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After several hours reading reviews, watching Youtube footage etc. I had finally decided to invest in a Hubsan 502S drone when I was thrown a curve ball. The supplier from whom I wanted to buy a drone from doesn’t stock the Hubsan 502S and a search on Amazon (I use Amazon because of the customer service, returns policy and quick refund time if things go wrong) indicated the supply of Hubsan 502s is not that great, and those that are available cost more than I was expecting/led to believe.
After hunting around amazon I discovered I could get the Hubsan 501S for about thirty quid more than the Hubsan 502S. Yep, for a measy thirty quid extra I could get a drone that records 1080P video and (according to the reviews and Youtube clips) better quality, more stable and a better flying experience. The Hubsan 501S seems to be much better value for money but it is still an additional thirty quid I have to spend, which means if I experience the dreaded fly away I will lose even more money.
Spares and accessories are more expensive for the Hubsan 501S but they are also more readily available. For example, a spare battery for the 501S is £25 and a spare battery for the 502S is £10. Hmmmm………. From what I have read a spare battery is an essential bit of kit if you own a drone. On the flipside, there are loads of protective cases (another essential accessory) for the 501S but I can only find one for the 502S, and that is from a non UK company based in China that gets less than favourable reviews.
I am now in a bit of a predicament. Do I opt for the cheaper to buy Hubsan 502S with cheaper accessories or do I opt for the slightly more expensive Hubsan 501S? Decisions, decisions ……..
The Hubsan 502S in action