The Hubsan H501S Review

The Hubsan H501S Review

The Hubsan H501S Review

 

Hubsan is a very smart Chinese company that makes cheap but high quality quadcopters for FPV racing. Hubsan H501S X4 FPV drone is one of their most impressive products yet. It is priced very competitively at $241.99 and comes with an inbuilt camera and GPS system.  I liked some of the Hubsan H501S features, which I am going to share with you here. Read this Hubsan H501S review to know more!

 

 Hubsan H501S X4 Features

 

The Hubsan H501S comes with a lot of interesting features, some of which have really impressed me. I like the fact that this drone consists of brushless motors with self-tightening propellers. Brushless motors deliver a superior performance compared to brushed counterparts. The self-tightening propeller attachment provides extra security and ensures that the quadcopter doesn’t get damaged too badly whenever it suffers a crash during FPV racing. The brushless motors are durable and long lasting.

The Hubsan H501S Review

The Hubsan H501S X4 FPV Quadcopter also consists of a 1080 First Person View (FPV) Drone Camera and offers a flight time of 20 minutes on a single battery charge, which is pretty decent. It also consists of an altitude hold feature which allows it to lock it the barometer at a particular height. It is capable of very smooth flight, whether indoor or outdoor. It can even withstand high resistance while flying in particularly windy conditions.

 

 Hubsan H501S X4 Controller

 

The Hubsan H501S X4 controller consists of a 4.3 LCD screen that allows you to view the view from the FPV camera in real time. It displays the latest flight telemetry data and gives you a good idea of exactly what’s going on. It comes with a microSD slot as well. You can record the FPV view on the microSD card. Then there is a 5.8 GHz link which sends video signals. The Hubsan H501S X4 controller operates on a frequency of 2.4 GHz.

The Hubsan H501S Review

 

 Hubsan H501S X4 Flying Experience

 

I enjoyed flying the Hubsan H501S. I was particularly impressed with some of its features such as a headless mode and automatic one key return, which I discuss next. It has a decent control distance of 300 metres and offers an average flying time of about 20 minutes. It comes equipped with GPS technology, and is easily trackable in the air.

 

The Hubsan H501S X4 Modes

 

The Hubsan H501S X4 consists of the following modes.

Auto Return Home – The auto return home mode is backed by the GPS system and makes sure that the Hubsan H501S returns home even if the connection with the controller is lost. The Auto Return Home Mode gets activated and ensures that the quadcopter returns to home base, safe and sound.

Follow Me Mode – The Follow Me mode allows you to lock the quadcopter into a particular position. This allows you to record a moving object, especially something that you cannot follow manually.

The Hubsan H501S Review

Altitude Mode – Altitude mode allows you to lock the drone at a particular height when in flight. This gives you the stability you need to shoot better videos.

Headless Mode – The headless mode means you can fly the drone in any direction you want. There is no “front side” or “back side”, it goes where you want it to go. Headless mode makes flying the quadcopter easier for beginners to drone flying.

 

 The Hubsan H501S Review – Final Thoughts

The Hubsan H501S Review

 

What did I like the most about the Hubsan H501S X4? The price – $241.99 is a great price to pay for this FPV drone. It offers a decent flight time of 20 minutes and captures quality photographs and videos in flight. It is surprisingly stable in the air, despite its relatively small size. All in all, the Hubsan H501S X4 is a very good FPV racing drone.

 

The Hubsan H501S Review

 

I wish you all the best, and remember that if you have any questions or comments you can post them in the comments section at the bottom of any blog post. It’s great to hear from you.

Kind regards,

Emanuel
Founder of All Best Drones

www.allbestdrones.com

HUBSAN H501S

HUBSAN H501S
8

Features

8.0 /10

Controller

8.0 /10

Price

8.0 /10

Pros

  • Auto Return Home
  • Follow Me Mode
  • Flying Experience

Cons

  • It offers a decent flight time of 20 minutes
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14 thoughts on “The Hubsan H501S Review

  1. Hisbel

    Hello,
    It seems a pretty cool piece of equipment. I wonder, how good is the video quality? Also, is it possible to take stills as well, or would you need to make them from the video stream in post processing?

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hello Hisbel, in fact this Hubsan H510S is a fantastic drone in its price category.

      The video quality is good due to its built-in 1080p HD camera.

      Besides watching the live video, you can also take photos and record videos which are saved to a Micro-SD card.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  2. Furkan

    I am just a newbie about drones.
    However is 20 minutes of battery time and 300 meters of control good for this price range?

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Furkan,

      This is a great price to pay for this FPV drone. It offers a decent flight time of 20 minutes, and captures quality photographs and videos in flight, up to a limit of 300M.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  3. Kurtis Quick

    Does this drone have a radius before you lose it? Or does the homing setting kick in and have it start coming back into radius?

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Kurtis, if you are referring to the auto return home option, yes it does.

      The auto return home mode is backed by the GPS system and makes sure that the Hubsan H501S returns home even if the connection with the controller is lost. The Auto Return Home Mode gets activated and ensures that the quadcopter returns to home base, safe and sound.

      Thanks for your comment!

      Reply
  4. Kien

    I’ve never owned a drone but I think there are some great features there. Auto Return home I think it’s super important because even if the connection is lost, I don’t want to lose my drone 🙂
    Thanks for the review!

    Reply
  5. Brandon

    Great review on the Hubsan H501S! I’m looking into flying drones in the future but simply can not afford it right now. However, I just checked the price on this one, and it looks really affordable at least. I like the auto return home feature and follow me mode. I could really have some fun with those. I’ll be checking your site out when I’m in need of a drone. Thanks so much!

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Brandon, I´m glad that you liked my article “The Hubsan H501S Review”.

      In fact the auto return home, and follow me mode options are simply fantastic on this drone. It is undoubtedly an added value in relation to its price (which I consider quite affordable).

      If you ever think about buying it, I assure you, that you will not regret it:

      Do not hesitate to visit my website whenever you want.

      I really appreciate your comment.

      Thanks!

      Reply
  6. Amy

    Hi Emmanuel,
    Thanks for your reviews, but I’m still a little bit overwhelmed. I’m a mom of three boys and would love to buy them drones for Easter. What would be your favorite one for teenage boys (13, 14, and 18) that is priced around $300 each? They all have drone experience (with the cheaper ones). This one you just talked about seems to fit the bill. What would you recommend?
    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Amy, I´m glad to know that you enjoyed my website.

      If you are interested in buying drones for your children, well there are many options available, but around this price, the options decrease significantly.

      The Hubsan H510S FPV (First Person View) It is priced very competitively, and comes with an inbuilt 1080P HD camera and GPS system.(Ready for Drone Racing if they want to).

      It also comes with a number of fantastic features like, Auto Return Home, Follow Me mode, Altitude mode, and especially useful for beginners, the Headless Mode. (The headless mode means you can fly the drone in any direction you want. There is no “front side” or “back side”, it goes where you want it to go.)

      If you decide to buy the Hubsan H510S you will be very well served, and your children will not regret it, due to their excellent price / quality ratio.

      I hope it helped you.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply

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