JJRC H51 Drone review - launch your own rocket!
By Julio Ventura 2018-01-03 4674 3
Unique design - shaped like a rocket
You surely have noticed how different this drone is from all the rest. Shaped like a rocket, JJRC H51 can be folded in and out, making it easier to transport. When folded, the drone is only 13 x 13 x 16.5cm, meaning it can fit practically any backpack. Unfolded it becomes a large drone (30 x 30 x 17.5cm).
The JJRC H51 Rocket Drone's landing gear is made from a good type of material called ABS plastic. This material has also been used in the entirety of the drone, making it lightweight but robust. Drone's total weight is only 155 grams. It comes in two different colors: white and black.
Flight performance out of this world
JJRC H51 Rocket Drone is a great fit to any beginners. Thanks to the 6-axis Gyroscope system that ensures stability and a smooth hover, thus being easy to control and fly. The learning curve of H51 is really low, you will be surprised how well it performs both indoor and outdoor.
On top of that it also includes some useful features that we will discuss further in the review. The drone can be controlled either by a 2.4GHz remote controller (included in the package) or through an app free to download and install on any smartphones (Android and iOS). The connection to the app is done via WiFi.
Above average max control range and flight time
JJRC is a drone manufacturer that takes great consideration to how far a drone can fly, knowing most pilots consider control range as a very important spec.
This JJRC H51 Rocket Drone is no exception, this large drone can fly as far as 100 meters without losing range (depends on flight conditions). Powered by a 3.7V 1000mAh battery, H51 can stay in air for periods of 8 to 9 minutes (per battery). Of course, if it carries extra weight, the flight time will be shortened.
Built-in FPV camera for live video
A great addition to this JJRC H51 Rocket Drone is the incorporation of a 720p built-in camera capable of recording video and taking photos. Pilot can record media footage by easily tapping buttons on the remote controller or phone application.
Besides, the camera can also transmit the Live Video it captured directly to the pilot's smartphone or tablet. A very fun camera feature of H51 is the capability of capturing 360º panoramic aerial photos and videos. The media files are saved on Media Album.
A wide set of useful and fun features
Besides the already mentioned Foldable Mode, Live Video transmission, App Control and 360º Panoramic Aerial Photography, this JJRC H51 Rocket Drone also packs other neat features. Such as:
● Altitude Hold - enables the drone to hover steadily at a specific height, allowing the pilot to focus on the photography, videography or Live Video.
● Waypoints - draw a flight path on the smartphone or tablet and the H51 will conduct an autonomous flight according to the drawn path.
● Headless Mode - makes it easier to fly despite where the head of the drone is pointing at, and this mode is great for beginners.
● One-Key Return - together with Headless Mode turned on the drone returns.
● One-Key Takeoff - it starts and ascends.
● One-Key Land - it lands automatically.
● One-Key High Speed Rotation - it rotates at high speed.
● LED lights - help recognize orientation in the dark.
JJRC H51 Rocket Drone's Android and iOS app
The free to download app, besides allowing pilot to take full control of the quadcopter it also enables the pilot to watch the live video and access all the drone's functions. Use features, manage settings and view media album. The app's Beauty Mode also embellishes the photos you take. The application is very easy to install and simple to use.
Is JJRC H51 Rocket Drone worth buying?
If you are a beginner or expert flyer looking for a fun and unique quadcopter for a very affordable price, you will fall in love with JJRC H51 Rocket Drone. It amazes everyone from child to adult, the way it initiates flight, rotates, and performs its routines is truly unique and fun to watch. On top of that, it enables the pilot to get some nice aerial footage, either at a park, beach, outdoor event or even indoor, H51 will ensure your Media Album filled with good memories.
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