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Hubsan H502S Desire FPV, GPS & Follow Me Bundle

Hubsan H502S Desire FPV, GPS & Follow Me Bundle

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A great drone to buy, before you buy a mavic pro. When you get guud with this drone, then consider the Mavic Air or the Mavic pro as an upgrade. :)
Gonna put it here in case anyone else ends up with his camera suddenly stopping transmitting (half-assed Chinese programming, reminiscent of Fiio)... To reset the drone's controller, turn the unit on while pushing both the joysticks to the upper-left corner. Then wobble them around and long-press one of them. Instructions should be displayed anyways. Another thing worth mentioning, if you're planning to fly this thing in-doors, the drone produces a very loud and annoying noise when it's on. You cannot turn it off. Keep that in mind.
Edit: Flown it for 4 days before busting one of the motors, which is enough for a review from someone who doesn't care much about drones. This is probably one of the cheapest ways (shipping excluded) to experience what real drones (not the cheap 10-meter range toys) are about. You get a taste of everything: Proper range, flight stabilization, real-time video, acceptable flight time and even some GPS functions which I didn't get to test (flying it in an urban area). In open areas it's a bundle of fun, a new exciting experience if you haven't flown one yet and a great way to troll pets and innocent bystanders alike. Unfortunately, a taste is precisely what you get: Connectivity becomes intermittent past 50 meters, stabilization either over- or undershoots on fast maneuvers (how the motor got damaged), the video quality is what smartphones shot a decade ago, battery indication is highly inaccurate (how the motor got broken) and while the drone doesn't look cheap, flying it feels like it. You get pretty jumpy flying it in a 3-meter vicinity of anything, particularly with the controller having the UI and responsiveness of something from the Soviet era.
Bottom line, I actually do recommend it for someone that wants to try something new or curious whether he might be interested in the hobby. Just note the use cases: * In-doors if you have a big house. Also, have the propeller-protectors on. * Outdoors in parks and trips. Might want to have the propeller-protectors on anyways.
Well they sent the package REALLY fast, and it arrived REALLY fast too. Unfortunately, it was sent with UPS, and it ended up being REALLY F***IN' EXPENSIVE, too! Let's break it down: Value: $100. Shipping to Israel: $45 (Fine, I agreed to that.) Tax (17% of total): $24. UPS handling: $47 (What the fuck!)
So, for a $100 toy I ordered being drunk, I payed another $116 to receive it. This is total bullshit. Please specify which delivery company and method you are going to use, Massdrop, because I'm fine waiting another month instead of blowing an additional third of the drop's value on "custom clearance" and "package handling" (what the fuck is that, no, seriously, do they pat the package, sing serenades to it while it's being delivered?).
my advice is don't waste your money.. why..? well, ok, first it comes with three batteries.. one fat battery and two thin batteries.. the fat battery does not fit the drone OR the controller.. next, the batteries use a small two pin plug which, with the osteo-arthritis i have in my right hand makes it very difficult to plug in or remove.. not to mention it is tedious when swapping the battery should you be fool enough to buy spares or use the AA battery option for the controller.. then, once the batteries are charged (same dumb plug for the "charger") and you get the thing in the air it actually does fly but with very sensitive controls.. flys UP and around and down.. and shows a picture of what it sees with the tiny 720 camera.. i WILL say that since it is so light when you accidentally cut the lawn or trim the bushes with it there is no damage.. i suppose if i took some time and practiced with it i might get good at controlling it.. they also mention a manual.. what it really is is a pamphlet written in the usual poor translation from the original chinese.. with very limited information.. but since i bought the DJI massdrop mavic pro deal some months ago which is a really good drone this hubsan desire is WAAAY less desirable than the DJI's (i also have a phantom 3 and another 6 blade DJI) why waste my limited time on this earth practicing on a toy.. and that is what this is, a toy..
forum.thinkpads.com
Would agree the manual sucks massive balls, but if you look online, there's a solution for both of your (and initially mine) problems. Other than the battery plug, which sucks as well. Firstly, the fat battery fits into the remote and plugs in into the red connector. It's a bit hidden initially, but once you find it, you're done. Secondly, the sensitivity can be lowered through the menu by pointing the left joystick down and keeping the right one pressed for a second.
