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After several hours reading, researching and watching Youtube videos I have decided the Hubsan 501S is worth the £30 extra over the Hubsan 502S and ordered one. I know the limitations of the Hubsan 501S and I am using it solely as a learning tool. Rather than buying a DJI Mavic in the first instance, and potentially losing it (because of a fly away due to user error) or crashing it (because of inexperience) etc. I thought it was better to cut my teeth on a cheaper drone and spend a few hours learning how to fly it and control it correctly.
At a few hundred quid the Hubsan 501S isn’t particularly cheap but it is a fraction of the cost of the DJI Mavic. The reason I spent out on the 501S rather than buying a super cheap drone/quad copter is because I still want the chance to capture some decent video footage that I can potentially use on my Youtube channel whilst I am learning. The video camera on the 501S is a 1080P HD camera, and whilst it does have its limitations and isn’t as good as the video camera on the DJI Mavic or DJI Spark it is still possible to capture some pretty decent footage, if the Youtube videos I have seen are anything to go by.
I have read some rave reviews about the 501S, and I have also read some terrible reviews too. On balance, and all things considered the Husban 501S seems like a pretty good buy, although I will of course find this out when my 501S drone is delivered and I actually get to use it. I know the Hubsan 501S isn’t going to be perfect, I am under no illusions there, but I do expect it to be a half decent drone with which to learn how to competently fly and control a drone for aerial photography.
The videos that convinced me to part with my hard earned money and buy a Hubsan 501S drone are:-