Your own ears are kind of like dog years. I mean that’s a long time for a drone and technology changes so fast. So why am i reviewing a four year old drone? Well, take a look at it, man, this glossy red paint. This thing looks like speed, racer, really showing my head talking about speed, racer, but it’s. A really good. Looking drone and let’s see how much things have changed if you’ve already bought this, and you want to see how to fly it, we’re going to go over that in a minute, we’ll go over the app and how to bind the controller and everything and the options Of it it’s this price on amazon right now so that’s about 75 and which puts it right in line with the two other drones in its class, which are about 15, more but that’s, the de rcd10 and d50. That i’ve already done. Reviews on and these things fly really really good uh for the price of being under 100 drones and they’re only 15 dollars more so let’s see how it compares and ddrc is the same parent company as holy stone and holy stones always had the best drone. To start out with and that’s to learn the orientation of a drone and that’s the hs210, so let’s go over the drone we’ll go over all the features of the app and the remote and everything and see how it flies and we’ll come back and then afterwards I’Ll do some pros and cons of this drone if you’ve already bought it it’s still a good looking drone and it’s still a great value for the money, but um let’s see how it compares against the newer drones of today.
All right, well, let’s, see what she weighs in at she weighs in right at 120 grams compared to the be rc d10 weighs in about 153 that’s, its closest competitor, so it weighs in about as much as a little bit less than a d size battery. So inside the box you’re going to get the remote, you have to put the piece on that connects to your phone you’re, going to get a user guide, you’re going to get prop guards extra set of props, a handy, dandy, screwdriver and two batteries that aren’t modular Batteries and actually it doesn’t come with the battery charger. You have to put it inside the drone and then charge it in the drone with the cable that it comes with. So the props are labeled very small on the bottom. You see the number one and the number two so make sure you put them on the right props. If you change them and the way you change them is there’s a little bitty screw right here that on the prop holder, just undo that and then the prop pops off. So it does come with extra screws and extra gears, because if you look at the bottom, these gears are really exposed. So if you’re putting it in the grass and you get it hung up, it could strip this gear out. Because if you look at the newer drones, the gears are protected, they’re encased, so this is where you charge the batteries by putting the batteries inside the drone.
This is where you can disconnect your camera. You can actually fly without it, and this turns the drone on and off. So right here is a spot for the sd card, even though i couldn’t get it to charge to the sd card, but it did record to the phone very well and that’s the video that i was showing you. The camera is really good for this. At this price point it’s non adjustable and of course i forgot to mention they are brushed motors, so they are kind of loud. So it comes with the 650 milliwatt amp batteries, two of them um, but they’re, not modular, and what i mean by that is, if you look at the d10 and the d50 they’re modular batteries, and they slide in and out like this, let me show you on The and they slide in and out – and you charge them right here, but on this drone, the one thing i don’t like about it is: this is really hard to disconnect. So what you have to do is you got to slide backwards and then try to get it to come up, it’s kind of difficult. Then you get this battery compartment to open and then you can pull the battery out it’s tucked in there really tight with the battery, and then you disconnect it here. So really i find it so hard that i just flew it with the one battery and charged it, and it took a long time to charge like an hour or so because you got to disconnect this and try to tuck it back in there.
So it’s almost easier to never even change the battery and just use the one and just keep recharging it so that, if i had to talk about one thing about this drone that’s one thing that is really kind of outdated, not having the modular batteries, because it’s Really difficult to get this to slide back in there without breaking it, so i really do like the remote the way it lights up. So when you turn it on, this is all lit up so here’s your speed switch. So, as you push it when it’s in the air, the speed will go up and down and show you and you can bring it back down by pushing down here, and this is your one button to take off and land. You just push that and it’ll take off and you push it again and it’ll land. This is supposed to be returned to home, but it’s, not a gps drone, so that really doesn’t work. These two switches are your trim buttons, and so they move up and down. So if the drone, as it’s facing away from you, seems to be drifting forward, what you do is you just pull back on it this way or if it seems to be drifting to the left. You slide this one over and it’ll adjust it. So it remains altitude hold better that just takes a little bit of practice. This is for your headless mode and you want to turn it into headless mode, and what that does is whichever direction the orientation of the drone is going.
It doesn’t matter it’s just going to go that way, so even if it’s sideways and you push it forward. It goes like this that’s mainly for beginners, but i would suggest don’t ever even use that, because once you learn to fly in headless mode, you can’t learn to fly the correct way that you’re supposed to in the beginning – and this is a beginner drone. So you want to learn, to fly it manual way and not use headless mode and on the top of the remote there’s this button. One short press takes a picture and you hold down to it to start a video. You can also do it on the app and we’ll go over that in just a second also and it beeps, while it’s recording, and then this is your flip button, which is kind of cool. You push it and then, whichever direction you push it it’s going to flip. But let me tell you if you’ve got it facing towards you and you hit the flip button, you better be standing three or four feet away from it, because when it flips it makes a long flip towards you. So you need at least three or four feet away from you. If you’re going to use the flip button so to get them to bind, you turn on the remote by the switch in the back really cool colors you’ll get a slow blink turn on the remote. Then, on your left, joystick you go up and down you see it blinking and then the blinking stops and she’s ready to go.
