GPS assisted flight: Provides you with accurate positioning details of your drone. Built in Return-to-Home (RTH) function for safer fly, the drone will automatically return to home precisely when its battery is low or the signal is weak when flying out of range, never worrying about losing the drone
Optimized 720P 120° FOV FPV Wi-Fi Camera: 90° Adjustable angle, captures high-quality video and aerial photos. You can enjoy the Real-Time Viewing right from your remote control. Ideal selfie done, catching every moment of your vacation from a birds-eye perspective.
Follow Me Mode: The drone will automatically follows and captures you wherever you move. Keeping you in the frame at all times, easier to get complex shots, provides hands-free flying and selfie
Flying time up to 15 minutes / Longer control distance: Capacity of 2500mAh high performance battery and reaching up to 500m control distance giving you a more extensive flight experience.
Headless Mode, Altitude Hold and One Key Takeoff and Landing for easier operation, you will not have to worry about orientation and with With the simple press of a button your drone will rise to a height or land, perfect for beginners. PS: Blades are stored under the white foam box.
Holy Stone HS100 is an intelligent RC quadcopter, equipped with an advanced GPS system, engineered to locate the drone, never worrying about the drone fly away. The built-in high quality camera allows you to take aerial footage. The drone can automatically follow you in the air if under follow me mode which keeps the camera centered on you at all times, capturing your every move. With this powerful battery, achieve maximum flight times up to 15 minutes, giving you a more extensive flight experience！
-Advanced GPS assisted GPS mode enables precise positioning and prevents losing the drone. The drone will perform an Auto Return when the battery is low or if it loses signal. With this new function, you can have more fun and enjoy safer flight.
-Smart Return to Home (RTH): Press this button when the drone in GPS mode will cause the drone to fly back to the home point that you set as take-off. Find back your drone when you fly it out of sight.
-Follow Me Mode: follow to the GPS in your smart phone, ensuring your drone captures you with high precision wherever you go.
-FPV (First Person View) transmission and Optimized HD 720P Adjustable Wide-Angle Camera: Full high definition 720P Wi-Fi FPV camera works perfectly, letting you see what your drone sees, ideal for filming a designated spot or simply to look around.
-Altitude hold, Headless Mode, One-Key Take-off/Landing and Emergency Stop: These features are perfect for beginners to fly the drone and reducing the learning curve.
-Longer control distance and flying time: More than 500m remote control distance. Removable 7.4V 2500mAH, high-capacity rechargeable battery with energy-optimized system gives you a vastly improved flight experience. Up to 15 minutes of flight time!
-4 Glorious LED Lights Assist Night Flight: The bright LED lights made night
★★★★★545 real customer reviews average rating: 4.7 stars (scroll to see all)
5 Stars By Great-Grandpa on 2017-11-23 Very stable, easy to fly! CAUTION – Holy Stone recommends the HS100 drone is for those at least 16 years old, and I agree. My purpose in this 1-minute video is to show how easy this drone is to fly. My 8-year-old great-granddaughter demonstrates how stable the GPS feature works, making the drone a pleasure to fly. My instructions to her were to “Take-off, fly straight out over the field, move it around some, bring it back, land it.” This is just her second time flying the drone. She is using only the joysticks. She is 8, I am 75 next month, and we enjoy sharing family time together, and flying the HS100.
5 Stars By Judy A. Mcgrew on 2018-01-26 Great drone! My husband bought the HS100 for my 60th birthday. Let me tell you I am one pleased grandma! I'm a newbie at flying drones. Right out of the package its a sleek looking drone. You will need to put on the blades and blade guards. The hardest part about that was holding those tiny little screws, lol. Batteries on reciever and drone charged, drone registered. Yes you have to register the drone with the FAA. Did it online, took 10 minutes and $5.00 and I had my numbers. Easy peasy. After following the calibration instructions the first flight went exceptionally well. The HS100 is responsive and very easy to fly. The follow me feature was a hoot. Almost like have a pet flying around following you.lol. And the RTH feature works very well. The drone comes to you very quickly stops near you and lands. Very cool indeed. The biggest reason my husband chose this drone was the camera. I have a small drone and the video is choppy at its best. Let me tell you what, the HS100's camera takes good pictures and decent video. I can actually use my VR headset with this drone and there's no choppiness! I absolutely LOVE the HS100. I have not found anything I don't like about this drone. Good quality drone that won't break the bank.
5 Stars By REYA on 2018-01-30 Stable, Easy to Fly and Good Camera Quality The Holystone HS100 drone is an advanced drone jam packed with load of features. I have couple of other drones but neither of them is as good as this one.
