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Hubsan X4 Quadcopter with FPV Camera Toy by Review Summary ,  Jul 29, 2015

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Hubsan X4 Quadcopter with FPV Camera Toy
Report Date: 08/12/2015
Based on 468 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 7.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Practice4.7   average
Speed4.5   average
Size4.4   above average
Range4.3   above average
Propeller4.2   exceptional
Price4.0   below average
Battery3.9   above average
Flying3.9   below average
Controller3.8   above average
Wind3.6   below average
Video3.4   below average
Camera3.3   below average
Guard3.3   below average
Control3.0   below average
Quality3.0   mediocre
Crash2.9   below average
Transmitter2.7   below average
Blade2.5   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"- There are not even 4 AA batteries included- The power consumption of the transmitter is ridiculous it only lasts for about 25 minutes (5 flights) before they need to be replaced."
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"After switching blades, the quad cam bound with remote but would not respond to the controls, flashing alternate LED errors after the battery is plugged in."
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"Only drawback is flighttime limited to 11 to 20 minutes dependent on the battery load, but that is typical of most small droids."
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"My only issue is that one of the battery connectors cracked and it will probably fail soon."
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"Battery life is not very good."
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"The aspect ratio is going to be odd looking when you play it back on a computer, but not ridiculously so (and most video playback software like VLC will let you change the aspect ratio)Summary - enormous fun for the money but disappointing battery life."
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"I opened the box on my kitchen table and put 4 batteries into the Tx Plugged in the quad lipo and was amazed at the picture quality for maybe 30 seconds."
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"I would recommend purchasing extra batteries! "
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"Very capable drone but learn to fly it somewhere you can easily retrieve it should you lose control or batteries die."
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"It is pretty easy to get flying, just charge the battery, flip on the controller, and plug the battery into the drone."
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"Short battery life is easily overcome with purchase of additional battery packs."
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Blade

Blade:
"I got this quad three days ago it is great for outdoors but indoor not to good the only bad thing about helicopter is blades come off easy but other than it works great it does good outside"
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"The blades won't pop off too easily, but you will be replacing them over time."
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"Its keep flying side ways one or other, crashed at the first day of playing with blade broken (without safe guard) and replace the blade as well as the safe guard, it's even worst to trim this copter.2nd day flying still going right side of 45 degrees angle first, trimming many charges of battery and now going other angles."
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"I foudn the issue I had and it turned out to be the blades to be on the wrong motors."
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"The optional blade guard (included in the box) minimizes damage when bumping into stuff."
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"Pros------- Rather inexpensive for what they claim to sell- Small enough to fly indoors- Comes with some spare rotor blades- Easy to flyCons--------- The video (on screen and recording) is being heavily distorted and records in a format that cannot be viewed on a PC without conversion."
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"Even if I damaged the quad (due to the blades), a 1 fall with flip should not damage other components.1 10 would not recommend."
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"Its keep flying side ways one or other, crashed at the first day of playing with blade broken (without safe guard) and replace the blade as well as the safe guard, it's even worst to trim this copter.2nd day flying still going right side of 45 degrees angle first, trimming many charges of battery and now going other angles."
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"Blades come of to easy"
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"If you bump into something indoors with the Hubsan h107d, even with the blade guard on, there is a fairly good chance that it will throw a prop blade, so you should stock up on those."
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Camera

Camera:
"The main problem, losing camera connection and losing its location."
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"So you will not be able to use the camera to pilot (cos it is even harder)."
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"Product worked very well for two months then the camera inexplicably broke with no crash or hard landing."
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"you will be highly disappointed just like i was the camera work fine but won't fly."
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"The camera broke right away after a bad landing."
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"Plus the camera quality is terrible and it stoped working!"
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"Camera is great."
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"great camera"
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"Product worked very well for two months then the camera inexplicably broke with no crash or hard landing."
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"This will help you locate much faster by allowing you to use the camera to help locate or to accelerate your props so you will be able to hear it to find it."
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"The camera works great."
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Control

