JJRC H8C: the main competitor to quadrocopter Syma X5C?

  • Title: JJRC H8C DFD F183 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis RC Quadcopter With 2MP Camera
  • quadrocopter Type: RTF
  • Price: about $ 55
  • Release Date: 2014

Popular models quadrocopters always acquire clones. So what happened to the very popular model copter Syma X5C, which is copied from the Chinese JJRC and released their model is very similar quadrocopter, calling it JJRC H8C.


JJRC H8C sold in two versions: RTF and BNF. They differ in that the BNF-version is no remote control, and the first version includes everything you need:

  • quadrocopter JJRC H8C
  • remote control (4 channel, 2.4Ghz)
  • lithium-polymer battery and charger
  • a set of protective covers (4 pcs.)
  • spare propellers (4 pcs.)
  • screwdriver
  • Memory Card 2 GB and card reader
  • User guide

Thus, in the box, you get everything you need to start the copter besides 4 AA batteries for the remote control.

Quadrocopter total weight together with the landing gear, the battery and the camera is close to 150 grams - heavier than the same Hubsan X4 H107C. The size of the copter less than X5C - in the length and width of it is just 190 mm.

Motors at H8C - brushless, dimensions 8.5 x 20 mm.

Two-megapixel camera, which is equipped with quadrocopter can shoot video and take photos at a resolution of 1280x720. At faster speeds the camera does not have time to record, bringing the number of frames per second, dropping to 20 drops significantly, and sometimes up to 15 f / s. Examples of video, see below.

The battery capacity of 500mAh provides all the same 7-8 minutes of flight, and that Accum at Syma X5C. But the essential difference JJRC H8C can be called high-power LED lights, which are perfectly clear day, even from a distance, not to mention the night. Therefore, a special thrill to run quadrocopter it at night, when the LEDs show its full potential.



Dimensions: 190 x 190 mm
Power Supply: Li-Polymer battery 7.4V 500mAh
Flying time: about 7-8 minutes
Charging time: about 80 minutes
Range: 100 m

Remote control

Operating Frequency: 2.4Ghz
Number of Channels: 4
Power supply: 4 AA batteries 1.5V


Number of megapixels: 2 MP
Video recording: 1280x720



As conclusions, we will list the pros and cons of this quadrocopter, and you decide whether it is worth the money.


  • Nice and stylish appearance
  • Stable in flight, has a good wind resistance
  • Quick and excellent cornering
  • High-power LEDs allow you to run quadrocopter night
  • Good range
  • Good yaw rate
  • Good camera, such as the cost of
  • Used V2X2 protocol that allows the use of consoles Devo


  • Noisy
  • Small viewing angle at the camera
  • Motors strongly heated, which affects their strength
  • Instead of ball bearings used insulating rings