Holy Stone HS170 Predator – Quadcopter Drone Review

Holy Stone HS170 Predator

 

Emissary Drones

Holy Stone HS170 Predator 4 Channel 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro Mini Quadcopter

 

 

Are you are starting out and looking for your first beginner Drone or want an exciting and fun gift for kids ?

 

Then have a look at the Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini Quadcopter because this little Drone is extremely agile and robust, so it can take a lot of bumps and crashes and still bounce back for more.

 

It’s just as much at home indoors as well as outdoors, is exciting and great fun to fly as it’s super quick and can perform stunts easily.

 

This is a very popular Quad which has a nice design, is very fast and responsive and is highly recommend for all you thrill seekers out there, which is why it is also great fun for intermediate and seasoned pilots as well.

 

 

Holy Stone HS170 – Review Contents

 

Holy Stone HS170 Predator

 

Pros

+ Easy to learn for beginners

+ Great fun to fly and perform stunts

+ Headless flight system

+ Very fast and agile

+ 3 different speeds

+ Precision 6 axis gyro

+ Strong and robust

+ Good value for money

 

Cons

– No Camera

– Control range limited

 

Main Features 

  • HEADLESS FLIGHT SYSTEM: Great for beginners – orients the flight on the controller not the Quadcopter’s “head”

 

  • 6-AXIS GYRO: Latest 6-axis flight control system for effortless recovery after stunts and sudden moves

 

  • WIND RESISTANT: Good for outdoor use and very sturdy

 

  • 3D FLIP & ROLL: Easy to perform stunts at the push of a button

 

  • 3 DIFFERENT SPEED MODES: for beginners to more advanced pilots. Very fast in the highest speed

 

  • CONTROL DISTANCE: About 30-35 meters

 

  • BATTERY: Flying time around 6-8 minutes  / Charging time of approx 60 minutes

 

  • LED LIGHTS: Keeps your Aircraft visible if flying at night

 

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What’s Included in the Box?

Here’s what you get for your money;

 

  • 1 x Mini Quadcopter
  • 1 x 2.4G Remote controller
  • 1 x 3.7V 350mAh Li-Ion battery
  • 4 x Additional rotator blades
  • 1 x USB charging cable
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 1 x User Manual

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Our Review

If you feel the need for speed and want to live in the fast lane then this is the Mini Quadcopter for you !!

 

For beginners and kids this is a great starter Mini Quadcopter because it has some nice flight control features to help you learn.

 

You can perform simple stunts easily and perhaps most importantly fly very fast which is serious fun and exactly what the HS170 Predator was designed for.

 

Because this is such a fast and agile Drone, if you are not very experienced or don’t have a lot of flying skills under your belt then you should definitely try it out on the slow setting first to see how it works for you and get a feel for the controls as they are very sensitive, especially the throttle !!

 

It doesn’t have a camera, but this is for a reason as it means the HS170 is as light as it can be and nothing is weighing it down which is why it’s so responsive, very fast and in our opinion is a great and fun product for its reasonable price tag.

 

Holy Stone HS170 Predator

 

The controller is quite basic but this is a plus because as a result it’s fairly easy to get the hang of and you should be able to get a decent level of control in a reasonably short space of time.

 

The 6-axis flight control systems also helps keep things stable, together with the added benefit of the headless mode.

 

Headless Mode means the HS170 will always be oriented in the direction of the controller as opposed to the direction the Quadcopters head is facing, in theory making life easier for beginners and less skilled pilots.

 

Because of the flying time versus charging time, which for 6-8 minutes of flight time you need to charge the batteries for at least an hour, it’s always a very good idea to order extra batteries.

 

Batteries are quick and very easy to swap over so you can keep the fun going, but as with most Quadcopters, it’s a good idea to wait for a few minutes to let the Drone cool down between flights.

 

In summary, the HS170 is perfect for beginners and kids who are learning how to control and fly a Drone as it’s quite robust so can handle quite a bit of crashing, although replacement parts are readily available if you need them, but at the same time exciting and a lot of fun.

 

It is an extremely fast, very agile and responsive Mini Quadcopter which is genuinely great fun to fly and the price is very reasonable and affordable for most people.

 

We would really love to hear about your experiences with the Holy Stone HS170 Predator, we have enjoyed flying this and we hope you do too.

 

 

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We are always interested to hear about your experiences so please do leave us a comment below and let us know what you think!

 

Holy Stone HS170 Predator

8.6

Quality

8.5/10

Value For Money

9.5/10

Performance

8.5/10

Features

8.0/10

Design

8.5/10

Pros

  • Great for Beginners
  • Fast and Agile
  • Good Features
  • Great Price

Cons

  • No Camera
  • Limited Control Distance

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