Flight Test: JJPRO Hax, Is This the Best Inexpensive GPS Drone You Can Buy?
JJPRO HaxStarting under $140
Overall Quality8.0 /10
Ease of Use8.0 /10
- GPS stability and feature
- Excellent Remote
- 1080p HD Camera
- No video stabilization
- WiFi FPV
- Flight Time: 15-17 min
- Range: 500 meter (200 m FPV)
- Camera: 1080p
We finally got our hands on the JJPRO Hax and it was pretty much everything we hoped it would be. This small GPS-enabled drone is impressively stable and takes solid pictures and video. My first flight was in 25 mph wind and it held its own. We’ve also seen this drone branded and sold as the Eachine EX1.
This is the first real low-cost GPS-enabled brushless drone from JJRC. The Hax looks a lot like the popular, but expensive Hubsan H501S and compares pretty favorably to the MJX Bugs 2W. Checking in under $150 makes this quadcopter quite a deal.
The Hax carries a removable WiFi 1080p HD camera. This camera may be decent, but it isn’t on a gimbal and doesn’t have image stabilization. I like that it is removable, that means it can be upgraded or replaced with a better camera. You can pick up a nice action camera on Amazon without breaking the bank.
WiFi FPV typically means there will be a small amount of lag in the video signal. The WiFi transmission will also limit the FPV range of the drone. Thankfully, you can also record directly to an SD card for better quality and not worry so much about the WiFi range.
A GPS Enabled Drone
Like most GPS drones, the Hax has a return-to-home feature that you can trigger manually or will occur if you lose signal. If you plan on flying indoors you can rely on altitude hold to keep this quadcopter level. Sadly, the Hax does not seem to have a follow-me or orbit mode. It does, however, have a beginner “Fence” mode which limits both the altitude and distance that the quad can travel. This is a really nice feature and I highly recommend using if you are learning how to fly.
JJPRO Hax Remote Transmitter
This is the first drone that JJRC has sold with a nice remote transmitter. While this may not be a high-end luxury remote, it definitely is much nicer than most toy-grade quadcopter remotes. This may not seem like a big deal, but it really adds to the value of the Hax.
Not only does it look and feel like a solid remote it also adds range and functionality over a toy-grade remote. The LCD display is one of the best ones I’ve seen. It will provide you with all of the information you’ll want and need like the number of GPS satellites, flight mode, speed, altitude and distance from the remote. It really is a nice addition.
JJPRO X3 Hax Specs
Satellite Positioning Systems: GPS
Quadcopter Camera: HD 1080P
FPV Signal: WIFI
Quadcopter Battery: 2S 7.4V 2000mAh Lipo(Included)
Flying Time: About 15-17mins
Charging Time: About 1-2 Hours
Transmitter Battery: 1.5V 4 X AA (Not Included)
R/C Distance: About 500m
WIFI FPV: About 200m
Motor Type: Brushless
Motor: 1806 2300KV
ESC: Brushless 12A X 4
Memory Card: 4G TF Card (Not Included)
Max Support: 16GB
Size & Weight Quadcopter Size: 28.5 X 28.5 X 7.6cm
Quadcopter Weight: 385g (ours checked in at 377 grams)
Should I Order a JJPRO Hax?
This drone is fastly becoming one of my favorites. It is a solid inexpensive GPS option that performs well. If you are looking for a good beginner GPS drone this is one of the best options out there. If you order one early TomTop is running a Christmas special for $139.99.
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