 1 X4 Battery Charger for Hubsan and couldn't be more happy with the setup; it allows me to fly with very little downtime if I keep the charger loaded and going."
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"I would rate it 4 stars, BUT the usb charging cable is flimsy."
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"It flew much smoother and felt more controllable than the Proto-X I have (which was replaced by Estes after a month due to engine failure -- Free of charge, they just mailed me a replacement).Unfortunately, I only had 2 days of enjoyment with my X4, which actually boils down to less than a half hour since I only flew it both days until the battery discharged and not again until the next day."
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"The actual fitting that attaches to the battery is not wired in, and I am unable to charge the battery."
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"takes long to charge the battery as well (which is quite small capacity).you definitely wont regret purchasing this, its very stable for the price, even outside"
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"The battery charges pretty fast, so if you have two, you can charge one while flighing the other."
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"Batteries charge quick and has a good flight time."
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"Since you only get a few minutes of flight per battery charge, I recommend you purchase 2 other items -- extra batteries, but get the same size (240mAh), because the larger ones may be too heavy, plus a separate charger, such as the Holy Stone 5 In 1 X 5 Battery Charger, which has overcharge and short circuit protection and lets you charge as many as 5 batteries at a time."
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Control

Control:
"The control instructions are very confusing."
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"Hard to control."
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"A little hard to control at first but my husband, 9 and 16 year old love them."
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"It was very hard to control and the instructions didn't help."
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"Since its hard to control, the prop came right off when it landed and now all the engines dont work."
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"Trust me I have a lot of toys and this one is very hard to control and calibrate."
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"Excellent control."
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"I was expecting more user-friendly options for controls, but other than that, worked great."
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"Good starter drone to get used to the controls."
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"Easy to control after a few practice round and easy to calibrate as well."
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"I love this little guy, but wish I could control it better."
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Crash

Crash:
"crashed and broke on first flight.......not as strong as I thought it would be."
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"Crashed lightly indoors and broke off the leg Making it inoperable."
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"Did find the item hard to navigate at times, crashed often lost a blade or two."
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"I crashed hard in the street from 60+ feet, broke one of the arms, electrical taped it together and it flew the next day."
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"First, it helps prevent your blades (propellers) from getting damaged when you crash, and you will crash, if you're a beginning like me."
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"The frame is very durable in normal crashes, so no need to worry, although I would've preferred plug-in motors instead."
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"I will say for a smaller drone it is built very solid and was able to withstand a lot of crashes."
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"and as long as you've gotten into the habit of killing the throttle as soon as you crash into something, you won't do too much damage anyways."
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"Body has been strong, have been in many crashes with no structural damage."
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"Props fall off easily and get lost, have not had one break yet but i'm sure that happens as well so buy a crash kit with extra props and motors."
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Flying

Flying:
"I cannot believe how well this quad copter flies for how small it is and how cheap it is money-wise."
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"Due to this I never was able to fly it without difficulty as it would drift from side to side."
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"i would not recommend it unless you plan on flying almost exclusively indoors."
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"A little hard to fly for a first time person, but easy to catch on."
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"It was fun to fly, but it broke easily."
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"Still not really able to say I am flying it but I am having fun!"
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"So I opened this out of the box and got it all set up and ready to fly... and it was pretty fun!"
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"I suggest you start flying outside and a bigger area with a clear view of sight instead of trying to fight inside at least for the for the first few times you fly it."
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"I have it set to 50% (novice mode I suppose) and it is responsive while not being frustratingly impossible to fly."
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"I'm addicted---loads of fun to fly, and very strudy."
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"Very responsive and easy to fly quad."
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Guard

Guard:
"It's way too late for me otherwise I would have sent it back also because it's hard to find propellor guard for it."
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"Make sure you get the prop guard; it will save you a lot of broken propellers."
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"Props are easily damaged if you hit things without a prop guard."
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"For anyone who is just beggining I cannot recommend enough to purchase the prop guard."
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"Buy the protective guard that keeps the propellers safe from pilot error, THIS IS A MUST!"
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"The wrench was missing, so I can't change the props or install the guard."
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"I recommend you buy a bumper guard in addition to the copter you'll save a lot of blades."
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"Would have been nice to include blade guards."
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"Would recommend the bumper guard, extra propellers, and extra batteries to go with it."
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"Highly recommend a crash kit and a prop guard if this is your first drone!"
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"Stay away from prop guards they are garbage, add weight, and break easily."
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Learning

Learning:
"The battery last, 10-15 minutes which for me feels like 5 and at when I was just learning got a bit frustrating."
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"Great for learning how to fly quads, and cheap enough to replace WHEN you destroy or lose the 1st one."
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"I highly recommend learning to fly indoors first, just taking it easy and learning the controls before switching to expert mode and flying outdoors."
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"Good model and price to start learning how to operate and to get into the hobby."
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"Great for learning, advise strongly to buy the quad copter propeller protector."
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Motor

Motor:
"This is irritating because 1) the motor shouldn't go out after a total of maybe an hour and a half of fly time and 2) it was at a low speed and height(indoors! )"
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"After a battery goes dead the motors time to get warm so I wait for them to cool off before I stick a new fresh battery in and fly it ."
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"The only drawback is you only get so many hours out of this type of motor so after a few weeks one or more will slow down or completely stop working and replacement is not that easy to do."
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"Completely broke one of the motors off."
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"I just noticed the motor came out as well and the wires broke off to wow I just have bad luck I guess"
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"After 6 charges it fails to run the motors at full speed and will not fly."
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"It's motors, despite being brushed, have a lot of power and can easily handle flips and high speed maneuvers."
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"Great quad copter for the money, but one motor died after only about 2 hours of total operation."
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"The real hubsan x4 is heavier and seem like way better quality, the motors are bigger and look nicer, it sounds better when flying, and the trimming the unit works way better with the Digital screen!"
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"I just noticed the motor came out as well and the wires broke off to wow I just have bad luck I guess"
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"Does not come with prop removal tool which lead to easily tearing motor from what look like the thinnest possible wires I've ever seen."
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Pilot

Pilot:
"The body is quite durable and survives direct crashes (not many for me as I have become a good pilot).A nice drone, but unfortunately I also own a Holy Stone drone."
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"But it's not discouraging not being able to fly it like a seasoned pilot could because of the excitement of what you'll be able to do once at that level."
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"Buy the protective guard that keeps the propellers safe from pilot error, THIS IS A MUST!"
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"He's not the best pilot, and it landed in the pond on its first day."
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"The parts are just too flimsy and the software isn't good enough for an entry level pilot who will be crashing a lot at the beggining."
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"This little Quad is good for the beginning pilot."
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"The body is quite durable and survives direct crashes (not many for me as I have become a good pilot).A nice drone, but unfortunately I also own a Holy Stone drone."
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"If this is you're first time trying to pilot one of these, I would recommend getting the crash pack and also the propeller blade protection guard right away."
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"Great to learn with, and fun for experienced pilots as well"
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"Just a few things that I would recommend to new pilots and those looking to get into the hobby."
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Practice

Practice:
"Takes a lot of practice but is so much fun to play with."
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"Easy to control after a few practice round and easy to calibrate as well."
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"Good practice to learn to fly, so the next one will have a camera."
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"Fun to practice indoors, the remote is feature rich and not like any other micro-quad toy controller."
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"This thing is fantastic whether you're looking for an inexpensive toy, or a reliable quad to do indoor practice on."
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Price

Price:
"I cannot believe how well this quad copter flies for how small it is and how cheap it is money-wise."
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"This is my second one same problem Save your money."
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"takes long to charge the battery as well (which is quite small capacity).you definitely wont regret purchasing this, its very stable for the price, even outside"
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"In comparison to other indoor RC helicopters like the much more affordable Syma's RC helicopters, they're not very durable and doesn't fly as well indoors."
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"Ordered this and got a cheap knockoff it was fun for a day and broke."
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"The feel off the Tx isn't the absolute greatest, feels a little cheap and i'm scared to drop it, but for $45 I will take it any day."
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"This is nearly a 3rd of that price and is, in my opinion, much better outdoors, as well as indoors."
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"This is a fantastic toy and for the price I feel that I got a good deal."
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"Great quad copter for the money, but one motor died after only about 2 hours of total operation."
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"Great for learning how to fly quads, and cheap enough to replace WHEN you destroy or lose the 1st one."
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"Easy to fly and inexpensive."
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Propeller

Propeller:
"It's way too late for me otherwise I would have sent it back also because it's hard to find propellor guard for it."
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"It's extremely durable and Ive put it through a lot and nothing has broken on it yet (except the propellers which it comes with extra)."
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"Make sure you get the prop guard; it will save you a lot of broken propellers."
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"Props are easily damaged if you hit things without a prop guard."
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"I broke 3 out of 4 of the propellers in the first flight (which was inside my carpeted living room)."
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"Worked great for 2 or 3 flights, and now the rear right propeller spins off every time I fly causing it to crash."
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"This quad copter flys great but if this is your first be sure to buy extra propellers and a propeller guard because it takes some getting use to"
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"The crash set is great extra battery and propeller's just in case."
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"Does not come with prop removal tool which lead to easily tearing motor from what look like the thinnest possible wires I've ever seen."
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"I highly recommend buying tons of extra propellers though."
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Quality

Quality:
"Had a mini by some cheap company, broke it after a few days, and looked into better quality versions."
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"Quality of product is not so good"
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"I love the build quality of this quadcopter, it feels very sturdy."
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"The real hubsan x4 is heavier and seem like way better quality, the motors are bigger and look nicer, it sounds better when flying, and the trimming the unit works way better with the Digital screen!"
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"A great quality, fun little quad copter."
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"The quality is pretty good but I'm more impressed by the durability."
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"Fun to learn on however quality is poor."
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Range