The drone comes with very good transmission range, I took the drone to 116 meters in altitude and it was very much responsive, and in control; stability of the drone at that altitude was very impressive, it was holding its altitude pretty well which was very much visible in the video recordings. Video recordings at that level was smooth and stable. The features that makes me very comfortable while flying this drone is the Auto Return in case of signal drops or out of range or best, when the battery starts running low on power. I came across all the 3 scenarios and was happy to see that drone started coming back to its take-off location. Transmitter is powerful and reconnects on its own as soon as drone comes back in the range. This drone has a built in self monitoring system that keeps check on the battery charge and the distance its away from the take-off location, it starts Auto returning to the take off position as soon as it senses that the charge just enough to go back to the base.
Take-off and landing is super easy, it comes with one-key take-off and landing button on transmitter. While flying if you click land button, drone will auto land vertically down, controlling the speed on its own. This drone also comes with Smart Return to home option that means no matter wherever the drone is, on clicking Return To Home button, it will come back to the start location. It does not have obstacle avoidance so before hitting Return to Home button make sure it has clear path. The drone is also equipped with Follow Me mode, which is very cool. The follow me mode operates using Smart Phone GPS signal following you wherever you go; I used it while flying the drone and it worked pretty well. There is headless flying mode option in the drone too, this feature is very useful for beginners when you are learning flying a drone.
The drone comes with wide angle HD camera recording the videos in 720P; it can record the video or take the pictures in high definition. It comes with 90 degree Camera angle adjustment allowing you to record videos at multiple angle. While recording the video, transmitter keeps on continuously beeping, I really wish if there was a way to mute that. I recorded the videos from 116 Meters and the quality of the recording is very good. When connected to smart phone, drone is able to stream LIVE video’s. Camera comes with microSD card slot to store the recorded videos and pictures. Although when connected to smart phones, 2 minute videos are also recorded on the smart phone, while full videos are recorded and stored in attached microSD card. Since smart phone is connected over 2.4 ghz WIFI channel, the connectivity is limited and is lost after reaching certain altitude, definitely its not connected when flying at 100m altitude. I used their iOS app, it comes with lot of features including viewing live streaming in VR mode. The app also maintains the flying log showing the details like, Altitude, Distance and Speed per flight. The app also provides various flying status like “Waiting for GPS single”, “Transmitter not connected” and bunch of other details, helping first time flyer to get use to this Drone in no time. Talking about flying time, one full charge gives approximately 15 minutes of continuous fly time, which is pretty good. The only thing I think needs to be improved is the battery charging time, it take about 3-5 hours to get a full charge.
The drone comes with extra spare parts, starting from landing gears to propellers, propeller guards, blade caps to screws, almost all the spare parts except for extra battery. I really liked that they provide those extra spare parts, haven’t seen many other manufacturers doing that. It also comes with a User Guide providing assembling instructions plus guide on setup and various modes. I used the guide to learn all the modes it comes with.
5 Stars By Onion76 on 2017-12-01 AWESOME DRONE I started off with Holy stones F181W and it is a great drone, I have crashed it many times while learning and flying it hard. Customer service has been great, Libby has been a great help to figure things out. I now have the Hs100, this is such a nice drone. The first time I pushed the take off button I was impressed with the power of those big props. I have flown it many times even past it's transmission range. It was so nice that it just came back like a good dog and I didn't lose it. The flat black finish of the drone looks stealthy. The camera works great and is so nice that it pivots up and down so you can see things and not have to raise or lower the drone to view something below. I like the read out that shows your current height, distance away, battery level in the controller and most of all the battery level in the drone. Return to home works AWESOME, it lands within a couple feet of where you started. I would suggest that after you get used to it you adjust the limits on height and distance in the app. A nice feature is the return height so it doesn't return to you and fly right into an object or a tree, it will return to your spot at the pre-set altitude and drop right down to you. GPS is super stable, I can let go of the controls and it just waits for me wherever I stop it even in a good breeze. I just purchased the 2 battery deal they now have and am looking forward to more flights
5 Stars By Holli on 2017-11-28 My Husband Loves His Gift!!! I recently purchased the Holy Stone HS-100 as a gift for my husband. It's his 2nd drone and I think it's his favorite for sure!! Since he is the one flying it...I asked him to give the technical review. See below!
"This drone has a very cool look to it, which I’m sure is only accented by its ‘stealthy’ matte black finish. Both the device & the remote have a refined look-n-feel, operate very smoothly and the overall construction feels more solid & durable than most other drones that I’ve flown in this price range.
