Eachine H8S 3D – Small Drone for Newbies

Eachine H8S 3D
  • Features and Specifications
  • Remote Control Easiness
  • Design
  • Battery Life
3.6

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Features

  • Lightweight airframe
  • 4 Channels
  • 6-axis gyro system
  • Inverted flying
  • Charging time: 45mins
  • Flying time: 5-7mins
  • R/C Distance: about 30 m
  • Flying distance: about 30 m
  • 3.7V 150mAh battery
  • Battery protection

Pros

  • Inverted flying
  • Extended flying time
  • Powerful battery with protection

Cons

  • Limited RC distance

Eachine H8S 3D is one of the most affordable drones on the market. Despite the fact, the lower price drone has many features. Functions that make this drone perfect for new pilots. H8S is a mini drone that you can fly indoors, but if you are brave and have some expertise in drone flying, then you can try to fly it outside. It is not a problem with outside flying. The problem is with winds. If high winds unexpectedly hit your drone, you may lose it and never find it.

EACHINE H8S

EACHINE H8S 3D Mini Quadcopter Drone

Features of Eachine H8S 3D

H8S is small drone capable of inverted flying. You can place the whole drone on your palm. Because of so small size, you can carry it with you everywhere you go. Size makes this drone unable to carry a camera because the camera would be bigger than the whole drone. But H8S has other things to offer. For example already mentioned inverted flying. Inverted flying means that drone can fly upside down without a problem. The drone also has other stunt abilities like 180° rolling and 3D flip. Expert pilots may do 360° flips. Name me one drone under 20$ that can do all of this.

Headless mode is another fancy function of this drone. You can turn it on or off with a button. When a drone is far away, and you can not say which side is back and which is up front you can switch to the headless mode and bring your drone home safely. If this method doesn’t work to recover your drone which went rogue on you, there is a one key return home button. Just click it, and the drone will come back to you automatically. This feature is extremely useful to new pilots who may lose control, and by hitting one button, they can save the drone from total disaster.

Airframe on first sight looks cheap. But the size of the drone and airframe quality makes this drone durable. This drone can survive nasty crashes. It has propeller protection and even if you do crash it is a high chance you will only need to replace propeller protection. Propeller protection is cheap, and you will probably get some spare propeller protectors when you buy Eachine H8S.

Flying time and control range of H8S is not great because of small size. You can’t really pack a strong battery and important technology on such a small drone. Flying time is around 6 minutes. Remote control range is around 30 meters. For indoors that is more than enough, but outdoors you need to be careful with control range. The good news is that charging to full battery capacity only takes 45 minutes. But the battery is not strong; it has only 150mAh. I know some smartwatches that have the more powerful battery.

Similarity with other Eachine Models

Eachine has two similar models which you can buy; it is H8 Mini and H8 3D. The design is almost identical, but still, there are some differences between this models. Propeller protection on H8S can be changed separately. In case only one propeller protector need to be changed. In H8 Mini and H8 3D, you need to change the whole frame that guards all four rotors.

Conclusion

Eachine H8S 3D drone is one of the good looking small nano drones. It is a small drone that fits in your hand, but it has lots of features. Because of that, it is ideal for new pilots. New pilots can learn how to fly the drone indoors and then test some fancy features. Once they feel good at flying it, they can go outside and try to fly it outside. Price is the most important factor in choosing the first drone to learn how to fly. Even if you destroy the H8S 3D on first-day damage will be small because the whole drone is extremely affordable.

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