Holy Stone HS150 Racing Quadcopter Review
If you are a speed addict and you have some experience in drone piloting, Holy Stone HS150 Racing Quadcopter can be a perfect choice for you. With this little Bee, you will feel the thrill of flying. It is really aggressive, it responds to the controls smoothly. Holy Stone HS150 is nicknamed Bolt Bee, probably the looks inspired the brand to name it such, but I speak about the design later.
Racing drones nowadays are really popular, they have custom built frames, they are lightweight, and have durable motors. You can change the electronic panels and tune up the industrial style racing drones. They generally have FPV (First Person View) cameras and are very responsive to the controls. To obtain a winning speed it is important for every aspect of this kind of racing drones.
Well Holy Stone HS150 Racing Quadcopter is more like a toy than a professional racing drone, but the price tag of under $100 forgive everything. In fact, the budget nature of this piece of kit makes more attractive for potential racers or simply for those who love the fun nature of flying.
Holy Stone is a well-known brand on the market. They mainly sell their products on Amazon, and Holy Stone are known for their excellent customer services and great quality products. Let’s see in detail what Holy Stone HS150 Racing Quadcopter can offer for us.
In The Box
- 1 x HS150 Bolt Bee Racing Quadcopter
- 1 x 2.4GHz Controller
- 8 x Spare Propellers
- 2 x Plug-in 3.7V 600mAh LiPo Batteries
- 1 x USB Charging Cable
- 4 x Propeller Guards
- 1 x Propellers Crowbar
- 1 x Screwdriver
- 4 x Screws for drone
- 2 x Landing Mats
- 1 x Note Book
- 1 x Instruction Manual
In the box, you have everything you have to have for a proper flight experience. I discovered some nice add-ons and extras that are really useful. Holy Stone, in general, tend to provide extra spare parts in their initial boxes which are a great aspect for the users. The extra spare propellers is a must, but the extra battery is an excellent option. The flight log notebook is funny, but a useful add-on, if you are accustomed to writing down your flying experiences.
Holy Stone HS150 Racing Quadcopter looks aggressive, like those racing big brothers. The frame is painted in yellow and black, it really reminds me to a bee, an agile one. The two little LEDs in front looks like small eyes, you will see them more in the dark. They help you with the orientation during night flights. Bolt Bee has a personality. When flying in the air Holy Stone HS150 has also a bee-like buzzing sound. Not too loud as I expected.
The modular battery design helps you to insert it easily in the back of the little bee, with no effort and extra cables.
Holy Stone HS150 has also some propeller guards, you can install them if you are a more careful pilot, or want to fly it inside.
The transmitter is quite big and heavy, it has a professional feel which is good. It works with six 1.5V AA batteries and has a 2.4 GHz transmission frequency which is pretty standard. The control range is about 80 m. On the transmitter, you will find that everything is labeled so you know the buttons and what functions they provide. You will notice on the transmitter that everything is straightforward. On the upper corner, you will see the flip button and the speed rates knob where you can increase or decrease the power sensitivity.
Holy Stone HS150 has adjustable speed modes. As a racing drone, you will learn that incremental power adjustments affect the behavior of the quadcopter. More power needs a more skilled pilot. The brushed motors have true power. Holy Stone HS150 is capable of flying at a 50 km/h speed. It has no camera, but this quadcopter is not for taking pictures.
It has no altitude hold function. You will control everything manually which gives you a learning opportunity, to perfect your piloting skills. The headless mode helps you to not pay attention to the front-facing orientation of the quadcopter. Holy Stone HS150 has a built in 6-axis gyro system which helps stabilize to a level. 360-degree flips are also available with the Bolt Bee, which is a fun to play with.
One key emergency stop is also available in the repertoire of features. It is useful when you do an emergency landing.
Holy Stone HS150 Racing Quadcopter is an agile little bee. It responds very fast to the controls. The flight time is not too much with the HS150. It depends whether you using at max power or just lightly. The flight time is around 5-7 minutes. With the extra battery, you will double the fun of flying.
In the air with the power rates down it flies very gently. With the power rates up it is very sensitive to any control.
Holy Stone HS150 Racing Quadcopter is a perfect choice who want to venture in the racing category. You have to have a little experience to fly with the Bolt Bee. It is really aggressive at high rates. The agility of the HS150 is impressive. As a budget quadcopter, Holy Stone HS150 definitely worth the price and you get a great value for that. It costs less than $100, even less than $50. You can purchase from their official site for only $45.99. It is really cheap in accordance with the performance features. For this price, you will get an agile bee with a solid frame that is durable and flexible too and has high impact resistance. Holy Stone HS150 is swift and powerful quadcopter that worth considering. If you want to know more about the drone racing you can check out this article for more information.