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Solve Hubsan H501S X4 drone propeller / motor spinning issues

Solve Hubsan H501S X4 drone propeller / motor spinning issues

By  Zim Watson 2017-05-15 3627 2

When the Hubsan H501S X4 drone propeller(s) cannot spin, or the motor(s) cannot work, how to solve it? If all the propellers are spinning, but the drone cannot ascend, how to fix it? Solutions are here!
Solve Hubsan H501S X4 drone propeller / motor spinning issues
 One propeller doesn't spin.
 All the propellers don't spin.
 All the propellers spin, but the drone cannot ascend.

 

One propeller doesn't spin.

1. The propeller installs too tight.

Check whether the propeller installs too tight on the electric motor. If yes, please adjust the tightness (loosen it) and then check whether it can spin normally.

install Hubsan H501S X4's propeller too tight

2. The propeller is broken.

Uninstall the propeller and check whether its electric motor works, if it works, the propeller has something wrong. Simply change another one. There are backup propellers in the product package. If they are used up, you can get the original Hubsan H501S X4 propellers on our Gearbest.

change Hubsan H501S X4's propeller

3. The connection cable is broken.

If the motor doesn't work, please take off the drone case to check whether the electronic motor cable connects to the main engine well. Use a screwdriver to uninstall the case. If the cable is broken or the contact point between the cable and the circuit board is damaged, please take it to a drone or digital product fixing store to repair.

4. The motor gear installs inappropriately.

However, if the cables are well connected, check whether the gear installs well on the motor. If not, re-install the gear correctly.

5. The motor might be broken.

Once all the above reasons are excluded, the motor must be damaged. You can take it to a drone or digital product fixing store to check and repair or exchange the component. The original Hubsan H501S X4 motor is available on our Gearbest, you can buy here to replace the broken one.

changeHubsan H501S X4's motor


All the propellers don't spin.

1. The drone's battery runs out.

Turn on the drone, if the four indicator lights don't light, the drone's battery has run out.

Simply charge the battery: Open the drone back case - disconnect the battery power cable from the drone - take out the battery - insert the battery power cable into the power charger - plug the power charger into a power source - the red indicator light lights - wait until the indicator light becomes green, the battery is fully charged.

charge Hubsan H501S X4's battery

Install it back the drone, the - and + end should be connected correctly - finished!

install Hubsan H501S X4's battery correctly

2. The transmitter will run out the power.

Simply turn on the transmitter, on the screen right top, you can see its battery condition. If the battery icon becomes red, it means its battery will drain.

You can change four new batteries into the transmitter, or you can take out the lithium battery and charge it to a power source through the drone's power charger. Until the charger's light becomes green, the battery is fully charged. You can install them back and enjoy the flight.

charge Hubsan H501S X4's transmitter

3. The connection between the two devices fails.

Check whether the transmitter shows the drone camera images, if not, the drone hasn't connected to the transmitter well.

the controller's display shows nothing

Try to bind them again: Please turn off both of the devices - press the transmitter's photo button and turn on the transmitter, the screen will show the words "Bind to Plane" - power on the drone, and place it very close to the transmitter - the binding will be completed after a "beep" heard.

bind Hubsan H501S X4 with its transmitter

4. The horizontal and rotation calibration is not calibrated.

If the both devices are turned on, and you can see the drone camera's images on the transmitters, but the plane's four indicators are keeping flashing in red light, it means its horizontal and rotation calibration is not calibrated. However, the two calibrations are required when the X4 is drift during flight. So you can follow this video guide to calibrate the drone.

 
Before calibration                 After calibration


All the propellers spin, but the drone cannot ascend.

1. The drone's battery will run out.

On the transmitter screen, you can see the drone's battery condition on the left top side. If the drone's battery is going to run out, the condition will show on there in red color.

Simply charge the battery: Open the drone back case - disconnect the battery power cable from the drone - take out the battery - insert the battery power cable into the power charger - plug the power charger into a power source - the red indicator light lights - wait until the indicator light becomes green, the battery is fully charged.

Install it back the drone, the - and + end should be connected correctly - finished!

2. The propellers are installed in wrong locations.

If the battery factor is eliminated, the is only one possibility - the propellers of the drone are installed in wrong locations. Look at each propeller, there is a marked A or B on its two sides, please refer to the user manual (or the below picture)to know which letter propeller should be installed in which motor.

propellers are installed in wrong locations


 You may also want to read:
 Hubsan H501S X4 drone compass calibration & unlock motor video guide
 Solve Hubsan H501S X4 RC Quadcopter common issues
 Hubsan H501S X4 brushless drone user manual in English

For Gearbest customers: If you've purchased the Hubsan H501S X4 drone from us, but the guide doesn't solve your issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Just fill in the ticket with your questions at our Support Center and send it to us. We will do our best to deal with your problem as soon as possible. We are always happy to help.

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