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Hubsan H501SS X4 FPV Brushless Drone

Hubsan H501SS X4 FPV Brushless Drone

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It worked one time and have not been able to calibrate vertical since
Here's a summary of what follows: keep in mind it's not more than the price you pay for, and you'll never make nice videos for your memories. Otherwise it's fun... but only for fun.
FYI I've bought the Hubsan H502S with Massdrop, had a problem one day after use and bought it *again* directly at the seller (http://www.hubsan.com/eur/) and I've had two problems:
(1) while making it fly around me, I was pushing "up" the remote control and it landed on its own (very suprising & more important: very dangerous if there are some people around you)
(2) because I was in a field with tall grass the grass "wrapped" around one of its motor and it instantaneously broke.
Hopefully I had the first buy from Massdrop, and changed the motor. Now it's working again but (1) I know it's dangerous to fly with such drones when there are people around you (2) it's very (very x 54) fragile (3) you'll be very happy with your first shots, but you'll be very frustrated in the end because the camera is not stabilized, and the screen of the remote control is almost useless: if you dont see your drone the camera on the remote controller won't help at all.
With my experience the only thing I want right now is a drone with a stabilized camera. I prefer to pay $500 in ~5 months and have a Mavic Air than three times $100 and have problems. I've (almost) lost $200. I've paid $200 to realized I should have paid immediately $500 for a Mavic Air. If you're a bit picky like me, save some money then go for a Mavic Air. Just my 2c.
Last but not least: watch the promotional video, you almost never see actual shots from the drone itself ;)
The price is the same you can find anywhere
Detts
Can you give us a link?
B.Hutch@AKRacing
Massdrop finds it easier to just refund your money then to try and fix the problem . Not very good customer service if you ask me
I've been on this drop twice and both times they could not deliver, some sort of shipping error. I'm really pissed off that I had to go through this twice before massdrop decided they couldn't ship to Canada on the his one
I can't wait until these drones have 1 hour flight times or more. 1. What if you designed a motor that generated power while spinning and charged the battery in flight or 2. slap a solar panel on a mavic to get a modest charge in flight.
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And add weight to the rig
Zachajawea
Yes, for science. 🙄
they seem a little small I have two syma x8hg there fast and fun but don't have the distances I'm hoping for they go 75 meters would this be a good replacement for power speed distance exc.
Does this model require a license to operate in Ohio?
Dsmith761
No but does require faa registration if over .5 lb ...which this is.....
If I ordered it today would I receive it. before Christmas
I would have expected a better price than $199. Banggood has them for $188 this week for the white version and $192 for the black and they're already in their USA warehouse.
Receive my drone on the 31st! Super fast shipping.
Flys great and does good photos and video. I will try to post a photo. Two things I’ve noticed. 1. I haven’t spoke with support yet but it seems to have a locked max height/ceiling of 250 meters. 2. The transmitter drains AA batteries quick. So the first “mod” you want to do is get rechargeable batteries. Local hobby shop said the easiest way is to use rechargeable AA’s and connect to the built in charging port on the transmitter. So I removed the built in rubber protective cover on the port and no connector in the space where it should be. Looking in the hole all you see is the back of a circut board.
Now I know the most common way to do this is to solder in a connection to the stock battery pack and attach a larger LiPo pack. But I can’t understand if they just forgot to install the port or if they it’s been removed from the SS model.
Gonna try to find out more and update.
Update* Max altitude was added during one of the latest patches in the firmware. 250 meters is up there. I imagine there were plenty of flyaways that people blamed on Hubsan so they set the limit. Apparently it can be removed but Hubsan accepts no responsibility if things go bad.
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Ordered Oct. 23. First delivery date Nov. 1, then Nov. 3. Now "delivered" to Edison, NJ. I live in Toronto, ON.
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Where did you ship it to? Mine has since been cancelled, which I found out after contacting Massdrop support.
QVBD
Florida
Does this come with a warranty if bought through here?
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well I just joined the drop like 30 seconds before you posted so I feel better now. I asked US support and they said they didn't think so.
