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Some new Hubsan and Syma photos from CES

Some new Hubsan and Syma photos from CES

January 15, 2015 14:58 | By | Add a Comment

Gearbest.com went to CES and came back with some nice closeups of the Hubsan X4 Pro and the fancy-looking new FPV remote, as well as several other products.

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The remote is reportedly powered by Android, with a separate OLED screen on the top providing telemetry and the remote working independently from the Android tablet so as to not cause loss of control in the event of an application or Android OS crash.
 

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More photos available on their thread on RCGroups.

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Hubsan releases “plus” versions of their popular smaller quadcopters

Hubsan releases “plus” versions of their popular smaller quadcopters

January 15, 2015 14:47 | By | Add a Comment

The Hubsan H107D we reviewed some time ago turned out to be quite popular, and got many people into the FPV flying hobby. Now Hubsan is planning a “plus” version of this and two other toy-grade quadcopters.

SKU20006101The H107D+ above gets a 720P camera and a new stylish case. Apparently the stabilization has been improved as well, though that remains to be seen. Also, the remote receives and records in standard definition only, unless Hubsan abandons that and moves to an in-copter recording solution for the H107D+. Banggood lists a tentative price of USD $199.0

The H107C+ upgrades a few more things, adding a 720p camera and an all-new altitude hold mode. Not a bad deal for the alleged $99 price point thought of course it’s only recording video, not transmitting for FPV flight.

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Finally the H107L, which has no camera, also gets a new look and an alleged stabilization upgrade for 50 bucks.

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Hubsan X4 Pro features parachute rescue system, tablet-style remote

Hubsan X4 Pro features parachute rescue system, tablet-style remote

January 5, 2015 0:47 | By | 2 Comments

The Hubsan H109 is a bit of an endless story. Originally slated for release early 2014, so far it failed to materialize. Fast forward to 2015 and still no H109 – but Hubsan did announce the X4 Pro which appears to be an upgraded H109 with several quite unique features. Besides being a GPS-enabled quadcopter, it comes with a three-axis gimbal, a gopro-sized HD camera, 2.4GHz remote control and 5.8GHz video link, as well as a built-in rescue parachute. This quadcopter is scheduled to debut at CES Las Vegas – which is tomorrow.

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The star of the show is the flat, sleek remote with built-in touch control for placing waypoints on the map, as well as a separate OLED display for telemetry data.

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Banggood lists a tentative price of USD $499.-, which we’re very certain is not going to be the actual, final price – but according to Hubsan the final price will be below USD $1000.-

Video, Specs and more pictures after the break.

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Hubsan H301S adds GPS auto return

Hubsan H301S adds GPS auto return

January 1, 2015 20:04 | By | 4 Comments

Spyhawk early adopters were a bit miffed to find that Hubsan had canceled the planned release of an add-on GPS module for existing Spyhawk owners, citing technical problems. Well apparently there’s no problem releasing a brand new version of the Spyhawk that has GPS auto return.

Hubsan did update the original design multiple times, for example adding an actual external antenna on the transmitter instead of the fake rubber ducky.

The new Hubsan now comes in two colors (classic white and a snazzy new black version), adds colored LEDs on the wings, and of course features GPS guidance for an auto-return function. No word on any additional GPS flight modes yet, or whether this version will have the ability to disable the built-in gyro stabilization remotely.

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Banggood.com has a tentative price of USD $360.- but Hubsan has not confirmed the price yet.

If you are looking to add GPS auto return to an existing model for little money, you might want to consider giving the T1000FC we reviewed some time ago a try.

Specs of the new H301S after the break.

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Fatshark Spyhawk Bundle by Hobbyking

Fatshark Spyhawk Bundle by Hobbyking

September 1, 2014 11:35 | By | Add a Comment

Let’s face it, the Hubsan Spyhawk is not the most amazing piece of RC gear that you could get. For pure beginners it does have its virtues however. The experience was hampered by an inflated price (early sets sold for as much as 400 dollars) and a stabilization system that could not be disabled. That the original transmitter had an extremely short battery life didn’t help either.

Hobbyking is now offering a package that includes the Hubsan Spyhawk v2, the Fatshark Teleporter v3 goggles, a 5.8GHz Fatshark-compatible video transmission system with cloverleaf antenna, and the console-controller sized Hubsan transmitter without integrated TFT screen. The whole package retails for USD 299.-

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All things considered, that price tag is decent. The goggles aren’t going to rock your world (and with Oculus-sized FOV goggles soon to become the norm, the current 40-ish degree FOV goggles are going to be obsolete by next year), the transmitter is basically a toy, and the Spyhawk itself isn’t the most amazing plane there is – but as whole, that’s not a bad package for beginners.

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Hubsan X4 Pro – even more footage

Hubsan X4 Pro – even more footage

April 28, 2014 19:14 | By | 2 Comments

Apparently the Hubsan X4 is slated for a big reveal at the Bejing Expo soon. And in preparation they’ve posted another video which does look quite awesome indeed. And compared to the Phantom 2 (which we are currently reviewing btw) the X4 appears to be in another class entirely. Hubsan seems to have spent their time perfecting the stabilization to a level we’ve only seen with the Blade 350QX – at least when it comes to RTF quads.

Will the X4 be amazing, or will it be plagued by design flaws like the Phantom 2’s magnetizable compass sensor cover? Hopefully we will find out soon! If this footage is anything to go by, we’re going to have a really hot summer.

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Hubsan H109S X4 Pro “throw” teaser

Hubsan H109S X4 Pro “throw” teaser

April 23, 2014 11:52 | By | Add a Comment

Hubsan posted a new short teaser video showing the upcoming H109S X4 Pro RTF Quadcopter being thrown into the air. While this is standard fare for 350QX owners, and even a homemade $120 Quadcopter can do the same thing, it’s good to see Hubsan spend time on testing and tweaking their upcoming Phantom-competitor.

