Since buying my first quadcopter in August 2015 which was a Cheerson CX10, these are really small but still fun to fly around. From there I went to a Syma X5C-1 which is a 250 mm class machine. All the quadcopters that I have bought so far have been the toy grade ones. They are fun to fly and for most of them the parts are fairly cheap. Motors seems to be one of the main consumable items other that stuff you break when you crash like props, landing skids etc. Wanted to try something with a brushless motor so I was doing some research when I ran across the Eachine Racer 250 at Banggood. They had the ATF version on sale for $129.99 so I picked up one.
This was my 1st non toy quadcopter. It came assembled but did not include a transmitter or receiver. I ordered a cheap receiver by Redcon from GearBest but it would not stay bound so I had no confindence in it. I then bought an Orange RX616xn which is really really small and light but I was having issues getting it configured so I ordered a Lemon 6 channel PWM reciever. I arrived the other day I I have it all setup and working. Didn’t like the fact that much of it was exposed so I am not waiting for some clear shrink wrap tubing so I can give it some protection from the elements and then I will be able to mount it. Today I order an antenna mount that will hold the twin antennas at a 45 degree angle. This will help keep the antenna away from the carbon fiber frame.
This being a racer it is meant to be flown FPV but I am not sure it is a good quad to learn on so I will be using my Wltoys V262 to learn to fly FPV, In the mean time I will fly the ER250 LOS this will get me more familiar with how it flies and should be a little easier on broken parts. With any luck this time next week I will have taken the ER250 out for it’s first flight. I have hovered it a bit in the front yard. I need some wide open spaces to get used to it.