The Holy Stone GPS FPV RC HS100 drone is a handsome looking camera quadcopter with a 120° field of view lens, first-person view wi-fi camera, altitude hold, and location, follow-me and auto-return GPS features – all controlled via a rechargeable remote control or the free iOS or Android app.
This good looking, solid drone is very nicely designed, it is reminiscent of the Phantom 4 Pro but at a more affordable price. The motorised camera mount and impressive GPS functions make this quadcopter stand out not only from Holy Stone’s previous models but also from many other mid-tier drones.
Altitude Hold and Headless Orientation: the altitude hold functionality will keep the HS100 flying at the same height – useful for consistent aerial photography. The Holy Stone GPS FPV RC HS100 drone is oriented relative to the pilot which can be very useful if line of sight is lost.
GPS Location and Auto Return-to-Home (RTH): GPS location provides accurate positioning to guard against losing the drone and to allow for the auto-return function. Auto-return will bring the HS100 back to base in the case of a low or lost signal, or if battery power is low; this automated GPS facilitated flight mode ensures that the Holy Stone HS100 will not be lost due to signal or power loss.
Follow-Me Mode: using GPS positioning, the drone can track the remote control unit to follow and track the pilot’s journey with aerial photographs. Complicated shots are made easy with hands-free flying and selfie shots that keep the pilot in the frame at all times.
Single Touch Take-off and Landing: Ideal for newcomers to drone flying, the HS100 can be started with one key press; the emergency stop button will bring the drone safely in to land with a single button touch.
Pair the HS100 and the transmitter,
Calibrate the compass (essential),
Check GPS signal and flight settings,
Press the one-key take off button to start the propellers take off to approximately 5 feet altitude,
The HS100 is now ready for flight.
3D VR and App Control Compatible: the Holy Stone HS100 is compatible with VR glasses for real-time transmission. The HS100 can also be controlled via the free iOS or Android app.
1080P HD Wi-Fi Camera: the optimized 120° wide angle HD wifi camera provides live video from the HS100’s flight. The wide angle lens has a 120° field of view and, combined with the 90° adjustable angle of the camera, will capture great quality HD aerial video and photos.
Battery, Flying Time and Range: the 7.4V 2500mAh li-po high performance battery provides for flight times of up to 15 minutes with a transmission control range of approximately 500 metres.
Weight: 700 g / 24.7 oz (including battery)
Dimensions: 500 x 500 x 175 mm
Camera lens: 120° field of view
Recording: HD 1280 x 1080p
Wi-Fi range: 150 metres (line of sight, outside)
Transmission range: 500 metres (line of sight, outside)
Flight duration: approximately 15 minutes
Battery charging time: approximately 4 ½ hours (varies according to power input)
In the Holy Stone GPS FPV RC Drone Box
Remote control transmitter
7.4V 2500mAh li-po battery
USB charging cable
8Gb TF card and card reader
Li-po battery fireproof bag
8 x propellers
2 x propeller guards
4 x spare propellers
2 x spare propeller guards
2 x spare landing feet
4 x blade pads
4 x blade caps
4 x fixed rubber pieces re: propeller screws
4 x screws for propellers
4 x screws for motor and body coverpiece
1 x screwdriver
This drone is a significant step up from Holy Stone’s usual entry-level drones, the very affordable HS100 Navigator GPS FPV RC drone fits comfortably into the mid-level camera drone category and is highly recommended.