One other thing, it says estimated ship date is Nov 13th I believe or something like that. I know there can be delays but I'm assuming we would have it by mid December right? Its a Chanukah present.
robl45
Yes, you should be fine. We have a direct relationship with Hubsan so they do come here from China. But you should have it before then. Also, if you ever need any help with support/warranty stuff just contact Massdrop support. We will get you in touch with the right people.
Scratch that- figured it out- A and B....
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i was trying to find out how long it took to get it after the drop was over.
zxman
A month from ordering it
Just got my drone. 4 of the props do not fit, they just slide over the thread. 4 do fit. I will request replacement props to be sent. Other than that I am very impressed with the build quality and the controller . First flight review to follow.....
Rustydabear
What kind of batteries does it use?
Looking to get this Hubsan as my first drone after looking at everything in the price range. Was thinking about the Flexify but it looks like the company that sells them went out of business. My main reason is that I wanted to carry small payloads with the Flexify due to its accessories. I found various gimbals for the H501ss but was wondering if anyone has any accessories (custom made or purchased) that would be able to carry items? Or even drone fish.
Does it use one of the standard 1S, 2S, 3S, etc, lipo hobbyist batteries? If so, what type?
jakks
Just caught your post with the lastest drop. I know its a 2cell with balance plug and standard charge plug. I think (not 100% sure) that it's a 2700mah battery and upgrades for it are available.
I received mine today. Says H501S on the box, but bird is definitely H501SS. Small QR code-like sticker says H501S-S in very small writing! Search online for more differences.
I received an email 2 Aug (expected ship day) that the shipment is delayed. Admin, what's the revised expected ship date?
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Got my shipping notification last evening. Being shipped FedEx ground.
Just got it today! Sweet.
My box says model H501S not SS. It it old packaging or am I screwed? Should I open it or wait for Massdrop or Hubsan to respond?
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Caution after watching this video you may need to see a psychiatrist ;)
trak49
Lol. It's not so bad. The jargon is only in the firmware numbers and only needed if you are having issues with the drone. Makes sense to me... having been in this hobby for the past two years there are more complicated mechanics at work.
1280x1080 is NOT 1080p!
Is the firmware fully updated on this drone? I've read reviews where they seem to fly up and never stop.
Always go for the "High" version. :)
OneLove
As a Coloradan, I can agree with this statement. 'High' is the only way to buy.
Also **Note that u can tell the s from as on transmitter on the screen it'll say 501s or 501ss jsuk..
How much is this drop? I've been wanting this a long time. I just signed up on this site today.
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I did that and there are 15 now. How many does there have to be before it goes live?
DroneVet
I honestly dont know, I got in just a few days b4 last one ended,
Looking forward to getting mine in July,, ** Note to everybody the upgrade version trans/receiver comes with a holder for 8 AA batteries which if you research it they are drained fast you will need to upgrade toa 7.1 volt lipo battery cost about $12.00
Is that July 3, 2017 ship date correct? That seems like a surprisingly long lead time for this purchase. June 3 would seem more reasonable. Are they in short supply?
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Thanks for getting back to me on this. I was going to join on this one either way, just wanted some clarification. When I saw that the newer drop of the H109S was going to ship on June 12, I couldn't help but wonder about the difference in lead times.
Any new updates to the Hubsan 501ss?
Great News Everyone!
I just heard back from the vendor and you will be recieving the new model, H501SS. Here is the exact response from Hubsan. I have already updated the drop to reflect the new model.
"H501SS is mainly upgrade the performance from the old version, it's more stable. And of course, we'll be shipping the H501SS for your orders."
Cheers Everyone.
@Gilliland @JoelLukacher
Hello Everyone, We are purchasing these directly from Hubsan and I have sent an email to them to confirm they will be shipping the SS version. As others online have already reported that they received the SS version when purchasing directly I am sure that will also be the case here. Stay tuned for an update. Cheers. @Gilliland @JoelLukacher
Are these being purchased directly from Hubsan? If so, can they confirm which version is being shipped? It appears that Hubsan is shipping the 501SS in the same box as the 501S, so the only way to tell them apart is to open it up and examine the drone itself. But maybe the vendor can give a definitive answer - 501S or 501SS?