HR H5 RC Foldable Drone Review
Both beginners and advanced users will find this drone easy to fly, a lot of fun and quite durable. Of course, like every other drone, it has its shortcomings such as a long charging time. For a beginner, you will love the ease at which you can fly it. If you are an advanced user, you will love the videos and photos and the fact that you can control it through the app or remote controller.
The HR H5 RC drone looks a bit different from many others, thanks to the sharp corners and lines. It has an appealing rectangular shape, and it folds really nicely. But looking good is not all that there is to it. It also has a good number of features and flight functions. It looks quite sturdy. The price is also not too bad. Therefore, if you are a beginner looking for a simple drone to cut your teeth in this hobby, get the HR H5. It is also a nice specimen for a person that loves to collect the drone.
Design and Build Quality
This is not a very big drone. It measures 8.5 by 6.9 by 2.4 inches when unfolded. When it is folded, it measures 5.2 by 4 by 2.4 inches, which as you can see is quite small and manageable. It is a bit on the heavy side though because it weighs 340g. You have to register it with the FAA if you will be using it in the USA.
The exterior casing of this drone is made of high quality ABS plastic. The interior parts are well protected. At the same time, the matte gray and black finishing makes the drone look good.
This drone has been equipped with a 1080P Full HD camera. It takes good quality videos and images. The camera is positioned at the bottom of the camera’s drone, which gives it a wide field of view. You will capture videos and photos with a lot of background.
You can also enjoy real-time video transmission on your smartphone. Find the drone’s app (SHR/C) and download it to your smartphone. You can see what the drone can see. Besides, with the app, you can control the drone just as well as you can with the remote controller.
Battery and Flight time
You will get one battery with the drone. However, it is capable of giving you 18 minutes of flight time. Well, most hobbyists do not see the need for buying a second battery. However, you can always get a second one and get double the flight time. This battery is easy to remove and insert into the drone. The battery is safe to handle, even for youngsters.
Flight Features and Functions
The drone comes with a few safety and fun functions, but it has many flight functions. Here are several of them:
Optical Flow Positioning
This helps with precision when the drone is hovering. The drone can also maintain its position very well. With this function, the drone can take distortion-free photos and videos when it is hovering or following you.
Follow Me Mode
Frankly, this is one of the most-used flight functions in all drones. Sometimes, when you are hiking, riding or climbing a rock, you want those precious moments captured on video and photos. You can engage follow me mode and the drone will run hands-free, taking your footage from a respectable distance.
One take off and landing
When you press this key, the drone starts to land where it is, or it takes off and hovers at a certain height as it awaits your next move.
With headless mode engaged, the drone realigns the direction of the nose according to the position of the pilot. Therefore, even when you cannot see it, you will know it is flying in the right direction.
Conclusion and Recommendation
The search for the first drone is always hard and long. You do not know whether to buy from the popular or upcoming brand names. When you order the HR H5 drone and it is delivered to you, you will love that it comes assembled and ready to fly. While the HR H5 drone has some wind resistance, do not fly it in the wind unless you want it to vanish. You may also order one more battery to make your flight time longer. This drone flies well indoors and outdoors. However, fly it in open spaces outdoors.