JJRC H37 ELFIE - Foldable Camera Drone
The drone market is booming and surprises again and again with interesting and, above all, unusual drones. So-called "Selfie drones" are the trendsetter 2016 with which the manufacturers also want to win inexperienced pilots for the drone hobby. However, the price leaves a bitter aftertaste. The selfie drones released in recent months are bursting with technology and usually cost several hundred euros.
With the JJRC H37 ELFIE is now also a Affordable, foldable camera drone available. You have to cut back on the equipment. If you want to know what the JJRC H37 drone can do, read on!
Update: Here is a video review of the drone
JJRC H37 ELFIE
The cheapest selfie drone ever!
The Chinese manufacturer "JJRC" specializes mainly in cheap toy drones, which come along without much frills. Also the JJRC H37 ELFIE is on for a stable flight 6-axis gyroscope limited and has no sensors to prevent collision. You also look in vain for a GPS module.
What makes a selfie drone on the one hand the compact design and a high-resolution camera for video and photo shoots. When folded, the size of the H37 ELIFE is 6.50 x 13.50 x 2.50 cm, which means that this small aircraft can also be carried in your pocket. If you remove the 4 propeller arms, the drone will grow to 15.5 x 13,5 x 2.5 cm. The weight is at light 73 grams. The tiltable 0.3 megapixel camera takes videos and photos with a maximum Resolution of 640 x 480 pixels on. A stunning recording quality should not be expected. The camera is much more of a nice addition to the FPV control via smartphone or tablet.
The drone is controlled not with a conventional controller, but with a mobile device. For this the H37 ELFIE is with a WiFi module equipped, as well as there is a control app over which a connection to the drone is established. The control is over two virtual control crosses or over tilting and turning movements using the smartphone gyroscope. On Live image is streamed by the drone camera directly to connected device. The maximum transmission range is JJRC with 100 meters.
Besides a normal forward, backward and sideways flight, there is also one 3D looping mode, The JJRC H37 drone can be launched and landed at the push of a button. So that even beginners get along with the aircraft, there are the so-called "Headless mode", No matter how the drone is positioned in the air, the direction of flight is always from the pilot's point of view. So you can fly the little gadget in the dark, is located on the front side in LED headlights.
Externally, the new JJRC drone comes damn close to the high-priced selfie drones. However, if you look at the data sheet, you realize that the H37 ELFIE is nothing more than a toy. At a Price from about 35 € no high-tech equipment is to be expected! Without GPS and sensors to prevent collisions, the drone is only partially suitable for photo or video recordings. In addition, by the unspecified named 720p camera (which is actually no!) No usable recording quality is to be expected. If you still want to gain experience with drones, a cheap JJRC quadcopter or the H37 ELFIE drone is a good choice.