Latest Hubsan Quadcopter the X4 PRO H109S
Could this be the dream Quadcopter I’m looking for. I got the news that Hubsan are releasing this model in February 2014. Details are a bit sketchy at the moment but will add more as I receive them.
Banggood are now taking pre-orders for the Hubsan H109S X4 FPV Pro at approximately £250.00. There was talk on one of the RC forums that the skids may be replaced. Hubsan have promised an update as to the exact version they will be producing after the Chinese New Year. I would prefer the model if it had a built in camera on a decent gimbal rather than rely on the GoPro. I can’t understand why this cannot be achieved and for an extra £150 they could capture the midmarket aerial photography space. Add their Hubsan FPV Glasses and you’ve got a great out of the box aerial photography platform for under £500.
Vivienne from Hubsan has mailed me and confirmed that this model will be available in March at a price of approximately $350. There has been talk on one of the RC forums that Hubsan may have partnered with Idea-Fly another RC control company from Shenzhen who produce the Apollo Quadcopter to produce the 109s. This collaboration makes complete sense to me as Idea-fly are already producing a multi-rotor that has the features Hubsan require, Hubsan have already established themselves as leaders in the micro Quadcopter market with their quality affordable H107 range and have built a great customer base who are eager for them to produce a larger model. I fly a Hubsan H107c and a Walkera Ladybird V2 FPV and have asked a number of times what should I buy next and every time it has been suggested I go for a DJI Phantom. The Hubsan 109s must be able to compete with the new Phantom FC40 as I regard this as the best entry level aerial photography platform available. As previously stated I’m not sure if I was Hubsan that I would go down the GoPro route as this will almost double the price of the rig. I would rather see them do what DJI Innovations have done with the FC40 and have an out of the box RTF (ready to fly) kit.
SHENZHEN HUBSAN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
ADD:A22# Luyi Street, Tianxin Village, Tangxia Town,Dong guan, China.
Shenzhen Idea-Fly Technology Co.,Ltd. 6th Floor, A3 Building, Zhongyuguan Industrial Park, Longhua New District, Shenzhen, China.
Hubsan H109S X4 PRO 5.8 GHz FPV RC Quadcopter-2014 NEW RELEASE
Flight time:around 30 mins
Battery:11.1V 5300 mAh Lipo battery
Flight time:around 30 mins
Transmitter: FPV version
Frequency: 2.4GHz/ 5.8GHz
Motor to Motor distance:260mm
Hubsan H109 FPV 5.8G 4CH RTF RC Quadcopter
I’m not sure whether Hubsan will be releasing this model or will it be in the shape of the 109S above, rather than get too futuristic I would prefer it if they kept to the basic X4 shape
Hubsan have said they will NOT now be producing this model it will be the H109S PRO
We are going to look at some of the latest Quadcopters to hit the market. The Syma X5C will soon be available from Banggood as will the other additions to the Syma Quadcopter range.
Syma X2 6-Axis Gyro 2.4G 4CH RC Quadcopter With Guard Circle
Description from Banggood
Brand Name: Symatoy
Item Name: 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter
Item NO.: X2
Color: Red ,Black
Dimension:9.5cm x 9.5cm x 3.5 cm
Control Mode:Remote Control
Control Distance: About 50m
Battery for Quadcopter: 3.7V 150mAh Li-poly
Charging Mode: USB charging
Charging Time:About 30 mins
Playing Time :More than 5 mins
Battery for Transmitter: 4″AA” batteries( not include)
Function:up/down,left/right sideward fight, forward/ backward, turn left/right,with GYRO/Flash light,
360 degree 3D and special functions(continuous rolling)
With guard circle design,can protect the quadcopter from collision, especially for newcomers.
3D 360 degree rotating functions,can be continuous rolling.
The 6-axis system allows the quad to be hand launched.
6-Axis gyro quad-rotorcraft flight, strong stability,can easily
implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control.
2.4 technology adopted for anti-interference,you can fly more helicopters at the same time and not interfere with each other.
The Transmitter speed is 100 times faster than other radio controller.
Super mini size, the smallest volume and the lightest weight,beyond imagination stability and operability.
Syma X6 2.4G 4CH Fir Record & Share RC Quadcopter
Align M424 2.4G 4CH RC Quadcopter RTF
As soon as we get any information on these models we will update this Quadcopter blog. We are excited by any new Quadcopter models coming to the market. Seems like Syma are trying to challenge Walkera and Hubsan in the micro Quadcopter market space. They will encounter an uphill struggle against the proven Walkera Ladybird range and the ever popular Hubsan X4. I really don’t like the cheap look of the Syma transmitters they look similar to the transmitter that comes with the Hubsan Nano and they will have to offer a complete range of spares for all models.
I would love to see Hubsan bring out a medium size version of the X4 with GPS and altitude hold, Fail-safe return and a decent megapixel camera that could shoot stills and record video by pressing buttons on the transmitter, 20 to 25 minutes flying time and maybe some smart sensors. The body design is proven and by adding the desired functionality I’m sure this would be great seller. At the moment you can go from the Ladybird V2 FPV or the Hubsan H107D FPV to the DJI Phantom there is not much in between. Playing catch up To DJI Innovations in the Aerial Photography market space is a hard one, a great under $500 platform is what is needed and I sure it would be very well supported.
PS. When I wrote this I had not heard about the Hubsan X4 109S Pro
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Banggood are now offering spare parts for this model