Also when the battery starts getting low, these will start blinking, but not very long. You’Ve got about five or six minutes of flight time, and then these lights will start blinking and you probably have less than a minute. So you need to get it headed back towards home towards you. So, to get the app just point, your camera to this qr code and it’ll pull up the derc fpb app and it’ll. Look like this! So just push the button open open up the app. So it is a wi fi drone. So even after you have the app open, you want to close the app open up your settings, open up your wi fi and then look for holy stone to pop up and then, when you see the check, mark, it’s, checked and it’s connected, so the wi fi Can work now it’ll fly without it and you can fly with the remote. But if you want to use the camera, you’ve got to connect it to the wi fi and it’s, using the wi fi of your phone over your ipad, not of your home. So then go back and reopen the app and hit start. So the clarity of the camera is really really good. I mean it’s just even if you want to just take pictures with it, you can walk around and take pictures and it does great. So i would use the app on some things. I like the speed button on the controller better than on the app, but you can do it here by changing your speeds and it’s it’s.
Only three here but it’s four on the remote and you take a picture. Start your video so on the app it does. Have instructions i’m not going to go over everything they’re pretty simple, but the one thing that is important is the emergency stop. So if it seems to be flying away from you and you’re it’s headed towards the pond, you want to hit the emergency stop on that app and that’ll, make it fall out of the sky, so let’s go put her up in the air feels pretty good. Oh wait: i go up on my speed so and it responds real fast to the controls. Look at that they’re going after it you’re gon na hit it. It holds altitude really well for as windy as it is, let’s send her out it’s a little quirky. It just takes a minute to get used to it, it’s really fast. I wonder how long the battery left it doesn’t want to ascend real fast when you’re going full forward. I think they’ll be in for surprise. If they touch it, those blades will hurt. Oh boy. He almost got it let’s try to flip. Oh here we let’s try that go. You got to be careful if you’re going to flip it towards you. Do you see how much it moved yeah kind of silly? I bet you, the lights start blinking when the battery’s going dead once you get used to it, fly’s pretty good for four year old technology, it’s a good looking drone.
I got ta admit man with that red. It really is easy to see and all these lights. I whoa look at that wind with all this light. Lights would be really fun to fly at night too, see the wind catch it. It almost acts like a gps drone. It wants to hold so good. I guess the birds gave up let’s, try y’all y’all’s real good. Thank you. Come on birdie i’ll try as far as i want to send it it’s, probably as far as i want to take it oops. So here are a couple photos i took. You can see the resolution is really good. So how does a four year old drone hold up against the other drones up today? Actually pretty well, the camera to me was just the same as the ones of today the 720.. It was really good, and i mean it’s – not a three axis gimbal you’re not going to be buying this drone to be doing cinematic shots, so it’s just fun to learn how to fly a drone and use the camera. It actually takes some really good pictures, though it looks better than the ones of today they, the styling, has went more towards this flat, foldable, drones and stuff, and this one applies really well. The only thing i don’t like again is the exposed gears on the bottom. If you can keep it out of the grass that’s okay and it doesn’t – have the modular battery but and a little bit of latency in the controller, and the controller feels a little bit clunky compared to some of the smoothness, especially of the d50.
If you see my review of this one, i love the controller of this one, but it’s 75 dollars it’s still a really good value, and i think this drone would make a lot of people really happy as a good president or as your first drone or if You could afford another 15. I would definitely lean towards the d10 or the d50, but you can’t go wrong spending 75 dollars on a drone that can do so much and don’t forget about the hs340. My review on this. If you want to fly indoors, this thing is a really good flyer and you could fly it indoors. This one’s just a little bit too big to be flying indoors and if it’s windy outside you know, you can’t fly this outside it’s, not a gps. Drone you’re gon na have to move up to spend a couple hundred dollars to get a gps drone. This is what’s called a wi fi drone so that it has brushed motors and it’s only got a range of about 300 meters about as far as it’s going to go, which really is as far as you need to go because that’s. As far as you can see the drone and legally now, you can’t fly past line of sight anyway, but the main thing that bothered me about this drone, the most and maybe it won’t, be a big deal to you is it doesn’t have modular batteries, and i Kind of went over that earlier how these batteries just pop in and out and they’re very easy to charge this one’s very difficult to get in and out.
But beyond that and those two things i really like the drone and for 75 dollars. If you bought one it’s, still a really good value, it’s a lot better to learn on a drone like this, because if you crash this one, this is 75 dollars because lots of times people go out and they buy a thousand two thousand dollar drone and they Come home with something like this because they didn’t learn the orientation of it. So if you don’t know the orientation of a drone yet then i would definitely start out with the hs210 and a beginner mini drone. So you can fly this one all over the house and then move up to your budget drones. So drones can be a lot like treadmills. You think you really really want when you buy it, because you’re going to get in shape and it just sits there and it just comes a place to put your folded clothes. So if you’re not sure you really want a drone, this is a great way to start, and if you fly this and you really like it, then you can move up and go into some of the more expensive drones um. So thanks so much for watching. If you got something out of this, please like and subscribe uh subscribers mean everything to this channel and i’ll. See you in the next one. Those waves will hurt.