JJRC H37 Elfie review: a cheap folding selfie drone

Typically, prices for Folding selfie drones start with $ 300. YRK decided to occupy a niche of cheap selfie drone firing model JJRC H37 Elfie for just $ 40. Design and folding mechanism was traditionally someone borrowed, namely in ZeroTech Dobby, the similarities end there. In fact, to call JJRC H37 Elfie selfie drone, to put it mildly, strange.

JJRC H37 Elfie
JJRC H37 Elfie


   * Folding design
   * Control via smartphone
   * Wi-Fi FPV
   * Headless mode
   * Controlled by the slopes of the smartphone and virtual sticks
   * Height Hold
   * Return home
   * Flight time 7-9 minutes
   * Control Range in the 100 meters
   * Coups (flips)


The size of the drone 135 x 65 x 26 mm., Is comparable to a conventional smartphone size. When folded, it fits easily into a pocket. Rays quickly fold and unfold, just 5 seconds JJRC H37 Elfie ready to fly.

On top is a large and easily accessible power button, which also simplifies the preparation for the launch.

When folded, the screws are well protected, so if you wear in your pocket, the drone does not require additional protection or box.

Front and rear LEDs are white and red, respectively. In the dark, they will help you understand where the camera is pointing.


Of course for $ 40 we get a drone with a brushed motor. The peculiarity of these motors only in their arrangement.

Usually motors are mounted vertically, they are arranged horizontally in JJRC H37. It is allowed to make the drone is much smaller, but there were other disadvantages.

Due to the horizontal position of the motor for transmitting rotation on a vertical axis, the additional gear is used. This entails an increase in noise.

Motors mounted inside the beams, so that the damage will have to change the entire beam as a whole. It is not difficult, there are rays of sale assembly, plus screw. Accordingly, other motors will not fit.


On the front of the drone JJRC H37 is a tiny Wi-Fi FPV camera with an adjustable angle. The angle is adjusted manually, within + -15 degrees.

Resolution of the photos and video images is 720 x 576 pixels, or 0.3 megapixel (480p).

JJRC H37 does not have a memory card slot, so the videos and photos saved on your phone. 5 minute video takes about 23 megabytes.

Video is stored in H264 format JJRC APP application folder. To view on a computer is required to convert.


JJRC H37 Elfie has no remote control, can only be controlled using a smartphone or tablet. To do this, you need to install JJRC APP application.

There are two types of control. With the help of the virtual joysticks on the screen of the gadget, and using the accelerometer, gyro sensor for smartphones.

Managed by the drone is very simple, there is a takeoff and landing buttons. You can urgently stop the rotation of motors using the "Stop" red button.

You can fly both FPV, and in Headless mode.

Before the first flight you must:

   * Set JJRC APP App
   * Expand the motors rays
   * Play button on top of the drone
   * Connect to a Wi-Fi network JJRC-526F62
   * Start the engine by the arrow "up" in the annex JJRC APP
   * Landing and stopping motors arrow "down"

With an integrated pressure sensor (barometer) drone JJRC H37 holds good height.

For beginners it is not recommended to set the speed of more than 30%. Just do not put speed of more than 60% of the apartment. 100% only for flights to the street.


The battery is removable, fits securely inside the case with a lid on the bottom of the drone. The capacity of 500 mAh allows drone to be in the air up to 9 minutes.


JJRC H37 Elfie is packaged in a small and robust box, usually in such
packed smartphones. It contains:

   * Drone JJRC H37 Elfie
   * Battery 3.7V 500mAh 20C
   * Set of spare screws
   * USB charging
   * Corduroy case
   * User manual

Pleasantly surprised by the presence of bundled velvet cover. It will protect the drone from scratches, when worn in a pocket with other objects.


  • Price
  • Compact
  • Keeping height
  • Changing the camera angle
  • Replacement screws


  • Camera
  • Noisy
  • The absence of the control panel
  • Buggy control mode by tilting the smartphone

In advertising, all nice and friendly. In fact, the video quality is worse, to manage virtual sticks easy. And even more put him on a hand, yes even when the wind is very difficult. But at this price do not expect the best falls, so JJRC H37 Elfie suitable as a gift to a teenager.

The teenager will be happy, because selfie drones in 2017 will be very popular.

Not suitable for FPV flight, the picture is far behind.