JJRC X9 Heron GPS Drone test + range + flight behavior and duration

Entertainment factor
Flight behavior
Material quality
Recording quality
Price quality
Overall rating 4.4 / 5

We have drone news for you. In this report, we will introduce you to the JJRC X9 Heron GPS drone, which you can purchase in the store in different versions.

You can choose between “black” and “white” colors, and you can also choose between different delivery quantities, for example, with one, two or three flight batteries. Even below there is a purchase, on which you can save a lot.

All about technical data

The JJRC X9 Heron drone comes with a 2.4GHz 4CH remote controller. It has many great flight modes, is easy to control and the design is really impressive. In total, more than 10 functions are integrated into this quadcopter. Here you can familiarize yourself with all the functions in detail:

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In addition, a 2-axis gimbal system is installed. Thanks to the use of brushless electric motors, the gimbal system works very precisely. This will help you hold the camera in place and be able to record video with low vibration.

The image material is also transmitted to your smartphone in real time. Remote control transmission range up to 800 meters, FPV images up to 300 meters. What’s really cool in this price segment.


The JJRC X9 Heron is a bit like the DJI Spark, at least in terms of looks. However, it cannot be folded.

Each propeller has a pair of red and green LEDs. Red indicates the front area and green indicates the back. Thus, you have the opportunity not to lose orientation even in the dark and always know where to fly. If you still can’t control the model properly or the view is too bad, you can also use the Back to Home feature.

As already mentioned, the store has a choice of colors “black” and “white”. It is really just the color of the roof of the body, the rest is more gray.


A 1080P camera is installed here. Photos and videos are streamed in real time, but at 720P. Videos are saved in 1080P format.

The camera has a 70-degree field of view and a f / 3.5 focal length. Thanks to the 2-axis gimbal system, images are displayed with very little vibration and a large depth of field.

The resolution and color quality are also impressive. Of course, there are other drones that also have more photo and video characteristics, but you will have to dig in your pocket for such models. You can get the JJRC X9 Heron very cheaply and the recording quality is more than good!

Power system, battery and flight time

The flight time of the JJRC X9 Heron drone is a big plus for the price. This is approximately 16 minutes if the battery is fully charged.

If you notice that the drone’s battery level is low while flying, you can make an emergency landing with a simple button.

The JJRC X9 Heron drone roughly shows how much the battery is currently charged with 5 LEDs.

What are the flight modes?


With POI flight, you just need to select an object on the screen around which the drone should rotate.

This feature is really great for creating very high quality and professional videos.

The drone’s flight path is a near-perfect circular path that you won’t be able to fly easily without manual technical support.

Takeoff / landing with one key

A very handy feature is the One Key takeoff / landing function. You simply press this button which is on your remote control and the quadcopter will automatically start and hover automatically at about 1.2 meters.

If you want to land again, simply press this button again and the model will automatically land softly on the ground.

Follow Me Mode

For example, with the Follow Me mode, you can film yourself while you are doing your hobby.

This feature is very common among large drones and is really very useful for making great videos.

Flight waypoint

With Way Point Flying, you simply draw a route on your map that the drone will fly along.

Precise positioning and hovering

The built-in GPS ensures a very stable and balanced flight position. Hubsan Drone has such a GPS module, which we have already tested. The drone system communicates with several satellites and corrects for the slightest deviations from the course. This allows him to stay in the middle.

Pros and cons


  • Very suitable for beginners and advanced users.
  • Lots of different features like One Key Return, FPV, Point of Interest and many more
  • Excellent drone design
  • High quality 1080P camera at an affordable price
  • Reliable working harness – low vibration operation on 2 axes
  • Excellent flight time – up to 16 minutes on a single battery charge


  • Charging the battery takes about 250 minutes.
  • The maximum speed is 20 kilometers per hour – it could have been a little more (in our opinion)


Overall, the JJRC X9 Heron really has a lot to offer. It has a good camera, gimbal system and many flight modes, and the price is really quite cheap.

In addition, an optical image stabilization system is installed, which records and evaluates the image data from the lower camera located on the drone, and then corrects the current position. This stability is supported by the built-in GPS module.

We can definitely recommend the JJRC X9 Heron drone and you can choose different shipping combinations in the store.

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