|Flying Time:||7-8 minutes|
|Battery Type:||3.7V LiPo|
|Charging Time:||45 minutes|
I’ve been flying RC helicopters for quite some time now and over the past couple years, I’ve gotten heavily addicted to flying quadcopters.
I stated out with the cheap $20 dollar ones at the mall and quickly upgraded to the higher quality ones that you can find at Amazon.
I have yet to be able to afford the DJI Phantom but I’m sure sooner or later I will be able to find the funds to buy that one too. Right now I’m sticking in the $100-$200 range and I have been very satisfied with those.
My last quad was the Husban X4 Micro quad and I have thoroughly enjoyed flying that for some time now. It is pretty simple compared to some quads on the market but it is a great deal for the features that it does possess.
When I found out that a new, upgraded version of that was being released, I knew I had to buy it. It is a little more expensive but the added features are worth the extra money plus some.
To begin with, I’ll recap a couple of the similarities between the two.
Starting off with the one thing I’m not too thrilled is the same would be the battery life. On the original Husban Micro, one flight on a fully charged battery is about 8 minutes.
On this new Husban H107D there is no improvement on the flight time with it being between 7-9 minutes depending on how hard you are on the throttle.
The battery is a 380mAh li-po and it takes about 30 minutes to charge with the USB charging cable. You can charge it with a computer, wall charger, or anything else with a USB port.
An added feature to this quad is an auto cut off safety which helps avoid crashes and lost aircrafts.
The next thing this is similar between the two is the high quality structure and design. I have had this new and improved Husban for a couple weeks now and even though I should be an expert by now, I have still had a few minor crashes.
One was into a tree and the others straight into the ground. From all of these crashes, the only damage that was done to the quad was a few bent propellers.
The lightweight frame and incredible durability are great features to have on any flying device as it prolongs its life by years.
Lastly, the most important similarity between the two is the built-in screen on the transmitter except this time around, there are extreme improvements.
You can view all the same things such as the battery life but now, the screen is hooked up to an on board camera so you can view live flight footage right on the screen of the 2.4 GHz 4 channel transmitter.
The screen is also a little larger now as it has been upgraded to a 4.3 inch LCD screen. In order to view your flight live on the transmitter’s screen, all you need to do is record onto an SD card which can be placed directly into the quadcopter.
I also believe that this may actually be the world’s smallest FPV quadcopter and can be flown in FPV indoors or outdoors. When flying outdoors, the control distance is about 100 meters as well as the live video feed distance.
In order to view any sort of feed on the transmitter, of course you’re going to need a camera about the quad, but Husban has that covered!
Unlike the last version of the Husband X4, this new and improved version has a built in camera aboard the quadcopter. This is the biggest and best improvement of the X4 by far.
It’s awesome to be able to fly in FPV and record video to review at a later time. It’s a completely different experience to watch the flight from up in the air versus from the ground.
Unfortunately the camera isn’t HD or anything of that sort but the way I look at it, any camera is better than none. The resolution is 640 x 480 so it’s good enough to be able to see what you need to see in order to fly it in FPV (note: the upcoming Husban H107D+ will sport a better camera, but so far there’s no release date announced!).
This was the first quadcopter that I have had that is FPV capable since I usually like to stay in the lower price range. This is also one of the only quadcopters that I found in this range that already has a camera aboard and needs no alterations in order to fly in FPV.
Even though I am an experienced flier, it is a totally different experience flying from a bird eye view so it is a big adjustment for even the most experienced flier.
The first few times I tried, I had a couple pretty gnarly crashes but thankfully, nothing broke except for a bent propeller. I was able to fix that thanks to the extra blades included with the Husban X4.
After those couple crashes, I was much more careful and tried not to fly as far away. By doing this, I was able to keep control a little better and stay more stable thanks to the 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity.
I think that updated control system is what helped me to stay more stable during flight.
Overall, after looking at all the improvements from the Husban X4 Micro quad and the new Husban X4 H107D, this one is worth the extra money and surpasses the old one by miles.
If you are not interested in the camera or flying in FPV, you might as well stick with the X4 Micro as those are the only two big differences. Personally for me though those two features make the extra money justifiable and I would purchase it again in a heartbeat.