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  • JJRC H28C 2.4GHz Modular Quadcopter Drone

    In short, JJRC H28C is a full fledged toy quadcopter that stands out from the rest of the crowd. This is a very large quad when it is fully assembled. There are propeller guards, but if you are a beginner flyer, be careful with the blades. By no means it is easy to fly this one, but surely take you through first steps on flying a quad system, familiarise with the controls and functions fully before moving on to bigger quadcopter like DJI Phantom or similar.

    The highlight of this quadcopter is detachable arms that holds blades (please check the pictures), just easy to pull off to pack up for transportation. On the field just push in the arms to body and the quad is ready to fly. There is no way you will make mistake as they are really colour coded. Blades are attached and secured down to motor securely, but easily serviceable just in case you break the blade.
    Modular design & Large battery capacity
    If this is your first time flying, it is bound to have some crashes - don’t worry. Most of the time damages occurs to the blades. In the pack you get 4 spare blades (2 sets as another bonus pair included) and if you need more you can get it from amazon for very cheap prices. You may not need it, as the blades / propellers has prop guards (crash guards) and it protects the blades fairly well. The crash guard will not be able to protect if the drone lands upside down but on the top or blades you have a plastic-metal bush to avoid directly landing on blades. Other than tricky situations, the drone has all around protection.

    Batteries and charging is not difficult - the controller takes 4x AA batteries, that you need to supply. JJRC H28C comes with built in replaceable battery, which can easily be detachable and attach to the supplied USB cable to charge. Batteries are cheaper to buy, so you can charge as many you have, so you will not run out of battery when you are out in the field.

    In the field or outdoors - JJRC H28C done well for me irrespective of light windy conditions. The drone is not that light weight and the motor / propellers are strong enough to withstand lighter wind conditions. But if the wind is bit strong, it is almost certain that your drone will fly away.  In flight mode, it’s fairly stable at all times with the help of altitude hold feature. Controlling is extremely easy, as you can set the controller response to easy to difficult. Flying time will be around11 minutes depends on how you fly. On a windy day or if you do a lot of manoeuvre or tricks, the flying time will be reduced considerably. This is in addition to the camera recording.

    All good things
    a. One of the cheapest entry level quad before moving to big ones
    b. Landing guards, prop guards and 2 sets of spare blades
    c. Very decent controller, responsive and great ergonomics.
    d. Large battery that gives you plenty of flying time

    Not so great things
    a. Poor camera - jello effect
    b. No failsafe (don’t test this in small grounds)

    What could be improved
    a. Landing guard design

    Few points to first time flyers
    a. Set the controller response to lowest (bottom left - down control), set to headless mode
    b. Speed mode - set to 40% to start with and once you re comfortable, increase to next 3 levels as you progress with your skills
    c. Order some extra blades and additional batteries when available for cheaper price.

    Overall one of the best and cheapest beginner Quadcopter, most of the parts are user replaceable and available for cheap in Amazon and other stores. Please do check out the pictures and video for a closer look and see what you get and how it looks in real life.

    The seller supplied the product for testing and to share my thoughts on build quality, ease of use, compare with similar products wherever possible / applicable.

    Modular design - Easy to carry around, serviceable or quick replacement just in case if you break a part.

    Size comparison to Syma X5 series

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