Holy Stone Mini RC Quadcopter Review – How Good Is It?

Holy Stone Mini RC Quadcopter Review

Product Description


Brand Name: Holy Stone RC

Model: Mini

Frequency: 2.4 GHz

Channel: 4 Channel

Gyro: 6-axis

Flying Time: 10 – 15 min.

Flying Distance: 100 m

 

Introduction


The Holy Stone Mini Drone is such a great little drone that was made with the intention to both help beginners, while allowing both intermediates and experts take part in the fun. Thus, despite its amazing durable build and powerful ability to take on the skies, the Holy Stone Mini Drone is a great drone not just for starters, but anyone who can’t help going out for a quick fly!

It’s 360 degree eversion feature, and ability to flip in anyway you can imagine, along with its continuous roll movements make the Holy Stone RC drone one of my favorites on the market.

Holy Stone Mini RC Drone Review

Not only is the flying great, but unlike other quadcopters in its class, is fully equipped in just about every aspect.

 

Dimensions & Specifications


Similar to other miniature drones, the Holy Stone Mini Drone RC comes in at just 5.3 x 5.3 inches. Due to its small size, this quadcopter is capable of flying higher and faster than other quads, while doing some really nifty tricks. Another great feature when it comes to Holy Stone is that it comes with extra replacement parts. More specifically, 8 extra blades and a bonus stock battery, which is extremely beneficial.

That way, you don’t need to worry about your battery draining out on you as you do with most other quadcopters, but instead can simply pop the other battery right in, while charging the one you took out. This is so essential and key to a great flying experience, as the flying time isn’t always the highest.

 

Camera & Video


When it comes to the Holy Stone Mini RC Drone, one aspect that stands out from the crowd, is its pretty great camera! Equipped with a 1280 x 720 pixel camera, the Holy Stone Mini is capable of recording videos in 720p. This is a big step-up from quadcopters like the Hubsan X4 H107C thats recording is decent at best, and many other drones.

 

Flight, Controls, & Durability


Recently I did a review on the Hubsan X4 H107D, which even though is all-in-all a good drone, just doesn’t add up to the quality brought by Holy Stone. Unlike the Holy Stone Mini RC Drone ReviewHubsan, the Holy Stone Mini stands out because of the flying experience.

Nobody wants a drone that is shaky when flying outside or one where external factors can cause you to lose control!

Well with the Holy Stone Mini, this is something you don’t need to worry about, providing one of the best and most enjoyable flying experiences you may ever have. And unlike other miniature drones that can have a hard time flying in the wind, the Holy Stone Mini uses 4 different flying modes (changing sensitivity) along with a ‘trim’ button that lets you compensate for any possible drift.

Overall, when it comes to handling and responsiveness, the Holy Stone Mini Drone is one you can certainly rely on.

 

Holy Stone Mini RC Drone Overview


It is very rare to see a drone that is able to excel in just about every possible facet. So to see a fully-equipped drone like the Holy Stone Mini can be a great relief. I would have many problems flying drones from inabilities in sustaining crashes, to poor camera quality, to drones drifting in the wind, making the Holy Stone Mini one that is highly recommended for both beginners and experts. I believe this is a drone that was made for everybody in mind, adding intricate controls that can be changed the more practice and the better you get. When it comes to the Holy Stone Mini RC drone, this is one you just can’t pass up.

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16 Comments on "Holy Stone Mini RC Quadcopter Review – How Good Is It?"

  1. Hey man, Thanks for the review. I plan on getting this drone for my brother. I am relieve to know that this drone has a great 1280 x 720 pixel camera!

    In your opinion how would the Holy Stone Mini Rc quadcopter compare to the Holy stone f180c, because that the one he wanted to get

    • No problem Mill! Glad you enjoyed this review and yes, the 720p camera is such a great addition to have on the Holy Stone Mini quadcopter. Most mini drones don’t include a camera, which is one reason I’ve grown so fond of Holy Stone. To answer your question, this is actually the F180C so your brother has definitely chosen a nice mini drone for himself!

  2. Thank you for this great review, I’m even fascinated by the name, can you know why they named it holy stone? With 5.3 x 5.3 “”, It is really tiny and from your review it does perfectly well its job. I’m really interested and will recommended it to my friends. Where can we buy it and how much? Where can people find it ? and how much ?

    • Thank you Charlotte, for the kind words! I am not sure why they named it Holy Stone, I guess it’s just the name of the company/manufacture. But yes you are correct my friend, 5.3 inches is definitely miniscule, which is actually pretty great to have as a toy. I prefer buying off amazon for the fast shipping, reliability, and the consistent discounts that they have! I believe it is currently priced at $32.99, which isn’t bad at all.

  3. Holy moly this thing is intense. My sister used to fly a little helicopter around but I’m realizing this isn’t the same thing… haha

    The camera aspect is so interesting to me. Do you spy on people with one of these…? What are they typically used for? Maybe just for fun 😛

    • Hi Gina, the helicopter you’re talking about is probably an RC Helicopter. These tend to be a lot smaller and for the most part, don’t usually include a camera. Hahah and no, you don’t really use them to spy on people (I’d hope!) and are actually being used for a wide variety of things. I would say that most people are now using them for typical enjoyment, but are becoming increasingly popular for aerial photographers and filmmakers as well! They are a lot of fun 🙂

  4. I can’t say Ive ever tried flying a drone but with all the features that comes along with this one, it seems interesting. The thing I liked the most was that it comes with a 1280 x 720 pixel camera that you can take videos with, which is a pretty good camera for being on a drone.

    Great website and keep up the good work!

    -Bobby

  5. Sounds amazing. When I first read the article it made me think of the Modern Family episode when they were being filmed by a drone, too funny. Okay I was going to ask how much because you did not say in the article, but I did see you answered that later in the comments. That is one great deal for the camera and drone. My question is this a good drone to learn to fly? Meaning is it a good first drone or would you suggest something else?
    Marc

  6. I love this drone, I have one at home but there it a little problem with it and I was hoping that you could help me with it. My drone won’t fly because it seems to be propelling the air in the opposite direction. So instead of pushing air down and flying up, it pushes air up and tries to fly down. I would really love if you can help me this!
    Thanks.

    • Glad you’re loving your Holy Stone Mini RC Drone! What you’ll want to do is try recalibrating your transmission with the gyro. Here’s how: #1. Turn on the quadcopter and make sure your battery is fully charged #2. Place the quadcopter on the flattest possible surface #3. Turn on the transmission and push both control sticks together to the upper left #4. Once the aircraft lights stop blinking, this means you’ve now properly calibrated your drone. Hopefully that will have solved that issue.. You may also need to apply some trimming, which you can find more on how to do so here – http://quadcopter101.blogspot.co.id/

  7. Love your website and love to own a drone in the future. Didn’t know there were so much option besides a leisurely one. I guess it’s like kite-flying. Lots of designs, options and functionality.How much does the Holy Stone Mini Quadcopter cost? The flight time is a little short (10-15min), is that normal for quacopters?

    • Yeah, the one thing I love about drones is that they come in all shapes and sizes, with each one having their own unique set of features. The Holy Stone MIni RC, I believe has actually been replaced with the newer HS170 Predator Model.

      The shorter flight time is definitely a normal aspect for quadcopters and is something I think is constantly being improved upon. But one thing people like do is buy a spare set or package of batteries, which can be used to easily extend your flying time!

  8. My Holy Stone F180 just does not bind with the transmitter anymore, what can I do? The LEDs just keep blinking.

    This is the exact model: http://www.holystone.com/asset/cache/__836x711__/asset/file/image/20151123/20151123112705_30524.jpg

  9. Those drones look so cool to me. I would love to own one day but I wish I could get some more flying time, 10 to 15 minutes doesn’t seem like a lot at all. I am pretty sure the more expensive ones give more flying time than that. But the flying distance is 100M that’s actually really good.

    • I know Brandon, I love how todays drone are designed with such care and precision. The amount of flying time is something you’ll definitely get used to and even come to appreciate, the more you get into the hobby. Sure, more expensive drones can definitely provide more flying time.

      But I must say that the flying time on the Holy Stone Mini is above average for a drone of this price and size. What’s even better is you can now buy 1, 2, or even 3 additional batteries, so you can quickly replace a fully charged battery and extend your flying time in a single session. Hope that helps. Also the 100 Meter distance is definitely sweet 🙂

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