Range:
"I can't believe how well the range is on this I can get it to where I can barely see it and it goes hundreds of feet straight up and can fight pretty strong wind!"
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"I havent seen any other reviews complaining about the range of the hubsan, so this is not a typical issue with this copter."
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"totally my fault though, i was flying it too high, (the range on these quads is incredible), the wind took it over a tree line and i never could find the thing."
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"Range is not as good but it is much more durable easy to flyBuying Prop Guards seems like a no brainer."
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"Excellent range."
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"It's range is outstanding, and it's fast and nimble."
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"The range is also impressive but be sure you have good batteries in your remote or it will fall from the sky like a frying pan."
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"The remote is very impressive for this price range."
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"It handles better than those, the range is awesome, it's fast, and the LEDs are the best."
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Rotor

Rotor:
"Tried to calibrate, switched the rotors, and it was just dead."
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"I highly recommend the blade protectors, have saved me a few broken rotors or other damage, even has protrusions from the top that keep it from getting damaged if you run it into the ceiling."
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"Rotors break easily from a crash."
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"Was fun while it worked, but one rotor stopped working within an hour."
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"Pros:- well built- fun to play- reasonable priceCons:- rotors' protection is not included- battery life is 8 minutes"
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"I would like to get into building and flying multi rotor rc aircraft and from what I read this is a great, cheap multi rotor to learn the basics of flying them with."
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Size

Size:
"I cannot believe how well this quad copter flies for how small it is and how cheap it is money-wise."
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"The only downside is that it is a little too small to see outdoors."
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"takes long to charge the battery as well (which is quite small capacity).you definitely wont regret purchasing this, its very stable for the price, even outside"
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"It is so small you can fly it indoors but the one drawback to its small size if the fact that it has trouble outside if there is a strong wind."
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"I would recommend it to anyone that wants a small quad to fly indoors."
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"Best small quad drone made."
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"small, agile, durable, and stable."
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"takes long to charge the battery as well (which is quite small capacity).you definitely wont regret purchasing this, its very stable for the price, even outside"
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"Best beginner quad, I have tried many small quads, in the under 4 inch category, this is one of the best."
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Spare

Spare:
"I would highly recommend a number of spare batteries so you can keep flying while spare batteries are charging."
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"Find a good source for good quality spare propellers."
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"I also recommend you separately purchase a Hubsan H107 X4 Quadcopter Spare Parts U Wrench H107-a11, which I think should be included, since it helps you remove the blades, for example to install the protection cover (aka prop guard)."
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"Replacement parts and spare batteries are cheap and easy to come by."
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"Things to consider:I highly recommend getting spare batteries and a 5 way charger for them, so you can fly for much longer and charge more efficiently."
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Speed

Speed:
"This broke remarkably fast - after maybe three runs, in the house."
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"First one I bought died on day one (every charge seemed to last less and less, but seems to be electronics as I bought a new one).Trying to recover from fast movement often results in an annoying 360 roll."
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"After 6 charges it fails to run the motors at full speed and will not fly."
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"It goes fast and far, super agile and is pretty hard to break."
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"company rocks and super helpful an fast with broken product."
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"Really suggest the guard- I've ordered one since a prop broke pretty fast, but that's just because.."
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"It's motors, despite being brushed, have a lot of power and can easily handle flips and high speed maneuvers."
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"Gotta repair that but this thing is fast as crap and can be lost easily."
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"This broke remarkably fast - after maybe three runs, in the house."
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"The bad thing about this is that the battery dies pretty fast."
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"(I'm just guessing on the wind mph so please don't quote me on the exact #, I could be off by a mile ) By the 3rd day, or so, I was even able to try the flips outside."
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Transmitter

Transmitter:
"The transmitter is both comfortable to use and packed with hidden features."
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"Very stable, durable, and pairs nicely with hobby transmitters."
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"Actually, have not flown the Nano QX yet, still waiting for the fancy $200 Transmitter that was recommended for it."
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"Radio shacks drone is the updated version and you can tell by simply testing the transmitters and their capabilities as well as the drone itself has a little bit of a different look."
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"Even the transmitter is really good."
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"Both the quad and the transmitter are both perfect for each other and the price for this little guy is unbeatable."
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Wind

Wind:
"20 is too weak for outdoor and wont be able to fight off wind."
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"I can even fly it pretty well in the wind now (not recommending that you do...had to get it out of a few trees) The wind currents that it creates make it challenging to fly in tight spaces."
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"Beginner mode is really really goverened down so much that I was having problems in slight wind before."
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"High winds + expert mode = no problem whatsoever."
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"I can fly it so incredibly far that I'm afraid the cops will be sent to my addressIts ridiculously stable, seems to have quite a bit of heft and liftIt's hyper-sensitive to small movements (unlike other quad copters) so it responds GREAT to things like heavy winds or sudden course changes."
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"20 is too weak for outdoor and wont be able to fight off wind."
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"(I'm just guessing on the wind mph so please don't quote me on the exact #, I could be off by a mile ) By the 3rd day, or so, I was even able to try the flips outside."
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"I suggest waiting for a calm day to fly outdoors because a small wind can easily move the small drone away from you faster than the flight controls can bring it back."
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