The larger lithium battery allows for extended flight times, which have been averaging between 10-15 minutes each. Having the GPS capability adds noticeable stability during flight, especially when the device is hovering in-place.
One simple feature that I really appreciate is that the remote is rechargeable. Not only does it charge quickly, but it saves me the expense of replacing batteries. The remote also has a retractable holder for your smart phone, which tucks away nicely when not in use.
The free Holy Stone app works really well on my android phone and sets the drone to ‘beginner mode’ by default. Diving into the settings allows you to adjust flight parameters such as flight distance, flight altitude and return altitude… which can be a good thing, especially if your son talks you in to taking your new drone for a spin. 😊
The app also provides one-button controls for take-off, landing, return-to-home and follow-me features, which makes flying the HS-100 simple & lots of fun.
Another feature that I appreciate is that the HS-100 stops quickly when you release the controls. This is especially nice when you find you are flying precariously close to an object & you need to regain your bearings.
The camera provides a nice wide angle of view for both still photographs and video. This model allows you to remotely rotate the camera up to 90 degrees on its vertical axis, which can provide some really nice overhead views.
Overall, I’m very happy with the HS-100 and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a higher quality drone that provides more in-flight stability, smooth controls and a great look-n-feel."
4 Stars By William Jamieson on 2017-12-11 Nice stable drone I own the Holy Stone F181 Chaser and the Holy Stone HS 110 W toy class drones. The HOLY STONE HS 100 (GPS) is a major upgrade in the Holy Stone toy class fleet. This drone is much larger than the other two. Unofficially, on my kitchen scale, this unit weighs in at about 1.5 pounds, without prop guards, compared to 4 to 5 ounces for the other two, making this a much more stable unit. The HS 100 has GPS capability added. This feature eliminates the issue of the drone drifting away in windy conditions and allows the drone to hold steady with regard to altitude and distance from the controller. This allows the pilot to concentrate more on taking photographs than on trying to control drone flight. The camera is motorized and can be moved up and down. This action is controlled from the transmitter. The 720P HD WIFI camera takes clear still and video pictures. The camera, though, does not have a gimbal. As a result, with the GPS feature continuously adjusting the drones’ position the fixed position camera mount makes for a lot of movement on videos. This drone has a much bigger battery (15 mins flight time) and larger motors. This drone can fly to the 400’ U.S. altitude legal limit and 500 meter distance from the controller. At these distances, it is impossible to fly the drone by visual observation. You can’t see it let alone tell which direction it’s going. You need to fly here using the viewer screen on your smart phone. This is where a good WIFI connection (which this drone has) and the return to home features are critical. When you are at these extreme distances, all that needs to be done is to press the return to home button. The drone will fly back to its take off point and automatically land itself. The same thing occurs if the drone loses contact with the controller or starts running out of power. The risk of loss is greatly reduced here. I would recommend this drone to a friend.
5 Stars By KD on 2017-12-04 Size + Sophistication + Patience = New-found FUN!!! I ordered my HS100 on a Wednesday and it delivered three business days later. Excellent delivery service. The packaging was typical Holy Stone excellence. All parts were in the box and perfectly wrapped & secured. (It did take a minute to locate the included two sets of props - they are in a recess on the bottom of the styrofoam parts carrier).
I studied the Users Manual for an evening and read the Holy Stone user groups comments on the HS100 before taking flight for the first time. This was time very well spent. I have a friend who is a professional drone pilot photographer and got a little one-on-one coaching from him. INFORMATION BEFORE YOU FLY is important for any aircraft but especially for your first "upper end" aircraft.
I have other drones but this is by far the largest and most sophisticated drone in my hanger. It is impressive, it is strong, and it is big compared to my others. I am respecting its power, weight, and size until I get a "hands feel" for the aircraft.
The HS100 drone is powerful, especially compared to my first HS drone, the f181 (which remains my "go-to" favorite if I just want to take a few laps around the neighborhood). The '100 is smooth to fly and the auto-land works beautifully. Really have not had many initial problems other than having to wait a very long time to recharge the drone battery.
I now have six flights with my HS100 in the first five days. For these first flights I elected to not connect the WiFi system, preferring to concentrate on just bare bones flying at first. I am a long-time pilot of both real aircraft and RC aircraft. It's easier for me to first understand the "stick & rudder" traits of an unfamiliar craft before learning the "accessories" of the craft. I'm a "Basics First" type of pilot.
