RISE Vusion House Racer
A great way to take drone racing indoors
BY JOHN REID PHOTOS BY CHERYL VOMACKA MALTBY
First-person-view (FPV) racing is so addictive and fun that, now, having
a quick way to take that excitement inside will be a must-have for every
racer I know. The new Vusion House Racer is not just for the diehard
drone racer; this bird opens up the fun and excitement of FPV racing for
;e Vusion House Racer comes completely
assembled with all the motors, speed controls,
and FPV system set to go. Included are the
completely assembled House Racer, prop guards,
a 3.7V 650mAh 20C LiPo battery pack and USB
battery charger, transmitter, FPV-RM2 monitor,
and goggles. ;e first step, as with many drones
like this, is to charge the battery pack. For the
House Racer, this is accomplished by using any
USB port on the computer to plug in the LiPo
Once that was done charging, I moved on to
the sensor calibration of my transmitter to the
House Racer. ;is is outlined in the manual and
only needs to be done before the first flight.
Most of the time, it is good practice to turn on the
transmitter first. But if you don’t get the battery
plugged in within five seconds (before the left
LED on the transmitter stops blinking), then turn
o; the transmitter and then turn it back on.
;e Vusion House Racer has three flying
modes. Mode 1 has auto-level and mild roll rates
and limited tilt angles—perfect for new racers.
Mode 2 still has auto-level, but it has a higher roll
rate and more control sensitivity, which is good
for the experienced quad racer. Mode 3 has no
limits on the tilt and roll rates, and the quad will
not auto-level; this is for experienced pilots only.
From there, it is only a matter of turning on the
AT A GLANCE
Vusion House Racer
RISE ( explore-rise.com)
3.7V 1S 650mAh LiPo
5 to 6 minutes
$179.99 (RTF); $79.99 (FPV-R);
racing gates, $39.99
WHAT WE LIKE
+ Easy to fly with advanced modes
+ Fast and responds quickly + FPV ready to go + Just plain fun!
1 / GATE KEEPER ;e pylon gate that is included in the racecourse gate system is fairly large, so it’s easy to fly around using FPV.
2 / PROP PROTECTORS Even without the prop guards, the landing gear do good job of protecting the propellers.