Just received unit three days ago. Flies wonderfully! All functions work well so far. Have only 40 minutes flight time as of this posting. Also I have not flown further than 60 feet high or more than 100 feet away. I will increase distances incrementally in future.
I love this Hubasn H501S. The look and feel of the drone is high quality. The controller is the advanced version of this model and has a great feel to it. This drone flys beautifully and responds very well especially when GPS is off and its on manual. The 1080p camera takes excellent picture for a stationary camera. I havent had the "jello effect" I've read about so I'm good. The drone can take a 32g SD card which is an upgrade from the 16g the standard addition takes. All in all for the price I can't complain, but I do have some little issues hence the 4 stars. 1) I never received a mini USB cable so I can't update firmware. Im sure I can buy one but I should have received one. 2) My FPV monitor flickers and fades after only 50-100m. 3) I did not receive the plastic knob protectors on my transmitter. (Not a big deal) 4) The propellers chip easy and after market carbon fiber props are only and extra $10, I'd like to see them included or added to your menu so we can receive them at the same time as the drone since we had to pre order and took just over 3 weeks to receive. 5) during research on which drone was best for me to start out with, the advertising stated can fly out to 1000m but once I contacted Hubsan on my FPV issue I was informed they made a mistake and it now reads 450m. With that said, I've been in contact with Shally at Hubsan and supposedly shes sending out a new 5.8 paddle antenna and a Mini USB cord. When and if I do receive it I will change my review to 5 stars. OH and hubsan, I'd like to see the transmitter be able to take an SD card so we can record our monitor just incase the user has issues or it flys away so we can have the last location known saved so we can retrieve it and when I call about an FPV issue I dont have to juggle my phone to record my screen on the transmitter.
This drone is everything it is advertised to be at an unbeatable price point. After watching numerous reviews I ordered this from Hubsanus.com (Tekstra brands) who shipped the next day and I received it in just a few days by USPS Priority Mail (in Alaska) - an advantage over ordering from China directly. I only recently learned to fly manual micro / mini drones so I had some baseline skills but this drone blew me away. Every feature on this quad works great, it is super quiet, sleek and practically flies itself if you want it to. My friends call it the Stealth Drone. If you take it off GPS mode it acts like a racer -very fast! Battery life is at least 20 minutes, video and pictures are great, I could go on and on, but bottom line - you won't be disappointed. I strongly recommend getting the extra batteries and props option because you will not want to stop after one battery! Thank you Hubsanus.com !
Amazing Drone. A great product by Hubsan. A must for 12 and above even though my 6 and 7 year olds enjoyed flying so much under supervision.
Easy to control and GPS capability makes it very stable and fun. RTH (Return home) button worked well when was no longer visible, FPV and follow me mode brings additional enjoyment.
The 1080 video camera and Jpegs Pictures are so crystal clear family members were so impressed. A must buy product.
I gave this drone four stars because I think it needs A upgraded GPS system Not saying this one is horrible just something with A better GPS hold that's one Number two the camera system needs a mini gimbal where you could' Control up and down on the camera just a little bit that would be great Number three a on off switch on the drone and stop button on the Controller Number for a larger screen But don't change the design of the controller The controller feels good in the hands that's it then it would be a five star drone
I had a few quads several years ago and crashed them over and over until I could not fly them anymore. I stocked up on props as I was always going through them. I did the same with this also. How the technology has changed. I have had this quad a little over a week and I think I have flown it everyday. I love the altitude hold as it is great for getting the perfect picture. The return home feature is just awesome. I can take this thing up to 400 feet and get photos and video and just flip the switch and it will fly back to me automatically. I only fly in gps mode and have to to replace a prop. So easy to fly in that mode. Can't say enough good things. I love this quad.....
The h401s high edition is incredibly easy to fly, durable and dependable.
As a new pilot, I quickly learned how to fly it.
My 10 year old daughter took right to it, it is easy to learn with.
20 minutes of flight time is considerably more than other brands.
About 15 flights in so far, good crash or two and several rough landings, I've only had to replace blade set 1 time.
The rubber feet are easy to loose, get extra. I modded them into 1.5 inch legs and response is 100 times more effective and efficient.
The camera and lcd screen are awesome! No lag! Good fpv, nice upgraded version has great range! Very worth the extra $ to get high edition.
The h501s high edition is an incredible machine! It has the functions and capabilities of much more expensive drones at a much cheaper price.
The customer service representatives have been quick to respond to multiple emails I've sent. They answered my all questions or, in one case, said they would look into my question for the best answer for me.
