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    +1 for the Hubsan X4 and you definitely should get the protection ring and probably a spare battery or two - as @IT_Man_Dan said, you just get into it and the battery dies - there's nothing more frustrating

    Get this one:
    New Version Upgraded Hubsan X4 V2 H107L 2.4G 4CH RC Quadcopter RTF: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    And this:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hubsan-H107L...K4HJB2BKYPY84C

    And maybe some spare batteries:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/240mAh-Batte...YQF9AXG446JR6X

    The version of the X4 with a camera is just a bit gimmicky - it records to an SD card, but this can be a bit flaky and just uses extra battery power that could be used for flying longer! If he really gets into quadcopter flying, then he can look at investing in something a bit better but you can't go wrong with the X4 to get started.

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    Hubsan H107C HD

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    Screen Grab from the Hubsan H107C HD Video, it ain't that bad!
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    Last edited by Quadcopter; 4th June 2014 at 11:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quadcopter View Post
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    Couple of Screen Grabs from the Hubsan H107C HD Video
    Seen anything interesting in the videos....?

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    I'm still a bit confused - there are various options with cameras but I am unable to find the original HD one.

    I think he would really like a camera - is this one OK? http://www.amazon.co.uk/X4-Quadcopte...694267-0814320

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I'm still a bit confused - there are various options with cameras but I am unable to find the original HD one.

    I think he would really like a camera - is this one OK? http://www.amazon.co.uk/X4-Quadcopte...694267-0814320
    If you want the HD version you pay more but here you are:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hubsan-H107C...words=h107c+HD

    If you are happy to wait for it to arrive at end of month from hong kong you can get it cheaper here:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hubsan-X4-...item1c41099117
    Last edited by IT_Man_Dan; 4th June 2014 at 01:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I think he would really like a camera - is this one OK? http://www.amazon.co.uk/X4-Quadcopte...694267-0814320
    That camera is 0.3MP so quite low resolution. The HD cameras are better but IMO the cameras in these micro quads are a bit of a gimmick. They add weight and drain power. They will also temp high flying to get the best shots and that tends to be risky with sudden gusts blowing the quad into the nearest roof gutter or the pilot losing orientation and flying it out of sight.

    He will have plenty of fun just learning to fly the basic model and if he gets bitten by the bug, he can either buy another one with a camera or velcro on a car key camera (or there are even camera's made specifically for this).

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    Beware of Imitations I'm not sure that is an original Hubsan on your Amazon link, there are many copies CLICK HERE of without camera CLICK HERE
    Last edited by Quadcopter; 4th June 2014 at 02:41 PM. Reason: typo

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    Who me? It's not a Husban quad, it's just an example of a camera which could be fitted later, should witch go with the, ahem, Scottish option.

    (and I'm not suggesting she buy that one, just illustrating that fitting a camera later on is eminently possible)
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    I wasn't referring to your post pstru I was referring to the link to Amazon Witch posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    That camera is 0.3MP so quite low resolution. The HD cameras are better but IMO the cameras in these micro quads are a bit of a gimmick. They add weight and drain power. They will also temp high flying to get the best shots and that tends to be risky with sudden gusts blowing the quad into the nearest roof gutter or the pilot losing orientation and flying it out of sight.

    He will have plenty of fun just learning to fly the basic model and if he gets bitten by the bug, he can either buy another one with a camera or velcro on a car key camera (or there are even camera's made specifically for this).
    I'm going to agree with this!^^

    In my opinion, save your money and get a non-camera Hubsan X4 to learn to fly along with a few spare batteries and props. Although the Hubsans fly really well, I've found mine to become quite sluggish with only just a few extra grams of weight.

    Like I've mentioned on here before in one of the other multi-rotor threads, I love my Hubsan! It's perfect for learning the controls both indoors and out, although go too high and it becomes easy to lose orientation. And in answer to your earlier question regarding controls, Mode 2 is the most common in the UK, throttle on the left.

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    Been watching Quadcopter youtube videos all afternoon...seriously awesome stuff might be time to treat myself

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    Get in there Griff it's awesome fun and a really low entry cost, get one of those baby Hubsans to start with.

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    I'm currently waiting for a set of motors to get my hubsan in the air again.

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    This one....


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    OK
    Decided to go with a cameraless one
    What is the difference between these two please?
    Hubsan X4 H107L V2 2.4G 4CH RC Quadcopter BNF + Transmitter Mode 2 RTF -
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Version-Upgr...ubsan+X4+H107C

    Apart from the small price difference, that is!



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