Becoming a drone racer is something that you might want to try, if this is the first time that you’d heard of drone racing then we’ll give a brief introduction. FVP (first-person view) drone racing is a motorsport where drone racers participate by controlling drones that contain cameras. A drone racer will wear a head-mouthed display that shows the live stream camera feed from the drone itself; what the drone sees, you see in real time. The goal would typically involve the completion of a course as fast as possible. Drone racing is hosted in numerous major cities, but it recently started in 2014 at Australia.

ARRIS X-Speed 250B 250mm Quadcopter Racer


The ARRIS X-Speed Quadcopter is a racing drone that’s designed for extreme speeds, this is entirely different from UVA drones like the DJI; these on the other hand offers incredible stable flying. Racers that love extreme flight stability might not want to go for this drone even with GPS. Openpilot flight controllers might still not offer the kind of stability that you would have liked. But this is ideal for extreme speeds, there is stability but not so much compared to other models. The complete package includes the following:

  • 4 ARRIS Swift 2-A ESC
  • 4 ARRIS 2205 2300KV Brushless Motor (2CW + 2CCW)
  • 4 ARRIS 5045 3 blade propeller
  • 1 ARRIS X Speed 250B Frame

  • 1 5.8G 200mw 32CH FPV TX
  • 1 RadioLink AT9 9 CH radio receiver
  • 1 F3 Flight controller (6DOF Version)
  • 1 700TVL Camera

On an additional note, they highly recommend that drone racers shouldn’t upgrade any of the firmware in the flight controller. But if you want to upgrade it, then seek the guidance of an expert flyer and reset the given parameter based on the manual.

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