Control:
"After switching blades, the quad cam bound with remote but would not respond to the controls, flashing alternate LED errors after the battery is plugged in."
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"Unable to control the flight despite following the instructions it was very erratic in flight."
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"hard to control."
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"Except it's a bit to light the slightest breeze would push it away n it's hard to control when tht happens."
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"I made the mistake of flying it by the woods and lost control of it."
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"It badly degrades performance, makes it difficult to control, and cuts flight times by at least 30 - 50%.Flying outdoors is not recommended except on VERY calm days with zero wind."
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"Very capable drone but learn to fly it somewhere you can easily retrieve it should you lose control or batteries die."
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"PROsDurable, steady flight, very accurate control."
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"Easy to control my 10 year grandson loves it."
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"difficult to control but for the price is excellent mini drone."
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"Bought this as a gift for my husband and since he had other remote control helicopters it was easy for him to figure out."
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Controller

Controller:
"The controller is hard to use."
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"The toy store drone was hard to fly, but had a dedicated controller like the Hubsan."
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"The two different flight control modes are very confusing and potentially dangerous if you get into the wrong mode accidentally when resetting the controller."
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"The exterior shell is made to break in certain ways upon impact which makes it very simple to snap back into place- Very fast- Good battery lifeCons:- Camera is easy to break on rough landings- Controller is different from typical dual stick quad controllers which I don't like -- the left controller is very sensitive and difficult to make minor adjustments with- Trim settings are difficult to adjust so that it stays in one place."
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"CON : the memory card for the videos, pictures etc.. is in the controller so if you go to far it stops recording but other then that great little guy"
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"Battery life for the controller is dismal as well."
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"Only suggestion is to have good AA batteries for the controller."
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"I was able to experience the controller indicating low battery in mid flight as well."
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Crash

Crash:
"Product worked very well for two months then the camera inexplicably broke with no crash or hard landing."
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"Its keep flying side ways one or other, crashed at the first day of playing with blade broken (without safe guard) and replace the blade as well as the safe guard, it's even worst to trim this copter.2nd day flying still going right side of 45 degrees angle first, trimming many charges of battery and now going other angles."
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"You will want motors (4pack is $12) at the ready to solder in because they can get damaged in a crash but in the two months I've had this quad, (I use it at least 4 days a week, when I get time) I have only had to replace two, and I crash a lot!"
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"I thought I broke the body on the first crash because one of the arms looked like it was coming apart."
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"It's proven to be surprisingly durable, having survived several rather nasty crashes do to my losing orientation and forgetting which way to move the controllers."
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"When doing your first flights, do it indoors, in a large, open space if possible, and stay low to the ground to minimize damage when you crash at first."
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"Seems to hold up well to crashing."
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"The crash pack is probably a good idea if they are new at flying these."
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"This is the most fun thing to fly because you can crash it and it still will fly."
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"Good thing it's tough I have crashed it numerous times, slammed it into the concrete, trees, walls and my dog."
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"Before i crash a 800.00 FPV I went and purchased this and fell in love all over."
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Flying

Flying:
"However, the video quality is not great, so think of it more as a feature to fly with, and not for making movies."
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"It takes a lot of practice to get the hang of flying it not easy."
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"The toy store drone was hard to fly, but had a dedicated controller like the Hubsan."
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"The blades buzz & turn - it tries to fly but it is not able to get off the ground."
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"Well, it would not calibrate, hover without constant input, and was no fun to fly."
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"The seller I bought this from sent me a defective unit so I have not been able to fly it much."
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"Very capable drone but learn to fly it somewhere you can easily retrieve it should you lose control or batteries die."
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"Honestly 7 minutes is about enough to have fun but not get tired of flying it."
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"It is an analog video feed so there is no lag, and I can fly it very well by just looking at the screen after some practice."
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"It is pretty easy to get flying, just charge the battery, flip on the controller, and plug the battery into the drone."
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"Fun to fly."
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Guard

Guard:
"Its keep flying side ways one or other, crashed at the first day of playing with blade broken (without safe guard) and replace the blade as well as the safe guard, it's even worst to trim this copter.2nd day flying still going right side of 45 degrees angle first, trimming many charges of battery and now going other angles."
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"Crashing will damage parts if you do not have guards in place."
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"The optional blade guard (included in the box) minimizes damage when bumping into stuff."
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"Here are my feelings on this:PROS- Incredibly stable hover- Pretty good battery life (I know a lot of reviews say it's terrible, but I got some 380mAh LiPOs and in regular flight mode, I could easily get over 10 min of flight time, it's a little less in expert, maybe ~8, I also turned the leds off to save battery power)- Feels solid-DurableCONS- Camera DOA- Blade guard a bit flimsy, but does the jobIf the camera worked, I'd have given this a 5 5, I'll wait and see once I get the replacement."
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"Its keep flying side ways one or other, crashed at the first day of playing with blade broken (without safe guard) and replace the blade as well as the safe guard, it's even worst to trim this copter.2nd day flying still going right side of 45 degrees angle first, trimming many charges of battery and now going other angles."
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"If you bump into something indoors with the Hubsan h107d, even with the blade guard on, there is a fairly good chance that it will throw a prop blade, so you should stock up on those."
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"If you fly this indoors, please use the added propeller guard you will be bumping into things due to the stock narrow view."
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"With the guard on it seems to be pretty indestructible."
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Practice

