I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using my Hubsan X4 quadcopter, but after crashing it hundreds of times, I’ve had to make a few repairs. Fortunately, the X4 H107L that I fly is only about $50, so parts aren’t that expensive. If cost is proportional to the original purchase price, I can only imagine what I would have spent to keep a $1000+ quad running by now.
I’ve bought quite a few repair parts for my quad, so here they are in a review format with links to Amazon.
Hubsan X4 H107L Quadcopter Crash Pack – If you purchase a new Hubsan X4, I would definitely recommend getting a repair pack to go along with it. The package includes 4 sets of new blades, which is almost worth the price by itself. Additionally, it gives you a new body, which will probably be needed eventually, 2 new lights, 2 new motors, and a new set of landing bumpers. A new OEM battery is also included, which can be used immediately.
I’ve used nearly all of this stuff in separate purchases, so at $24.99 this would have saved me some money if I’d bought it originally. Highly recommended.
“Upgraded” battery 5-pack – These batteries are an upgrade in that they carry more charge and thus allow more flight time. Unfortunately, along with this they are bigger, and actually will stick out the back of your quad. The extra weight seems to affect the handling somewhat too.
I’m more or less pleased with my purchase, but these batteries aren’t without their drawbacks. Probably a good buy if you want to go somewhere to fly so you can make it worth the trip.
Hubsan X4 H107 Quadcopter Blades - I’ve linked to what I ordered (at $5.99/set, you can see why the “crash pack” is a good deal), but what I received was an “upgraded” set that was orange and white and tougher than the original. While this might seem like a good thing, they are much heavier, so this will affect the handling, and kill your battery life.