Holy Stone HS100 (Live Video and GPS Return Home Quadcopter)

Holy Stone HS100 is a new drone by Holy Stone that was released just a few days ago when this article was written. With HS100, Holy Stone seems to be penetrating the middle market segment in terms of quality and price.

To date, Holy Stone, an established Chinese drone manufacturer, has launched low-cost drones. That’s not really the case with Holy Stone HS100. See: Holy Stone HS170

Holy Stone HS100 Review

Things like the integrated GPS and the stabilized HD camera make this drone very interesting, but does that justify the high price of MSRP? Let’s take a closer look at whether we can answer that question. Enjoy reading our review of Holy Stone HS100!

Holy Stone HS100Quick Overview:

  • Flight time: 12-15 minutes
  • Flight range: 500 meters, 120m height, 150m FPV
  • Camera: 720p, 120° FOV, 90° adjustable angle from transmitter
  • Sensors: GPS, barometer, 6-axis gyroscope
  • Special features: one-key takeoff/land, headless, altitude hold, FPV, VR
  • Size: 50cm * 50cm * 18cm
  • Weight: 700g, including battery
  • Battery: Li-po, 7.4V 2500mAh
  • Charge time: 3-6 hours, depending on charger
  • Transmitter: 2.4Ghz with a 500m range and 300mAh Li-po battery

Camera Impressions

Since the camera uses Wi-Fi technology, the jamming signal opens. Because the Saint Stone HS100 is not equipped with a dedicated signal that filters the interference. It can be very difficult to get good FPV video quality. Although it comes with a decent stability and has a great viewing lens that is a professional.

Holy Stone HS100

The oscillation is negligible and the camera has an adjustable tilt that can be controlled electronically using the transmitter’s scroll wheel. That’s the only useful feature.

Holy Stone HS100 RC Drone Flight performance and video

To start the drone, simply press the start button with a single button to launch it into the air. It is also the same button used to land the drone.
In addition, the drone is very sensitive to the transmitter and easy to control.

In addition, the transmitter has an adjustable speed that allows first-time travelers to learn. It is also used to challenge experienced pilots for improved maneuverability.

 

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However, the WLAN FPV bandwidth is very limited. Once it flies 150 meters, the connection is broken, which is quite disappointing.
Because the transmitter makes it possible to fly the drone up to 500 meters, which makes it frustrating. If the Holy Stone HS100 is out of range, it automatically activates GPS mode, which returns home.

Holy Stone HS100 RC Drone GPS Return Home
This is a good retouching of Holy Stone, so as not to lose it. Also check the drone in action below:

Modular battery
In this section of the review of Holy Stone HS100 I will talk about the modular battery that is included in the package. There is not much to complain about the battery, except that it takes a long time for the battery to be charged. The 2500 mAh battery gives you a total flight time of 12 minutes, which is fine in my opinion.

As mentioned earlier, the Holy Stone HS100 uses brushless motors. It is important that the battery can power the motors for a smooth flight experience. However, use a standard USB charger to charge the battery. It can take between 3 and 6 and 6 hours, which is very long.

Holy-Stone-HS100-RC-Drone-Battery

Transmitter
The transmitter is big and well built. However, it is quite heavy and the quality is good. What is a good sign, right? In addition, the three buttons below the joysticks are used to activate the return function, to switch the transmitter on and off, and to activate the altitude hold function.

Holy Stone HS100 RC Drone

ADDITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Holy Stone HS100 comes with many additional features that I will cover in one go.
  • Follow Mode:  Enabling this mode forces the drone to follow the transmitter itself. Useful for shooting or cycling.
  • Activate the follow-me mode, start running and the drone follows her like a dog and registers her movement.
  • Return home: The Homecoming mode uses GPS to return the drone to a home position at the touch of a button. It works wonderfully and is pretty accurate with built-in obstacle prevention feature.
  • Micro SD card slot: The drone has a Micro SD card slot to store videos and photos on a micro SD card instead of the phone to avoid delays and stuttering.
  • Headless mode and altitude retention: The HS100 has headless mode if you do not know how to control a drone with yaw, pitch and roll. It is ideal for beginners who do not have much experience in controlling drones. There is also a height retention available that automatically moves over the drone without having to hold the accelerator pedal.
  • Adjustable speed: Set the speed of the drone at will with a scroll wheel like a mouse. Beginners should probably start with the lowest speed, as the drone is pretty fast.
  • Emergency Stop: Last, but not least, the HS100 has security measures in place when you get out of range with the drone. Automatically send the drone home using a GPS device to prevent it from flying.

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Summary

Holy Stone HS100 is a drone that has a high quality construction and offers many useful features, but at the same time made me want more.

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For this price you should at least have a better camera and a faster charging time. 6 hours are too long, I think you will agree with me.

Would you recommend this drone to people? Well, Yes, but I advise you to try to catch him in a sale. It’s a situation similar to the recently redesigned Wingsland M5.
Both drones are very good, but not good enough to justify the strong price tags they have. It is recommended to look for them in sales, but with luck, there will be a price drop in the future that makes these drones a more interesting buy.

Holy Stone HS100 (Live Video and GPS Return Home Quadcopter)
5 (100%) 6 votes

Johan Lozano
 

Let’s meet Johan Lozano, the 2011 World Champion in F3N. Johan has also been the 2010 European Champion in F3N, and a five-time national winner of the German F3N competition. F3N is a brand new RC helicopter competition category formed under the Federal Aeronautique Internationale. He is 64 years old and He is a carpenter by trade and He lives near East Bayberry Street Hanford, United States. He started flying in 2001 with a Raptor 50.

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