This is an outstanding value. Out of the box it is rock solid and very easy to fly. The video and picture capture is very good - hires and stable. Competes faviorably with the $1,000 class drones. Extremely full featured including return to home and follow mode. A great first drone without compromising on capabilities. Very good flight times - almost 20 minutes and very good. Range. One of the best price value drones out there.
Thank you Hubsan and Tekstra for the very fast delivery (only 1 day, for FREE) and well packaged drone. The drone itself flies beautifully and all works perfectly. Would like to see a gimbal on one of these in the future however image/video quality is great.
I have NEVER flown a drone before. Years ago I tried and failed at RC airplanes. That desire to fly was something that never faded. I can't tell you how happy I am with this Drone and the High Edition transmitter. I have flown it several times and the GPS and Return Home have made this unbelieveably easy to fly. Just make sure there is little to NO wind.
I highly recommend this drone to aspiring flyers.....
I just received the new updated Hudson x4 h501s high addition today and I LOVE ❤ it! It flys great but I too have been just testing the waters. I can't seem to get to record video. I put a 64gb sd in it. Maybe thats the reason since the other models only can accept a 32gb. I'll buy a 32 and get back to you. But so far this unit is great for the price.
Love it, great product. Still on low sensitivity & GPS but very easy to fly . Even in fairly high winds . Still working on video but should be as easy as flying. Do RC sailboat racing and pan is to follow fleet around course. Still a bit nervous about low flight over water but that is mental.
In my opinion one of the best deals out there.
For the price and value that you get in a box is pretty cool have no issues whatsoever with this product I would buy again. Also I feel that this is a great beginners drone. The distance and the motors seem to be very adequate. Only one comment that I can make is the manual mode is not for everybody does not do well other than that it's great
Love this drone! You have so much control even with the gps off! The go home function is amazing... if you lose sight of it flip the gps on and the go home on and it will return to you every time! I'm really impressed with the controller... I know it takes 8 AA batteries but I have at least a dozen flights on a set of batteries. (I have recharables).... The follow me function is another nice feature!
I love this quad! It has a very ominus feeling as it hovers intelligently in the air. Wind is not a problem unlike many other quads. I have the advanced controller, and it makes it feel like less like a toy and more like a tool/machine. I live in an open field in Oklahoma, and the fpv doesnt get as good of a connection as i think it should be. Im going to try to buy a different brand antenna for it to see if that helps. I also like the feeling i get when I "arm" the motors just before lift off. I feel like a true aircraft pilot. I wish it wasnt required to calibrate the compass by spinning horizontally and vertically everytime you plug in the battery. Doing that everytime gets old fast.
I love this Drone... I also own a Hubsan H109S. which I also love. I use the H501S for a drone that I fly anytime anyplace. It is essy to control and can great great videos. When Im ready for a full day, I take both with me which provides flexability on where I want to Fly , and how far I want to go. Hubsan has proven to me they got it. The quility, stabilty, ease of use all are wonderful. I recommend the H501S and the H109S to new and professional drone pilots.... Happy flying
I love this little bird really wish Hubsan would come out with a little app to change a few things like a geo fence so my kids can fly and i can set parameters up for height and distance.. but mine has been perfect great range on both fpv and 2.4 quad has acted extremely good...
A very nice drone with many bells and whistles! Test all modes of operation and they all work as described. Construction is very solid as is the design. Something to be aware of my transmitter mode was set to "expert mode" out of the box, so if you are not a good flyer check the setting before your first flight! In expert mode you definately need the piloting skill set to fly this bird. Another nice feature is the ability to adjust each control input, Yaw, Bank, and Pitch to individual settings so you can customize the sensitivity to match you flying ability! All in all I am very pleased with the drone! and a very good buy! I bought direct from Husban!
Just took the maiden flight this morning. I have never flown a drone before. It was so easy to set up and before I knew it I was flying it all over. If I lost site of the drone or got confused about it's orientation I just flipped the RTH switch and here it came like a puppy on a leash. So much fun. Thanks for a great product.
Soaring above Rapids 6/29/20171 People found this helpful
The first Drone I have owned. Very impressed by the ease to which it fly's. The features are great. and is somewhat durable. The long flight time is great too. It's a bit on the small side so wind has some affect on it's stability. Just don't take her up on super windy days. This thing will go quite high, at 450 meters you probably couldn't see it. I've only had mine to 150 meters and that is high enough for the things I want to do with it. My only regret is not stepping up to the unit with the gimbal mounted camera. The camera pictures and video are pretty good, you just have to know when to tilt the drone to achieve the correct footage you are trying to obtain.
This is an excellent copter. It is my second, I have one in each color just to assure visibility in certain conditions.
The service from HubsanUS is second to none. Fast shipping and excellent response to any issue you may have.
I highly recommend the copter and the company.
Very ease to fly and steady. Great way to learn FPV flying before you start using a race copter.
