HUBSAN is a worthy competitor of such brands of quadcopter as DJI or Parrot and at the same time a leader among budget producers of drones with good parameters. The new H216A X4 also known as Desire PRO(Hubsan X4 DESIRE PRO RC Drone) is an inexpensive quadcopter with a 1080p camera, GPS and WiFi, offering lots of fun for beginner pilots. See our unboxing and get to know its possibilities.
The effective range of control is up to 50 meters and could be larger, but it is limited by the WiFi connection parameters of mobile devices used here to control the device. The solution for extending the range of control is the use of a repeater (signal amplifier) WiFi, which joins a USB port on a mobile device and many users Desire Pro reports that this way you can extend the range up to 100 meters. The simple operation of the quadcopter allows for the rapid movement of the drone and quick climb – although of course, the brush motor used here is not as strong as the brushless motors in the more expensive drone. The function of automatic floating in the set place and the headless mode, i.e. the absolute direction of control, increases the comfort of piloting and makes it an ideal equipment for beginner pilots.
The 1080p camera can shoot great movies and take good photos with three-axis image stabilization, which is why it is suitable not only for recreational selfie-taking or shooting parties with friends from the air but also for semi-professional applications such as wedding photography or construction. The films are available in FPV mode, i.e. in real time and on the screen of the phone, we can see the current image from the camera.
Service and control
There are two methods of controlling this quadcopter: directly on the phone or tablet, using virtual grips or via the attached controller. In the first case, simply install the application, configure the drone and pair it with the mobile device and you can control it. If, however, we would like to fly with the help of the controller, it should be additionally paired with the phone via Bluetooth. The controls are very simple and even beginners should not have a problem, but of course, it is best to practice at a place far away from obstacles such as trees and buildings.
The control is simpler so that we can support GPS navigation, enabling the application to define subsequent flight points by drawing them on Google Maps or by entering coordinates. It works quite effectively, although there is no extreme precision. We should also remember that the efficiency of navigation depends on the number of available satellites, which is displayed in the application – Hubsan recommends automatic flight with at least six satellites visible to the drone. GPS also allows you to return to the database with a single button, available in the application and on the controller. Security functions are also well-developed: when the signal or the battery is lost, the device tries to return to the remote control, gradually reducing the speed and altitude of the flight and landing. At any time, we can also monitor the connection status in the application.
Optionally, we can also set up props to increase the impact resistance – although, of course, it is best to avoid collisions with buildings or trees. In addition, the set includes four spare propellers and screws allowing the replacement of damaged parts. It comes with a WiFi control which allows an effective range of 50 meters, and a 750 mAh battery operates for a maximum of 12 minutes, with a charging time of 130 minutes. The device supports memory cards up to 32 GB with speed class 10.
You will not find a quadcopter with such options at such a low price: with a flight time of 11-12 minutes, GPS, 1080p camera and advanced features, and all for less than 400 PLN at GearBest (in Polish online stores with drones is 600-650 PLN). Because it is very simple to control, it is also ideal for beginners and for those who want to check if they like flying a drone.
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