NOTE!!! It is critically important to go through the initial calibration steps listed in the Manual. You will NOT fly until you do these tasks. Do the steps, period! Understand why they are necessary. This is a MUST-DO and only takes a very few minutes.
I will connect WiFi today, weather permitting. I have not flown FPV on anything yet unless I was sitting in the cockpit. Looking forward to seeing what the drone sees!
The airborne battery pack takes awhile to charge but it charges smoothly...no heat, no problems other than 2-3 hours to replenish. I would definitely like an additional battery. In the HS100 box is a coupon for a second battery. I will pursue that today.
The Controller is very comfortable to hold and recharges relatively quickly. A future option might be the ability to replace the rechargeable LiPo's in the controller with AA-cells so you could be back in the air in a couple of minutes but this would actually predicate on having an extra Drone battery already charged and at the ready.
These are my initial thoughts and first report. After I have a few flights with the WiFi system I will file an updated report. So far, so good. "Patience" is the keyword for me now. Who says you can't teach a 70-year-old real pilot and radio-control airplane pilot how to fly a drone?
My initial rating is Five Stars, based on Four Stars for the drone out of the box but with a bonus Fifth Star for the splendid Customer Service folks at Holy Stone. There are a couple of bugs that I expect will be worked out with future software updates but I would indeed expect fine-tuning to occur on a brand new model as it moves forward. I cannot fairly ding them for those initial little bugs as long as they continue to work them out. I think Holy Stone definitely has a potential winner here.
HAPPY and SAFE FLYING!
5 Stars By Carrie Trageser on 2018-01-20 Easy to operate and very stable! I watched my husband research drones for over a week before he decided on this one. He said he chose this Holy Stone because so many other reviews said it was the best drone for first time operators. He had gotten one other drone, and it had enough problems that he was wary of purchasing another one. Specifically, the other drone's controls were very difficult to operate, the flight time was very short, and it was incredibly unstable. The slightest amount of wind brought it down. Our son said it best when he said it was just too hard to fly. Comparatively, the Holy Stone HS100 worked flawlessly from the beginning. They mashed the button and it took off and flew! There is even a follow me button to coordinate with the phone which is handy for novice drone fliers. My son and husband were able to download the app easily to the phone and get everything connected and fly it with no problems! It only stopped when the charge ran out. They are both very happy with this drone!
5 Stars By n. f. on 2017-12-10 The best I have ever droven ever This HS100 is a mega GPS drone. The best I have ever droven ever.
Its not cheap but worth the price. This strong good quality thing had clear instructions with minimal assemblance which my 14 year old was able to do quickly.
I connected it right away with my tablet and was able to see the great clear photos that it was taking while flying.
With the 1 button takeoff I was ready to fly as soon as the battery was charged. It was in the air for about 15 minutes and I would purchase extra batteries for future use as not to disappoint kids when we finally get to the park. I previously losed drones in the air so I was very excited with the GPS so I won't lose it.
Landing is much better than any other drone cause it doesn't just drop down when you press the button. It hovers in the air and drops down slowly like a airplane
Overall it's great and the best part is that HOLY STONE is a fantastic company with great customer service and I will definitely continue purchasing from them in the future!
5 Stars By Robert M. Bell on 2018-02-09 More Than You'd Think, and All That You'd Want I love this drone. At first I wasn't sure that I wanted to spend $280 on a drone. I thought, "That's a lot of money to spend on a mid level drone." Let me tell you, there is nothing mid level about this. When I unboxed it, my first thought was that it was solidly built. No toy. It was larger than I expected. Then I read the manual, and was amazed by what it can do. I had seen videos online, and people saying that the "Follow Me" feature doesnt work, so on my first flight I tried it, and it works like a charm. I even got on my bike and rode a bit (had to put the remote and phone in my backpack) and it kept up. kept me in shot the whole time. I love the fact that I can totally control the distance limitations. For someone who has lost a drone before, this was a real relief. I have to be honest, I am just mentioning a few of the best surprises for me, but I have only scratched the surface. Between other features like VR view, an amazing camera that can be controlled by the remote, and all of the return home safety functions, I am so glad that I chose this drone. Oh, and did I mention how amazingly responsive it is? and if you get overwhelmed, just let go of the controls for a second, and it will just hover until you control it again. Now I think that I should have paid more. I ran home and purchased another battery after my first flight (it takes about 90 minutes to charge fully) because I had so much fun with it. Oh, and did I mention that the remote is rechargeable too? Holy Stone thought of everything. Love it!!