If you’re looking for a great mid-range drone, then check out our Holy Stone X300c review to learn more about this amazing drone. As far as drones go, the X300c model has the flying abilities of the Holy Stone Hs170 and the features of the Holy Stone F181 model. We can say that the X300c model is the middle man, between great maneuverability and outstanding payload.
What makes the Holy Stone X300c stand out from the crowd is its Wi-Fi transmission capabilities. Also, for instance, the Hs170 had a rudimentary remote control that does not allow the user to attach, let’s say a smartphone or a tablet. While the Holy Stone X300c’s RC allows the user to hook up any smartphone or tablet for a first-hand view of the X300c’s flight.
Holy Stone X300c Review – Drone Main Features & Specs
The Holy Stone X300c, which also bears the name of Holy Stone X300C FLP RC Quadcopter drone with Wifi camera 2.4G 4Ch 6-Axis Gyro RTF Headless Mode, includes goggles and a bonus battery. It also sports out four brushless engines that feature the coreless technology, which prevents them for overheating.
The whole ensemble is powered by a 3.7V 750 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery. It can keep the drone in the air for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, depending on how long you keep the camera switched on.
|Holy Stone X300c|
|~10min||Outdoors||WiFi 2MP||3.7V 750mAh Li-Po||80min||3.6 ounces||9.1 x 9.1 x 8 inches||50-100m|
Mid-flight stabilization is ensured by a 6-Axis gyroscopic system, which comes in pretty handy especially when you want to record or to snap a picture of your surroundings. The 6-axis gyro is also doubled by the drone headless mode, which makes sure that the quadcopter never leaves your sight.
As far as photo/video capabilities are concerned, the Holy Stone X300c sports a 2-megapixel HD CMOS imaging sensor, which is able to record up to 720p. Furthermore, the X300c also features the phase detection autofocus technology, that compensates for any sudden moves.
Holy Stone X300c Fpv Rc Quadcopter Drone Additional Features:
- Protective Glasses included in the pack;
- You can hook it up to a computer using a USB charger;
- Equipped with bright LED lights for night flights;
- Chassis is made out of plastic.
Arguments: Pros & Cons
- High-definition camera;
- Responsive remote control;
- Excellent maneuverability;
- Compatible with iOS and Android.
- No wind proofing;
- Sluggish compared to other drones;
- No blade protection;
- Chassis and blades are made from cheap plastic;
- No landing pads.
Drone Remote Control & Set-up for First Flight
As part of our Holy Stone X300c review, we were able to test the drone under various weather conditions. We have divided the Holy Stone X300c review in two separate sections. The first will tell you our impressions regarding X300c’s remote control, while the other will be reserved for flight impressions.
After unboxing the drone, we’ve discovered that the X300c’s RC is kind of bulky considering the fact that the drone itself is kind of small. So, we were standing there, with that big RC in our hands, thinking whether we’ve got the right remote or not.
Surprisingly enough, the remote control felt fine to the touch. Although it seemed rather bulky, it actually fits okay in your hands. Meaning that we didn’t have any issues reaching the control. On the first glance, the quadcopter’s remote control looks like the RC of those cars we used to play with as children.
If memory serves correctly, those remote controls had the annoying habit of breaking down after just a couple of uses. To our surprise, even though the remote control is made out of the same cheap plastic as the rest of the drone, it’s incredibly light and quite resistant (one of our crew members somehow managed to drop an RC off a rail).
So, the drone’s RC is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. The twin stick-like controllers have a two-way action mode. While the spring mounted at the base adds a nice touch to the whole thing.
Headless Mode and A Key Back, 3D filps and Throttle limit button
The RC has a top shelf reserved for smartphones and tablets, a middle part, which contains the sticks, recording, photo, up/down/left/right trimming modes, one-touch 360-degrees flip button, and of course the power button.
On the bottom part of the RC, you’ll see a rudimentary display which shows you stuff like throttle speed, cruise speed, or whether the camera is on or off.
Overall, during our Holy Stone X300c review, we’ve really enjoyed working with the quadcopter’s remote control. It feels good to the touch, it responds well to commands, and the added smartphone port makes things more interesting.
Flying the Drone
With the remote control review out of the way, now comes the fun part: actually flying the drone. Unfortunately, during our Holy Stone X300c review, we couldn’t perform an indoor flight test, but we did manage to test the drone outside, under various weather conditions.
To really see what the drone was made of, we choose a windy day. After hitting the start button, the drone booted without any issue. We really liked that the drone is pretty silent, considering the fact that coreless drones tend to make a lot of noise.
Within a couple of seconds, the drone was airborne and performing all kinds of loops in the air. As far as wind proofing is concerned, the quadcopter’s design didn’t make much of a difference, as any brush of wind, would tilt the drone in mid-air.
Another thing that we didn’t like about the Holy Stone X300c quadcopter is that it was pretty sluggish for a drone. As a comparison, the DJI Phantom 3, which is three times bigger than the Holy Stone, swoops through the air like an eagle.
However, the one-key 360-degrees button worked like a charm. Every time we would hit the button, the quadcopter would perform a seamless loop through the air, always returning to the same position.
As far as the drone’s 2-megapixel camera is concerned, we really enjoyed the fact that all the pictures and videos were pitch-perfect, without any background noise or signs of distortions. In fact, the pics and video were so sharp that they required little to no post-processing. Furthermore, we didn’t even have to resize or to compress them during transfer.
Overall, the drone responds well to commands, and the headless mode can actually help a lot, especially if you’re one of those people who really want to test a drone to its limits.
What’s in the Box?
- 2.4G transmitter.
- FPV phone holding gear.
- 2 x 3.7V 750mah battery.
- 2 x USB charger.
- 1 pair of goggles.
- 4 x blades.
- 1 screwdriver.
- Holy Stone X300c Manual.
In order to conclude our Holy Stone X300c review, we’ll need to say a couple of more things about this mini quadcopter. First of all, the drone is better to be used by beginners than pros, since it lacks that certain able-bodiedness.
The drone handles pretty well, considering the fact that it lacks any windproofing or shock proofing. We also advise against flying this drone at the light, as the LED mounted in front of the drone can drain the batteries quite quickly. As a last advice, do yourself a favor and buy the extra accessories pack which contains an accumulator, plastic spare parts, and extra plastic blades.
Holy Stone X300C FLP RC Quadcopter drone with Wifi camera 2.4G 4Ch 6-Axis Gyro RTF Headless Mode, includes Google and Bonus Battery, sports out four brushless engines that feature the coreless technology, which prevents them for overheating.