Introducing the HobbyKing FPV250 Ghost V4 edition drone, a mini sized drone with big FPV and night flying fun capability.
The FPV250 is a mini sized FPV drone measuring in at a mere 250mm. This durable, inexpensive FPV multi-rotor platform is perfect for FPV racing or obstacle course flying and at your local field, and now with the full arm length upper facing LEDs that light the translucent frame and props for orientation and the ultra-bright down facing white LEDs making the entire frame glow in the night sky and even more visible in the day. The Included center power distribution board also has a built in 5V UBEC system for aux component use.
The one-piece frame is extremely durable, giving you the confidence to go FPV barnstorming and yet only weighs 110 grams. The front platform is designed to handle up to a 2 servo pan and tilt camera setup and the rear platform supports the video transmitter, to keep it all nice and balanced. The FPV250 has a center bay large enough for most popular flight controllers and includes a top crash cage for protection. There are four integrated strap slots on the bottom to securely hold the battery in place for high G maneuvering. The FPV250 motor mounts can handle anything from a 1506 to 2208 motor and the vented arms provide plenty of cooling for your 7~12A ESCs.
The HobbyKing FPV250 is a budget minded FPV basher, ready for daredevil obstacles or Spec ClassFPV racing and now night flight fun. It’s time to start practicing your FPV skills, race season is getting ready to start!
• Ultra bright full arm length frame mounted LEDs
• All clear frame that grabs the LED lights and glows
• included clear propeller that illuminate with the upper facing LEDs
• Built in 5V UBEC and PDB
• One piece construction for durability
• Large 55x55mm cage protected flight controller bay
• Mounting Support for a 2 servo pan and tilt camera and video transmitter
• Wide range of motor and power options
• Removable landing gear
• Included Clear 5030 prop set
Height: 106mm with landing gear and center cage
4 x Motors 1506~2208
1 x Battery 800~1300mah 7.4~11.1V (2 or 3 cells Lipoly)
4 x ESC’s 7~12A
1 x multi-rotor Flight controller
4ch radio (6ch recommended for FPV and FC use)
FPV gear (optional)
Nice cheap frame kit that is very easy to setup. just note there is a bit of soldering as you would expect. it is a very stable platform and flies very well. Just be wary the legs are a bit easy to break but they can easily be made from something else to replace them. I made a new one from a small piece of aluminium and it works just the same.Like many, I snatched up a few of these in various colors during the 2015 cyber sale. They were practically giving them away. I found the lack of any instructions typically disappointing. But, I had put together the black models before so I pretty much understood what I was getting into.
The LEDs are definitely the reason to buy this. I find red and green to be poor choices for the bottom as I'm a bit red/green color blind and from a distance, it's difficult to determine orientation. Those of you with proper vision won't have any problems.
The power distribution board is a nice touch. Just remember that the 5V and 12V output pads are clean power for your flight controller and FPV equipment... don't try to power an ESC from the clean 12v pad like I did, or you won't get past 1/4 throttle on that motor.
The way your bolt down your PDB and FC to the frame is rather poor, but it works.
In summary, it's cheap. The plastic is indeed hard and brittle, but I haven't cracked mine yet. I think the bottom line is that after you spend over $100 for motors, ESCs, flight controller (and more for FPV), why would you want to put it all on a fragile frame? For me, it's a cheap and fun platform for spare parts. I'd buy it again, but not for building an FPV racer, just for a night time fun quad.Good kit, but absolutely no instructions! Luckily if you google "FPV 250 build" there are plenty of guides online.
The motor mounting plates do not have holes to fit standard 4 hole motors. These will need drilling (or just don't use them and mount direct onto the arms.
The LED strips are not marked, apply power to each one before you mount to determine the correct colour.
The BEC on my dist board did not work for 5 or 12V, didn't matter as I use the one on my ESC.
This kit works brilliantly with a standard KK2.1 board. I bought a KK mini and so had to make an adaptor plate for it to sit on so it could sit above the dist board.
The protective cage on the top will not fit once you have the dist board and FC fitted. You will need spacers to raise it. You will then also need to drill and tap the fitting holes to take a nylon spacer rather than the small screws supplied.
I doubt anybody could complain about this frame. Using KK2 controller with firmware by Steveis. Baby beast 2206 motors and 12a afro speedy combo pack. Turnigy 3 cell 1400 mha battery and gem fan 6040 props, although the 5030 clear props it comes with are ok. Very stable, fast if required and easy to fly at night, I don't loose orientation as easily because the LEDs work awesome. The built it power distribution board is easy to work out. The motor mounting is a little confusing, you put it all together first or you can't slot the feet in later. Drill the mounting brackets a little bigger and use longer screws, but not too long so as to spear the motor windings.Ich liebe diesen Rahmen. Sehr gut sind die Leds im dunklen , aber auch im hellen zu sehen.
Auch ist der Rahmen stabiler als man meint. Nach einem rasanten Flip ist er mir
sehr hard aufgeschlagen. Es ist nur eins von den vier Landegestellen gebrochen.
Sie knnen sehr leicht ersetzt werden. Ich habe jetzt den blauen und den orangen Rahmen.
Bin einfach zufrieden.