JJRC Releases New H50 Quadcopters
JJRC recently released a new line of toy quadcopters — the H50 series which consists of the H50GH, H50WH and H50CH. The H50GH is the flagship model of the range and features a 5.8GHz HD 720P FPV camera. The H50WH also features an HD 720P FPV camera but uses WiFi instead of 5.8G for its video broadcast. The H50CH is the basic model and features a 2MP camera with no FPV video feed.
Based on official product photos, it does look like JJRC has taken some design cues from JXD’s popular 510 range of quadcopters which itself started off being inspired by Yuneec’s Q500 Typhoon professional aerial photography drone. Though not a total copy of the JXD design, the H50 still stands as unique and its sporty styling should attract a good number of RC enthusiasts.
- Platform: Quadcopter
- 5.8G HD 720P FPV camera (H50GH)
- WiFi HD 720P FPV camera (H50WH)
- 2MP camera (H50CH)
- FPV range:
- 150m (H50GH)
- 60m (H50WH)
- 150m control range
- 3D flips
- Variable Speed Control (10 – 100%)
- Altitude Hold
- Brushed motors
- One Key Return
- 7.4V 500mAh Li Po battery
- 8 minutes flight time
- 4-channel transmitter
The H50 is available only in black with a blue faux cockpit windscreen. Judging from its spec sheet, there really is nothing quite special about the H50. It has all the usual features we’ve come to expect from toy drones in the $100 range. This includes features such as altitude hold, headless mode, one key return and 3D flips. However, there is one particular feature that looks quite interesting — Variable Speed.
At the moment, H50 product pages on the internet are not very specific about what Variable Speed means apart from a short explanation that the H50 is capable of adjustable velocity (10 – 100%). My guess is that instead of allowing pilots to adjust their flight speeds in 2 to 4 increments (high and low, for example), the H50 lets pilots select any percentage they want as long as it’s within the 10 – 100% range. This is probably achieved using a dial on the transmitter (remote controller) which is, by the way, quite ugly.
With brands such as Syma introducing sleek new designs for their drones and transmitters, JJRC has unfortunately chosen to go with a transmitter design that looks like it came out of the 1990’s. Nevertheless, the H50 series look quite promising and may be worth checking out if you’re looking for entry-level beginner drones.
If my speculation on the Variable Speed feature is true, then the H50 has a feature that allows pilots plenty of room to fine tune their flights. The flagship H50GH sells for $102.20 with shipping at GearBest while the H50WH and H50CH are available for $70.90 and $55.98 respectively.