We’re all pretty sour about the OnAGoFly not living up to expectations
Especially at it’s whopping $300 price tag, but over the weekend, I had the awesome chance to fly a Hubsan X4 H502E GPS enabled Camera Drone, and I think I’ve just found the perfect onagofly killer.
A $300 OnAGoFly Can’t Even Come Close To A $120 Hubsan X4 H502E
We were out on a baseball diamond yesterday afternoon. I had the craptastic OnAGoFly drone while my friend brought his new Hubsan H502E that just came in from BangGood.com.
He spent less than 2 minutes TRYING to get the OnAGoFly into the air. The OnAGoFly Failed to even do more than bounce off the ground a couple times and break a rotor.
The Hubsan H502E Took Off The Very First Time, and Hovered In Place
It was pretty amazing for a guy like me. Someone that has had nothing but anger, frustration and hate for the OnAGoFly.
The Hubsan locked on to 11 GPS satellites in less than 20 seconds.
It took off the first time without dropping out or flying away, uncontrolled.
In fact, it did exactly what I wanted it to do. It took off, and hovered about 10 feet from the ground waiting for me to get over my joy at getting this drone in the air without frustrations!
As I pushed the throttle up, the drone did exactly what it was supposed to do. Fly.
It’s amazing what happens when you have a drone in your hands that just works. Flying Drones Is Fun! The drone did loops, it hovered in place, thanks for a working GPS system, and it actually does return to home as it’s supposed to!
THE ONAGOFLY DOES NONE OF THESE THINGS.
In fact, the OnAGoFly failed at doing everything we did with the H502E.
Taking Off – The OnAGoFly wouldn’t even do that well. It took us 20 minutes to get the drone in the air where it didn’t fly off on its own or just come crashing down. When we got it into the air finally, we only got two minutes of flight time before the batteries pooped and it flew off and crashed again.
Hovering – The H502E hovered with amazing accuracy. There was no more than six inches of drift as it hovered.
The OnAGoFly just flew away on it’s own.
Returning To Home – The H502E Came back and landed within two feet of it’s takeoff point three of three times.
The OnAGoFly was like “WTF??? What is this sorcery???”
Headless Mode – The H502E, thanks to it’s GPS, was able to fly in any direction I pushed the joysticks, regardless of what direction it was facing.
The demon-possessed OnAGoFly just flies in whatever direction it chooses.
Landing – The H502E lands softly due to it’s altimeter working correctly.
OnAGoFly? Not even sure it has one, but it loves to smack the ground hard. Probably was abused as a fledgling.
Ground Skimming – As mentioned above, the H502E has Altimeter Hold, meaning it can hold it’s altitude at any height. My friend hovered about 8 inches from the ground, and flew the drone like it was some kind of Star Wars Speeder Bike! I was pretty impressed.
The OnAGoFly decided to not even try this due to “self preservation” reasons.
Video Recording – The H502E Records video as it’s supposed to. Even at 720P, the video was so much better than OnAGoFly’s corrupt video files.
OnAGoFly seems to have a bug where even if you turn the recording off before shutting the drone down, it still corrupts about 90% of the video files. The only good one we got was a shot of my feet as I held the drone trying to get a propeller that flew off back on.
But The H502E Doesn’t Have Obstacle Avoidance, “Smile” or Follow Me
First of all, the Obstacle avoidance system in the OnAGoFly either doesn’t work, or is useless because the drone will fly into objects all the time anyway. I don’t miss this feature because essentially, the OnAGoFly never had it.
The Follow Me never worked right either. Most of the time, the OnAGoFly would fly backwards, with it’s camera facing away from me, following me until the GPS system crashed, leaving the drone to fly away, fully uncontrollable.
Since it never worked, I don’t miss it, and I found that I could make the Hubsan H502E follow me manually very easily.
OnAGoFly Hates Selfies, Loves Dogs
The “Smile” feature on the OnAGoFly doesn’t work. It never once took a picture of me smiling, but took three very nice pictures of my dog. WTF???
Since the Hubsan Hovers so well, It’s really easy to move the drone into position, and than hit the camera button to take a selfie. Sure, it’s not as high a resolution than what the OnAGoFly supposedly can do, but in the end, I would rather have something than nothing.
I Saved $200 And Am Getting A FAR Better Drone
That’s the bottom line. I lost $300 to Sam Tsu and OnAGoFly. It was a pretty expensive mistake, and you can bet that I won’t buy into any more IndieGoGo CrownFunded initiatives. They don’t support the customers, and 99% of the offers on IndieGoGo don’t either, much less give any refunds.
The Hubsan X4 H502E Cost $129.50 shipped!
I am now breathlessly waiting for my drone to come in. I know it’s a far better drone than the OnAGoFly in EVERY WAY.
But most of all, I look forward to actually enjoying flying my drone, and that’s what it’s all about in the end.
Hubsan Camera Still Photo:
Hubsan X4 H502E Review Video:
Brand Name: Hubsan
Item NO.: H502E
Item Name: Hubsan X4 H502E RC quadcopter
Quad copter Size:165*165*60mm
Weight(including the battery):140-147g
Battery: 7.4V (2S) 610mAh Li-Po Battery 35g
Built-in HD camera 720P .
Motor: coreless 0820 x4
4 LED indicators & Rubber feet
Max Flight radius:200±15 m (we got 140 meters out of the drone)
Flight time: around 10-12 minutes (we got 13 minutes consistently)
Charging time: around 30-40minutes .
Transmitter battery: 4x AAA ( Not included)
Functions: Headless mode ,GPS, Altitude Mode
* 4 Channel with LED light
* 6-axis gyro which can have more stable flying and be easy to control.
* Built in 720P HD camera are tuned amazingly to capture stunning pictures and videos from the sky.
* With GPS auto positioning system, accurate positioning location, perfect advanced follower.
* With headless mode function,no need to adjust the position of aircraft before flying ..
* With one key return function, makes it easily to find the way home.
What’s In The BOX:
1x H502E RC Quadcopter
Users Manual (In “Chinglish” – Watch the video for a better tutorial)
USB Battery Charger