With built-in stability, it’s a perfect
first FPV racer
BY JOHN REID PHOTOS BY CHERYL VOMACKA MALTBY
Connex has been in the wireless video transmission
business for a long time, and it has the most reliable
technology so far. When I heard that Connex had decided to
design a racing drone, I knew it would be unique and cutting
edge, and that is exactly what the Falcore is: an innovative
and fun drone for first-time—and experienced—racers.
;is racer comes in a nicely designed box with everything you need inside to get
it in the air. ;e Falcore is fully assembled with the props installed, and extra props
are also included. ;e carbon-fiber arms are attached to the body (also made out
of carbon fiber) with O-rings. ;e O-rings provide rigid support, but if there’s a
hard impact, the arms will dislocate to prevent damage to them and the motors. All
of the expensive and vital equipment (receiver, video transmitter, speed control,
and camera) are protected inside the carbon-fiber tube of the body. ;e video
antenna slides in and locks at the back top of the fuselage. A cavity at the rear of
the quad allows easy access for the battery pack.
Getting this bird ready for flight consists of charging the flight battery and
transmitter, then attaching the ProSight receiver to the transmitter and attaching
the antennae. All of the setup instructions are on the front page of the manual.
;e Falcore’s real advantage, next to its outstanding and uninterrupted video
signal and up-to-80mph flight speed, is its simplicity of flight. A switch on the
front of the transmitter has three flight modes: Shield, Horizon, and Acro. Shield
AT A GLANCE
Connex ( amimon.com/
5 to 7 minutes
720p30 HD (included)
WHAT WE LIKE
+ Fast—up to 80mph + Shield mode allows anyone access to FPV racing
+ ProSight HD video—no video interference
+ Solid frame that is com- pletely assembled
1 / COMPLE TE PACKAGE ;e three main components of this kit are the transmitter, the ProSight receiver, and the Falcore drone.
2 / A GOOD FIT ;e ProSight receiver easily slides on and locks to the transmitter.