JJRC H20C Hexacopter Review
Some drones are made for great purposes, like creating a movie, a trending video on youtube, to record an event from an aerial perspective, some of them are made for racing, and there are some that are made for just flying around. The JJRC H20C is one of these drones. Usually, they refer to it as a toy grade drone, which doesn’t have a great camera capacity, nor a long flight time or range. The only purpose of these is to fly around in your free time. However, these have a relatively small motor, which makes them able to fly them indoors as well.
- Frequency: 2.4G
- Channel: 4CH
- Gyro: 6 Axis
- Quadcopter Size: 10.5x10x2cm
- Package Size: 18x10x15cm
- Dron Battery: 3.7V 280mAh(Included)
- Remote Battery: 3 x AAA cell battery
- Charging time: 20mins
- Flying time: 5-6mins
- R/C distance: about 60m
- Flying distance: about 60m
- Camera: 2.0MP 720P
What’s in the box?
- JJRC H20C Mini quadcopter with camera
- 3.7V 280mAh battery
- USB cable
- 6 x Propeller
- Memory card(4GB)
- Card reader
Design and build
The little toy grade drone comes in multiple colour options, you can choose between black-red, black-green and white-green options. In the package, you’ll find spare propellers, if you manage to break the standard ones. The propeller guards are already on the drone, so you don’t have to mess with that as well.
The drone is equipped with 6 little brushed motors, one on each arm. It has only 4 LED lights, not 6, but that shouldn’t be a problem. The shell of the drone is made out of durable plastic. This material is light enough so the small motors can lift it and durable enough not to break it at the first crash. Under the shell, it has a built-in gyroscope for better and smoother flying. The H20C is easy to fly, that’s why it perfectly fits every beginner. However, the recommended minimum age is at least 14 years old.
The drone is ready to fly drone, which means, the drone is fully built, you just have to take out the box and calibrate it. The drone measures 10.5 x 10 x 2cm, so it can easily fit in your palm.
The drone comes with a 280 mAh Li-Po battery, it’s easy to remove and replace. Although the battery is equipped with the usual micro-JST connector, it can be only charged with the provided cables.
According to the specifications, a fully charged battery can give you 5 minutes of flight time, and it takes approx 20 to 25 minutes to fully charge a battery. However, the drone can be purchased with spare batteries, for a longer flight time.
The transmitter is not very efficient, because it only has a 60m range. However, on the other hand, it’s very easy to use. Every button is labelled, and it’s easy to learn their purpose. Also, in the users manual, there is a detailed description of every single function. The design of the drone is also really toy-like. It basically looks like a consoles controller. It’s small enough to fit nicely in your hand, so you can reach every button easily.
The left shoulder buttons are for switching between the speed modes. The same button, if you press long can be turned ON/OFF the LED lights. The right shoulder button can enable the auto flip mode.
You can also reset the gyro, by pushing down the throttle stick and simultaneously pressing for more than 2 seconds the “reset” button.
The controller has a foldable side, which is can be used as a phone holder. The phone is there for the FPV feature, so you can see exactly what you cameras see.
The H20C is the camera version of the JJRC H20 which doesn’t have a camera at all. There is a 720P camera on the board of the camera, but the sensors in it are kinda low, therefore it will be blurry. The angle is fixed, so you have to move the drone to get that perfect angle. In order to store your recordings, you have to insert an SD card.
Overall, the image quality offered by the camera is used but only for personal usage. The details, fps and exposure will not meet high demands.
The JJRC H20C is a nice hexacopter, to fool around with, as shown in our review. It has a camera, but the quality of it is really disappointing. The best environment for the drone is indoors because it has weak motors that could not face strong winds, and it’s really low range.