Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter
Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter


After the suc­cess of the Hub­san X4 H111 mini quad­copter in 2014, we all expect­ed to see some­thing bet­ter from Hub­san. Instead of invent­ing a new mod­el, they decid­ed to improve on the old, pop­u­lar X4 Nano H111. Meet the mod­i­fied nano quad­copter — Hub­san H111D.

Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopterPeculiarities

  • Weight: 17.8g
  • FPV at 5.8GHz ana­log fre­quen­cy with­out delay
  • Head­ing FPV HD Cam­era (720P)
  • head­less mode
  • 6 axis gyro­scope
  • For out­door and indoor fly­ing
  • LED back­light
  • 2.4GHz remote con­troller with built-in 4.3″ FPV mon­i­tor
  • Max. flight time 6 min
  • Max. removal dis­tance 50 m

The lineup

2 drone options were pre­sent­ed:

  • H111C (X4 Nano Plus) — with 720p cam­era with­out FPV
  • H111D (Nano FPV Q4) — with 720p cam­era with FPV

Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter

Hub­san H111D Nano FPV Q4 is a ver­sa­tile nano drone that has received almost all the main fea­tures of a drone in this niche. If we com­pare the pop­u­lar Cheer­son CX-10WD-TX and Hub­san H111D, the lat­ter has a more advanced flight in first per­son mode (FPV), imple­ment­ed at an ana­log fre­quen­cy of 5.8 GHz, which does not have delays in video trans­mis­sion. For the CX-10WD-TX, FPV flight is imple­ment­ed over Wi-Fi, with the accom­pa­ny­ing neg­a­tive laten­cy impact for this method.






Weight (with bat­tery):


Drone size:

6.8 × 6.8 × 2.5 cm


6 axis gyro­scope

Max Speed:

up to 36km/h


4 chan­nels at 2.4GHz

Trans­mit­ter Pow­er:

4 × AA1.5V


ana­log fre­quen­cy 5.8GHz

Flight time:

up to 6 min­utes

Charg­ing time:

30 min­utes



Con­trol radius:

50 meters


Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter
  • Quad­copter Hub­san H111D
  • Bat­tery 1S 3.7V 180mAh LiPo
  • USB cable for bat­tery charg­ing
  • Trans­mit­ter (pow­er sup­ply from 4 “AA” sold sep­a­rate­ly)
  • 4 × spare rotors
  • Instruc­tion


The Hub­san H111D quad­copter comes in a styl­ish black box with a trans­par­ent win­dow through which the quad­copter can be seen. The qual­i­ty of the pack­ag­ing deserves respect. In addi­tion to a minia­ture quad­copter and a huge remote con­trol, the box con­tains: USB charg­er, one set of spare screws and instruc­tions. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the kit does not include a mem­o­ry card, so you have to buy it sep­a­rate­ly. Suit­able microSD card, from 4 to 8 giga­bytes.

Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter

The first thing to start get­ting acquaint­ed with the drone is to study the instruc­tions, as it describes in detail how to pre­pare for the flight and how to con­trol the drone dur­ing the flight. It also describes the details of the con­struc­tion and gives a explod­ed view if the H111D needs to be repaired.


Design Hub­san H111D inher­it­ed from its pre­de­ces­sor. All parts of the drone, includ­ing motors, are fixed on the main board. We attribute this fact as a minus, because in case of any seri­ous acci­dent, the entire board goes under replace­ment. Inter­nal ele­ments (cam­era, bat­tery, receiv­er and trans­mit­ter) are hid­den under a pro­tec­tive frame. The mate­r­i­al is durable and light­weight ABS. Motors are eas­i­ly removed, but sol­der­ing is indis­pens­able. The bat­tery is built into the body like most drones in this niche (with­out the pos­si­bil­i­ty of quick replace­ment). On the back of the drone, under the charg­ing port, is a tiny pow­er switch. For bet­ter pilot ori­en­ta­tion (front/back), the devel­op­er equipped the quadric with mul­ti-col­ored pro­pellers and LED light­ing.

Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter

Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter

Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter

Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter

Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter


Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter

The Hub­san H111D quad­copter is equipped with col­lec­tor motors stan­dard for this UAV niche. The devel­op­er does not spec­i­fy infor­ma­tion about their pow­er.


Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter

The Hub­san H111D FPV cam­era is inte­grat­ed into the body and, as it turned out, has a very small view­ing angle, which in turn com­pli­cates the con­trol in FPV mode. The main task of such a cam­era is far from shoot­ing, but first of all, high-qual­i­ty FPV flight. This is also indi­cat­ed by the fact that the video is record­ed on a mem­o­ry card (microSD is pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly), which is installed not in the drone slot (it is not there), but in the slot of the con­trol equip­ment. The res­o­lu­tion of the record­ed video is 1280×720p (HD). AVI video for­mat.


Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter

The quad­copter is equipped with a sin­gle-cell lithi­um-poly­mer bat­tery with a capac­i­ty of 180 mAh. Accord­ing to the man­u­fac­tur­er’s spec­i­fi­ca­tion, it pro­vides a flight time of up to 6 min­utes. In prac­tice, with a mixed style of pilot­ing, this time was stan­dard for this niche of 3–4 min­utes. Dur­ing this time, the drone has time to warm up quite a bit due to the oper­a­tion of the receiv­er with the trans­mit­ter.

Remote Control

The Hub­san H111D quad­copter is equipped with the most com­mon con­trol equip­ment, which all HUBSAN drones with FPV flight capa­bil­i­ty are assem­bled with. The first thing that catch­es your eye is the impres­sive size of the remote con­trol and the built-in 10 cm FPV dis­play, which dis­plays a pic­ture from the drone’s cam­era in real time. By default, the equip­ment can be pow­ered by 4 AA bat­ter­ies, which can be imme­di­ate­ly attrib­uted to the minus­es, since it would be more prac­ti­cal to use a lithi­um-poly­mer bat­tery.

Hubsan H111D transmitter photo

Re-equip­ping the remote for LiPo bat­tery is not a big deal. To do this, you need to pur­chase a 7.4V 1000mAh 25C LiPo bat­tery with a JST con­nec­tor and pow­er har­ness­es with a sim­i­lar mat­ing con­nec­tor. The pow­er har­ness­es must be sol­dered to the con­trol pan­el board, hav­ing pre­vi­ous­ly dis­as­sem­bled it. Every­thing you need for the mod­ern­iza­tion process is sold on well-known Inter­net trad­ing plat­forms).

soldering wires

* This is what the remote looks like after remov­ing the bat­tery com­part­ment (it is attached to the plugs in the remote itself). LiPo 7.4V 1000mAh 25C with JST con­nec­tor is installed in the vacat­ed space. Pur­chased har­ness­es with a rec­i­p­ro­cal JST con­nec­tor are sol­dered to the pow­er con­tacts on the board. The whole job takes 10–15 min­utes.

Appointment of governing bodies

On the remote, in addi­tion to the usu­al joy­sticks and trim­mers, there are a cou­ple more but­tons that are locat­ed just above the con­trol sticks. The right one turns video record­ing on and off. The left one is not active for the Hub­san H111D quad­copter. Switch­ing between nor­mal flight mode and expert mode is done by press­ing (for 0.5 sec­onds) on the right con­trol stick. Head­less mode is acti­vat­ed by the same press­ing, only on the left con­trol stick. Flips are acti­vat­ed by press­ing the left gas stick, but with a hold­ing inter­val of 1.5 sec­onds.

