So, yeah; I’ve managed to pick up another disease. Did I say disease? I meant hobby. A couple of fellow coworkers of mine are RC hobbyists of the aerial variety. One of my cohorts in particular has turned me on to the world of quad rotor racing.
It is a very neat (and expensive) hobby to get into, and it is not without it’s challenges. AFA “drones” go, decent Ready to Fly (RTF) vehicles can be costly. There are cheap ones, but like most consumer goods…you get what you pay for. There is nothing wrong with what I would call toy drones either as a starting place. I started out with one from Costco for $80. It served as a good learning tool, but after seeing what a custom built racing quad (rotor) could do, I knew I had to have one.
The following are build progress photos for my first custom built racing quad.
Parts list (to be installed):
Frame: MRM 250 OSO V3 Racing Edition Bundle
Flight Controller: Seriously Dodo
Receiver: FrSky XSR
FPV Cam: TBD (considering RunCam 2)
Select batteries and charger
Select and install FPV gear (camera, VTX, monitor/goggles)