Racing Drones For Beginners

Racing Drones For Beginners

Depending on the pilot’s budget and expertise, there are several options for those interested in entering the drone racing arena.

An important factor to consider purchasing a drone to race is that a drone with wifi is not suitable for drone racing. With wifi, there is a 300ms delay, too much to control the drone properly during a high-speed race.

Hubsan X4 h207D FPV: starter mini-drone, inexpensive.

Vortex 250 PRO: suitable for professional events, inexpensive.

Luminiere QAV250 G10: high performance racing drone, only for pros.

Storm Type A: 250 mm class drone, cheap.

Blade Mach 25: cost $300, FPV headset not included

Arris FPV250: good option, but does not include all necessary elements to race

Micro FPV Quad Kit: beginner set-up

Blade Nano QX RTF: good choice for practicing

FPV Quad Bundle Kit: professional set-up.

These are only some options, you can find a wide market from drones and drone parts.

To acquire the perfect drone for a specific flying style, many pilots choose to build their own RTF racing drone. In the following list, following is a list of parts to purchase for drone construction:


• ZMR250 Carbon Fiber Version

• Lumenier QAV250

• LumenierQAV-X Charpu

• Blackout Mini-H Quad

• Hammer V3

Flight Controller:

• Naze32 Acro

• OpenPilot CC3D

Motors (manufacturers):

• Cobra

• EMax


A motor’s performance is measured in Kv (1000 RPM per volt) and motor selection is dependent on the weight of the drone. The lighter the drone, the higher the Kv. The heavier the drone, the lower the Kv.

Quad Propellers:

• HQProp

• Gemfan

• ESCs


• DYS/RCtimer BL20a

• EMAX 12A Simon Series

• ZTW Flash 30A BLHeli S

• HobbyKing Blue Series

LiPo Battery:

• Turnigy Nano-tech

• SMC True Spec 1300mAh 4S 37A

• Tattu 1800mah 4s

RC Transmitter/Receiver:

• FrSky Taranis X9D 2.4GHz

• FrSky X4R 2.4GHz

HD Camera:

• Mobius ActionCam

• XiaoMi Yi

• GoPro HERO

Video Transmitter:

• ImmersionRC 600mW 5.8GHz

• LaForge vTX FPV

• TBS Unify

• Boscam 200mW 5.8GHz

• ImmersionRC 25mW 5.8GHz

FPV Camera:

• Fatshark 600TVL CMOS Camera

• RunCam Swift V2

FPV Goggles:

• Fatshark v3 HD FPV Goggles

• FatShark Dominator V2

• Cinemizer OLED Video Glasses

Parts for drone construction are available in the following online shops: