FPV drone “Hubsan H501S X4” from Gearbest

Hubsan H501S X4 FPV Quadcopter

FPV drone from Hubsan, which contains everything you need to get started with FPV flight. First a short explanation on what FPV actually means: “First Person View” which means a video camera is mounted on the vehicle and broadcasts the live video to the pilot on the ground so the pilot is flying the aircraft as if he/she was onboard the aircraft instead of looking at the craft from the pilot’s actual ground position.

FPV allows you to fly much higher and further than you can from the looking at the aircraft from the ground. FPV control allows for more precise flying around obstacles especially with vehicles like the Hubsan H501S X4 quadcopter which can easily fly indoors and through forests via FPV where you wouldn’t be able to see obstacles from a fixed position. Moreover Hubsan X4 FPV filled with cool features that makes the drone super suitable for both beginners and advanced FPV pilots.

Hubsan H501S on sale until end of July

I fell upon this quadcopter while reading some online reviews of FPV drones.. The price in Denmark for this is around 500$ which seemed to be okay compared to the good reviews it had received. I have some contacts at Gearbest, so I contacted them and they have put it on sale for the rest of July at only 259,99$ which is actually 31% off their regular price.

This is cheaper than anywhere else online, including Aliexpress and other cheap Chinese websites. The price is including shipping.Best of this is that they have it in stock in their warehouses in EU and US and therefore no concerns about customs – Price is then around 10$ more BUT this is a lot less than vat and invoice handling fees will end up costing you


Hubsan H501S X4 FPV Quadcopter description

The FPV drone comes with GPS, Return to Home, Fail-safe mode, Follow me and altitude stabilisation. Further more, Advanced features helps the drone-pilot to execute a safe flight, and can take full control of Hubsan H501S X4 if necessary.

Return to Home
If the connection between the FPV drone and the controller is lost, Hubsan H501S can change to the “Failsafe Mode”, after which the GPS helps bringing the drone safely back to square one and here drone even lands safely.
The function can also be activated manually from the controller if you want the drone itself to deal with domestic flight and landing.

Alltitude Hold
This feature enables the drone itself to keep its height so that the pilot can focus on manoeuvring without constantly having to adjust the engine speed to maintain the desired height. At the same time, the GPS system keeps the drone position so Hubsan H501 can be “parked” in the air.

Hubsan X4 FPV Brushless H501S follow Me function
Activate “Follow Me” and Hubsan X4 FPV – H501S will follow you like your very own personal photographer. Low footage of yourself while you’re doing your favorite activity. H501S’ GPS system ensures that the drone follows you all the time.

Headless Mode
“Headless Mode” means that the pilot does not need to think about the drone orientation. This can be a great help when the Hubsan H501S FPV drone is used for video recordings. When “Headless Mode” is activated, the movements with the right stick are always compared to the drones original orientation. The drone will therefore always fly away from you when the right stick is pushed forward, no matter how the drone turns, etc.

1080P HD camera
The built-in 1080p camera captures stunning images from the air. Aerial photography gives you a whole new perspective on things.

Multi-function controller included
All functions can be activated from the multi-function controller and video recording can also be started and stopped and stills can be captured as well.

All the camera “sees” is displayed on a 4.3 inch LCD screen.

Battery and charging time

  • Battery: 7.4V 2700mAh 10C
  • Flying Time: 18-20 minutes
  • Charging Time (h): About 90mins

What is included in the Hubsan FPV drone package

  • Hubsan X4 FPV Brushless – H501S quadcopter drone
  • Multi-function controller with an 4.3 “LCD screen
  • 7.4 volt 3700 mAh battery
  • Additional 8 x Blades
  • Tools for mounting the propeller

You are missing:
Micro SD memory card
4 pcs. AA batteries