Hubsan F22 GPS 5.8Ghz FPV Brushless RC Airplane Flight Test Review

This RC plane has FPV camera, stabilization system, brushless motor, GPS, and return to home capability. Find it here and try coupon GB-THF22

– Brushless motors.
– 720p camera includes microSD card recording and 5.8Ghz FPV transmitter. Video can be viewed on optional HS001 Hubsan FPV monitor screen, or on your 5.8Ghz FPV racing goggles.
– Auto stabilization and fixed high (altitude hold) system.
– GPS with return to home capability.
– Bright orientation LEDs on the bottom of the wings.
– Beeper and LED lights flash on LVC low battery warning.
– 7.6V 480mah LiHV battery.
– 300 meter range.

– Very fast and skittish little plane. Not recommended for beginner fliers.
– When return to home is activated with GPS lock, the plane will circle and climb to 50 meters before heading back to its takeoff position. But if the plane is launched without achieving GPS satellite positioning lock, it will instead climb to 50 meters and will circle at the position where it was at when RTH was activated.
– Fixed high altitude hold seems to be problematic. My plane kept wanting to descend after takeoff. Increasing throttle did not seem to help it climb. To keep it in the air I had to gradually increase elevator while increasing throttle.
– No telemetry is available when you use your own goggles. There is no visual cue to alert you that the plane has sufficient satellites for GPS positioning.
– Land immediately on LVC low battery warning. If you push it past those warnings, the motor will stop to protect the battery. This plane does not glide very well with the motor stopped (very nose heavy), and will likely nose in.

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Cherokee WarWolf says:


Angel gallardo says:

Another field? Thats the perfect field. I just think it suckssss lol I seen cheaper ones that fly amazing

David Davids says:

thanks for posting. here are some things to consider. overall design is POOR but visually interesting. when flying at greater airspeeds, the cross-section of the fuselage forward of the prop, is Deflecting air away from the prop; starved prop. All material Directly aft of the prop is SPOILING thrust air And producing vectors. it is probable that hubsan has used a more-or-less scale main wing profile. if ANYONE thinks the f22 was designed to fly SLOWLY. it wasn’t. Every fighter ever designed had a ‘fast’ wing. conclusion: this model is (probably) short on lift, high on wing loading, heavy for its size and must be flown Fast, at all times. if anyone thinks that tailerons provide adequate control authority, they are mistaken. no one with any common sense would install a camera like THAT. cheers googletranslate

Antonino Arrigo says:

Not good at all

Ugly Buzzard says:

Quadcopter 101 please review the sharper image dx-4 and speed test.

Donald Coleman says:

I’m waiting to fly mine, need more space and weather to cooperate. The screen helps a LOT. You get telemetry, GPS, battery levels, etc. If you don’t have one, worth it. It pairs with a few Hubsan models….

Ron Brown says:

Well this is interesting new item from Hubsan. I could tell from you review this thing has some issues, which can expected from a new model. But I don’t think I’m interested in flying something like this, but I can see it’s appeal. I wish Hubsan would just hurry up and get the Zino shipped out to all the people that pre-paid. Good review as always, you did your best with this thing.

John Holland says:

Dang you trusting range on that Bluetooth transmitter mine gets about half what you done on my h501a

scottykardos says:

$130 really? embarrassing!

Pixelpeter says:

Was really looking forwards to this one, but it looks like it’s quite a handful. Very interesting, but a bit too much for me.

Some Asshole says:

I went to fly mine for the first time today, and i couldn’t find a single place where i could get 6 satellites. The airplane refused to arm the motor, and thus, i have a 150$ paper weight.

Michael Chambers says:

Love it …..

fardiz zax says:


Ground Control RC says:

Looks very similar to the Macfree Micro Brushless F-22. The Macfree flies really well. Nice that Hubsan installed and FPV Camera on theirs but they really need to tone down the rates. Thanks for the video and Happy Flying!

Yayat Hidayat says:

I am thirst

Doug Troyer says:

Should have used the scrren! I have a pet peeve too when some of you do a return to home and you don’t follow through to see it land. I can’t stand that! But if the screen holds the telemetry you should definitely use it. No idea why you didn’t.

Darrell Rackley says:

love you vids however, I would like less FPV or put it at the begging or end so I can skip it. or at least stop putting it on the same screen while you are recording it wipes out the bottom left 1/4

MrPolymers says:

I’ll give you and your wife an A for effort. I’ve had my share of problems with the nearly half a dozen Hubsan products I’ve owned. I only have the H301 GPS guided plane left. You are better off building your own and it also gives you experience/knowledge on how these operate…

Quadcopter 101 says:

Find it here and *try coupon GB-THF22* to get it for $106

Marinalva Pereira says:

Eu gosto ele voa longe

scottykardos says:

Piece of poop….no thanks!

Some Asshole says:

Got mine 4-5 days ago but haven’t been able to fly it yet because of rain.
Mine came with some slight damage at the shoulders of the wings. Nothing that will prevent flight, but still annoying that it came with defects.

Surferant666 says:

How many channels is it ? 3?
I need this type of rth for my eflite convergence…

Games KAS says:

Qual o alcance deste Avião?

Kras 4 says:

That’s thing is squirmy. Thanks for the review.

Michael Whinnery says:

I’m pretty sure most of the errors were pilot induced

Droning about NW says:

Who else would be singing “highway to the danger zone” while flying this? That hubsan looks clean and sleek. Might be fun to fly around when doing my waterfall videos inbetween mavic packs.

Kirk Ivan Rosell says:

what a great plane


It’s so good.
I want to enter the airplane too.
Now there is only an rccar
I enjoyed the video.

didactylos4 diddy4 says:

I reckon you are right about the RTH problem. I’ve seen Hubsan planes fail to set a home-point for various reasons including not having enough satellites at take-off. Looking at the way it actually flies it’s not the best I’ve seen (but not the worst either) and, at the price, I’m not sure it would appeal to me. That said, there will be some who love the concept and will want it..
This was, imo, a very fair review of the plane but I would like to see further flights

jonathan kohl says:

Looks like the only way to fly this plane is with a green screen. Come on Hubsan!! I thought you were better than this..

Sarge Monday says:

Looks like a pass for me. But it looks cool.

Jim Leffler says:

The landing gears (wheels) look like re-serviced brushed motor gears.
Fun vid! THX…8)

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