Hubsan X4 H501S Advanced Version, with Professional Controller

Hubsan X4 H501S, the GPS enabled Follow me quadcopter gets an upgrade, its now sold as Advanced Version with a more efficient 5.8 ghz FPV1 transmitter. Initially Hubsan H501s Was released with the standard integrated FPV transmitter (Hubsan Trademark Design), check my detailed write up here

The Husban H501S Advanced version also referred as professional variant is a great upgrade from the previous standard version's controller. This new sleek controller feels big and natural in hands and has a dedicated 5.8 ghz FPV antenna for the video signal. If you were to choose between the standard version and the advanced version, I would recommend to spend few more bucks  to get this transmitter. In-addition you can use 12V 3S rechargeable lipo battery with a JST connector to power the transmitter besides the 8 AA cells.

Hubsan H501s X4 Advanced Version Quadcopter
Hubsan H501S Advanced Professional Version

Difference Between H501s Standard and Advanced Version Transmitter

  • Definitely you get the extra benefits with the new controller, the control range is improved and ranges between 1.6 to 1.8 Kms, while the control distance of standard variant  is 500-800 meters.
  • The Advanced Variant FPV Screen Resolution is 1080P, the standard comes with the 480X272 pixels resolution
  • The FPV screen size is 3.7 inch for the Advanced Version, while the standard comes with the 4.3 inch size
The Flight characteristics, the flight time and  the features like follow me, Return to Home remain intact.
Hubsan H501s X4 Advanced Version Transmitter
Hubsan H501S Upgraded Advanced Transmitter

Pricing, Feel the Difference With $70 more

The $70 price different makes the H501S more professional, the Advanced version is priced at $290 available in both Black and Gold white, while the standard version is selling at $230. My Pick would be the advanced version.

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  1. You are teasing me now, lovin' the Advanced (60$ difference?)

  2. When we talk about mini quadcopter so,Hubsan X4 is the best quadcopter with great features. It is just 30 mm in height and 65 mm in width.

  3. Could you tell me the exact specification of the Advanced Transmitter Battery?

    1. H501s Advanced transmitter operates with 4 x 1.5V AA batteries

    2. What Lipo options can be used? 7.4? 11.1? Does the manual say what voltage range? Thank you.

    3. running mine with a 3S 11.1V w/ JST connector. So far, so good. Manual does say not to exceed 2S though...

    4. I am running mine with a 3S 11.1 w/ JST connector. So far it's worked well. The manual does say that you should use 2S LiPo though.

  4. Ans Pri,
    That is incorrect, the H501s ADVANCED TRANSMITTER operates with (8) x 1.5V AA batteries.

  5. Tyraus is correct. The basic battery cassette holds (8) x 1.5V AA batteries.
    Does anyone know the specs needed of a LiPo to use instead?

  6. This is what I ordered from ebay, (though still waiting for item to come)
    High Quality Transmitter LiPo Battery 11.1V 2200mAh for Futaba JR Walkera Devo7/10 WFLY Transmitter
    High quality and durable in use.
    100% brand new.
    Easy to install.
    3-Cell Li-Po rechargeable battery.

    Capacity: 2200mAh.
    Voltage: 11.1V.
    Size :100mm x 24.7mm x 21.3mm.
    Weight: 116g.
    Charger Time: about 1.5 hours (by input 1A)
    Plug: Futaba plug & JR plug & JST plug
    Suit for: Futaba JR Walkera Devo7/10 WFLY Transmitter
    Package list: 1 * Transmitter LiPo Battery 11.1V 2200mAh
    Apparently you can also use a 2s 7.4v lipo as well, so I guess it must have some king of voltage regulator!

  7. 3S 11.1V 2500mAh lipo with a JST connector works. You may have to solder on a JST connector (easy, but do it safely). The JST connector from the AA battery holder works perfectly on a lipo.

  8. Here is one that I purchased from AliExpress:
    RC Lipo 3S 11.1 V 2200 mAh 8C 3 Thick Thin Sizes lipo battery 11.1v

  9. Here is one that I purchased on AliExpress: RC Lipo 3S 11.1 V 2200 mAh 8C 3 Thick Thin Sizes lipo battery 11.1v Fit

  10. Is it difficult to fly FPV on such a small screen? It appears that the professional screen is half inch or more smaller than standard.