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7 Best FPV Racing Drones

FPV Racing Drone

Racing drones are in a league of their own and finding the best FPV (First Person View) racing drones can get expensive. Most professionals build their own FPV, but if you are new to the drone racing world like me, then a ready-to-fly or RTF racing drone will most likely be your first choice. This is why I have started doing research. Stay tuned to see which one I pick.

That said, if you have never flown a drone before, it is recommended you start with a smaller trainer drone before entering the world of FPV (first-person view) RTF racing drones. FPV racing drones come with a camera attached to the drone, recording the view ahead, and wireless goggles that stream video directly to the pilot. If you’re new to piloting, then FPV goggles will make it ten times harder. Consider additional drone training here to get you up to speed fast.

However, if a beginner FPV RTF racing drone is what you’re looking for, then you have found yourself in the right place. Below is a list of the top seven FPV RTF racing drones on the market.

But first, these are the characteristics that went into deciding which drones were the best:

• Speed
• Power
• Flight Time
• Maneuverability
• Durability
• Camera Quality

1. Walkera F210 3D Edition

The Walkera F210 3D Edition Racing Drone is made with a carbon fiber outer frame, which makes it ideal for beginners. It also features a camera with great night vision capabilities to easily fly at night. This company is known for its entry-level mini drones, and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s even priced at a more affordable rate for the beginner drone pilots.

• Lightweight frame
• 9 minute flight time
• FPV goggles not included

2. Hubsan X4 Storm

The Hubsan X4 Storm Racing Drone is built for speed, maneuverability, and durability, making it great for the intermediate pilot. It features a carbon-fiber body to withstand even the worst of crashes. If you are stuck inside, you don’t have to sacrifice flying time because this drone is also small enough to fly indoors effectively.

• Wide-angle view camera
• 7.4-volt 2S battery
• FPV goggles included

3. ARRIS X220 V2

The ARRIS X220 V2 Racing Drone is the best racing drone for freestyling. It features an agile “X” shaped design that can flip and roll with ease. Its long transmission range and durable antenna makes it an ideal candidate for any drone race. It also features three different flight modes for increased versatility and precision so you can fly with ease no matter what.

• The radio supports up to 32 channels
• 1500mAh 50C LiPo battery
• FPV goggles not included

4. EMAX Hawk Sport

The EMAX Hawk Sport Racing Drone is perfect for the intermediate drone pilot. This drone is more aerodynamic than others from the EMAX company. The speed and power to weight ratio makes it great for those wanting a more powerful and faster flight. However, it is still rigid and durable enough to withstand some abuse. It even offers a mounting system for further customizations later on.

• Caddx Turbo Micro F2 1200TVL FPV Camera
• ECO 2207 1700KV Brushless Motors
• FPV goggles and receiver not included

5. Walkera Furious 215

The Walkera Furious 215 Racing Drone a great pick for someone that wants to get racing right away because it comes ready-to-fly right out of the box! This design features a carbon fiber frame with minimal plastic and a more traditional build for a nostalgic yet futuristic experience. Most of the parts are easily replaced, too, for added convenience in the event of a crash. This drone is a great drone right out of the box but also offers customization capabilities for those wanting to add a little flare.

• Adjustable camera mount
• Left-hand circular polarized antenna
• FPV goggle not included

6. Bolt Drone FPV Racing Drone

The Bolt Drone FPV Racing Drone ideal for the experienced beginner pilot, someone that has flown before, but never invested in a racing drone. You won’t find a better drone under $150.00. It is built for aerodynamics, with slanted propellers to reduce drag time. The LED lights are located in the motor arms, making it even more ideal for racing because clear vision is a necessity. Its durable carbon fiber design will keep it flying longer.

• 14 minute flight time
• Features a 720P HD camera
• FPV goggles included

7. FatShark 101 FPV Racing Drone

The FatShark 101 FPV Racing Drone is the perfect drone for those that are ready for their first FPV drone. This drone has bumpers around all four blades for protection while you learn how to fly in the first-person. It doesn’t have as much power as some of the others on the list, but it is definitely still considered a racing drone. The FatShark 101 is ready to learn with you because it even features an intermediate mode for when you are ready for more of a challenge.

• Features a 5.8 GHz fixed camera
• Two LiPo batteries included
• FPV goggles included

Is FPV For Beginners?

The beautiful thing about flying drones is it doesn’t really matter what drone you start with. Some drones are easier to fly than others, but learning to fly on a racing drone is a fun place to start.

Keep in mind, though, you are learning, which means you are likely to crash your drone more than once in the beginning. Rather than paying for expensive repairs on an expensive racing drone, start out with a trainer drone until you get the hang of flying.

Trainer drones are usually equipped with bumpers but lack FPV capabilities. These drones are made to take a beating. The bumpers surround the blades to keep the blades safe in the event of a crash or collision, and the lack of FPV makes this type of drone cheap yet durable.

However, as mentioned above, many of the racing drones on the list are made with durable carbon fiber material. That means, ideally, you should be able to learn with any one of these FPV racing drones without doing a lot of expensive damage.

No matter what you choose, you really can’t go wrong in the decision to start flying racing drones. They effectively took the drone industry into a more adventurous category. These fast-paced, exhilarating aircrafts are sure to take your hobby to the next level too.

Hal Simmons

When I first started flying drones I was always afraid of damaging my drone. I would always be thinking what if. I questioned myself often and as a result it made me question various aspects of flying drones. In the process I learned a lot. This is why I feel I have a lot of information that will be helpful to beginners and intermediate drone enthusiasts. Of course I still have a lot to learn so join me on this journey and I am sure you will enjoy the adventure ahead of us.

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