JJRC is a well known manufacturer of “toy grade” quadcopters and drones. The JJRC H6C, which also appears to be relabeled as Holy Stove F180C, is a micro sized quadcopter in the same size and performance range as the venerable Hubsan X4 (H107) series. In this review we take a look at the machine and see if it fits the needs of a beginner.
What’s in the Box – and Pricing?
The JJRC model comes well packed in a small square box and includes the usual:
Quadcopter – with propeller guard
RX (remote control) with LCD screen
USB Battery Charger
Extra Set of Propellers
Pry tool for propeller removal
MicroSD card and USB card reader
We purchased from Banggood – they ship worldwide from Hong Kong, although they also have a US (and perhaps other) branches which carry their most popular models.
Banggood Link to JJRC H6C
The H6C is also available on Amazon at this link.
As mentioned previously, it appears that the Holy Stone F180C is the same machine – it’s also sold on Amazon, but at a higher price. The package includes an extra battery and an additional set of spare propellers.
Pricing can vary – Banggood usually has a coupon which brings the price to less than $40 with shipping. Amazon has faster service and a price of about $45, while the Holy Stove version is closer to $70. That’s a poor deal…even with the included extras.
We have done much of this review as a video – to test whether our readers wish to have reviews done in this fashion. However, we will include the written summary as well as other information in this written article.
The JJRC H8C is very similar to the Hubsan X4 (107), which has been one of our suggested beginner machines for a few years. The main difference is that you get the ability to shoot photos and videos.
However, it is our opinion that cameras on these machines are quite poor – and also that beginners can easily crash and/or lose their quadcopters when trying to press the video and photo buttons and position the quad for the best pictures. Micro quadcopters such as the H6C cannot be flown very far or high so the point of view is not much different than you’d get on a stepladder – albeit with much lower quality.
On the other hand – if you already know how to fly and want to take pics of flying around inside your house or yard, then the camera may suit you. These images, however, are not something to brag about so it may be that your audience is limited to you and your immediate family.