Are you a person who enjoys travelling the world? Then you will definitely need this! Now you can record aerial HD videos of all your favourite places!
Let us introduce you to the Foldable Mini Selfie Drone named JJRC H37 Elfie.
Having played with the JJRC H37 Elfie for several months, we would just say - this little baby rocks! The little quadcopter is unimaginably lightweight, compact enough to slip into your pocket (thanks to its folding arms) and kind of cute-looking.
The drone is controlled with an application, and its built-in camera can stream live videos to that application. You can capture snapshots or make selfie videos and both options are made simpler thanks to Elfie's auto-hover capability. There is also a headless mode option that makes steering much simpler.
The selfie trend just got an upgrade! With this mini-drone, you can now take the best HD quality videos without the need of an extra person to operate the camera nor the drone itself.
If what you want is a fun little quadcopter flying around you, this is undoubtedly an offer you can’t refuse!
Type: Outdoor, Quadcopter
Model: H37 ELFIE
Features: Wi-Fi FPV
Motor Type: Brushed Motor
Functions: 3D rollover, Camera, FPV, Wi-Fi Connection, Altitude Hold Mode, Headless Flight Mode, One Key Taking Off, Forward/backwards/sideward flight, Turn left/right, Up/down, With LED lights
Night Flight: Yes
Built-in Gyro: 6 Axis Gyro
Material: Plastic, Electronic Components
Level: Beginner Level
Remote Control: Wi-Fi Remote Control
Detailed Control Distance: 30-50 meters
Transmitter Power: No transmitter included
Battery: Built-in 3.7V 500mAh 20C Li-Po Battery
Flying Time: 8-15 minutes
Charging Time: about 2 hours
Camera Pixels: 2 MP
Video Resolution: 720 x 576 pixels
Weight and Dimension
Product Weight: 73 g
Package weight: 262 g
Product Size (folded): 2.56 x 5.31 x 0.98 in / 6.50 x 13.50 x 2.50 cm
Product size (unfolded): 6.4 x 5.3 x 1.0 in / 16.00 x 13.50 x 2.5 cm
Package size: 6.1 x 3.46 x 2.36 in / 15.50 x 8.80 x 6.00 cm
The JJRC H37 Elfie Mini Drone is packaged in a small and robust cardboard box, usually used to pack smartphones. Once you open the box you will be pleasantly surprised by the presence of a bundled velvet carry bag. This protective bag will keep the Elfie mini-drone from getting scratched when you wear it in your pocket with other things. That way the drone can be conveniently carried and safely stored as well.
The package contains:
- 1 x JJRC H37 Elfie Drone (built-in camera 0.3 MP Black, 2 MP pink)
- 1 x 3.7V 500mAh 20C Li-Po Battery
- 1 x USB Charging Cable
- 4 x Spare Propellers
- 1 x Screwdriver
- 1 x User Manual (English)
- 1 x Black Velvet Protective Bag
The size of the drone is 6.50 x 13.50 x 2.50 cm, which is comparable to the size of a conventional smartphone.
You can easily fold/unfold Elfie’s arms in a matter of seconds so the drone will simply fit inside your pocket. When folded, the blades are well protected, so if you wear it into your pocket, the drone does not need any additional protection or box. In just 5 seconds the JJRC H37 Elfie is ready to fly.
On top of the drone is found the power button, very visible and easily accessible, which also makes it simple to prepare Elfie for launch.
The two rear and front LEDs are red and white, respectively. In the dark, these LEDs will guide you, helping you understand where the camera is aimed.
In front of the drone is found the small camera. You can adjust the tilt angle of the lens (around ± 15 degrees) which allows you to obtain the best field of view.
The lengthy 500mAh 20C Li-Po battery is loaded from the bottom of the drone.
Wi-Fi Real-Time Image Transmission: Elfie’s high-definition camera allows its user to make excellent selfies with the slightest effort. The 100 meters control distance offers amazing bird's-eye view.
Headless Flight Mode: in this mode, Elfie flies to any direction the user wants even though they don’t know the drone’s orientation.
Altitude hold mode (auto-hover): altitude hold mode allows the drone to maintain a (roughly) consistent altitude.
