Looking for a quadcopter with a long flight time? Take a closer look at the JJRC H73 Smart, which can fly continuously for over 20 minutes. The drone has a LiPo 2s/2600mAh battery installed, which is enough for this quadcopter to fly for more than 20 minutes. Also, the drone has good brushless engines, GPS positioning system and HD camera. All this is $99.99.
JJRC say their new JJRC H73 quadcopter can fly up to 23 minutes and this is the best result in this price segment of drones. But if you read the review on MJX Bugs 2SE, you will realize that the stated time does not always coincide with the results of real tests.
As you can see in the photo below, the landing legs are of very interesting shape. Instead of the usual arrangement under the engines, they seem to continue and smoothly turn into legs. This design approach makes it more cumbersome.
The JJRC H73 is 28 centimetres from the motor to the motor and weighs 399 grams, including the battery. Propellers and beams are marked like DJI drones, and even look like them from above. The battery is inserted into the drone from the back of the case, and the power switch is located on the battery compartment.
If you believe the manufacturer, a fully charged LiPo battery will allow you to fly on the drone up to 23 minutes, but here the battery is charged for an entire eternity, about 3 hours. On the right side of the JJRC H73 quadcopter is a micro-USB port. I tried to connect the drone to the computer with a USB cable and the computer defined it as a COM port. This is the hope that H73 will be able to update the firmware and configure it.
During the evening flights you will be able to orientate yourself towards 4 LED lights under each beam. The front LEDs are red and the rear LEDs are green. I think they needed to change their colors.
Personally, I think the remote control is bulky. For such sizes, it does not even have a screen to display the status and other telemetry data, such as altitude, flight time, GPS coordinates, etc.
To use all the features of the JJRC H73 drone, you need to download and install a proprietary application called “Enjoy-Fly APP”. In the general settings menu, you will need to calibrate the compass and gyro sensor. Here you can also activate the “Beginner” mode, which limits the flight distance to 200 meters and the altitude to 120 meters.
Undoubtedly, the greatest advantage of the camera is the remote tilt adjustment. Thanks to the adjustable tilt, you can capture what’s under the drone, such as a section of the roof of a house or some vertical structure, so if you don’t tilt the camera down, you can’t see anything. That’s about what tilting is for. In order to avoid vibration jelly on the video, the camera is mounted on a hanger, which in turn hangs on anti-vibration cushions.
The quality of the video is very good, I didn’t even expect it from the drone in this price range. The video comes out with bright colors and great contrast. The only drawback of the camera is electronic video stabilization, not mechanical. Thanks to the built-in video recorder (DVR), you can record video to an SD card. The recorder allows you to shoot photos and videos with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. 5 minutes of video takes about 375mb.
If your main criterion is flight time and small amount of money, then JJRC H73 is your choice, you will not be wrong. Thanks to its high-capacity battery, this drone is the best in its segment. Remote camera tilt control is also a good and convenient feature and you can easily switch from one view to another.