Practice:
"It takes a lot of practice to get the hang of flying it not easy."
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"So much fun, however it takes a lot of practice."
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"Like any RC helicopter, it takes a little practice to get good at it."
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"It is an analog video feed so there is no lag, and I can fly it very well by just looking at the screen after some practice."
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"This is a pretty easy to operate drone (with practice) that comes with some nice features at a low price for said features."
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"Fine, although it needs a lot of practice to control and be able to rate appropriately"
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Price

Price:
"awful, cheap, broken within minutes, thank goodness I purchased through Amazon and was able to return for a full refund."
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"Though other reviewers say this is a good beginner quad, I would not recommend this for your first, mainly for the price and that it works only well in expert mode."
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"The aspect ratio is going to be odd looking when you play it back on a computer, but not ridiculously so (and most video playback software like VLC will let you change the aspect ratio)Summary - enormous fun for the money but disappointing battery life."
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"Props are the most likely to get damaged on any flight and are cheap to replace, order lots!"
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"Hubsan should have fixed these problems before releasing, this could have been a great FPV quad for the price."
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"The Hubsan X4 (standard) is pretty twitchy and while it is much more stable than some of the other toy flying things in its price range, it is pretty hard to fly with intentionality."
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"This is a fun little copter, but for the price save your money and buy the WLToys V686G."
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"For the price this is a bargain and lots of fun."
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"However, parts are cheap and it's very durable."
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"I bought this primarily for the first person view feature, which is an amazing feature to have at this price point."
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Propeller

Propeller:
"Propeller protector broke on first flight on crash."
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"I incorrectly left a five star review on the x4 propeller guards but I meant to give five stars to this little guy."
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"Every time I have broke a propeller it is because I was trying to fly indoors and crashed in to something."
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"The propellers come off way to easy and because of the size easy to lose so buy lots of extras."
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"the torque and speed of the Hubsan's propeller motors make for an excellent package and value."
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"If you bump into something indoors with the Hubsan h107d, even with the blade guard on, there is a fairly good chance that it will throw a prop blade, so you should stock up on those."
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"I would recommend buying extra propellers and batteries and if you are as extreme as I am the crash kit too! "
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"If you fly this indoors, please use the added propeller guard you will be bumping into things due to the stock narrow view."
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Quality

Quality:
"However, the video quality is not great, so think of it more as a feature to fly with, and not for making movies."
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"On the other hand, the video quality is degraded by the weak signal and noise."
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"The video quality isn't great and interference occurs often."
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"Plus the camera quality is terrible and it stoped working!"
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"Most people hate recording using the transmitter as the picture quality is not as clear, as if you recorded straight from the camera but I do not mind it for the reason that you can playback crash footage if you lost the quad."
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"You are not getting the best quality video, but remember what you are paying for it."
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"I opened the box on my kitchen table and put 4 batteries into the Tx Plugged in the quad lipo and was amazed at the picture quality for maybe 30 seconds."
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"The video works well, and is of broadcast quality."
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"He also says that the battery life is reasonable and the video quality is good."
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"Good quality for the price! "
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"Very nice...camera is surprising very good quality"
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Range

Range:
"Only downside is that the Hubsan, from my experience, has better range."
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"The Hubsan X4 (standard) is pretty twitchy and while it is much more stable than some of the other toy flying things in its price range, it is pretty hard to fly with intentionality."
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"And then, if you try to use in an open area, where it shoud e easier, the range of reception is very short."
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"It's got a nice camera, and a great range, the First Person View doesn't seem to have lag... it sure needs you to buy a couple more propeller replacements, especially if you are new at drone piloting."
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"The range you get is pretty short, but if you go on you tube could see the hacks to alleviate this, such as taking out the antenna from the bottom of the quad and mounting it upward or downward depending on preference, or taking out the antenna from the transmitter and place it on top."
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"Everything about it is very amazing, from the instantaneous FPV to the 300ft range."
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"Camera is pretty poor but I kind of expected that for the price range."
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Size

