The HS170 Predator Mini from the Holy Stone is another excellent quadcopter for beginners or people on a tighter budget. The drone uses a 6-axis Gyro stabilization system for a more stable and maneuverable flight. It also uses a headless security system to prevent the operator to lose the copter.
The HS170 Predator Mini shows strong performance and is stable when in flight, despite its weight and quality.
The flying time of the HS170 is around 6-8 minutes depending on the use of the copter. The flight time of this drone is average in drones ranging at or below $100. What is more impressive is the charge time. Compared to other drones in this price range, the HS170 really excels.
According to the product information, the quadcopter uses around 1 hour to recharge (Undercurrents input 0.5A-1A), but in my experience with this drone, it actually uses a lot less. This is also substantial when compared to the drones mentioned above.
This drone is possesses very powerful and responsive motors, which enables the quadcopter to have be rather fast, but still at a controllable rate when it comes to corners.
One of the cons with this drone is that it doesn’t follow a camera, but this also leads to less weight for the drone to carry, which would have perhaps held it back. The HS170 has sterling LED lights under its body that allow the drone to fly well in the darker hours.
The HS170 Predator Mini drone is great a great drone for beginners who have the desire to slowly advance in the drone world, or someone who is just looking to have fun and discover a new hobby. This is due to its great speed and maneuverability and the drone’s overall simplicity.
The HS170 does not follow any type of camera, so if you are an operator looking for a drone to capture pictures and record films with, this isn’t the right quadcopter for you. But if you are a beginner who wants an insight into how a drone is controlled and wants to learn the basic functions of drone’s maneuverability, this is absolutely the right choice for you.
|Model Description||Drone type||Flying|
|Model Name||Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter|
|Steering and Maneuvering||Controlled By||Remote Control|
|Flight Time||6-8 minutes|
|Return to Base Function||No|
|6-Axis Gyro Stablization System||Yes|
|Bracket for External Camera||No|
|Camera Control With Smartphone/Tablet||No|
|General Specs||Battery Type||LiIon|
|Battery Capacity||350 mAh|
|Charge Time||60 minutes|
|Dimensions||5.3 x 5.3 x 1.6 in (13.5 x 14.5 x 4.1 cm|
|Weight||Less than 500 g|