This looks like a lot of fun – a couple of quadcopters with inbuilt Nerf-disk guns dogfighting in a dusty warehouse.
You might be looking to get into mini FPV quad without having to spend a fortune and without having to build your own from scratch. If that’s the case, this Plug ‘N’ Fly 250 quad from HobbyKing could be worth considering.
The DYS 250 PNF quadcopter has all of the functionality and flexibility of a DIY frame and the ease of use of a PNF. The latest DYS offering incorporates quality BE series brushless motors, fully licensed open pilot CC3D flight control board (pre-tuned), BLheli speed controllers and a folding frame design which neatly folds into the supplied storage case.
The CC3D Flight controller provides a crisp feel when flying tricopters, quads, hexcopters, octocopters, and even fixed wing planes and has been specifically selected for this PNF quadcopter to bring you a super stable quadcopter straight out of the box.
- PNF format add your receiver and let the fun begin
- 20A Opto BLHeli Speed controllers
- Powerful DYS BE series 2300kv motors
- Pre-tuned CC3D flight control system
- Open pilot cloud configured and pre-tuned
- Folding portable frame
- Handy carrying case included
- Extremely durable carbon fiber construction
For more details, visit the HobbyKing product page.
This pilot’s throttle control as he speeds his mini quad through a multi-level carpark is pretty amazing. The carbon frame quad he’s using takes a pounding when he hits one of the concrete columns, but remains pretty much intact.
The mini quad in the video is a “Shredder” from uav-rc.com
If you’ve not heard of Charpu or more importantly, seen him fly FPV, then you’ve in for a treat. What this guy can do with a quad seems to defy the laws of physics.
The lads from Flite Test catch up with Charpu, ask him about his flying style and get a live demo of why he’s renowned as one of the best FPV pilots.
Subscribe to Charpu’s Youtube Channel here.
Mini quads are the new black, mainly because they can be fast, nimble, but above, they’re cheap. And being cheap it means you can crash them and repair them cost effectively. Probably can’t say the same for a DJI Phantom!
Hobbyking came out with their own 250 mini quad recently and it certainly ticks all the boxes. These kits come with everything except the flight controller board, they recommend a KK board, radio control and FPV gear.
These little quads are great for people who want to learn to fly FPV and don’t want to worry about crashing an expensive quad. At around the $120 for the frame, motors ESC’s, battery and props, if you have a radio sitting around, you’ll have yourself an FPV setup for under $300 once you buy an FPV camera and receiver.
For details, checkout the Hobbyking product page.