Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone – Nice ‘selfie’ drone. Recommended

I was heading to hold out a number of far more times before examining this drone, but i just had to give my to start with impressions. This helps make my 3rd holy stone drone (i also have the hs171 and the x300c), and even though i’m still rather new to this passion i have discovered some items. Of the three, this is the one you can effortlessly fly in the household. Just in situation, make confident you have some area with no breakable household heirlooms close by. On my 1st flight, i commenced it within, flew it a bit and designed some trim changes. Then i left it hovering (altitude hold is remarkable) while i opened the front door and latched open up the storm doorway. I picked up the transmitter again and flew it outside.The manage is specific and responsive.

 who would have imagined that you could fit a drone in your pocket…?practically no assembly essential. Just the two spindle caps on the distant regulate, two screws, a charge and you are in the airthe props fold neatly into the sides of the drone and then the total matter tucks into the velvet journey pouch that comes with it. I will be getting this drone on my travels for surebattery –the modular battery style and design is exceptional. I appreciate the way it just clips in. Make guaranteed you listen to the click on of the lock when you location it in. You could shed it on a challenging landing of you do not. The battery lasts about 7-10 minutes. And can take more than an hour to charge on a 1 amp feed, much less than that on a 2amp feed. You can convert the leds on and off (awesome characteristic) which extends the battery existence just a tiny. The drone arrives with two batteries and the demand wire. Flight –flight is sleek and secure. At 1st i was frightened that obtaining no prop guards would be a disaster, but after it struck the wall a couple of instances i realized it was not an issue. The arm folded in a very little and the props survived.

This is my next quadcopter from holy stone. Their products and solutions are best of the line for toy grade quadcopters. The shadow hs160 fpv is no distinct. The box reminds me of a apple iphone box. The lid wraps all over two sides of the box and is held closed by a magnet. The box is substantial top quality design. There is a fabric ribbon to pull to open up the box. As soon as you open up the box the two sided lid has a numbered speedy start manual in coloration. Within the box are 3 individual bins for the transmitter, quadcopter and two batteries with the charger the cellular phone holder and a instruction book.

It retains altitude like a champ and is uncomplicated to regulate. The application hooked appropriate up and the camera was enabled with the press of a button. Will come with a next battery but amazon also sells a double battery/charger pack that is really affordable. Flying time is all around seven to 9 minutes on regular, so you will want a several spare batteries. On the downside, the camera transmitter just is not very potent and you will drop sign following about 60 or 70 ft. This is much more of a ‘selfie drone’ than a thing to check out with in fpv. As a selfie drone, it truly is fantastic while- and is little more than enough to be tossed in a back pocket, battery lasts plenty prolonged sufficient for an impromptu image shoot, and secure enough that a baby can fly it. It does have a quite minimal array of around one hundred fifty ft prior to it misplaced sign and went rogue, but all over again, as a selfie drone that is more than suitable. On reduced prices it can be properly flown indoors.

 i have to acknowledge i was pleasantly shocked by this quadcopter. I like the smooth, classy sport flyers, but the hs160 shadow has discovered a position in my favorites. To start with off it is packaged incredibly well. The box is neat and perfectly thought out, with simple start up recommendations printed on the inside of of the magnetic closing lid. The hs160 by itself is properly built. It even will come with a velveteen sack to carry it in. The folding arms experience protected when folded in or prolonged, with business clicks when in area. The battery structure is outstanding, and installs beneath the entire body finishing the sleek underside. The led lights entrance and rear are amazing at night, white in entrance, and purple in rear, serving to with reduced gentle orientation. The energy button is on major of the system, and that is a furthermore in my impression, not having to fiddle with plugging in a battery or lifting the flyer to ability it up from the underside.

