Welcome to our review of the Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone. I will look at the features, the advantages and disadvantages and then I will render my verdict on the Holy Stone HS200.
The Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone
The HS200(Amazon Affiliate Link) is loaded with features, yet still inexpensive. The drone is well-suited for beginners. It comes pre-assembled and includes a phone holder, controller, USB battery charger, 3.7V 650mAH LiPo battery, 4 gb micro SD card and SD card reader.
The Holy Stone HS 200 Is Loaded With Features
A very handy feature of the drone is being able to use real time first person view (FPV) streaming with your phone through the use of the drone mounted camera as well as the Wi-Fi that it generates (the interfacing app needs to be downloaded from the Play or iOS store). Videos are recorded at 720p. This app also lets you use the motion control on your phone for controlling the drone. In addition, it features an altitude control function and one button takeoff/landing feature. A 4 speed control feature also comes preloaded on the drone. The drone can also fly headless, meaning no matter which direction the drone is facing, it moves in whatever direction you would like it to. There is also a one key return home button on the drone. The approximate flight time is 7 to 9 minutes, operating range is around 120 meters, and video transmission range is a maximum of 50 feet.
Due to its 108g light weight, it is not necessary for the HS200(Amazon Affiliate Link) to be registered with the FAA. The unique one key return home button feature enable you to keep the drone from flying outside of its operating range. Although its camera isn’t exceptional, is really is very good, and can significantly zoom in. There are LED lights that come with this drone, so you can also fly this drone at night. Holy Stone provides first-rate customer service. They responded quickly to all my queries, and all issues were resolved promptly as well. Unlike many other drones, it is easy to charge the battery. It isn’t necessary to remove the battery to charge it, since there is a USB port on the battery charger. There is an altitude hold feature that lets you fly the drone at a fixed height, which may be useful when you are trying to avoid things like trees, or you can hover in one spot. There is a 6 axis gryo stabilizer built in that enables the drone to properly position its fuselage so capture better quality videos.
There is a tendency for the app to crash, which can end up being disastrous when you are attempting to use the one button landing to land the drone. The buttons will stop functioning suddenly t times, and that can be costly or annoying. The drone’s light weights makes it unsuited for flights with winds that are even moderately strong. The app also doesn’t have any battery charge indication, meaning you have to monitor how long you can fly it before it will stall and crash.