Before I purchased the H501S High Edition, I had experienced flying a mini, and a small quadcopter. Both were very hard to stabilize, and to control. I purchased the H501S, with GPS stabilization, and was able to very easily control the unit. It flies like a dream. When you stop moving the controls, it hovers perfectly in place. I love it!! It was worth every penny I paid for it!!
I am amazed at how good of a value this is and don't think it's a rip-off it came with everything it said it would and shipped very fast. The only problem I had was they forgot to send an email with the tracking number but.... the customer service quickly re-sent the email. I highly recommend this product for someone's first GPS drone.
Easy to fly, battery lasts 19-20 minutes, can buy battery off the shelf, great transmitter, very good camera, very good gps functioning, circle me works well, follow me works well, return to home works perfectly, able to use lipo instead of AA batteries, takes photos or videos well, and it flies very well on gps or off. There is a little jello in video but still very good without a gimbal. Awesome on screen display for flight voltage and transmitter voltage, altitude, distance, speed, and mode of flight. One of the best quads for the money that you will find!
The Hubsan H501S-S is my very first drone. I had never flown a drone before in my life and after much research I decided this would be a great training drone to learn how to fly, etc. I ordered the Black and Gold edition with the H906A Pro Remote.
It arrived and was simple to put the propellers on, charge the batteries and bind the remote with the drone.
Ok, so after watching several videos, labeling my remote, registering my drone with the FAA... I was ready to fly.
This drone is so smooth and simple to fly, first time out I tried all of the functions.
GPS hold mode
Automatic Return To Home
Follow Me Function
I even found out it has Circle me..... 2 modes... really nice feature.
The drone is super easy to fly, it took off from my backyard table on my deck, flew it around the park in all of the modes and landed it right back on my table when I was done.
The real time video and photos are nice, be sure to get the proper SD card for your drone, it says right on the box..... 32G max card size, Class 10, Kingston or SanDisk. I went with the SanDisk Ultra Plus 32GB microSDHC 98MB/s A1 UHS-1 Micro SD.
I'd highly recommend this drone to anybody and look forward to lots of fun flights and learning.
ScottySkyWalker 12/14/20181 People found this helpful
Purchased a different drone and had a hard time flying it. There was a battery charger problem and I sent it back. Purchased the H501s . Very easy to fly and operate. I am a senior citizen with no RC experience yet I can fly this with ease. Camera works great. The follow me option is cool. Have not tried the circle me yet. Lots of U tube videos.
Replaced the controller battery pack with a single battery. I am going to add an after market action cam mount. Great product.
My virgin flight was my last. My husband flew my quadcopter into obscurity. The battery was low but it took off like a phantom jet and we cannot find it anywhere. I need to buy another. It was great gun while it lasted.
I am completely happy with my purchase. If you do your study work, you will quickly realize exactly what you are getting when you buy this quadcopter. This is not a $1,000.00 quad, it’s a sub $300.00 quadcopter, with brushless motors, gps, and a 1080 p camera. I read every review I could from multiple platforms and there are problems in every level of quads. It would be my guess that a large portion of the negativity comes from user error. If you study, take your time you will have a great experience as I did. If you are an experience operator, I suggest you dump your previous knowledge and follow directions. Purchase with confidence, read all the literature, watch a few videos, and fly responsibly and you will be happy. Oh and I purchased right from HubsanUS.com, shipping was quick.
I was in the market for a GPS brushless drone however not sure if I was going to get into the hobby or not so did not want to initially start out with a expensive one. This particular model did exactly what I was wanting to do, evaluating my own skills and reluctantly did not want to spend a lot of money. I have not put that much time into the unit but it this time I'd have to save for a comparison evaluation I'm very satisfied with the unit. I have read many reviews on it and I'm sure there are issues with any particular model that you purchase. Not everybody is a 100% happy with their DJI's, grant you though they are a quality unit.
I finally could fly my quadcopter since i bought it in september and i am totally amazed. Everything the drone says it does, does it perfectly well and neat. The "return to home", "follow me", "headless mode" and "orbit fly" options are astoundingly well designed in this quadcopter, and the 20 minutes of fly is an amazing feature too. It is absolutely satisfying to see those features work this well. Highly recommend!. Thanx Hubsan, i'm looking forward to buy the H109S X4 PRO...
Greetings from Colombia!
PrincipitoRock 1/9/20180 People found this helpful
The 501s high edition is a very competent drone for someone like myself who is a little more that a first time flyer but not ready to enter the DJI dollar range. This 501s is very responsive and will definitely build your confidence in control and understanding of droneanomics.... if there is such a word....
Happy Flyer 3871 2/17/20180 People found this helpful