Aerial Show: the Elfie drone is capable of carrying out 360-degree rotations with excellent agility in various directions.
APP control via smartphone or tablet (Gyro sensor and virtual joysticks): the Gyro sensor mode enables the small drone to move in the same direction as your mobile device.
Several flight speed rates (30%, 60%, and 100%)
Video frame rates: 25 fps
No auto-tracking function
About 8 – 15 minutes of flight time
Nearly 100 meters control range in an open field
One key return-to-home (not GPS)
Usually motors are arranged vertically on toy drones, however, due to its foldable design, the JJRC H37 Elfie drone has horizontally mounted motors. Such position of the motors allowed the manufacturer to make the drone much smaller.
Because of the horizontal position of the motor for transmitting rotation on the vertical axis, an additional gear is used.
Motors are mounted inside the arms, so in case a motor fails, the entire arm can be conveniently replaced. This is not a difficult task, as there are rays of sale assembly, plus screw. According to the maker, other types of motors will not fit.
On the front of the JJRC H37 mini drone is a small Wi-Fi FPV camera with an adjustable angle. You can manually adjust the angle, within the range of ± 15 degrees.
The built-in 0.3MP (480p) Wi-Fi FPV camera allows you to capture pictures and record videos with a resolution of 720 x 576 pixels.
The JJRC H37 doesn’t have a micro-SD memory card slot, so the captured pictures and videos are automatically saved on your smartphone/tablet’s internal memory. A 5-minute footage occupies about 23 MB of storage.
The videos are stored with an H264 format under the “JJRC” APP application folder. You need to convert the videos in order to watch them on your computer.
You can display the camera’s real-time video feed on a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) via the JJRC APP. The quality of live videos is pretty satisfying, so your kids will surely love the fact that they can now spy the neighbour’s dog with the Elfie drone.
The battery can be removed, fitting safely inside the case with a lid on the bottom of Elfie. The battery has a capacity of 500 mAh which allows Elfie to be flying in the air up to 15 minutes.
The JJRC H37 mini-drone comes without a remote controller and can be controlled only via a mobile device (smartphone/tablet). You can choose to control the Elfie mini-drone in two ways, using either the virtual joysticks on the screen of your mobile device or through gyro sensor.
You can navigate the flight direction of the drone with the right virtual joystick or via the mobile device’s internal gyro-sensor by tilting the device. Practically, the user can control the JJRC Elfie H37 drone like when playing a mobile video game, which means children will surely like this feature.
Finishing the flight with Elfie is never more simple, the user just needs to press the arrow-down button, and the drone will land and stop its motors.
The drone can fly both in Headless Flight Mode and FPV.
The JJRC APP allows its user to review pictures/videos right on the flight field. The captured files being stored on your smartphone’s memory you can instantly share them with your friends.
HOW TO USE IT:
Prior to your first flight with the drone, you need to install the JJRC APP application on your smartphone or tablet. After unfolding the motors arms, press the power button to start the drone and search for the Wi-Fi network labelled “JJRC–526E61”. The motors can be armed through the JJRC APP application by tapping the arrow "up." In the case of emergency, all the drone’s motors can be stopped instantly with the help of the “Stop” button.
Having an integrated air-pressure sensor (barometer) the JJRC H37 drone is capable of maintaining a very stable flight altitude.
For beginners, it is not recommended to increase the speed above 30%. When using the drone inside a house or an apartment it is advisable not to set the speed of more than 60%. The 100% speed rate is intended for outdoor flights only. At such speed, the JJRC H37 becomes fast and agiler.
Naturally, because of the Wi-Fi protocol, the live stream has some lag so it is not recommended to use the drone exclusively in FPV mode.
The control mode of the Elfie mini drone is set to virtual joysticks by default. Push the throttle stick (left one) up to raise the drone.
1. Pre-Flight Environment
We recommend using the mini drone in spacious spaces away from crowds, barriers or pets.
- Windless, sunny, or breezy weather is preferred.
Do not use the mini drone in extreme weathers.
Make sure the mini drone is within range and the outdoor surroundings are open and spacious enough, which means they are away from tall buildings, crowds, electricity pylons, and signal towers.
Keep the mini drone within your sight and keep it away from crowds, obstacles, trees, high voltage lines, and so on during the use.