The Hobbyking H4 Copter offers the ideal aerial video platform thanks to its innovative design. Traditional quadcopters tend to obstruct the view of cameras with the frame arms. The H4 eliminates this problem by positioning the arms perpendicular to the main frame in an "H" shape. This offers maximum field of view for your camera.
The H4 is constructed from lightweight yet rigid glass fiber and aluminium. It features raised mounting plates great for electronics placement, as well as alloy landing skids giving the frame adequate ground clearance. The glass fiber motor mounts will accomodate a wide range of motor sizes (16~25mm motor mount bolt holes). The arms of this model conveniently fold in to the sides, a great feature for transport and storage.
We offer a full line of multi-rotor electronics such as multi-rotor control board, ESC, motors and more, so it has never been easier or more affordable to get a quad in the air!
All necessary hardware is included, just add your own electronics.
Specs: Weight: 453g (frame only) Width: 470mm (motor shaft center to motor shaft center) Height: 116mm Ground clearance: 72mm (bottom of frame) Motor Bolt Holes: 16~25mm
Required: Your own 4 channel transmitter and receiver Multi-Rotor control board 18~35A brushlessESC x 4 3S 2200~3000mAh lipoly battery 28-XX/35-XX brushless motor x 4 10~12 inch propeller (2CW & 2CCW rotation)
I ordered this with D2830-11 1000kv, Plush 30A ESC's and a set of 8045 and 1045 props for testing. What battery recommendations for optimal flight time? Also whats a good charger but not too expensive?
There are tons and tons of lipos to choose from. Find a price point you want to be at and then choose a 2200-5000mah 35C or greater 2-3s lipo for the 1045 props and the same capacity/C rating 4s lipo for the 8945 props. Higher capacity will give you more flight time but also more weight so there is a point where the additional weight will have a negative effect on the flight time. It's going to be a trial and error thing until you find the sweet spot especially if your adding additional weight with stuff like FPV equipment, GoPro, Etc. The 1045 props with 3s will most likely give you better flight times and lifting capacity. If your planning on using this for FPV, and casual/sport flying then I would consider using lower KV motors in the future for better efficiency, longer flight times and larger prop options. Any of the LCD balance chargers found in the Charger and Accessories > Battery Chargers category will work well like the IMAX B6 and Accucel-6 ($24-$26) and require an external power supply (start at $10, found in Charger and Accessories > Power Supply category) to power off AC or any 12v car battery.. The IMAX B6-AC comes with the power supply built in for $45. Good luck with your build and happy flying!
Painless360 does a great youtube review of this bird ( uBFniZ97A3c ).
I'll hold off for a version with stiffer. less flexible motor mounts, and slightly taller wire managemenbt space along the green rail.
Or after market upgrades...... Whichever comes 1st.
sturdy frame...loose the awful motor mounts tho, mount directly to the arm
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I picked this up from the warehouse last week. Overall very good quality. The only negatives are that the main body tubes do not give you enough space to use the mounting holes for a standard flight control board like the KK2 or Multiwii, as well as using the motor mounts caused bad vibrations.
To overcome these things, I had to dremel out the main body tubes to be able to use the flight control mouting holes and not use the stock motor mounts and attach the motors directly to the arms.
Overall it's a pretty nice frame...a little on the heavy side though.