Until recently, remote controlled drones were expensive toys. Now, JJRC H345 offers not one but two drones for the same friendly price. When I say “friendly” I mean less than $30!
JJRC includes in the H345 package, a white drone called JJI and a black one called JJII. Before you get too enthusiastic thinking that you can play in the same time with your kid, you should know that only one remote controller is provided.
In my opinion, the main purpose of this package is that you can benefit of more play fun as you can play with the second drone while the first one is charging. The fact that the drones are not exactly identical can also be a plus, different design is definitely an advantage too.
Another major advantage of the 1+1 pack is that if you brake one drone you can still use the RC with the second one. Based on my experience, cheap drone are not worth repairing. Even if you find proper spare parts it takes an eternity to receive them from China (while your kid asks you every day when he can fly again).
What are the best features of JJRC H345?
- One drone becomes unusable, you have the other one;
- Compact size with foldable arms;
- Nice game-pad style remote controller;
- Different color lights for front and rear;
- 6-axis gyro stabilization;
- Headless flight mode;
- 3-levels of speed rates;
- About 5 minutes of flight time.
None of the two H345 drones are equipped with a camera. Anyway, I do not feel the lack of it. A poor quality camera with its extra weight and power consumption adds only more stress to the flight battery.
JJRC H345 (JJI and JJII) hands-on review
Disclosure: I received this 1+1 combo pack as part of a product review collaboration with Banggood. Product specs and quality may vary according to the manufacturer’s reliability, so I cannot guarantee that you will get exactly the same thing as seen in my review.
Although the box contains two drones, it is surprisingly small. Only one battery charger and one set of spare propellers are included.
Besides the color, there is a slight size and design difference between the JJ1 and JJ2. While the white JJI measures 9 x 9 x 3 cm, the black JJII measures 9.5 x 9 x 3 cm. When are folded, they fit perfectly into your pocket.
During night flights you will be guided by 3 LEDs in case of the H345 – JJI and by 5 LEDs in case of the H345 – JJII. Both drones use the same black two-leaf propellers.
Both aircraft are powered by same type of 3.7V 200 mAh Li-Po battery. Unfortunately, the battery is integrated and not easily replaceable.
As I previously mentioned, I got only one transmitter for the two drones. The game-pad style controller is comfortable for both adults and kids.
On front panel, besides the two control sticks and power button, there are 4 trimming switches (Left/Right rotation fine-tuning, Left/Right side-ward tuning, Forward/Backward fine-tuning, Return to Home and Headless mode.
While the left shoulder button allows to toggle between 3 speed rates, the right one engages the Flips & Rolls mode.
Both drones have about the same flight performance. No altitude-hold feature, so you need to play a bit with the throttle stick in order to keep the desired flight altitude.
Indoor, both are stable. Outdoor the small drones are generally easy taken by the slightest breeze. Anyway, winter is here and you will probably fly them only in your living-room. Don’t worry, even if it doesn’t have blade protectors it cannot produce any damages.
If you expect, from pressing the RTH button, the drone to return exactly to the take-off point, you will be disappointed. As I said many times, without GPS you can’t have accurate Return to Home feature.
Flips are performed nice with only about 50 cm altitude loss.
When the battery is near empty, the LEDs will start to flash letting you know that is time to land. Luckily, the fun can continue, while you charge one drone you can play with the other one.
Who do they fit for?
Certainly, none of these two toy grade drones are dedicated for pro pilots. Lack of a camera could be also disappointing for many. In my opinion, your expectation from a product should be always related to its price tag. You can’t expect from a drone under $50 to have the same features as one over $500.
User Review( votes)
In conclusion, I would recommend the H345 for those who need a cheap drone with basic functionalities. Now, it can be found for $27.99 including free shipping. Don’t forget that for this price you get two drones and one remote controller.
- Extremely affordable. One pair of drones for the price of one;
- Compact size, you take it with you everywhere.
- Decent flight time.
- Power switch.
- No altitude hold feature;
- Built-in battery.
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last update on 27.11.2017