Hubsan H501S X4 – Brushless Quadcopter with Dual GPS Drone and Follow Me Mode

Hello and welcome to another review here on Drones World! As always, our aim is always to find the best value for your money, with this in mind; we bring you a Hubsan H501S X4 review. You may already be familiar with Hubsan, one of the top leading low-cost toy drones manufacturer. They have released a broad range of successful drones including this one the H501S X4 brushless quadcopter, a fascinating drone, which we are proud to review. A great looking quadcopter specifically aimed at the Follow Me feature. It is not common to find drones featuring Follow Me function within this price range. So if you are looking for an affordable Follow Me drone, I’m sure you will be interested in reading this Hubsan H501S X4 Review. Now, without further due let us move on to review this neat looking quadcopter and its complete FPV package ready to fly out of the box. Also, you can check Hubsan older model Hubsan x4 h107d an amazing drone.


Hubsan H501S X4 Material and Design

Hubsan H501S X4 is a relatively small quadcopter, only 22 x 22 x 7cm in size. It is made of a common type of material called ABS Plastic, which is lightweight and durable enough to resist most crashes and hits. Therefore ensuring the drone won’t break or bend easily. Hubsan H501S X4 comes in two different colors versions, gold and black and the other gold and white. As you can see, in the image, it’s a neat looking drone, not the typical design that most drones have.

Camera and First Person View Transmission

Hubsan H501S X4 has a built-in 1080p resolution camera. Image quality is good, slightly above average for drones within its price range and no ‘jello effect’ is displayed. The lens on the camera has a 120º Field of View. The camera can be used for both photographs and recording video, naturally as expected from a drone with Follow Me mode. As already mentioned, Hubsan H501S X4 comes with a complete First Person View package. The real-time video transmission is done via 5.8 GHz frequency directly to the built-in 4.3” monitor on the remote controller. Live video is displayed in fairly good quality and with no delay/latency. A complete FPV package with all you need to fly right out of the box, no extra parts necessary. Photographs and recorded video are saved into a Micro-SD card which is placed right into the Hubsan H501S X4.



Now let’s move on to discuss one of the best aspects about Hubsan H501S X4.  H501S has a broad set of relevant and useful features. First of all, it comes with an integrated dual GPS global system, meaning it will work everywhere International and is not restricted to an area. The GPS also enables Follow Me mode, and this means the drone will be aware of its position and you, therefore he can follow you autonomously while recording video. This allows the pilot to focus on the camera while the drone flies itself. But the powerfulness of Hubsan H501S X4 doesn’t stop here; this drone also features Altitude Hold! A somewhat uncommon feature to find in drones, thanks to this function the drone can maintain altitude by itself, without the need of pilot’s throttle input. This enables the pilot to focus on the camera, once again, while the quadcopter hovers efficiently. As you can see, Hubsan H501S X4 includes vital features that combine greatly with camera usage. Simplifying and enhancing flight. Besides this amazing features, Hubsan H501S X4 also comes with Headless Mode for easier orientation despite where the front of the quadcopter is pointing. A very useful function for children and beginners. Also, features One-Key Return, drone returns to the pilot, and Automatic Landing, drone lands by itself. Other standard features are the LED lights for night flights and 360 º aerial stunts with just the push of a button.


Remote Control and Maximum Control Distance

Hubsan H501S X4 comes with a 2.4 GHz remote controller, easy to handle, with built-in FPV monitor, OSD live data, and easy access to all features. Maximum control distance of Hubsan H501S X4 is around 300 meters, depending on flight conditions it can even slightly be longer range.

7.4V 2700mAh Lipo battery and 20 Minutes Flight Time

Hubsan H501S X4 has a fantastic flight time, slightly above average for drone within its price range. All thanks to the 2S 2700mAh LiPo battery with EC2 connector, a somewhat larger than an average battery that powers up to 20 minutes of flight time! Just imagine the thinks you can do with it for 20 minutes, all the video you can record and watch in real time. Don’t forget that if you wish to push it even further, you can always purchase an extra battery. Just keep in mind that it’s important to let the KV1650 PM1806 brushless motors cool off when changing batteries, give it around 5 to 10 minutes before you initiate flight again.


Hubsan H501S X4 has a wide set of important useful features: dual GPS system, Headless Mode, Follow Me Mode, OSD Live data, One-Key Return and Landing. Amazing drone for taking amateur photos and recording video. It comes with a complete FPV package for real-time video transmission flights. Control range is a good 300 meters and flight time an amazing 20 minutes max! On top of all this H501S X4 features KV1650 PM1806 brushless motors.
THE BAD When speed increases, drone may occasionally lose a little bit of altitude.
BOTTOM LINE Hubsan H501S X4 is a good value for your money. A complete FPV package with all you need to fly right of the box. Wide set of features including GPS, built-in camera, brushless motors, etc. If you are looking for a feature rich drone for a fairly affordable price, than consider Hubsan H501S X4, it’s a very viable choice.

What did you think of our Hubsan H501S X4 review? Have you ever flown a Hubsan drone before? If you have, you certainly know how well they perform. Are you considering buying Hubsan H501S X4 for yourself? Perhaps even to offer as a gift? Let us know your opinion, we at Drones World are always triumphal to discuss with you the drones we review. Also, don’t forget to bookmark our page for more drone-related reviews, news, and guides. Happy flying fellow drone lovers!

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