In this article, we will present the Holy Stone HS450 Mini Quadcopter which is the perfect drone for everybody who wants a casual and fun drone. The Holy Stone brand is an amazing drone manufacturing company that has shown its worth multiple times. We saw that when they released badass drones such as the Holy Stone HS110D. The Holy Stone HS450 doesn’t have as many features as the HS110D, but the targeted consumers are different as well. The HS450 can only do basic things, but it’s a great way to learn how to fly a quadcopter.
Flight Time: 6-7 Minutes Per Battery
2.4G anti-interference remote control
Headless mode (when taking off)
Three speed gear switching (0.8 m/s, 1.2 m/s, 1.5 m/s)
Fine adjustment (front/rear/left/right)
Surround function (on the remote control)
Obstacle Avoidance Mode
What’s in the box?
3x Drone Batteries
2x USB Charging Cables
4 x Spare Propellers
Design and build
As you can see, it’s a really small drone so there is less chance to cause any harm when flying it. That’s the no. 1 reason, why it’s a good drone for beginners. Also, it has an unusual symmetric shape. Because of that, it may be hard sometimes to tell which is the front and the back of the drone. The drone can be purchased in 4 color options: red, yellow, green, and blue. All of these colors are matched with black accents.
The most interesting part of the drone is of course the huge and massive propeller guards. Which is extremely useful for the drone, and its environment as well. I take a closer look at the HS450 you will observe some LED lights on the side. However, in fact, they are infrared sensors that are there because of the obstacle avoidance feature. Also, in the package, you will get a little square foam that you can stick on the bottom of the drone to act as a bumper so the drone can get more safety.
For a small drone, you will get only a small battery, so don’t be surprised when you see the size of the battery. The drone comes with 3. 7V, 300 mAh batteries. One battery will give you around 6-7 minutes of flight time. And because you get three of them you will have a flight time of around 21 minutes.
These are modular batteries, so it’s safe to handle them. Also, you will get two USB charging cords, so while you fly the drone, you will have the chance to charge the other two batteries.
There is nothing special about the controller. It’s a basic controller that looks pretty much like a controller from a console. However, it’s very ergonomic and it fits just right in your hand. It won’t take you a long time to learn the purpose of each button and switch.
There are 2 joysticks and three buttons on the front of the controller. And they all are enabled with small icons, so you won’t forget the purpose of each button. There are also two shoulder buttons on the controller that you can use for different flight features.
There is no camera on the Holy Stone HS450, but you can have fun with the flight features on the drone. Maybe the most surprising thing on this drone is the hand gestures. You wouldn’t think that a drone this small would have something like this. To learn the different controls that you can use for hand gestures search up the user’s manual. Also, if the drone is powered on and you toss it in the air the drone will automatically take off.
Besides this, the drone can also do 360-degree flips, and fly in circle mode. All these features have to activate from the controller.
Does the controller need batteries? If so, what type of batteries?
The controller uses 3 AAA batteries.
Does it have a camera?
No, this kind of drone doesn’t have a camera.
Can two of these fly together without interference with the remote?
Yes, two drones can fly together without the interference of the remote controller only
Max distance, please?
If you control it with a remote controller, the max distance is about 164 feet.
As we told in the introduction, this is a small drone, mainly for beginners and hobby fliers. You won’t be able to take photos with it. But it has many flight features, which come in handy if you just want to spend your time with something fun. It won’t take you long to learn how to fly the drone.