Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone

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 loose 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 informatio, the quadcopter uses around 1 hour to recharge (Under currents input 0.5A-1A), but in my experience with this drone, it actually uses a lot less. This is also substantial when compared to drones mentioned above.

This drone is posesses 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, that 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 a 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
Range 50 meters
Flight Time 6-8 minutes
Return to Base Function No
Frequency 2.4 GHz
6-Axis Gyro Stablization System Yes
Functions Camera No
Bracket for External Camera No
Video Recording No
Built-in GPS No
Camera Control With Smartphone/Tablet No
General Specs Battery Type LiIon
Battery Capacity 350 mAh
Charging Batteries Yes
Charge Time 60 minutes
Color Black/Blue
Dimensions 5.3 x 5.3 x 1.6 in (13.5 x 14.5 x 4.1 cm
Weight Less than 500 g
Recommended Age 14+

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