Hubsan X4 Pro H109S Review and Flight

Hubsan X4 Pro H109S, ever since it was unveiled in CES 2015, it gained a significant following and attention from the quadcopter enthusiasts. The Patience is now a past,  the much awaited Hubsan's H109S is now available for sale. Hubsan is selling the two variants of  X4 Pro H109S (Standard and High Edition ) at $400 and $899 respectively.

Click the below links to Purchase Hubsan X4 H109S 

Though i entered the Rc hobby, specific to the drone space with the inspiration of Syma S107G, i like Hubsan and it products a lot, admitting the fact that i am a great follower of  Hubsan more than DJI and Yuneec, just because of its value for money and quality that is being offered.

With that quick introduction, Back to H109S!
While i talk more about its features in detail, here are the quick specifications of X4 Pro H109S.

Technical Specifications

  • Size: 30×30×20cm
  • Diagonal size: 38cm
  • Weight: 1400g
  • Battery: 11.1V 7000mAh 25C Intelligent Li-po Battery
  • Flight time : 25 minutes
  • Top vertical speed: 36km/h
  • Gimbal: 3-Axis, 1-Axis
  • Camera: 13MP HD, 1080P
  • FPV transmission distance: 1500M
  • FPV frame rate: 30fps
  • Camera Frame rate: 30fps
  • Motors: Brushless KV1000 No.2212 X4
  • Control range: 1500m
  • GPS Automatic Return: Yes
  • Transmitter: FPV1 (Standard Edition), H7000 Smart Transmitter(High End Variant)

Difference Between Standard and Highend Variants of H109S

The Gimbal

Its evident that H109S comes in two variants, while there is no much difference in flight controllers and its characteristics, the difference between the two variants are the gimbals and the transmitter. The Standard version comes with a 1-Aaxis detachable gimbal- meaning there is only a pitch control that is offered, while the High-edition comes equipped with the 3-axis Gimbal, which has the ability to control, Pitch , Roll and Yaw for a better control on capturing the aerial shots through the 13 MP 1080P camera, below is the quick specification picture of 3-axis gimbal


The H109S Standard version comes with FPV1 Transmitter measuring 23*12*4.5 cm with the 3.7 inch LCD screen and operates with the 8xAA batteries. on the other side, the High-Edition variant comes with the Hubsan H7000 Smart Transmitter powered by android and has 7 Inch integrated screen with a native Resolution of 1280*800. In-addition the H7000 Smart Transmitter is equipped with rechargeable 7.4V 5000 mAH lipo battery, this is one factor which make a huge price difference between the variants.

Front and Back View of  Hubsan X4 Pro H109s High-Edition H7000 Smart Transmitter

Standard FPV1 Transmitter 

Hubsan H109S FPV1 Transmitter

Hubsan's Own 1080P Camera

Following DJI and Yuneec, Hubsan Ships its own 13 MP HD Camera with X4 Pro which fits perfectly in the Gimbal. The camera can record videos at 1920*1080 resolution at 30FPS and has the ability to capture still images at 4032*3024 resolution. Downside- As the gimbal seems to be customized to equip Hubsan's Very Own Camera, will other Gopro sized cameras fits the gimbal?

Hubsan H109S Hd Camera

Hubsan H109S Parachute, A Saviour

An Innovation that excites, probably first of its kind, Hubsan H109S X4 Pro comes with a Parachute to reduce the impact of collision. When Collision occur or accidents are impending the parachute will automatically pop-up to prevent the X4 becoming damaged and it can be removed or assembled easily multiple times.

Hubsan also claims that the parachute safe escape system can only slow down the crashing speed of the X4 under emergency. it cannot 100% guarantee damages to the drone itself or to its equipment's and the near by objects! Check out Dustin demonstration on H109S Parachute Deployment

Hubsan H109S Parachute Fail SafeHubsan H109S Parachute
Hubsan H109S flight

What impressed me is the way 109S responds and how stable it flies, no issues what so ever, the transmitter looks good in hand easy to maneuver and the flight time with the 7000 mah battery is almost the 25 + minutes with the camera and gimbal operations.

Image Gallery of H109S

Hubsan H109S Unboxing

Purchase Options 

Disuss more about the H109S using the comments section below and Happy flying!


  1. What about the Hubsan H501S High Edition? It has like a FPV monitor and total 299$ at geekbuying

  2. Does the high Edition do follow me møde?

  3. i have owned 2 h501s and flys great limited fpv range and video very jittery do to no gimble.

  4. i have had 2 h501s quads very jittery video do to no gimble also fpv range limited to about 60 meters. the h501s is very fun to fly. sold it and bought q500+ for more stable video. sent q500+ to repair shop do to telemtry issues. h501s very reliable with good gps and it has very accurate telemtry.

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

  6. Does it have a follow mode or sth like this???

  7. Does it have a follow mode or sth like this???

  8. Does it have a follow mode or sth like this???

  9. Yes, it has a follow mode. There's a GPS in the controller so the drone can hold position relative to the controller.