The Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone is Currently a Best Seller According to a Leading Online Retailer, But Does it Deserve This Title?
Holy Stone have certainly come a long way fast in this past year they have recently brought in brushless motors with their new 700 model so we hope they gradually move over to these quieter and less troublesome type of motors across their whole range.
The HS110D FPV RC Drone comes with a 720P HD Camera with Live Video plus a 120° Wide-Angle Lens, a Wifi Quadcopter with Altitude Hold Headless Mode and Modular Battery.
So What is The Cost? $129.99
Who is this Drone Suitable For?
Well the manufacturers state Ages 14 & Up, but I know of you ger kids who can throw these beauties all over the air but common sense must play a part and only youngsters under the strict control of a suitable adult must be present in such cases. But Begginners to Drone Flying would find the HS110D FPV Drone easy to handle and more importantly to learn the basics of Drone Flying before spending a small fortune on some of the other leading brands of Drones.
Some of the Features of this Drone are especially helpful for anyone new to Drone Flying, first there is the Altitude Hold Function which allows the pilot to suspend in the air in a stable hover even without any of the rc controls being used. This hands free hovering is especially helpful if you are focussed on getting the image you want without worrying about controlling the Quadcoper at the same time. This will be something that can be used to control the height that a drone is allowed to go, so a sort of safety net or so the drone does not go out of sight.
The next feature is Headless Mode. Often when new fliers begin to learn one of the most difficult things to come to terms with is to know the correct orientation of the drone, in other words as you are flying it can be difficult to know which way the drone is facing, this gets increasingly difficult the further away the drone gets, so with Headless mode the drone will always go in the direction you want without concern over the actual orientation of your drone.
There are also some of the other features that will help any new starter to learn and to get safely in the air. The first one will be that there will be very little setting up to do, the HS110D FPV Drone comes ready to fly (RTF) straight from the box, you may need to attach the props, prop guards and landing gear, the batteries may not be fully charged but may get you aloft for your first flight.
Then you have the One Button Engine Start & Landing Function this is great until you have mastered the art of taking off and landing properly. It also has an Emergency Stop Button in case you are in need of a fast cut of the power is needed. Another new user feature is the Adjustable Speed Modes, this almost speaks for itself, initially a new learner needs to take is slow in order to get used to the radio controller and how the drone flies in the air. Then as you get used to it you can increase the speed settings as required. Then if you want to impress your friends there is a 3D Flip Button which will impress all those who witness you doing this neat trick, don’t worry I’ll keep the secret.
There is just one Powerful Modular Battery for the HS110D Drone, it is very easy to remove, charge and refit, when required it is made to keep you flying as long as possible (aprox 10 mins), but it always makes sense to buy additional batteries to extend your flying pleasure. But always uses the correct cable to charge your batteries and you may want to consider a charging bag for your safety too. The charging time is around 2 hours.
If you are flying there is a Low Battery Power Alarm which warns you giving sufficient time for you to return to base to land safely. All of these features are designed to help the beginner to learn how to fly a drone easily and safely.
Transmitter Control or APP Control – You can chose how you want to operate your drone you can use the controller provided or you can use the APP via your smartphone.
The Camera You have a 120° Wide-angle 720P HD First Person View (FPV) Camera which will allow you to get some great images with going to the additional expense of a higher resolution camera such as 4K.
3D VR Headset Compatible & Gravity Control
If you switch to “3D Mode” in the App, place your smart phone in the VR Headset, (purchased seperately) then it will be like you are a real pilot looking out of the camera’s view! The amazing 120° 720P HD WiFi Camera will offer you better visuals. Besides, operating the drone through the app in a smart phone, you can activate multiple functions such as Gravity Sensor Mode which allows the user to control the drone by holding and moving the smart phone accordingly.
LED Lighting: The HS110D is Equipped with LED Navigation Lights and controller indicator light for night flight and battery power alert.
the maximum flying Height is 100 Feet and the maximum distance from the Drone to the rc controller is aprox 328 ft
Overall the resulting feedback from numerous online purchases have awarded this drone 4.7 out of 5 stars