Hubsan Ora X4 Pro

Hubsan Ora X4 Pro Review

Ora X4 Pro is one of the amazing drones of its kind. Hubsan have already made a good reputation with production of mini drones, especially the H107l, it was my own favorite drone. Now that company have taken steps forward into building professional drones and competing with big players such as DJI and 3DRobotics.

So, what is the advantage of Hubsan in compare to other brands? the fact is, looking at Ora X4 Pro’s design and features, the first thing that comes to your mind is that the company cares more about customer satisfaction rather than sales. For instance, the drone color and the design is a result of a survey taken from 850 Hubsan fans. In terms of features, the Ora includes a parachute just to make sure there is a minimum risk of damaging your drone. You don’t see this feature from many other brands, and of course they don’t bother, you’ll buy another one leaving them with more sales! Read on the review of Hubsan Ora X4 Pro to discover more impressive details.

Hubsan Ora X4 Pro Specs and Features

Diagonal: 370 mm

Weight: 1.06 kg (2.3 lb)

Flight time: up to 30 minutes

Operating range: 1000 meters

Video distance: 300-2000 meters 

Frequencies: 5.8GHz FPV, 2.4GHz R/C

Power system: brushless motor & ESC

Onboard navigation systems: GPS, barometer & compass

Return To Home with Intelligent Orientation Control Headless mode

Transceiver battery: 2S, 7.4V 5400mAh LiPo 

Camera battery: 1S, 650mAh LiPo 

Flight battery:  3S, 25C 7000mAh LiPo

Video format: MP4, Photo format: JPEG

Yes, a 30-minute flight time with camera is true and the company is not exaggerating. Ora is one of the drones with the most flight time comparing to other brands. This is partially because the drone is very compact, the motor to motor size is only 260mm. On the other hand the 7000mAh LiPo is dedicated to RC and the camera takes its own separate battery.

The camera can be held by three gimbal options ( 1, 2, or 3-axis gimbal) and is capable of capturing 12 MP stills and record 1080p videos at 30fps. The gimbal can be remotely controlled by the pilot and is designed for mounting GoPro cameras.

Moreover, Ora includes automatic fly mode letting you focus more on visuals during the flight by setting waypoints using the company’s built-in Android app. During the time when the drone is flying on GPS mode to reach destinations, you can easily switch to manual mode to take a full control of the drone, however, switching back to GPS, the drone will continue reaching the the pre-defined points. Ora also includes an Actual Direction Control, it prevents control reversal confusion during manual flight.


The Controller

The controller includes a 7″ touchscreen for live video feed without latency. In addition to the touchscreen navigation, there is also an OLED telemetry screen displays on the top of the controller to show the vital information of flight, so if for any reason the FPV loses connection or the touchscreen goes off, the OLED can still provide the pilot with the drone’s current flight status. Lastly, if the screen on the controller is not satisfying, the controller is compatible with Fat goggles.

The Last Words

The Ora with 3-axis gimbal will cost you 1500.00USD and it just gets hard when comparing this drone with Phantom 3 Professional as their price are very close. They are both well-designed and easy to control, although with Ora the camera is not 4K, for sure it gives you all the features you need to have a stable flight and to take amazing aerial shots. Ora’s smart controller is also very impassive, especially the use of OLED on a separated screen. On the other hand, considering the price tag, a 30-minute flight time makes Ora an unbeatable drone. At the end it all depends on you which drone and brand you want to go for, but as far as i know the majority of Hubsan fans who have experienced the company’s previous models, they would not easily switch to DJI drones.

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