Hubsan H501S Follow Me Drone Flight Test Review

This small feature rich FPV quadcopter has a follow me mode that makes it the ultimate sport selfie drone. Small enough to be carried just about anywhere via backpack. It’s also very easy to setup and fly. Find it here
and VR007 FPV goggles here

– Onboard 1080p camera.
– 5.8 Ghz FPV system.
– Lightweight transmitter with built in FPV monitor.
– Telemetry information visible on transmitter FPV screen (quadcopter position, altitude, speed, remaining battery power, etc…)
– GPS position hold and barometer altitude hold modes.
– Follow me mode that automatically points the camera toward you and follows your movements.
– Headless mode.
– Return to home/landing.
– Large battery that provides plenty (about 20 minutes) of flight time.

– Altitude can vary (drop) as the speed of the quadcopter increases, or with wind. This is caused by static air pressure drop to the altitude hold barometer from quadcopter movement (or wind). Additionally, the quadcopter can not automatically detect objects in its flight path. Be aware of both of these limitations to prevent unintended impact with trees, or in my case, desert bushes 😉

Brand Name: Hubsan
Item NO.: H501S
Item Name: Hubsan X4 brushless FPV 1080P camera GPS RC quadcopter
Frequency: 2.4G
Channel: 4CH
Gyro: 6 Axis
Motor (x4): Brushless KV1650 PM1806 x4
ESC: brushless 12A x4
Charging time: About 150mins
Flying time: About 18 – 20mins
Control distance: About 300m
Quadcopter battery: 7.4V 2700mAh Lipo. 105g
Transmitter battery: 4 x 1.5V AA battery ( not included )
Weight(including the battery):410g
Package Weight : 1.7 kg
Package Size: 34 x 15 x 32 cm
Max Flight radius:300m
5.8G wireless video transmission distance:300m
Memory card: 4G TF card.
Max support: 64G card
Color: Golden White, Golden Black

Note: The GPS of Hubsan H501S is a Global Version. It can be used in any country.

Package Includes:
1x Hubsan X4 Brushless H501S RC Quadcopter, 1x Transmitter, 1x Battery, 1x Charger, 4x Blade

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Max Sonnenberg says:

where was this filmed

Vincent Aguero says:

how you re calibrate the compass ?

Cipher Sam says:

You talk so much dude

Roger Baker says:

How do you show video of drone as you talk? Or record vedeo and voice @ same time?

Uptown510 says:

I see two of the same I think on amazon, one is cheaper and the only difference I see is one is white and gold am I tripping or are they different?

stellar dude81 says:

lost mine second time I flew it. started drifting by itself and wind took it. never found it. had problems with it even before I flew it.

Wildhog32 says:

Will this transmitter work with the 501C and allow the follow me mode as well?

greeny 7889 says:

I have 3 questions, plz answer as much as u can. Does the VR come with the package? And can u use ur phone to fly? Final question: can u use iPads and tablets?

Matt Moraes says:

What are your thoughts, opinions, and experiences with Any other opinions of websites to buy this product?

Dave Schmeltz says:

Love your videos!!! Anytime I wanna see the real truth about Quads…I look for your reviews first…Keep up the great work brother!

Greg Zimpher says:

Button on the right side doesn’t do anything. Button on the left takes photos fine

NutakiWiiU says:

Hello, Quadcopter101! Thank you for the brilliant videos! 🙂 What do you think would be the best purchase if the maximum price is around 200 USD? Would it be this one? I’d like it to have a good camera and fpv, a GPS would be a bonus as well! Which one do you think would be the best pick overall? Also, I do realize there are some limits given the low maximum price! Thank you, greetings from Northern Europe!

Random_rapper20 says:

that pack has such a low c rating

ReVo says:

hey buddy is there a difference between this and the professional remot controller??

Matty Webb says:

Wouldn’t there be quite a bit of duty on this? It probably works out the same if you buy it from Amazon within your country….just a thought

ReVo says:

hey man my bettery said it was like 4.9v and it died on me i don’t even know if it charge..

can you make a video on how to know if it charging and when to fly it and when to land it.. thanks u da best.

Ethan Feng says:

which is better to get this or bugs 3?

Fat Lip says:

any idea how to set up the current record date? mine shows june 2012

Chris Slack says:

Great review! Looks like Pahrump NV area. What would you recommend for a quad copter for taking video and pics for real estate sales?

HilmanArsy 1010 says:

which one is the best , H502s or H501s ?

Christopher Jacques says:

Does it have RTH when signal is lost?

SquirtleSquadZ says:

Worth it?

mokta abdul says:

how high can this go

D & R DRONES says:

What causes my H501s to turn on it’s on when out about 300ft and about 120ft up?

revenger681 says:

Looks fun. I need to find a wide open area like this. Is this out in Nevada?

Blair 191 says:

Good video. Have you had a problem with the gps toggle coming loose? I just bought this quad and have flown it a couple of times and noticed it was loose. Do you have any videos on how to fix this or know any others? I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

FilmBizDude says:

I don’t understand how you could leave your dog in a hot car in the desert….

FilmBizDude says:

Have you had any issues with Firmware updates? I have watched several videos on this model and some claim that the most recent firmware update – 1.6 has messed up range, RTH, and Follow…

Greg Zimpher says:

Yes . It takes photos just fine . But won’t shoot video ?

Dave Peterson says:

Hey Quadcopter. Believe I’m ready for a step up from my beginner quads, still learning. My question is, what are your thoughts about this products recent issues with range? Love the form factor of this quad, but I’m getting cold feet with the negative loss of signal lately.

Harley & Me says:

So correct me if I’m mistaken did you say you cannot record video, that’s no use.

bigfan man says:

can u do the advanced review

Ken Kho says:

Your a happy person i like it. Like your videos my friend

weerobot says:

What is Mode switch option on Banggood??

Andrew Hamil says:

Great review! Thank you for taking the time to cover all of those cool features.


where you bought it?

Hooverdarnit says:

Why would you not let your dog be outside?  Let that dog take a piss and sniff around.  That what dogs do.

Robertodavid Erickson says:

what brand are your fps goggles and where did you purchase them?

Jody Giles says:

Thank you for your comprehensive review, and I really enjoyed your narration!

mohamed abouelnour says:

is this screen on the controller show the video the drone is capturing ???

Angelo Cristaudo says:

ciao, you are beautiful.

Greg Zimpher says:

Ok so what if I corrupted it ? Can it be uncorrupted ?

D & R DRONES says:

Sorry. The quadcopter will turn (yaw) about 40° to the right while stopped hovering at that distance.

weerobot says:

Wow another great review…..that’s my next Quad.

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