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Flight Test: JJPRO Hax, Is This the Best Inexpensive GPS Drone You Can Buy?

JJPRO Hax

Starting under $140
JJPRO Hax
8.1

Overall Quality

8.0 /10

Ease of Use

8.0 /10

Speed/Agility

8.0 /10

Durability

8.0 /10

Value

9.0 /10

Features

8.0 /10

Camera

8.0 /10

Pros/Cons

  • PROS:
  • GPS stability and feature
  • Excellent Remote
  • 1080p HD Camera
  • CONS:
  • No video stabilization
  • WiFi FPV

Specs

  • 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.

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Take a look at the JJPRO Hax.

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.

Bugs 2W vs JJPRO Hax

Take a look at the JJPRO Hax next to the MJX Bugs 2C.

HD Camera

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.

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The 1080p HD camera is removable.

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 rc quadcopter

Take a look at the JJRC JJPRO Hax from above.

JJPRO Hax Remote Transmitter

GPS Drone remote

JJRC JJPRO Hax Remote

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.

JJRC GPS drone

Being able to read info like speed, altitude and distance is awesome

JJPRO X3 Hax Specs

GPS quadcopter

Take a look at everything you’ll get in the box with the JJRC JJPRO Hax GPS drone.

Wheelbase: 25.5cm
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
Color: White
Size & Weight Quadcopter Size: 28.5 X 28.5 X 7.6cm
Quadcopter Weight: 385g (ours checked in at 377 grams)

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Our Hax checked in at 377 grams, lighter than the 385 listed by JJRC.

Should I Order a JJPRO Hax?

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The JJPRO Hax is one of the best inexpensive GPS drones you can buy

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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MJX vs JJPRO GPS

JJPRO Hax vs MJX Bugs 2: Two solid GPS options.

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Half Chrome • December 9, 2017


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