A microSD card slot and a miniUSB port are avail­able on the right side of the remote con­trol. The mem­o­ry card must be insert­ed into the slot before turn­ing on the remote con­trol! Through the USB port, the user can down­load the record­ed video to a com­put­er.


hubsan remote menu

The con­fig­u­ra­tion menu on the remote con­trol can be called up by simul­ta­ne­ous­ly long press­ing the left con­trol stick (in the “Low­er Left Cor­ner” stick posi­tion) and the right stick (in the “Cen­ter” stick posi­tion). The fol­low­ing set­tings will appear on the screen:

  • Record­ed Video Play­back
  • Date and time set­tings
  • For­mat­ting a mem­o­ry card
  • Con­trol set­ting
  • Sen­si­tiv­i­ty set­ting
  • Man­u­al selec­tion of FPV fre­quen­cy
  • Exit

If the size of the mon­i­tor built into the con­sole is not enough, the user can use any oth­er ana­log FPV mon­i­tor oper­at­ing in the 5.8GHz fre­quen­cy range.

flight qualities

Hubsan to flight

After fly­ing the Hub­san H111D for the first time indoors, we were sur­prised how sta­ble this tiny drone is. Despite the lack of an “Alti­tude Hold” func­tion, the quad­copter is easy to hold at a select­ed alti­tude using the throt­tle stick. Two spend­ing modes are avail­able: “Nor­mal” and “Expert”. Begin­ners are advised to start with the “Nor­mal” mode. At the very least, this will sig­nif­i­cant­ly save on the pur­chase of rotors.

If the drone flies out of radio range, the motors will imme­di­ate­ly stop and the quad will fall. On the one hand, this will not allow him to fly far from the pilot, on the oth­er hand, fly­ing on the street, the pilot risks los­ing him. Be care­ful and choose open and free areas for fly­ing!


The FPV broad­cast works fine except for the annoy­ing hor­i­zon­tal stripes that are prob­a­bly caused by the elec­tri­cal noise of the brushed motors. When the motors are not work­ing, the pic­ture on the mon­i­tor is clear.

If the drone starts to fly in a chaot­ic direc­tion, it is rec­om­mend­ed to cal­i­brate it. Turn on and place the quadric on a hor­i­zon­tal sur­face. Press and hold the throt­tle stick to the far right and at the same time move (left to right) the right stick quick­ly.


Overview of the Hubsan H111D quadrocopter

The aver­age price for a drone on var­i­ous Inter­net mar­ket­places:

  1. H111C (X4 Nano Plus) — $38
  2. H111D (Nano FPV Q4) – $116


Hub­san Q4 H111D $116

Hubsan Q4 H111D



Flight time


flight qual­i­ties








Price qual­i­ty



  • Rugged con­struc­tion
  • Sta­bil­i­ty and ease of man­age­ment
  • FPV at 5.8GHz ana­log fre­quen­cy (no lag)
  • Com­plete FPV Kit
  • Two modes for begin­ners and experts
  • The abil­i­ty to view video record­ings on the remote con­trol
  • Price


  • Flight time
  • Built-in bat­tery
  • Insuf­fi­cient cam­era angle
  • Hor­i­zon­tal stripes on the mon­i­tor screen dur­ing flight
  • The role of the drone frame is per­formed by the main board

Sum­ming up, we can say that the Hub­san H111D cer­tain­ly deserves the atten­tion of the con­sumer. Design, work­man­ship, a ready-made FPV kit built on an ana­log video trans­mit­ter and han­dling that is indica­tive for this niche will def­i­nite­ly be appre­ci­at­ed by novice pilots. Dis­ap­point­ed by the small view­ing angle of the cam­era. But, if this fact great­ly inter­feres, then the prob­lem can be solved by replac­ing the stan­dard lens. Despite the built-in FPV mon­i­tor, we still rec­om­mend fly­ing with FPV gog­gles, because it is much more inter­est­ing and excit­ing than FPV fly­ing on the mon­i­tor. Advanced pilots will con­firm.

A photo

Pho­to with the Hub­san H111D quad­copter.

Hubsan H111D pictured

Hubsan H111D photo kvad

Hubsan H111D drone

Quad with a mod­i­fied cam­era (now the view­ing angle is nor­mal).

Hubsan H111D photo of a drone with a modified camera


Video with Hub­san H111D quadro­copter.

Quad with a mod­i­fied cam­era.

Cam­era upgrade.


By Yara