Husban X4 (H502E): Affordable Mini Drone with 720p Camera and GPS

Mini quadcopters are increasingly becoming popular due to their portability and manufacturers are happy to add more features into them to target even more customers. Hubsan X4 H502E is a portable mini quadcopter featuring GPS and a 720p camera and automatically comes back home if something goes wrong during the journey. The mini drone is ideal for starters who want to experiment with the technology before spending a hefty amount of money on more powerful quadcopters. If offers around 10-12 minutes of flying time, which is actually not that bad considering how small it is.

As the quadcopter is targeted at beginners, it’s fairly easy to assemble and different parts are clearly labeled. The drone automatically powers on when you put in a battery as there is no power switch present. That’s why you’d need to turn on the controller to bind with the drone and do some calibration before actually flying it. The mini drone is easy to fly and control and comes equipped with a barometer for altitude hold and a more stable flight. Altitude hold is a very useful option when you want to capture a photo or record videos. The LED lights are there at both the front and back, but they are not so useful when the drone is more than 50 meters away or in daylight. The 720p camera is able to take some decent photos and record OK video under right lighting conditions, but don’t expect miracles from an affordable camera drone. X4 H502E is also loaded with many other features that ensure safer, reliable and enjoyable flights.

Specifications

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Parts Specs
Motor type Brushed, coreless 0820
Operating frequency 2.4Ghz
Battery 610mAh 7.4V (2S) Li-po battery
Charging time 30-40 minutes
Flight time 10-12 minutes
Camera 720p
LEDs Four
Flight radius 200 meters
Transmitter Wireless transmitter, uses 4 X AAA batteries
Gyro GPS and altitude control
Other modules GPS and altitude control
Functions One key return to home, hovering, headless mode, supports external storage only (up to 32 GB)
Dimensions 165 x 165 x 60 mm
Package weight Package weight
Package contents 1 Mini drone, transmitter, USB cable

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Features

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  • Quick GPS system
  • Solid build quality
  • Radio Transmitter telemetry
  • Returns back home when battery is low of signal is lost
  • Stable hovering
  • Decent battery time
  • Built-in altitude-meter

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Pros and Cons

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Easy to assemble and fly

OK imaging and video recording

Altitude hold

Built-in GPS

Return to home function

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No power button

Calibration is needed every time batteries are changed

You need to stop video recording before powering off the controller or you’d lose it

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Conclusion

Hubsan X4 (H502E) offers great value for the money and is overall a very capable mini drone. Beginners should have no issues setting it up, but calibration needs to be done each time batteries are changed. The captured images and recorded videos are also OK considering the quadcopter comes with no gimbal for extra stability. It’s also pretty decent looking and a solidly built drone and certainly does not belong to the ‘toy drone’ category. Overall, this drone is ideal for starters and offers all the bells and whistles of a modern drone at an affordable price.

How to Buy

The value packed Huaban X4 Mini drone H502E is available at a market-competitive price from Gearbest. The following link takes to the official product page that provides more information about shipping and answers any questions you might have about the product.

 

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