A few times a week if it isn’t too windy I take my lunch break to a local park and fly my 250mm quadcopter racing drone for three batteries worth of flying. The parks are not terribly large but they’re forcing me to learn to fly, or deal with the consequences of crashing. Flying this type of drone is a departure for me, as my other birds are all slow-moving GPS based photo/video rigs. They’re about stability. This copter is about speed and agility.
This past weekend I dragged the wife and kid to a big park which has several soccer fields and two baseball fields side by side. There are some light poles too, which provide for some good obstacles to fly around. I found it to be an absolute blast to fly this speedy copter in a bigger open space. It’s SO fast that it needs a lot of space and I can do some crazy turns around the poles.
Thankfully the wife was able to capture some decent pics of the quadcopter in action. Unlike my bigger GPS birds this one needs 100% attention and I can’t let go of the controls to snap a picture.
This 250 quad is the Arris X-Speed 250 which I will be posting a full review of as soon. It is super fun to fly this compared to the big and slow moving GPS based photo ships I typically fly. This thing needs much more space and boy is it fast.
Speedy Quadzales #drone build update. Now have FPV (first person view) camera and transmitter installed. Also worked up a bug antenna style setup for the two receiver antennae. Testing tomorrow. This racer is the Arris X-Speed 250.
My schedule has not been conducive to building new copters lately. I’ve been in the midst of mega rebuild of the 680 Alien quadcopter and associated gimbal setup. The second I got that working to my satisfaction is the second I moved my build energy to the Arris X-Speed 250 quadcopter racer.
It’s a good thing I put off this build, because during the time I took a break from it, they created a build manual! Needless to say, my guesses were completely wrong, so I had to basically rip it all apart and rebuild, and rewire.
The current build state is 3/4 of the frame is assembled. Also, the motors and ESC’s are installed and soldered to the included power/signal distribution board.
Stay tuned for further progress, and future crash videos.