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QAV-X Charpu Edition Racing Quadcopter

Remember last year when I said x-frames will take over the drone racing and freestyle scene? Yup. Just call me Nostradamus… Nostraquadmus? Anyway, check out the new QAV-X Charpu from Lumenier! Backed by one of the (if not THE) most popular pilots in FPV, Carlos Puertolas, aka Charpu, this new frame sports classic x-geometry coupled with Lumenier’s always-high-quality carbon fiber [...]

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Dromida XL Drone

Dromida XL 370 RTF Drones

New from Dromida is the XL 370 RTF Drone and XL 370 FPV Camera Drone. Both units are loaded with features to be easy to fly, safe, and fun. The XL drones have an auto takeoff/landing button that makes getting off the ground and landing extraordinarily easy. It just takes one touch of the takeoff button and the XL will hover [...]

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Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Unboxing

We just got our hands on the new Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Quadcopter. It’s got some really impressive stats like a 4K camera, top speed of 36mph, dual gps system, and 3-axis gimbal. The transmitter comes with a mount big enough to hold all smart phones, and even some small tablets. The software is available on both iOS and Android. [...]

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Blade Theory X 195 FPV Kit

Blade Theory X 195 FPV Kit

New and hot for the FPV racing crowd is the Blade Theory X 195 Kit. The folks at Blade put a bunch of forward thinking into the Theory X, using their years of airframe knowledge to develop a race quad that is suitable for everyone from noobs to national champions. What’s the scoop on the Theory X? Glad you asked- * [...]

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Dromida Kodo HD Drone

Dromida Kodo HD Camera Drone

New from the good folks at Dromida is the Kodo HD Camera Drone. Yes indeed, the Kodo HD shoots in 1080p for true high-def images and video. It is also lighter weight than the original Kodo, giving you better response in the air and longer flight times. * 1080p video at 30fps * Weight- 12 grams * Fail-safe * New body * LED lights * Auto-flip [...]

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RISE RXS270 Extreme Race Drone

RISE RXS270 Extreme FPV Racing Drone

Have you been thinking about entering the world of high speed drone racing? You aren’t alone, a lot of people have been adding a race drone to their rc garage. Aimed right at new FPV racers is the RXS270 from a new company called RISE. The RXS270 is a pure-bred drone racer sporting a light, yet tough, carbon fiber chassis. [...]

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Hitec QuadRacer 280

Hitec QuadRacer 280

Coming soon to a hobby shop near you is the Hitec QuadRacer 280. Aimed at people looking to get their feet wet in FPV racing, the QuadRacer 280 is loaded with features. Some of its highlights include- * 2.4GHz 6 channel radio * High resolution 4.3″ LCD video monitor * 300,000 Pixel 135° field-of-view camera * 2300kV brushless motors * 3S 2000mAh LiPo battery & [...]

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Unboxing – Rise RXD250 Extreme Durabilty Racing Drone

Looking to get your feet wet with a 250mm-sized racing quadcopter? Check out these unboxong shots of the new Rise RXD250. The RXD250 is a great piece of kit if you’re looking for your first (or second, or third… We know how this hobby goes!) racing drone. Sporting a foam/carbon composite body, the RXD is “receiver ready” and comes with everything [...]

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RPM Prop Guards

RPM Dromida Vista & Ominus Prop Guards

Have you been having a blast flying a Dromida Ominus or Vista? If so, RPM has a new upgrade for your quad. New from RPM are Prop Guards that fit both the Ominus and the Vista. Props guards go a long way towards protecting your props during hard landings or crashes, plus they can prevent damage if you accidentally fly [...]

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HD FPV Racing – Coming Soon From Connex

Guys, this is big. As of now, all FPV racing drones utilize an analog video signal for flight imagery. Of course you can strap a GoPro or any other of about a dozen HD cameras on to your FPV racer to capture footage, but not to use as a flight camera. Aerial photography rigs have long used HD FPV (see: [...]

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Hover Camera – Autonomous Camera Drone from GetHover

With a dozen new drone releases per week, it’s hard to stand out. The Hover Camera caught my eye big time this week. With its unique form factor, ease of use, stylish design and feature list, the Hover Camera from GetHover promises to be unique. Hover Camera says that their innovative new drone is “the world’s first truly consumer-friendly self-flying camera [...]

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Voodoo Quads VDQ210 FPV Racing Quadcopter - Build & In-Depth…

Good afternoon, loyal Squids! RedPandaFPV here back with yet another mini FPV racing quad review. Today we will be taking an in-depth look at the very-cool-looking VDQ210 from Florida-based Voodoo Quads. One look at the pictures of this baby and it’s easy to see that the VDQ210 boasts a very unique design that helps it really stand out in a sea of “flying bricks”. I [...]

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KISS FC 32bit Flight Controller from FlyDuino.net

Until recently, almost every single FPV racing flight controller worth it’s salt utilized the ubiquitous CleanFlight firmware. All though the CleanFlight firmware is very capable and user-friendly (even spawning community-generated variations like the awesome BetaFlight), it leaves a lot to be desired. Given minor little annoyances like constant driver issues on PC, as well as more glaring problems such as random and oft-unexplained [...]

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Drone Racing Coming to ESPN

In another move forward on the path to global domination, drone racing will soon be arriving on ESPN. Thanks to the International Drone Racing Association, we will all be watching our favorite hobby continue it’s meteoric rise and take center stage on the world wide leader in sports in the very near future. The international, multi-year deal was announced earlier [...]

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Rogue 130mm FPV Frame from Rebel Miniquads

As the tech marches forever forward, FPV racing quadcopters are getting smaller and smaller. As the components shrink, so do the frames. And weighing in as a featherweight from the boys at Rebel Miniquads, comes the Rogue 130! This is one bad little frame. Available in red, white and black (with more colors to be announced soon), the Rogue 130mm sports a 2mm [...]

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