Also agree that the camera sucks, but I personally had no expectations from it.
forum.thinkpads.com
The fat battery does fit in the controller.. lay it flat in the door and then slide it to the side "into" the remote so that you can plug in the wires.
This deal seems great. Im looking for my first drone and this may be it. Is this able to capture video as well or just video to controller?
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Ty-Car
wonderful.. i'll sell you the one i got.. but my advice is don't waste your money.. why..? well, ok, first it comes with three batteries.. one fat battery and two thin batteries.. the fat battery does not fit the drone OR the controller.. next, the batteries use a small two pin plug which, with the osteo-arthritis i have in my right hand makes it very difficult to plug in or remove.. not to mention it is tedious when swapping the battery should you be fool enough to buy spares or use the AA battery option for the controller.. then, once the batteries are charged (same dumb plug for the "charger") and you get the thing in the air it actually does fly but with very sensitive controls.. flys UP and around and down.. and shows a picture of what it sees with the tiny 720 camera.. i WILL say that since it is so light when you accidentally cut the lawn or trim the bushes with it there is no damage.. i suppose if i took some time and practiced with it i might get good at controlling it.. they also mention a manual.. what it really is is a pamphlet written in the usual poor translation from the original chinese.. with very limited information.. but since i bought the DJI massdrop mavic pro deal some months ago which is a really good drone this hubsan desire is WAAAY less desirable than the DJI's (i also have a phantom 3 and another 6 blade DJI) why waste my limited time on this earth practicing on a toy.. and that is what this is, a toy.. i will repeat this in my "review" of the hubsan drone..
Ty-Car
Yeah! The drone has a micro SD slot. Put one in there, (16GB is recommended) and press the "record" button on the remote to start or stop recording. You can also press the "picture" button to snap a single photo.
Price:$119 on amazon usa
ajinkya93
Link please? Does that price include the extra components that are included in this extreme bundle?
Too bad shipping to the Netherlands is €45, otherwise this would've been a very interesting deal for me.
YJ93
You can get this drone from amazon.de for €125,-
So did anyone he have to wait over a month for theirs to even ship?
Got mine today -- really nice device...although not sure how to use those propeller protector things that come in the box. Also weird there's no on/off switch that I can find on the drone itself and the only way to power it off is by disconnecting the battery.
Asyd
Remove one of the blades, put on a protector, insert one of the provided screws, reattach the blade. Note: 2 of the blades turn the opposite of what you expect. There is a TINY mark on them telling you which ones turn which way
Beckerwp
Thanks that's what I did, but they don't seem to sit well or are awfully floppy around the propeller housing. Looks like there is seating for them but...
I got my drone a week before it was schedule to arrive and I couldn't be more pleased. It also came with a rechargeable battery for the controller witch a wasn't expecting and 4 extra pair of blades that I wasn't expecting. So great job Hudson and Mass drop..
Dnk63
Have they been shipping them before the drop is over?
Since the drop was just completed, does that mean that it will be shipped right away? How long will I take to get to me. They said two or three days, is this right?
Well, after six months of owning the H502S, I am very happy I purchased it. The wait took much too long but I eventually received it over a month after the projected delivery date.
The drone flies fairly well. It has two modes, easy and expert. Suggest easy if you've never flown before. The movements are too jerky. It turns too fast. I wish they made the controls a bit more progressive; slow as you move the stick at first and faster the more you move the stick. It seems to go from very slow to fast in an instant. Tried calibrating but it doesn't seem adjust well.
The range is about 180 meters(600 feet) max at an elevation of 70m(200'). The distance is displayed in meters(m). The screen starts to cut out at about 140m away; you have to position your transmitter so that the internal antennas (2.4GHZ for flight and 5.8 GHz for video) have a direct line-of-sight to the drone. If it gets behind an object like a building or a large tree, the video will cut out and return to home function will engage.