I was skeptical to obtain a drone as i have purchased one in the earlier that experienced fantastic evaluations and i was only in a position to fly it 4 instances prior to one of the motors burnt out. Nonetheless, i took the gamble on this one by holy stone, and i can say that i did not regret it. The battery time seemed to in shape into the standard seven-ten minute vary. It comes with 2 so you can swap one out within just a couple of seconds and get to flying once more. The drone flies quite effectively out of the box and appears to hold altitudes without having any problem. The photo displays it future to the controller with the cell telephone up coming to it which qualified prospects you to feel it is significantly much larger than you would feel. It is essentially closer to the dimension of galaxy notice 5. I flew it outdoors with a small breeze, and on the small speed environment it struggled. You have to max out the velocity controller to get it to arrive back again, but im sure that is an problem with most tiny drones.

 ****update #two***i am shifting the rating from one star to four. Holy stone contacted us within several hours and sent a new drone as promised with definitely no headache. This alternative drone is performing great and my son is obtaining to delight in his christmas present. Consumer provider like this is pretty much difficult to find these days. ***update*** within just three hours of submitting my critique we have been contacted by holystone. They are achieving out to us to try and make this ideal. Consumer service goes a extended way these times. Ideally we can get this sorted out. I bought this drone for my son and was pleasantly amazed at how straightforward it was for him to fly and how spectacular the camera was- then, before the close of the working day on christmas one of the blades stopped turning?. There is no harm to the blade or leg?. It is disappointing mainly because we had been pretty amazed with this drone till now.

Here are the specifications for the Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone:

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  • FOLDABLE STRUCTURE: Foldable & flexible blades make the drone small and portable. Also provides a better and safer flight experience
  • Wi-Fi FPV 720P HD CAMERA: Equipped with 720P HD camera to take aerial photos and videos. Images and videos will be stored in both the app and the mobile album system
  • APP CONTROL SYSTEM: Operate your drone through an APP after connecting the Wi-Fi to your phone (iOS or Android), offering you real-time image transmission, easy to shoot and read, fun to share
  • MODULAR and BONUS BATTERY: There are 2 powerful 3.7V 500mAh Modular batteries including 1 bonus, which can support longer flight time for you and your family, this modular design ensures the safety of charge and storage
  • ONE KEY START/ LANDING: Allows players of any level to fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance. WI-FI Connection: serach wifi signal (HolyStone FPV-XXXXXXX). Input the WIFI password: 6264657134 and connect it.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • The HS160 Casts a Big SHADOW, With Great Value!
  • Stopped working within hours ?
  • First impressionsIt’s GREAT!

Summary
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Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners - Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery
Rating
4 / 5  stars, based on  1,234  reviews
Price
$89.99

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  1. This review is from : Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners – Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery

    This is a pretty cool little drone. Quite a step up from the basic toy drone that my son has been flying. The elevation control is really a nice feature and helps assist flight. After about the second charge my son had the hang of the controller functions and even says it’s much easier to fly than our old one. The camera is pretty good but does not have great depth of field. Also the 4 power levels come in handy when flying indoors and out. All in all it i think this is a pretty good little drone. I gave it a 4 because the batteries really don’t last very long. I believe they last as long as described but time sure fly’s when your having fun.
    1. This is a pretty cool little drone. Quite a step up from the basic toy drone that my son has been flying. The elevation control is really a nice feature and helps assist flight. After about the second charge my son had the hang of the controller functions and even says it’s much easier to fly than our old one. The camera is pretty good but does not have great depth of field. Also the 4 power levels come in handy when flying indoors and out. All in all it i think this is a pretty good little drone. I gave it a 4 because the batteries really don’t last very long. I believe they last as long as described but time sure fly’s when your having fun.
      1. This drone drifts so much when flying that its impossible to control. Tested indoors and calibrated sensors. Returned pretty much right after opening.
  2. This drone drifts so much when flying that its impossible to control. Tested indoors and calibrated sensors. Returned pretty much right after opening.
  3. This review is from : Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners – Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery

