The QAV-X FPV Racing Drone - A Top Performing Racing and Acrobatic Drone


Are you thinking of buying your first, or perhaps next racing quadcopter drone? If so, you'll definitely want to include the QAV-X racing drone (on sale now for $269.99, regular price $369.99) in your shopping list. Buying the QAV-X FPV quadcopter racing drone is like getting a two-for-one deal: you buy an astonishingly fast racing drone, and find yourself to also receiving an incredibly agile and fantastic aerial acrobatic drone. The same sharpness and responsiveness in movement appreciated in the QAV-X drone for racing around challenging, tight race tracks can is applied in open blue skies to perform back flips, front flips, 360° rolls, or a combination of any of these consecutively. So what exactly powers the incredibly fast and furious flying machine that is the QAV-X FPV racing drone?
QAV-X Ultra Light Drone Racing Frame with Integrated Protective Camera Housing

QAV-X Drone Racing Frame: a Crash-Resistant Frame that Accentuates Speed, Agility, and Forward Momentum The x-configured full carbon fibre quadcopter drone racing frame has become quite standard in the drone racing industry. This makes it easily customizable for any drone hobbyists interested in the more technical aspects of hobby drones. What is slightly different about the QAV-X racing drone's frame is the size ratio between the propeller arms and main body part of the frame, with the propeller arms extending slightly further out than usual for similar-sized drones. The result is a slightly extended wheelbase (distance between front and rear drone motors), all of which enhances the QAV-X's forward momentum, and overall speed and agility. The thickness and width of the propeller arms of the QAV-X are well proportioned relative to the centre body, a feature that contributes towards this drone's overall light weight. 
QAV-X Ultra Light Drone Racing Frame with Integrated Protective Camera Housing

Two final observations about the QAV-X's frame are in order. The first pertains to the integrated protective housing for the drone's adjustable, 1/3" CMOS 700TVL, first-person-view (FPV), augmented virtual reality drone racing camera with 2.8mm IR coating. The design is such that the delicate FPV camera is so well couched inside the drone's frame that it would hardly sustain a scratch, or any disturbance to its electric wiring, in the event of a crash or other form of impact. Two vertical plates on each side of the drone's camera have been smoothened, and rounded to ensure minimal drag. The second observation about the QAV-X's frame relates to the double-plated tower that forms the QAV-X's centre part, a feature that effectively protects the QAV-X's firmware and hardware from top to bottom. 

Emax RS2205S 2300KV Motors


QAV-X's Drone Racing Motors - The QAV-X comes equipped with respectable, and powerful Emax RS2205S 2300KV drone racing motors (also known as the "red bottom motors") that weigh approximately 28.8g, and that are perfectly suited for the QAV-X's 5" thick, tri-blade aerodynamic drone racing propellers. This type of motor is at the top of the RS2205S class in terms of its performance, even to the extent that they provide response times and thrust equal to 2206 class drone racing motors. This is largely due to an improvement in the design of the motor's arc magnets and tighter air gaps in the motor. 

30A BHELI_S DSHOT

QAV-X's Electronic Speed Controllers - The QAV-X comes equipped with state-of-the-art 30A BHELI_S DSHOT electronic speed controllers (ESC). In case anyone is unaccustomed with this technology, electronic speed controllers act to vary a drone motor's speed, direction, as well as its dynamic break. DSHOT is said to be the newest, and most current code that is being developed and tested to achieve optimum control over a drone's engine. Overall, the DSHOT is currently said to provide better, faster response times relative to engine throttle control. 

With what pertains to BHELI_S, the "_S" is used to differentiate it from its base code (BHELI), and also represents the very latest, improved, next generation ESC firmware. The overall difference between this next generation ESC firmware and its base predecessor ESC is better drone control, smoother and quieter flight, faster motor response times, and an overall better drone racing performance and experience. In short, the QAV-X racing drone is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic speed controllers on all fours. 

F4 Flight Controller

QAV-X's Flight Controller - the QAV-X is also equipped with state-of-the-art flight control. For anyone unfamiliar with this technology, a drone's flight controller can be described as a drone's nerve centre that regulates anything from GPS auto pilot to basic drone flight stabilization. The QAV-X comes with an advanced (BetaFlight and RaceFlight-ready) F4 flight controller that essentially ensures higher processing speeds, higher degree of precision and control over your airborne QAV-X racing drone, faster speeds, and overall better performance. 

Final Remarks: in short the QAV-X racing drone is an overall excellent drone if you're looking to buy a quality racing or aerial acrobatic drone. Its designers and creators had nothing else but speed and superior performance in mind when they designed the QAV-X racing drone, from its ultra-light x-configured carbon fibre racing frame, to its 2206-class drone racing motors and thick 5" tri-blade aerodynamic propellers, to its state-of-the-art electronic speed controllers and flight controller. The QAV-X racing drone is definitely one to include on our shopping list next time you're considering purchasing a racing drone, or a fun, dynamic aerial acrobatic drone.

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