JJRC H36 Mini Drone Review

The JJRC H36 is among the least expensive micro quadcopters on the market. Interestingly, its speed options are only high and low, and this can make it a lot easier to operate.

The UAV was mainly built for the indoor FPV experience, the transmitter is made to be highly sensitive to the device, and this considerably makes it easier to fly.

Being small, the transmitter also makes it ideal for kids. In this review, we will cover all the necessary aspects of the drone, and offer you some useful recommendations.

JJRC H36 Main Features and Specs

JJRC H36 Main Features

The manufacturer was able to include lots of interesting features in this small device. Operating the gadget is quite simple, regardless of the user’s level of experience.

This is mainly because of the headless mode feature and the manufacturer’s efforts to make it stable when in flight.

In case you lose control of the UAV, the one-key return button will get the device back to your location. You can also perform 3-D flips with the JJRC H36 drone.

Flight speed can be changed from low to high mode as you see fit. It has decent yaw rates that change according to speed. At the top speed, the yaw rate is very high, but this does not make the drone spin.

It is still able to fly with precision when moving very fast. The speed of the drone is actually what you are likely to appreciate most. Its 3-D flips are also simple and smooth since the UAV does not have an altitude hold feature.

The design of the quadcopter allows it to withstand crashes quite easily. This is mainly because of the ducts. The drone can fly for about 5 minutes and one can control it even at a distance of 30 meters.

JJRC H36 Mini Drone Specs
Flight5 minutes
Battery3.7V 150mAh Lipo
Charge30 to 50 minutes
Weight6.4 ounces
Size3.4 x 1.2 x 3.4 inches
Range30 meters

Arguments: Pros & Cons

JJRC H36 Mini Drone Pros:

  • It is quite affordable;
  • Flies fast and performs smooth 3-D flips;
  • Has headless mode feature that makes it easier to fly;
  • Has LED lights for night time visibility;
  • It is stable at high speeds, using 6-axis gyroscope;
  • Has the one key return button;
  • The quadcopter has an attractive design.

JJRC H36 Mini Drone Cons:

  • It is too small;
  • Flight time is too short;
  • The remote control has a poor design.

JJRC H36 Drone Remote Control & Set-up for First Flight

Remote Control

The remote control is not very easy to use. It is very small, and this might make you struggle to use the controls.

Also, the elevation and rotation controls are positioned on the same stick. However, you will get used to it after some time of use.

The transmitter runs on two 1.5 AA batteries. These are not included in the original package, so you will have to make a separate purchase.

The batteries are quite small, so you shouldn’t let young children operate the transmitter on their own. It is easy for them to swallow such batteries.

Flying the Drone

The JJRC H36 drone is quite easy to fly, even for amateurs. Before your first flight, be sure to charge it fully first, otherwise, your flight may be very short.

When the battery is full, it will shut down automatically to prevent damage to the device. A USB charger comes in the original package.

The speed of the quadcopter can be adjusted between the high and low modes. At all speeds, the device is quite stable.

Although it is highly sensitive to the transmitter, users have noted that it occasionally loses control when hovering in the air.

Within a 30 meter radius, the device should fly perfectly unless it is damaged. In case you lose control of the UAV, you can make use of the one key return feature.

With this button, the device will fly back to the take-off location or where the transmitter is at.

To make operation simpler, the drone has a headless mode. So, you don’t need to consider the direction it faces during take-off or when flying. It simply follows the direction of the controller.

The drone is for indoor flights, still, it would still work perfectly outside since it is highly resistant to strong winds. It also has full 360-degree protection guards that prevent damage to the device in case it crashes.

With the LED lights, you can even fly the quadcopter at night. Besides helping you locate the drone in the darkness, these colorful lights also make it look more attractive when illumination is minimal.

For extra fun, you can enjoy the drone’s 3-D flips. All the operations of the drone are quite smooth, given its stability when in flight. This is mainly because the drone is very sensitive to the transmitter.

Also, the four blades are resistant to strong winds. It is important to note that the drone does not have an altitude hold.

This might be a setback, but the lack of the altitude hold functionality makes the device all the more stable and precise in flights.

What’s in the Box?

The JJRC H36 drone package contains:

  • The JJRC H36 RC Quadcopter;
  • Transmitter;
  • USB charging cable;
  • 4xPropellers;
  • The User Manual.

Our Verdict

Like all other products, the JJRC H36 drone has its strengths and weaknesses. For its price, you shouldn’t expect perfection. Still, the design and functionality of this device are exceptional.

It is capable of withstanding crashes and accidents. Many drones that are a lot more expensive will get damaged easily in the first crash, but not this drone since it incorporates lots of features that are unavailable in other products.

Let us know what you think about this device in the comment section below!

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