Race handle: Xhover
Time flying: A little over 5 years
Bird setup: Xhover R5X; Xhover 2206–2360Kv motors;
RaceFlight Revolt FC; 30A speed controls
〉〉 Do a clean build so that if you do need to troubleshoot
anything, you can find the issue right away.
〉〉 Always remove your props when troubleshooting; never leave
〉〉 When prepping before the race, plan your practice and get
a track layout beforehand. This way you can set up the same
track or a similar one at your local flying field.
Blade Torrent /
This drone is
fun and easy
to fly around
Hitec QuadRacer 280 /
to go with
RiSe RXD250 /
This is a
RiSe vusion House Racer /
you need to
5 First Drones racer tips
Race handle: CaliFrag
Time flying: 3 years
Bird setup: Venom racing drone (4S 1300mAh); Cobra
Champion CP-2205–2300Kv motors; Aikon SEFM 20A speed
controls; RunCam Swift FPV camera; RMRC Cricket video
transmitter; FrSky Taranis X9D transmitter
〉〉 When flying, “be” the aircraft. When you “feel” the tree
branches and leaves clipped by the props, then you’ll know
that you’re connected to your machine.
〉〉 Before the race, sleep and eat well; race day can be
MicHael caRMena Ty
Race handle: MadMikeyR32
Time flying: 5. 5 years
Bird setup: My own designs, plus ImpulseRC Alien 5-inch;
SiganDrone Sigan X190HD; Fat Shark HDV2 goggles with
LaForge receiver; Spektrum DX8
〉〉 Avoid complicated builds.
〉〉 When flying at a new location, it’s a good idea to fly nice and
slow. Learn your surroundings before you start pushing it.
〉〉 Before a race, make sure the quad is running at 100 percent. Test everything, including video range and the quad’s
Race handle: blaze_fpv Instagram
Time flying: About six months
Bird setup: Top secret
〉〉 ABR (Always Be Recording!). When you perform that
outstanding move or have a crash that is impossible to
describe, a video will tell it all.
〉〉 Before the race, don’t drink caffeine if it makes you shaky. It
affects me, and I don’t fly as smoothly.
〉〉 The number-one mistake of a new pilot is flying on someone
else’s video channel—been there, done that.
RiSe vusion extreme /
This drone is
off to the
ready, set, go!
Start your racing career with one of these
birds. They come set up for FPV, and they
won’t break the bank.