Video and picture quality is poor. It may be 720p, but a small screen capture size. My old iPhone takes much better pics & vids. It is still fun to take them though. I've taken cool vids in the mountains and over the ocean.
I've already crashed it several times from taking too many risks and it is still flying well. Will eventually replace the dented propellers.
Return-To-Home works really well, just add some elevation before engaging it to make sure you clear buildings and trees. It adds about 10 feet on its own but it may not be enough to clear tall objects. Accurate within 15 feet.
Follow-Me mode works really well too. I got on my bike and had it follow me and it did a great job of keeping up at moderate speed.
Flies for less than 10 minutes depending on how much you do with it; amount of movement and amount of video taken.
Buy extra batteries. You can buy them cheap on Amazon.com or Banggood.com. Buy a multi-battery charger as well; Amazon or Banggood Buy a carrying case. $18 from Baggood.com or $24 from Amazon.com. Banggood will take longer. Buy the soft canvas case, not the hard aluminum case to fit spare parts, tools and batteries. Store your batteries at half charge. If stored for long periods at low charge, they will die and won't recharge. If stored for too long at full charge, they will swell and no longer work and may even explode; see YouTube vids.
To summarize, not high in quality but high in features included and very fun to fly. It has features only found in significantly more expensive drones. Well worth $99.99
Juice2288
" It may be 720p, but a small screen capture size. My old iPhone takes much better pics & vids " Well.. you compare apples and oranges ;) My question is about stabilization: do you manage to make "acceptable" videos (not too "shaky")? I'd like to do on my bike and try the "follow me" with an altitude like 50m straight above me. Do you think this is possible (and better: make "acceptable" video (I dont expect good video for that price, but average would be nice))?
OlivierPons
I can't compare the picture quality of this $130 drone to a $600 smartphone. For $130, I can't expect much in quality.
I found it to be pretty stable in the follow me mode. I took it on a hike and a mountain bike ride and it did a good job. The drone follows the controller. Just make sure you have enough tree clearance. And most importantly, set-it-down before it runs out of battery. Otherwise it will return to the original home-point that it took-off from, it will not return to the controller but to the original GPS coordinates.
This is actually a very good deal. Hubsan sells the Base model H502S for $149.99. This is the Extreme Bundle offered by Hubsan for $176.94 with more items included. Who ever listed the H502S on Massdrop did a poor job of listing all items that are actually included. You get all the items listed in the Extreme Bundle plus a couple of extra items below: 1. A very useful Sun Shield (hood) that snaps onto the transmitter's screen ($9.99 if bought separately). Very useful. 2. A higher capacity 3C Li-Po battery for the transmitter so you won't have to keep replacing AA batteries ($12).
I bought this back in May from Massdrop for $129.99, $148.80 after tax and shipping. Now at $99.99, its an even better deal. Just wish they included shipping charges in the deal.
The $79 Refurbished H502S is for the Drone only. No transmitter, batteries or other extras. Worth it if you lost your drone.
Monoprice.com currently is selling the H502S for $208.38
For the price, I think this is a great deal for an entry level drone with the features the H502S includes.
This is on Monoprice.com for $99 at the moment.
But do we really need a second battery ? How much time one battery last ? and those kind of batteries are super cheap anyway. Regardless, there's a better deal on JoinIFdeals.com for only $79... we just need more people to join the deal so it gets lower.
https://joinifdeals.com/shop/hubsan-h502s-x4-fpv-quadcopter-gps-w-720p-hd-camera-drone-one-key-return-headless-follow-me-mode/
And they deliver much faster too, though their auction doesn't end a week more... still may be worth waiting.
Thanks . I actually never flew any drone for that long... but I get the need for one. I did bought a second battery for another drone before and it was only $8 on eBay... so those small ones are really not that expensive. But anyway - I bought it from there - they said it's brand new... we'll see when I get it. It ends in 2 days. I'll keep you updated. Any idea how do I check if it's refurbished or brand new ?