 

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Hubsan working on “Hi-Spec” FPV goggles for April 2014

Hubsan working on “Hi-Spec” FPV goggles for April 2014

January 12, 2014 16:40 | By | 2 Comments

Hubsan is promising a lot of things lately. Recently, their announced H109 quadcopter was supplemented by the H109S Pro X4. Then, Hubsan changed their mind and said that the regular H109 is not going to be released, as they plan to focus on the H109S.

Just recently, Hubsan stated that they are working on a “hi spec” update of their H510 FPV goggles. No details or price point was released, but the planned release date is April 2014.

With a flood of cheap, wide-angle Oculus-clones about to burst into the market, they better be cheap, quick and/or offer something your typical Fat Shark does not. Currently, the best FPV experience can be had on an Oculus Rift devkit with a small PC doing the necessary video distortion. Small single-board solutions as well as complete 3D cameras that already output an oculus-ready signal are about to enter production. Our glass ball says the days of 40-degree FOV goggles like FatShark are most likely numbered.

Hubsan H109S Pro X4 announced

Hubsan H109S Pro X4 announced

January 2, 2014 11:00 | By | 9 Comments

Pining for that upcoming Hubsan H109? Hubsan’s upcoming Phantom-competitor certainly looks interesting, and now they’re upping the ante with the announcement of the GoPro-ready H109S Pro X4!

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Perhaps most interestingly this comes with a massive 5300mAh battery for flight times of up to 30 minutes, according to Hubsan. Sadly though, it comes with a modified version of the old Hubsan FPV transmitter, so the question is whether the short transmitter battery life issue has been fixed. Also according to the manufacturer this will use the Hubsan radio protocol, which means it’s a non-hopping, single channel 2.4GHz system. This time however they added a proper SMA connector for the FPV antenna, and they even supply both a linear patch as well as a circular cloverleaf antenna in the set, so you can exchange antenna depending on the situation.

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No word on price yet, though preorders for the vanilla H109 are at $150 right now. With the right price point and proper performance this could very well be a solid competitor in the field of RTF multirotors. Planned release date is end of February 2014.

Full official blurb after the break.

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Hubsan H107D FPV Quadcopter Review

Hubsan H107D FPV Quadcopter Review

November 20, 2013 13:57 | By | 25 Comments

Hubsan offers a complete micro FPV quadcopter package with a sleek transmitter design and nifty features, competing with the Walkera LadyBird FPV. It’s quite affordable and definitely in the toy category, but is it any good? Find out in our review!

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Hubsan H109 with FPV and GPS

Hubsan H109 with FPV and GPS

November 13, 2013 13:34 | By | Add a Comment

Hubsan is out to give the popular DJI Phantom a run for its money. Or less money, actually. The new 200-size H109 quadcopter features four 2000KV brushless motors, an optional FPV camera system, and GPS hold/return home functionality for a targeted price point of EUR 150.- , a set including the transmitter will cost EUR 200.-

A 2200mAh 2S LiPo is said to deliver a flight time of up to 25 minutes.

After a mediocre start with the original SpyHawk, Hubsan did deliver an interesting low-price entry level mini FPV package with the H107D, which costs about 200 bucks with transmitter right now.  Nice little detail solutions like the transmitter being able to control the copter even if the batteries were too low to drive the color LCD screen make us hope that the H109 starts up a new class of mid-sized quadcopters with nifty and useful features. One thing is certain though: Walkera has some work ahead of them, for the H109 is a very interesting entry due to the smaller 200 size as well as the low price point. The Walkera QR x350 costs more than twice as much, though it can carry a GoPro. It will be interesting to see what kind of video quality the optional camera system will offer.

Official specs and images after the break.

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Walkera Goggle Glasses suspiciously look like Hubsan

Walkera Goggle Glasses suspiciously look like Hubsan

June 24, 2013 21:29 | By | 1 Comment

Remember the Hubsan H510 FPV Goggles? The ones sold for around 100 bucks? Well now you can buy the same goggles, just Walkera-branded, for… $140 at ehirobo.com

Unless they seriously improved the resolution (which they haven’t) or improved the design (nope), not exactly a great deal. If you must absolutely have them, buy the cheaper Hubsan original.. Or better yet, save up for better FPV goggles.

Hubsan H510 FPV Glasses Review

Hubsan H510 FPV Glasses Review

August 15, 2012 21:34 | By | 5 Comments

Looking for lightweight FPV video goggles that don’t break the bank? You’re not alone. Hubsan has a product to fill that itch, the H510 FPV glasses, which are available for as low as $119. Can they scratch the itch, or are they complete garbage? Read our in-depth review after the break!

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Hubsan FPV goggles cost $110, look fashionable

Hubsan FPV goggles cost $110, look fashionable

August 6, 2012 7:23 | By | Add a Comment

We need more cheap video goggles. Hubsan joins the fray with one of the cheapest offerings yet, the $110 Hubsan FPV Goggles. Read on for sources and a link to our review!

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GLB now distributing Hubsan FPV toys

GLB now distributing Hubsan FPV toys

August 6, 2012 7:17 | By | Add a Comment

Is the wire mess of typical FPV setups not your thing? Goodluckbuy is now distributing pretty much the whole lineup of Hubsan.com, at quite attractive prices.

The Westland Lynx single rotor fpv helicopter with FPV remote is on sale for $221, the coaxial rotor version of the Invader helicopter also costs $221. There’s also a coax version of the Lynx available for $260. The good old Spyhawk V2 can be yours for just $250, and as always with GoodLuckBuy, this already includes shipping.