Introducing the HobbyKing® ™ Spec Class FPV250 Racing drone kit, a mini sized drone with big FPV capability for park fun or FPV Drone racing.
The FPV250 is a mini sized FPV quad copter measuring in at a mere 250mm. This durable, inexpensive FPV multi-rotor platform is perfect for FPV racing or obstacle course flying at your local field.
The glass filled nylon 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 Spec Kit was selected after testing different configurations and coming up with the optimal setup. We started with the durable FPV250 frame and matched it with the powerful Multistar 1704 motors swinging 5x3x3 props. For the ESCs, we went with the light weight Afro v3 12Amps and included a power distribution lead for a plug and play set-up. To round out the power system, a Turnigy 3s 1000mAh battery with matching Mini JST is included. The spec kit also comes with the recommended pan and tilt kit and all hardware for mounting the motors and battery. All that is left is adding your choice of flight controller and FPV gear.
The HobbyKing® ™ Spec FPV250 is a budget minded FPV basher, ready for daredevil obstacles or Spec Class FPV racing. It’s time to start practicing your FPV skills, race season is getting ready to start!
• Afro 12A V3 (SimionK) esc's and new V2 motors with better shaft's for more abuse
• One piece glass filled construction for durability
• Large 55x55mm cage protected flight controller bay
• Mounting Support for a 2 servo pan and tilt camera and video transmitter
• Removable landing gear
• Optimal running gear included, no guess work needed
• Budget minded fun
• Spec class for FPV club racing ( HobbyKingRacing.com )
Height: 106mm with Landing Gear and Center Cage
1 x FPV250 frame kit
4 x Multistar 1704 Motors (updated shafts)
1 x Battery 1000mAh Turnigy 11.1V (3s LiPoly)
4 x Propellers 5x3x3in 2 green 2 black (CW and CCW)
4 x Afro V3 12A ESCs (Simionk)
1 x Power distribution Lead with Mini JST
1 x FPV pan and tilt kit
1 x Hardware for motor mounting and battery strap
Flight controller such as the KK2.1.5
Minimum 4ch radio (6ch recommended for FPV and FC use)
FPV gear (optional)
Unit Weight (g):
Max Charge Rate(C):
If you are new to the world of drones, this kit is a great way to get your foot in the door.
The frame is decent, but nothing special. For a newbie it may be a challenge to fit everything in the space provided, but if challenges bother you, racing quads may not be your thing. Being plastic, it doesn't take much impact to snap a motor mount off. In my case a 20 foot free fall was enough.
The motors are surprisingly powerful. I was skeptical as I pulled them out of the box because they look pretty small for a 110g frame, but they work great! Not the fastest thing in the world, but good enough to get started, and a little noisy compared to most.
I had problems with the ESCs. On my second day of flying, one of them let out a puff of smoke and grounded me. There were 4 in the kit, I bought 3 replacements, and only 3 still work. I accept that this could be my fault since I did solder them rather than use the banana plug. In any case, anyone buying this kit should buy extra ESCs.
In summary, it's a good kit to get started on, but you will most likely outgrow it very quickly.This was my first quad (although I have flown model aircraft on and off for many years). It did take me a little while to figure out how to build up the quad in terms of connections and placements but I think all that google time is good to get a feel for the options and how the parts work.
I don't have a lot to compare it to but the it seems to fly well to me and proved durable. I had a 15m drop flat onto the belly (due to me not pushing the battery connector in firmly) and everything was OK. I had lots of hard landings that it rode though. Eventually a crash broke one of legs off (simple glue job) and when I fired it up again one of the prop blades flew off. I was surprised it took 3 battery packs for me to break a prop as a novice. All in all, for the price and as an intro to quads of this style, I am really impressed.
If you are new to this like me, be prepared to spend a bit of time figuring out how to put it together with limited instructions. It is a combo of parts after all not a kit with step by step instructions.
This is a nice little kit.
I bought it as my first quad, as have many other people. For that reason, some step-by-step instructions would be nice to include. I did OK but I have friends who I imagine would struggle. It would also be really helpful to include suggested PID values for builders who decided not to go with the KK board (I went for a Naze32).
This kit would also benefit from the inclusion of some spare props (beginners!), and some M5 locknuts for the props.
Other than those points, I think it's pretty good and I'd recommend it.So Far so good. Built the other day and test flown within an hour.. Flight times with the 1000 mAH battery are roughly 7-8 mins with Carbon Props and 8-9 Mins with an 1100 mAH Battery from RMRC.. So much more responsive then my bigger quad. Decided on a regular KK over the mini KK I already have, but overall its a good flying quad and very strong. I haven't tried the supplied 3 blade props, I bought a ton of Gemfan 5x3 carbon Props and ABS Props from RMRC.. Just wish there was a way to hide more of the wiring, especially the wiring for the ECS's to Battery connector... Thinking of some small stand offs for the KK board and hiding it all under there?!?!?This is my first quad build and it went without a hitch! It was super fun and easy to do once I looked at all the documents and web videos. It flies great - I'm truly amazed. Only thing I would improve is the landing legs because they do not stay in so I had to apply some CA glue. Value is great as well. Nice job Hobbyking!!Very good starting racer kit. Easy to build, fly with kk2.1.5 like a charm. Perfect first quad. Here is mine: https://youtu.be/1CF88N-6WWwpro:
flies really stable with kk 2.1.5
components work together really well - no real heat at the motors or esc's
one propeller was broken, right after first moving the propeller but without proper settings of the kk 2.1.5Nice combo kit for beginners. Easy to build. Possible upgrade.Love it, very good en sturdy construction. Wan't brake, even not at heavy crashes. Props are cheap and weak, bought some carbon 2 blade props and now it runs perfect, stable en is FAST :-)
The feet have to be glued to the frame, otherwise you will lose them.
Use it in combination with a KK2.1.5 board, latest firmware update. Don't forget to order the servo leads as these are not included.
Also ordered the USB linker to update the firmware on the ESC's, nice and easy, makes a differencei had a mini kk2.1.5 that i stuck in this and the controller cage really doesn't like it to much. The build was really easy. Don't use the motor mount brackets just use the 2x10mm bolts and washers directly through the frame into the motors. It flies perfect and its got A TON of power. With bare essentials (kk2.1.5 mini, FS receiver, 1000mah 3s, motors , esc's) it bounces around 40pcnt throttle and gets airborne around 46pcnt. Hover from 44-46pcnt. With that setup and easy self leveling round and round flight in my kitchen to test everything out i got a little over 8 minutes of flight.
Absolutely recommend this kit for sure.
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