Spedix S250Q Carbon Fiber Racing Drone w/CC3D PDB Motor ESC Propellers (ARF)
Are you feed-up with building and looking for a great value 250 drone that doesn’t need building? Then the Spedix S250Q is the drone for you. It comes with all the great features including already installed Sunnsky motors, Spedix speed controllers, CC3D flight controller and Spedix PDB all on a high quality Spedix frame.
The CC3D Flight controller provides a crisp feel when doing extreme flying. The Spedix ESC’s are flashed with SimonK program for quick response, smooth throttle, low running temperature. They also come with a bright red or green LED’s to make it easy to determine the orientation of the multirotor. The Sunnsky motors give you a great turn of speed.
The high quality pure carbon fiber and high strength ABS resin frame construction improves both the handling and crash resistance. The light weight helps with the get up and go and agile handling.
The Spedix S250Q is supplied complete with a full set of props, prop adapters and all fixtures and fittings.
• Powerful Sunnysky 2204 2300KV motors
• Pre-tuned CC3D flight control system
• Round 12A SimonK program ESCs
• Power distribution board (with XT60 connector)
• Flashed with SimonK program, quick response, smooth throttle
• Has a bright LED lights to indicate the orientation of a multirotor
• Pure carbon fiber and high strength ABS resin construction
Frame Kit Specs:
Materials: Pure carbon fiber and high strength ABS resin
Frame weight: 143g
Item Name: Sunnysky 2204 2300kv brushless motor
Height: 28mm (to top of shaft)
Battery: 2-3S Lipoly
Power Distribution Board Specs:
Input: 3-4s Lipoly
Output: 5V@3A and 12V@3A
Weight: 22.5g(include aluminum plate)
Flight Controller Specs:
Input voltage: 4.8-6.0V
Item Name: Round 12A ESC
Input voltage: 2-4S LiPoly battery
Continuous current: 12A (Max 18A@10S)
Dimensions: Φ23x5.5mm (excluding capacitor)
1 x S250Q frame kit
1 x CC3D flight controller
4 x 2204 2300KV brushless motors
2 x Round 12A SimonK program ESC with red LED
2 x Round 12A SimonK program ESC with green LED
1 x Power distribution board (with XT60 connectors)
2 x 5045 cw propeller
2 x 5045 ccw propeller
1 x Standoff Set for controller and power distribution board
1 x Battery strap
1300-2200mah 3S LiPoly battery
5-6 channel TX/RX
I bought this during the warehouse sale. ARF is a bit of a misnomer, as it is no where near Almost Ready to Fly. It's a kit. It took me about 5 hours to assemble and program. I was a little worried when I discovered that OpenPilot is GONE (the interface for the CC3D board included with the kit. LibrePilot has replaced OpenPilot. I had to flash the board with new firmware. No problem doing the flash. When the flash was done the board the the software coexisted peacefully. The "instructions" are VERY minimal. I do have one gripe...the "instructions" show motor #1 with a CCW prop...so that was the key to the way I set up the quad. When it lifted off, it whirled like a dervise on the yaw axis...all of the motor rotations were backwards. Easiest solution was to remove the two front arm assemblies and swap them side to side...then do the same thing with the back two arms. Back outside and this time it flew flawlessly. I have about 1 hours flight time on it now, still on the props that came with it. Plenty of power. Flying on 3s 2200mah. Getting about 15 minutes with gentle flying. I estimate speed to be about 50mph with the 3 cell. Haven't tried a 4 cell yet, but I'm guessing maybe 70mph? Very smooth, steady, and precise in the air. Flying FPV with a Caddx camera and goggles. With the sale price, this provides tremendous bang for the buck. The "regular" price is still a great deal. Start figuring what it would cost to buy 4 motors, 4 ESC's, frame kit, power distribution board, CC3d FC board, props, etc. It would cost you twice what the kit costs. Comes with SunnySky motors which are working very well. As per my usual process, I used loctite on all metal to metal screw connections. NO screws stripped or failed to secure. Some of the button head screws were a sloppy fit with a 1.5mm allen wrench and I had to use a 1/16" wrench instead; minor annoyance. Nothing has vibrated loose. Used tiny drop of elmers white glue to secure the nylon standoffs.Purchased this on sale, wasn't to sure about it from reviews. My experience has been great. I did have some screws that the sockets were different (2.5mm x 10mm) some I used a 2 mm and a 1/16" wrench. I watched videos online to see how to assemble quad and program flight controller. The props that come with it will break very easy. (They are identical to the Gemfan props) I purchased the Dalprops with bull nose and they work very well. Overall I really like it for money I paid. ($41.36)All of my screws stripped as-well. I tried multiple different wrench sets on each fresh screw just trying to get a decent snug tight before they would spin loose and strip. (I tried standard wrenchs too but these are made for metric).
On my 5th flight with a fresh battery after a 5 minute break from flying the previous battery I tookoff to test my video range over a lake. In less than a minute of flight time as I was returning to myself, all rotors stopped dead. My CC3D board gave out on the 3rd flight and it plummeted into the lake. Complete loss. I ordered this kit a week ago for $76.99, since then HK has increased the cost to $142.43
A nice little slap on the face to cap off this whole experience. Even though I have a bunch of spare parts I doubt I will ever build a Spedix again.every screw i used on the body stripped before even being tight. this is a new level for the disgusting quality of screws hobbyking provide. I installed 1 arm wrong and cannot remove it because these screws have just worm away leaving no groove at all. i don't even know how it is possible and if you spend 500 years in china looking down ever shady shop you will not find worse quality screws.
All hobby flyers know what the importance of good quality parts are and also one of the motor caps were missing so i need to get reverse threaded lock nuts....wonderful