Are you ready to get the sight of the virtual cockpit as an airplane racer? Or are you an aerial photographer keen on capturing the breathtaking view with a remote camera? If so, you should try first-person-view(FPV) racing drones to enjoy both racing and a real-time view.
Racing drone selection depends on the following criteria for beginners:
The amount of thrust a drone produces shows how much it can lift. If a drone’s thrust-to-weight is over 3.0, this drone is suitable for racing. The higher the amount is, the faster the drone can be.
2. Battery cells
The battery pack voltage, which is decided by the number of battery cells, is critical since it affects the maximum motor speed of a drone. Basically, more battery cells allows a drone to fly faster.
3. Type of controller
Joystick controller enables you to have quicker reverse control as it is easy to handle a jerk with a joystick.
5. Legal consideration
Do make sure that you keep yourself updated with all the drone regulations in Singapore, regarding restricted areas and permission to fly near private properties.
Here is the limited fly zone in Singapore as below:
And for Malaysia, you can refer to FAQ of Unmanned Aircraft System (‘UAS’)/Drones by CAAM. You can’t fly your drone (applies to all type of UAS)
• in Class A, B, C or G airspace
• within an aerodrome traffic zone
• at the height of more than 400 feet above the surface of the earth
So if you are interested to hold a drone racing game with your friends, remember to choose a legal location for drone flying.
Here are the 2 interesting racing drones I picked and would like to introduce for you.:
Holy Stone HS160 Shadow
Design: it is a state-of-the-art series of drones in the drone market. It is compact and FOLDABLE! It is small enough to be put in your pocket if you are intended to bring it with you.
Camera: it is equipped with a Wi-Fi FPV 720PI HD tiny camera. It allows you to have a clear sight of VR headset
Modular and Bonus Battery: It is way CHEAPER than DJI Spark and Parrot Bebop 2. Although it has shorter battery life, it is compensated with extra batteries that recharge quickly!
Holy Stone HS170 Predator
Design: It has propeller guards and extra blades so that you don’t need to be concerned about crashing. Also, each arm has small landing feet that are able to protect from being damaged.
Battery: its flying time is about 6-8 minutes and its charging time is about 60-80 minutes.