DrTrump
Actual flight time is about 10 minutes per battery. My plan is to just use one battery until it starts to not hold a charge as well and then start using the other.
With how badly the last drop went, how is this active again so soon?
SvHD
What happened to the last drop my dude?
m0arpheus
It was supposed to ship May 29, but didn't. Massdrop made no comment for almost a month after silently missing the ship date, and all anyone could get from support was "we'll contact logistics." Several of us requested a refund, some more successfully than others. Look back at the discussion between 7 and 4 weeks ago.
Does the controller have the ability to use LiPo batteries or only AAs?
BruceK2403
Yeah! It comes with a "fat" battery that only fits the controller. It uses the same charger as the ones that the drone uses
Save yourself some money, order this for $100 here https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=117&cp_id=11719&cs_id=1171903&p_id=13998&seq=1&format=2 and then order the second battery pack if you want. Don't have to wait for the end of summer for it to ship either.
theroflcopter
It looks like Monoprice doesn't have the extra battery for the 502S, just the 501S. (they said so in the Q&A). They also don't have the Crash Pack. If you add those to the tab (~$15-16 each) then this price isn't that much more. It's also not a great deal given you can create your own bundle is you do a little leg work.
BruceK2403
From what I understood, the 'crash pack' was one extra set of rotors and a screwdriver. The one on monoprice comes with two complete sets of rotors and a screwdriver. They don't call it the crash pack, but the only thing you don't get from monoprice is the extra battery, which costs around $10.
Got a FedEx notification that they just delivered mine today. I hope the wait was worth it. I'll submit my review of my experience with the H502S soon
Juice2288
Hopefully Fedex actually delivered your packages because they keep saying delivered to my address where I live in the Sierras and it's not fucking there....
I sent a message requesting a refund and 2 days later I get a shipped notification and it's to be delivered tomorrow.. but FedEx says they just created a lable. So we'll see.
Holy crap! I got an email a bit ago saying that my item is shipping and the tracking number shows a estimated delivery of a week from tomorrow. This might actually be happening finally folks!
Tried to request a refund and they tell me they cant refund because it has already been shipped. This was sent over a week ago and I have received no package and no tracking information. This is ridiculous!
I sent a note to customer service asking them to post whats going on, even if it's not good news.
delivery delay? should be fine to reduce cost, shipping delay? need an answer but no answer, no change, just talk about logistics team. I just request cancel my order.
search
They processed my refund quickly and cancelled my order. Hopefully this drop turns in to a learning experience for the "Logistics Team."
dnader
Where is the refund? Can you tell me, for the first time, I've been here for a long time, or I can't find a refund
gthe
Help Center -> Contact Us -> Where's my order -> Make the request in the text box. That was the process I followed.
So if you contact them through transactions you can request a refund,and if you do https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=117&cp_id=11719&cs_id=1171903&p_id=13998&seq=1&format=2
I'm going to issue a charge back if I don't get a shipping notification soon. I emailed them and got some bs response about logistics fucking up.
Althalus
Same here.
At this point, I'd advise anyone requesting or considering this drop to avoid it. I wish I had looked back through the history of the discussion, because it seems every drop has been riddled with problems and this last time, Massdrop hasn't even bothered responding to anything on the discussion page. I've reached out via support ticket a second time (first time was saturday, june 3), and have been again told "We'll contact the logistics team." I don't know if the customer service peeps are caught in the middle while Logistics is faffing about or what. TL;DR avoid this drop, every visible instance of it has been plagued with problems.
SvHD
This is starting to reek a foul order. Appears negotiation for thes drops are not linked to the product being readily available from the wholesaler. Not even sure why they bother creating a discussion page or help line.
SvHD
yea I'm seeing this bullshit now man. 175.00 plus tax down the drain for something I paid for almost a year ago that I'm still waiting for. but the surprise is they said they delivered it and shipped to my address with I don't reside at anymore
really 5/29/2017 ?
It's been almost a week. There isn't any traffic boat or official news? Did you run away with the money