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JJRC H8C Quadcopter Review

JJRC H8C quadcopter review
JJRC H8C quadcopter review

The JJRC H8C quad­copter was released by JJRC Toy in the fall of 2014 and imme­di­ate­ly man­aged to make a splash among UAV enthu­si­asts. He replaced the quadro­copter of the same com­pa­ny — JJRC H5C. JJRC H8C is con­sid­ered a full-fledged replace­ment for the well-known Syma X5C mod­el, or rather its Chi­nese clone. Ease of use, dura­bil­i­ty, readi­ness to fly out of the box (RTF), as well as its price, pre­de­ter­mined its pur­pose as an intro­duc­to­ry sim­u­la­tor for prac­tic­ing UAV skills before buy­ing some­thing bet­ter and more expen­sive.

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

Peculiarities

  • Con­trol at 2.4GHz
  • Flips 360º
  • 6 axis gyro­scope
  • Cam­era
  • Head­less Mode
  • 3D flips 360º
  • 4 options for spend­ing
  • LED back­light

Equipment

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

JJRC H8C man­u­fac­tur­er offers two col­ors — clas­sic white and bru­tal black. The quad­copter pack­age includes three options:

  1. H8C‑1 (no cam­era)
  2. H8C‑2 (with 2MP cam­era)
  3. H8C‑3 (with 0.3MP cam­era)

The kit will include:

  • Quad­copter JJRC H8C
  • Bat­tery 7.4V 500mAh LiPo
  • 2.4GHz con­trol equip­ment with LCD dis­play (pow­ered by 4 × AA 1.5V not includ­ed)
  • Cam­era (depend­ing on con­fig­u­ra­tion)
  • microSD card 2GB
  • 4 × rotors
  • 4 × spare rotors
  • 4 × rotor pro­tec­tion
  • Charg­er
  • Instruc­tion (in Eng­lish)

Specification

Brand

:

JJRC

Model

:

H8C

Color

:

White black

Stabilization

:

6 axis gyro­scope

Frequency

radio signal

:

2.4GHz

Quantity

channels

:

four

Food

control equipment

:

4 × AA 1.5V

Motors

:

col­lec­tor type

Capacity

batteries

:

2S 7.4V 500mAh LiPo

Backlight

:

LED

Time

flight

:

8 min­utes

Range

flight

:

up to 300m

Wednesday

for

flights

:

out­doors

Time

charging

:

≈ 110 min­utes

Material

:

ABS plas­tic

Dimensions

:

190×190mm.

The weight

:

147gr

Limitation

on

age

:

14+

Appearance

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

Motors

The JJRC H8C quad­copter is equipped with 8.5 × 20mm brushed motors, which are indica­tive­ly pow­er­ful for this niche of drones, with torque trans­mis­sion through the gear. To get the first expe­ri­ence, their poten­tial is more than enough.

The poten­tial of the JJRC H8C motors allows you to install a pay­load weigh­ing up to 80 grams on a quadro­copter, which is not an achiev­able result for the Syma X5c ana­logue.

The main dis­ad­van­tage of these motors is a small work­ing resource of about 30–35 sor­ties. There­fore, when buy­ing a quadro­copter, we rec­om­mend that you addi­tion­al­ly pur­chase 2–3 spare sets of motors.

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

flight properties

In the test, the JJRC H8C quad­copter showed dis­tinc­tive dynam­ics. Sta­ble in man­age­ment. There are 4 cost options: 25/50/75/100%. It is rec­om­mend­ed to start the first flight with 25% expens­es. With a stock cam­era, flips work with­out draw­downs.

For the first time, the Head­less mode will come in handy, which turns off the ori­en­ta­tion of the quad­copter, allow­ing the novice user to focus sole­ly on con­trol.

Battery

The JJRC H8C quad­copter is equipped with a two-can (2S) lithi­um poly­mer bat­tery 7.4V 500mAh LiPo, pow­er­ful for this UAV niche. The bat­tery pro­vides a flight of about 8 min­utes. It will take ≈ 110 min­utes to charge the bat­tery. Charges with the includ­ed charg­er.

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

Camera

Depend­ing on the con­fig­u­ra­tion, the JJRC H8C quad­copter can be equipped with 0.3MP and 2MP cam­eras. The pic­ture qual­i­ty is below aver­age. The cam­era is con­trolled from the drone con­trol equip­ment. When buy­ing, it is bet­ter to aban­don stock cam­eras and buy more expen­sive options, such as Mobius MINI or Fire­fly Q6. Such an upgrade will sig­nif­i­cant­ly improve the qual­i­ty of shoot­ing and, in gen­er­al, diver­si­fy the oper­a­tion of the drone.

Camera 0.3MP

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

Camera 2MP

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

Control equipment

The JJRC H8C quad­copter comes with a 4‑channel remote con­trol oper­at­ing at a fre­quen­cy of 2.4GHz. Pro­vides removal of the quad at a dis­tance of up to 300 meters (in field con­di­tions). In a metrop­o­lis, this dis­tance will be no more than 100 meters. Pow­er is sup­plied by 4 bat­ter­ies (AA × 1.5V).

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

Appointment of governing bodies

Price

On var­i­ous trad­ing plat­forms, the aver­age price for a JJRC H8C quad­copter is $55.

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

Conclusion

JJRC H8C $55

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

Func­tion­al­i­ty

5/10

Flight time

5/10

flight qual­i­ties

5/10

com­pact­ness

6/10

Equip­ment

5/10

Reli­a­bil­i­ty

7/10

Price qual­i­ty

10/10

pros

  • Qual­i­ty
  • Strength
  • 6 axis gyro­scope
  • Con­trol­la­bil­i­ty
  • head­less mode
  • Flips
  • LED back­light
  • Ready to fly out of the box
  • price

Minuses

  • Small resource of motors
  • Cam­era shoot­ing qual­i­ty
  • Not all active but­tons are dupli­cat­ed on the LCD screen of the remote con­trol
  • Noisy
  • There is a spe­cif­ic bat­tery (do not put anoth­er one)

If you do not take stock cam­eras into account, then the JJRC H8C quad­copter is quite the best option for get­ting the first expe­ri­ence in pilot­ing a UAV. Reli­able, ready to endure the mis­takes inher­ent in begin­ners. Retro­fitting with a bet­ter cam­era will expand the func­tion­al­i­ty of the quad and pro­long the receipt of pos­i­tive emo­tions. Age lim­it 14+.

A photo

Pho­to with JJRC H8C quad­copter.

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

JJRC H8C quadcopter review

Video

Pho­to with JJRC H8C quad­copter.

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