The HR H5 RC drone looks a bit different from many others, thanks to the sharp corners and lines. It has an appealing rectangular shape, and it folds really nicely. But looking good is not all that there is to it. It also has a good number of features and flight functions. It looks quite sturdy. The price is also not too bad. Therefore, if you are a beginner looking for a simple drone to cut your teeth in this hobby, get the HR H5. It is also a nice specimen for a person that loves to collect the drone.
Keep reading to see its features, flight functions and pros and cons.
HR H5 Features & Technical Details
When buying a drone, features are the chief consideration. Let us start with the physical features of the H5 drone.
Design and Build Quality
This is not a very big drone. It measures 8.5 by 6.9 by 2.4 inches when unfolded. When it is folded, it measures 5.2 by 4 by 2.4 inches, which as you can see is quite small and manageable. It is a bit on the heavy side though because it weighs 340g. You have to register it with the FAA if you will be using it in the USA.
The exterior casing of this drone is made of high quality ABS plastic. The interior parts are well protected. At the same time, the matte gray and black finishing makes the drone look good.
This drone has been equipped with a 1080P Full HD camera. It takes good quality videos and images. The camera is positioned at the bottom of the camera’s drone, which gives it a wide field of view. You will capture videos and photos with a lot of background.
You can also enjoy real-time video transmission on your smartphone. Find the drone’s app (SHR/C) and download it to your smartphone. You can see what the drone can see. Besides, with the app, you can control the drone just as well as you can with the remote controller.
Battery and Flight time
You will get one battery with the drone. However, it is capable of giving you 18 minutes of flight time. Well, most hobbyists do not see the need for buying a second battery. However, you can always get a second one and get double the flight time. This battery is easy to remove and insert into the drone. The battery is safe to handle, even for youngsters.
The remote controller is made with a few notable features. One of them is the grained finishing for the plastic cover. If you have sweaty palms, this remote controller will be stable in your hands. You will also find the most important buttons on the remote controller. The joysticks/wheels are quite responsive but not too sensitive. They are easy to use even for beginners.
Flight Features and Functions
The drone comes with a few safety and fun functions, but it has many flight functions. Here are several of them:
Optical Flow Positioning
This helps with precision when the drone is hovering. The drone can also maintain its position very well. With this function, the drone can take distortion-free photos and videos when it is hovering or following you.
Follow Me Mode
Frankly, this is one of the most-used flight functions in all drones. Sometimes, when you are hiking, riding or climbing a rock, you want those precious moments captured on video and photos. You can engage follow me mode and the drone will run hands-free, taking your footage from a respectable distance.
Take images and videos by the use of gestures. Show the camera the victory sign and it comes closer to take your selfies. Show it the palm sign and it starts capturing video.
One take off and landing
When you press this key, the drone starts to land where it is, or it takes off and hovers at a certain height as it awaits your next move.
With headless mode engaged, the drone realigns the direction of the nose according to the position of the pilot. Therefore, even when you cannot see it, you will know it is flying in the right direction.
Set the drone on orbit mode and get it to fly around a certain object, capturing footage from all angles. Just choose an object that is worth capturing on video.
One Key Return
When you realize that the battery is getting low, press the one key return and bring it back home. It will turn back and come back to the place from where it was launched.
Short summary of feedback from existing owners
Because of the abundance of flight functions, this drone is good for all age levels and grownups as well as children will find it entertaining. Khal W.
Nice carry case, nice foldable drone and long battery time. At the price of this drone, I would say it is very affordable. Daniel T.
I bought the HR H5 drone for my son on his 15th birthday. I think in his eyes, this is the most meritable gift I have ever bought him. Bran R.
This drone holds steadily against low velocity winds. The camera is not stunning but it takes good videos and photos. Yohann G.
I find my HR H5 drone easy to travel with because of the high quality case it comes with. This is my first drone so I cannot complain about anything. Perhaps I will complain about my second drone. Ramsay G.
HR H5 Pros
- Drone offers stable flight and hovering thanks to optical flow positioning
- Good and easy to use even with beginners
- Long flight time from one battery
- Sleek finishing for drone and remote controller
- The camera takes decent videos and photos
- Drone handles well in low velocity winds
- You can perform 3D flips with this drone
HR H5 Cons
- Battery takes 270 minutes to charge, just to give you 18 minutes of flight time – that is too long
Who Should Buy The HR H5 Drone?
Both beginners and advanced users will find this drone easy to fly, a lot of fun and quite durable. Of course, like every other drone, it has its shortcomings such as a long charging time. For a beginner, you will love the ease at which you can fly it. If you are an advanced user, you will love the videos and photos and the fact that you can control it through the app or remote controller.
Conclusion and Recommendation
The search for the first drone is always hard and long. You do not know whether to buy from the popular or upcoming brand names. When you order the HR H5 drone and it is delivered to you, you will love that it comes assembled and ready to fly. While the HR H5 drone has some wind resistance, do not fly it in the wind unless you want it to vanish. You may also order one more battery to make your flight time longer. This drone flies well indoors and outdoors. However, fly it in open spaces outdoors.