Hubsan H001 Nano Q4 SE Quadcopter Review

 

 

 

 

RC Pro Review by: Tom Zadar

 

Review

Hubsan H001 Nano Q4 SE Quadcopter

 

 

First Impressions:

The Quadcopter is extremely small and light. It is super stable and has good response and a quick yaw rate.

 

 

I also have the Cheerson CX-Star quadcopter. It is almost exactly the same size and weight of the Hubsan H001 Q4 SE.
The H001 Q4 SE has “much faster” motors than the Cheerson CX-Star.
The H001 Q4 also has a faster yaw rate and faster response than the Cheerson CX-Star.

I compared the two quadcopters side by side switching back and forth between the two.

If your a beginner and just starting out you might want to go with the Cheerson CX-Star
as the slower motors make the quadcopter easier to fly and control, it is a tamer quadcopter.

 

I was hoping that the Hubsan Q4 H111 Quadcopter transmitter would also work with this quadcopter. If it did that would mean we could also use the Hubsan H107L Transmitter which I also have. It didn’t work. The Hubsan Q4 H111 and the H001 Q4 SE Quadcopter both use different protocols.

I talked to Hubsan Tech Support about this and they didn’t know if both of the quadcopters use the same protocols or not but they thought that they might and said to try it.

 

 

Features:Auto-Correcting (Auto-Upright)

  • Headless mode
  • 6-Axis Stabilization with Gyro Sensor – High/low speed switch
  • Perform 360 degree flips and rolls with dedicated “flip mode” transmitter setting – 4-ways flip (left, right, forward, backward)
  • Transmitter includes storage for the drone
  • 4 bright LED’s
  • Up to 5 Minutes Flying Time
  • Outdoor & indoor use
  • High/low speed switch function for both indoor and outdoor flight
  • Max speed:3.5 m/s (7.8 MPH) * In windless conditions
  • Operating Temperature: 0 ° to 40 ° C
  • Charging protection
  • Charging time: About 30 minutes
  • Motor: Brushed Coreless motor
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty
  • Quadcopter Battery: 3.7V 80mAh, lithium-ion battery (LiPo)
  • Transmitter battery: 2 x AAA battery
  • 4-Channel, 2.4 GHz Transmitter – Controller Model : HT001
  • Remote Control Range: 25m – Flight Height: 30 meters
  • 2.4GHz transmitter with digital trim – 3 Modes:
    1. Normal Mode – One beep pressing down on right joystick (Elevator Stick)
    2. Expert Mode – Two beeps pressing down on right joystick (Elevator Stick)
    3. Head Locking Mode (Headless Mode) – Two beeps pressing down on left joystick (Throttle Stick)
    Aerial Flip Mode – Long press the throttle stick to enter into Flip Mode, indicated by “Beeps”. The “Beeps” will last for 2 seconds. In this 2 seconds, push the accordance sticks to perform the flips.

Charges the battery in 20:12 minutes connected to a desktop computer USB port which provides 5V at 500 mAh. I timed this landing the quad as soon as the LED lights started to flash and after letting the battery cool down for a while.
The USB charge cord has a red LED which will be on when it is charging and turn off when charging is complete.

 

Flight Time: These flight times were taken when the LED lights first started to flash.

I did not continue to fly until LVC (Low Voltage Cutoff) kicked in so you could fly another 30-45 seconds more after the LED lights start to flash. But be aware the quadcopter will land very fast once LCV kicks in. Also continued flying until LCV kicks in can shorten the battery life. It’s best to land as soon as the lights start to flash.

  • Flight #1 = 3:28 Minutes until LED’s started flashing
  • Flight #2 = 3:26 Minutes until LED’s started flashing

 

Thrust: 0.8 Grams

 

 

Pros:

  • Ultra stable, smooth flying, has good response and a quick yaw rate
  • Good flight time for a small battery
  • Small enough to fly in any size room
  • Bright LED lights, good for flying at night

 

Cons:

  • None so far

 

Contents:

Quadcopter

2.4 GHz Transmitter

Spare Rotor Blades (4)

Printed Owners Manual/Instructions

 

Weights:

  • AUW = 7.8 Grams w/battery
  • One Propeller: 0.05G
  • Battery: 2.3G
  • Transmitter: 98.4G

 

Dimensions:

Quadcopter: 0.86 x 0.86 x 0.39″ (2.18 x 2.18 x 0.99 cm), including propellers

22 x 22 x 10 mm

Controller size: L102mm* W73mm* H53.5mm

Coreless Motor: 4mm x 12mm, Shaft Size: 0.7mm x 4mm

Blade Size: 20.5mm (L) x 3.7mm (W) at the widest point on the blade and the hub length is 4.0mm

 

SETUP:

1. Switch on the power on the quadcopter and place it on a flat and level surface. The quadcopter lights will be flashing.
2. Switch on the power on the transmitter, after you here one beep from the transmitter, push up the throttle stick, you will here one beep.
3. Pull the throttle stick back down, you will here one beep. The quadcopter is now armed and ready to fly.

 

Calibrate The Sensors:

1. Switch on the power on the quadcopter and place it on a flat and level surface. The quadcopter lights will be flashing.
2. Switch on the power on the transmitter, after you here one beep from the transmitter, push up the throttle stick, you will here one beep.
3. Pull the throttle stick back down, you will here one beep.

“Do not give any throttle” The quadcopter is now armed and ready to continue on to be calibrated in Step #4 below.

4. Push the left stick to the bottom right, and move the right stick left to right quickly, the 4 LED indicators on quadcopter will blink alternately, calibration succeeded when the indicators stop blinking.

* Use a bubble level to get a perfectly level surface. The quadcopter gyros will always use the calibration setting you set for it as it’s reference point for level so make sure the surface is as level as you can get it.

If the quadcopter is flying/pulling to one direction after your have done the calibration, you can recalibate it again and put some paper in the same direction that the quadcopter is flying/pulling. So if the quadcopter is flying to the right, put some paper under your flat level surface on the right side to tilt the quadcopter to the left.
Then redo the calibration and test fly it and see how it worked.
This will be some trial and error on how much paper to use to counter the flying/pulling in one direction.
You can use sheets of paper, index cards, envelopes, business cards, etc.

 

 

I also have the Cheerson CX-Stars quad. I did a review on it here on my website.

Here is a video comparing the motor speeds for the Hubasn H001 Q4 SE and the Cheerson CX-Stars quadcopter.

Both of these are good quadcopters.

 

 

 

  • * My camera broke so I had to use my smartphone for pictures

 

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