    First off, i got this on a lightning deal with a coupon for a grand total of $42. It’d say it’s worth about $42. It flies, but it’s hard to keep stable indoors with no wind. It’s very, very light and i imagine with any breeze at all, it’ll be all over the place outside. The batteries are relatively small and don’t last very long. The fpv camera isn’t the best which is ok given the price point, but there’s substantial lag – in other words, you can’t fly this thing based on the camera because there’s a delay between what you see and where the drone actually is. The app itself that you use to connect to the drone isn’t very good. I was experiencing an error. . No idea what that error was because it was in chinese with no english translation. In the positives column, it really comes with just about everything you need to start flying minus the four aa batteries you’ll need for the controller.
  4. This review is from : Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners – Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery

    First off, i got this on a lightning deal with a coupon for a grand total of $42. It’d say it’s worth about $42. It flies, but it’s hard to keep stable indoors with no wind. It’s very, very light and i imagine with any breeze at all, it’ll be all over the place outside. The batteries are relatively small and don’t last very long. The fpv camera isn’t the best which is ok given the price point, but there’s substantial lag – in other words, you can’t fly this thing based on the camera because there’s a delay between what you see and where the drone actually is. The app itself that you use to connect to the drone isn’t very good. I was experiencing an error. . No idea what that error was because it was in chinese with no english translation. In the positives column, it really comes with just about everything you need to start flying minus the four aa batteries you’ll need for the controller.
    1. This drone is very well built and i like the design. It’s super easy to set it up and connect it to phone and to controller, its faster than i expected. 1 button take and 1 button landing. High quality video and easy control in air.
  5. This review is from : Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners – Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery

    This drone is very well built and i like the design. It’s super easy to set it up and connect it to phone and to controller, its faster than i expected. 1 button take and 1 button landing. High quality video and easy control in air.
    1. I bought one for my husband for christmas. On the second use it started flying oddly. Batteries are charged, everything done according to directions. I see others complaining of the same issue. He had waited until summer to use it due to temperatures and now we’re going to be throwing it in the trash.
      1. I bought one for my husband for christmas. On the second use it started flying oddly. Batteries are charged, everything done according to directions. I see others complaining of the same issue. He had waited until summer to use it due to temperatures and now we’re going to be throwing it in the trash.
  6. My 7 year old granddaughter quickly learned the intuitive controls and flew it in her backyard. Of course, she’s a bright child along with me, the best grandfather in the world showing her.
    1. My 7 year old granddaughter quickly learned the intuitive controls and flew it in her backyard. Of course, she’s a bright child along with me, the best grandfather in the world showing her.
      1.  great little starter drone with allot of control and stability. Idea for indoor flight and also outside on a beautiful clear day.
  7.  great little starter drone with allot of control and stability. Idea for indoor flight and also outside on a beautiful clear day.
  8. This review is from : Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners – Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery

    I received what appears to be an already used product that did not even function correctly. The product is very small and the camera was glitchy and terrible.
  9. This review is from : Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners – Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery

    I received what appears to be an already used product that did not even function correctly. The product is very small and the camera was glitchy and terrible.
    1. This is a great drone for the price. I’m still pretty new to this but it was easy to fly right out the box, please make sure you read the manual firstgreat little drone about the same size as an iphone 5s so very small and convenient to carry around on trips. Takes pretty good pictures and the video is greatif your just getting started in drones it’s the perfect place to start.
      1. This is a great drone for the price. I’m still pretty new to this but it was easy to fly right out the box, please make sure you read the manual firstgreat little drone about the same size as an iphone 5s so very small and convenient to carry around on trips. Takes pretty good pictures and the video is greatif your just getting started in drones it’s the perfect place to start.
  10. This review is from : Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners – Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery

    Even with recalibration, it still doesn’t hover properly. It also didn’t come with the extra battery, the charger or a screwdriver. It really sucks because i got this for my girlfriend and now she’s unhappy because she used it once and can’t use it again because we can’t charge it.
  11. This review is from : Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners – Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery

    Even with recalibration, it still doesn’t hover properly. It also didn’t come with the extra battery, the charger or a screwdriver. It really sucks because i got this for my girlfriend and now she’s unhappy because she used it once and can’t use it again because we can’t charge it.

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