Our overall rating for the Hubsan X4 H107C:
If you are a beginner learning how to fly a quadcopter, the Husan X4 H107C will be our top recommendation. Not only is it cheap; it is stable, durable and flyable indoors. If you are strapped for cash and are looking for a fun little quadcopter with a camera, go get the Hubsan X4 H107C. You’ll definitely not regret it.
In this article, we’ll review the design, build, flight characteristics, camera and battery life of the Hubsan X4 H107C quadcopter. We’ll end by quickly going over the pros and cons of picking this quadcopter so that you can make a good building decision.
Quick summary review (rating) of the Hubsan X4 H107C
Flight characteristics : 7/10
Flight time and battery : 6/10
What you will get in the box
If this is your first time getting a quadcopter, you’ll probably be wondering what comes in the box with the Hubsan X4 H107c and if the set is worth getting it over other quadcopters. Here’s what you’ll get for the money you pay:
2.4 Ghz transmitter: The transmitter that comes with the Hubsan X4 H107C is quite decent. You’ll be able to hold it in your hands regardless of the size of your hand. This can’t be said for some other toy grade quadcopters!
Spare propellers: Always a necessity if you are just learning how to fly. Without these, don’t expect to learn how to fly. The question is not WILL you crash, it is WHEN will you crash! Also, it is easy to get extra spares for the Hubsan X4 H107C in case you damage all of your propellers.
Prop guards: This will reduce the flight time of your quadcopter, but if you are just beginning, we highly recommend you install them on your Hubsan X4 H107C!
USB charger: Pretty decent charger, although if you want to fully charge the Hubsan X4 H107C, it can take up to an hour or more. This ought to be one of the main weaknesses of this quad. BUT this isn’t a big bummer because most quads in this price range are similar!
380mAh LiPo battery: A LiPo battery is a special type of Lithium battery designed to output power. Learn how to maintain your LiPos in this article here.
Design and Build
The Hubsan X4 H107C has a solid, durable build. It is small but with this comes the ability to fly it indoors! Obviously, the design awesomeness is subjective but we think that the Hubsan X4 H107C is decent, although it may not stand out much from many other quads out there.
It comes in two different color variations – Black mixed with red or green. We recommend you go for the red for added visibility. The propeller guard that comes with it is also sturdy. Make sure you keep it on if you are still learning how to fly, especially if you are flying indoors! Overall, the build quality of the Hubsan X4 H107C is certainly one of the top in its price range. You may crash it and it’ll still come out unscathed. Obviously, don’t go overboard!
The transmitter that comes with it, though not hobby grade level, is also good quality. Unlike many other cheap quads with cheaply built transmitters out there, this one should last past some “pounding” so to speak.
Hubsan X4 H107C Flight characteristics
The Hubsan X4 H107C is mostly an indoor/ low wind type quadcopter. It flies pretty well, is stable and comes with 4 different flight modes based on your flying expertise. Excellent to learn on. However, do note that in windy conditions, it is nearly unusable.
This shouldn’t be much of a problem if you are mostly looking for a quadcopter to learn on before getting something more expensive, BUT if you want a quadcopter that’ll enable you to fly outdoors and show off whilst simultaneously learning how to fly, pick something like the Blade 180 QX HD instead.
Overall, the Hubsan X4 H107C flies pretty good. Build an obstacle course indoors or in a low/no wind zone and fly it around – you will have plenty of fun!
Here’s our flight characteristics rating for the Hubsan X4 H107C based on what we tested, in different wind conditions:
Low wind: 7/10
Medium wind: 6/10
High winds: 4/10
Flight time and battery
Expect about 7 minutes of flight time with the Hubsan X4 H107C on average. We have had times when it flew to about 9 minutes, but it was all slow cruising with little to no take offs, landings and flips. Unless you are a newbie practising how to hover your quadcopter, you will be disappointed if you expect to fly the Hubsan X4 H107C HD for more than 10 minutes per charge.
However, this is the best you can get out of most toy quadcopters. Nothing specifically bad or good about it. It is extremely decent for its’ price range.
Camera and FPV
The Hubsan X4 H107C comes with a decent camera (0.3 MP). Nothing spectacular but it’ll be a fun little gimmick. At this price range, we recommend you not even pay attention to the camera and FPV features anyway. Most quadcopters do not come with cameras that are worth more than a mere gimmick. It also does not come with an FPV. However, this shouldn’t be the reason to put off buying this quadcopter because if you are looking for a cheap quadcopter on how to learn to fly on, you won’t be using the gimmicky style camera and FPV features of the Hubsan X4 H107C most of the time anyway. We recommend you put this off for later, if and when you get a bigger and better drone!
Here’s a quick little video review of the Hubsan X4 H107C: