The Hubsan H122D X4 Storm boasts an impressive lightweight yet durable design and two speed modes. Not only would these features be sought when looking for the best drones for beginners, but also the best beginner racing drones as well. Now if they could only do something about the battery.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Hubsan H122D\r\nThe Hubsan H122D, unlike most other entry-level drones that focus on getting the user prepared to fly, focuses the user on getting ready to race. With a 22 miles per hour top speed and a body made from carbon fiber, the H122D excels at easing the user into the art of drone racing.\r\n\r\nSpeed\/Power\r\nThe H122D boasts an impressive top speed of 22 miles per hour. For a beginner drone, this is quite something. It\u2019s even faster than most other beginner drones like the Parrot Mambo Fly. This max speed on the H122D is because it is an entry-level FPV racing drone. So if you\u2019re looking to get into drone racing, the H122D is an excellent way to go.\r\nRange\r\nUnfortunately, flight time on the H122D isn\u2019t all that great. At seven minutes, it\u2019ll be time to recharge. This is usually normal for a basic entry-level drone, but on the low end for racing drones. What\u2019s even more unacceptable is the 150 minutes of charge time. The ratios just aren\u2019t even enough. If you want something that will last longer, check out the Holy Stone HS100.\r\nDurability\r\nWhile the H122D is made out of plastic, it is the highly durable carbon fiber kind. It\u2019s status as a racing drone is why it\u2019s made of such sturdy materials. This also means the drone must be aerodynamic, which is why it\u2019s so small and weighs only four pounds. They probably could have gotten this weight down just a little bit more, but then it would be more at the mercy of the wind.\r\nCamera Features\r\nThe drone has a built-in VGA camera and video transmission is in real-time. It also transmits this data straight to your phone. The camera is decent at 720P and can provide a clear picture when racing, but it will probably seem a little lackluster for photography purposes. If photography is what you want, check out the DJI Mavic Air 2 for a fast, photo-friendly drone.\r\nValue\r\nNote that this version does not come with FPV goggles and that they must be purchased separately. The controller looks like an XBox controller, meaning it\u2019s easy to use and especially suited for those with experience in gaming. It also comes with two basic speed modes so you can get accustomed to drone flying and racing before going all out with max speed.\r\nHubsan H122D Wrap Up\r\nIt\u2019s hard to pinpoint where the Hubsan H122D falls among the rest of the beginner drones because it\u2019s a drone meant for racing, not for flying and aerial photography as most other drones, beginner and advanced, are meant for. Still, I will say the battery should be vastly improved upon, but the body and durability are excellent.