Size:
"Really my only complaint if you can call it that is it has a very small field of view."
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"The video quality isn't HD, but is very good when considering the size and cost of this unit."
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"short range on video but you get what you pay for also hard to see sooo small"
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"The drone is surprisingly small, and will work well for indoor flights."
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"The propellers come off way to easy and because of the size easy to lose so buy lots of extras."
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"* The remote is a bit bulky due to the size of the screen and it goes through batteries pretty quick too (I suggest getting some rechargeable AAs)Summary:I'm happy with the purchase and I like flying it."
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"This quad may be small in size but for me it's big in fun."
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Speed

Speed:
"It did not react as well or as fast as the H107L, but it flew and flew well."
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"Fast shipping, cool but hard to fly but is neet"
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"the torque and speed of the Hubsan's propeller motors make for an excellent package and value."
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"I love to make this thing fly low and fast and wish I could do this in FPV, but it is difficult to do this with this quad do to the camera angle, you will only be seeing ground when you push the elevator forward."
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"If you watch FPV Racing quad videos you will see the pilots like Charpu set their camera at an angle so when they fly the quad forward, they will be able to see ahead of them and also catch great speed footage."
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"The angle Hubsan set the camera is really only good if you do slow stead flights, as it set 90 degrees so you can only see straight ahead."
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"Nearly indestructable, fast, easy to fly in normal mode and nimble in expert mode, plus you get recordings of every flight."
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Transmitter

Transmitter:
"- There are not even 4 AA batteries included- The power consumption of the transmitter is ridiculous it only lasts for about 25 minutes (5 flights) before they need to be replaced."
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"Most people hate recording using the transmitter as the picture quality is not as clear, as if you recorded straight from the camera but I do not mind it for the reason that you can playback crash footage if you lost the quad."
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"Transmitter failed to turn on, had to return it to Vendor."
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"First week the video camera failed, after 2 week transmitter would mot bind with copter."
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"Had to send it back due to transmitter problems."
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"The transmitter on the other hand is total crap and is clearly the weak link in this system."
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"The transmitter fits comfortably in my medium sized hands and is easy to navigate the limited menu options."
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"The transmitter goes through batteries rather quickly as well thanks to the screen."
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"The transmitter is pretty nice."
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"Got other transmitter out and it synched right away and flew perfect."
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"Also, the transmitter batteries drain down very fast as well."
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Video

Video:
"Not worth investing into for the video, you will be disappointed with the return on investment."
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"The video isn't that great, but it shows where the copter was."
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"However, the video quality is not great, so think of it more as a feature to fly with, and not for making movies."
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"On the other hand, the video quality is degraded by the weak signal and noise."
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"A little hard to set up at first (see youtube videos for help)."
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"The video quality isn't great and interference occurs often."
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"Pros------- Rather inexpensive for what they claim to sell- Small enough to fly indoors- Comes with some spare rotor blades- Easy to flyCons--------- The video (on screen and recording) is being heavily distorted and records in a format that cannot be viewed on a PC without conversion."
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"If you're buying it for the video, it is 2 10 at best."
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"It is an analog video feed so there is no lag, and I can fly it very well by just looking at the screen after some practice."
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"The video works well, and is of broadcast quality."
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"It takes good video but getting used to looking at the FPV screen and not the drone is hard."
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Wind

Wind:
"Even light wind can be a problem."
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"I had been searching for a quad Copter for a while now and I thought maybe this quad drone would have more stabibility than a normal helicopter it did ok inside but it could not hover and when I took it outside I went 30 feet up and the drone was blown out of the sky with a little wind and would not work as well any more."
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"It badly degrades performance, makes it difficult to control, and cuts flight times by at least 30 - 50%.Flying outdoors is not recommended except on VERY calm days with zero wind."
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"As great as this quad flies and moves if the wind is blowing user beware."
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"good to see how the wind can really push you around."
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"In lower wind it is a pretty stable flier."
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"You can store and re-watch your flights, but it is a very small copter easily affected by wind."
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"Great little coper, purchased for my 16 yr old son, I purchased the extra batteries and multi charge, he has a lot of flying time with out stopping, I immediatly noticed the weight of this thing, for it's size it is heavy, wind hasn't been a problem, this thing also has distance"
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"They fly slightly differently, The 107D is a bit heavier and perhaps a little easier to fly in wind, but it's not a big deal."
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