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.

      1. Wait, WHAT? Small is Shark giggle screens, this is great!! Fun quad..

    11. What lipo do you recommend for advanced remote control. Voltage 2s or 3s.

    12. Im trying to order this and the only option it gives is.for a eu plug. Im needing a us plug. Even when i click the us warehous it wont let me choose us plug. This thing wont do any good with the wrong kind of plug. Does anyone know where to maybe get a us plug for this?

    13. Does anyone know how i would get a us plug? The only option it gives is a eu plug even if i choose the us warehouse

    14. Thx for the info folks. I've been researching the advanced controller, and there isn't much info out there that deals with the actual brands and sizes that would fit the controller. I am surprised that Hubsan is still using the cheap JST type connectors though.
      If anyone else has a different brand of lipo that fits well, please post them.

    15. I have a followup also.
      I have a brand new GENS ace 2200mah 3s 11.1v 25C battery sitting here that I would like to try in the advanced controller, but need to change the plug from Deans to JST.
      Is this feasible or not?

    16. Does anyone here on this page know where a case for the hubsan x4 H501s to include the advanced controller? Please advise if anyone has a Web site to go to or just some insight as to how to proceed?