Raging Rotors Build Report: 250-Size FPV Racer
Spring is just around the corner, and my fellow coworkers and I are starting the process of getting FPV Racing going at our local flying field. First, I needed a quad! Ok, that might be an overstatement. I have already modified my 200QX for a more FPV ready setup, and I am practicing my racing on a NanoQX FPV. Regardless, I wanted a properly sized, powered, and sleek machine that will make my enemies quiver in fear when I take the starting line.
The hunt took many…minutes…I nabbed myself a Carbon Fiber frame for about $18 shipped, and scrapped my power distribution board and main board (currently a KK2.0) from older quads (usually cost around $50 total for both). For motors, EMaxx makes a mean motor and ESC, and many companies trust them so much that they offer Lifetime Warranties. These motors and ESCs can be found on the web or some shops (my LHS is a dealer for Emaxx via 2DogRC.com). I didn’t get huge motors (max size on a 250 size quad are 2204), but what they lack in size (they are 1806 size), they make up for in the 2300kv power they contain. The motors and ESCs together set me back about $80
I am currently in the final stages of building, as I was waiting for my ImmersionRC 600mW transmitter (Disclaimer: To use 600mW or higher FPV Transmitter systems, one must have proper FCC HAM Radio Licences, as the frequency bands will breach communications for HAM Radio operators. For information about FCC HAM radio licensing, email me or visit the HAM Radio national association page Right Here.), and a little bit better weather to do proper speed testing.
Check out all the pictures of the build progress I have so far and I will provide more as well as other information about FPV racing very soon!
Until next time, Stay Shiny and Keep Flyin’!