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Fake DJI Phantom 3 = Toy Drone?

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This quadcopter from a Chinese company called HR has a drone that looks a little too similar to a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. From the silver stripes to the camera and gimbal setup, the HR-SH5HD was clearly designed around a DJI drone. Don’t be fooled by this drone’s DJI Phantom 3 appearance because it is a lot smaller than the original. Just take a look at Drones Player’s comparison photo. This drone is a fake DJI Phantom 3, and it is simply just a toy drone.

Fake DJI Phantom 3

Fake DJI Phantom 3

The HR-SH5HD was originally released with a small camera that made it look like a Syma X5SC Explorers 2 toy drone, but it is recently being sold with a camera setup that resembles a DJI Phantom 3. The 4 anti-vibration rubber balls on the gimbal system may look like a P3 gimbal, but it lacks a MicroSD slot. No memory card means that videos and photos are only saved through your phone or device via Wi-Fi. It has a 120 degree wide angled FOV camera, and it shoots in 720p. The camera system may seem effective, but the fake DJI Phantom 3 gimbal does little to stop the apparent jello effect. Take a look at the live view footage of the HR-SH5HD:

Colors, Flight Time, Etc.…

The HR-SH5HD comes in red, white, and black, and it runs for about 10 minutes. This quadcopter also has LED lights placed under the arms like a DJI P3 drone. The remote controller is a dead giveaway for a toy drone; it looks like a toy RC controller from Toys “R” US.

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HR-SH5HD Price

The HR-SH5HD can be found for about $50 depending on where you get it, but it might take some time since it will be shipped from China.

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Who Is This Fake DJI Phantom 3 Drone For?

If you want to play a cruel joke on a friend or a family member, then you can get them this fake DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter. This, like most toy drones, is best used for real flight training. For something that costs as much as a recently released video game, the HR-SH5HD drone is a great toy quadcopter to learn on, especially if you plan on getting a DJI Phantom. You can also check out the toy drones section in WeTalkUav’s best drones list for other practice drones. If you are in the market for your first drone and have $50 to spare, then the HR-SH5HD quadcopter is something to consider before buying a real drone.


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