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APSprich

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So, I am fairly new to Drone Piloting and picked up a couple GoPro Karma's last month. I fly them about every day. I love the Karma for getting great videos and pics...like the family sedan. They are great at zipping around to get cool shots, BUT now I am looking for something more sporty with racing and snap barrel rolls in mind...

Looking into racing drones has left me asking where the heck I can find one?? Everything my search has turned up seems slow and made for beginners. My Karma hits 35-40mph and lasts 20min. I'm looking for something sleek and sexy that can hit like 60mph and lasts at least 20 min. Everything I see looks like an ugly erector set, lasts only 5-8 minutes, and maybe hits 30mph... I need faster, longer, stronger, and more. What am I missing?
 

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On the bright side, you can expect speeds way over 60mph. Double that and you have a fast racing quad. Put some really fast stuff on there, and hit over 160mph.

CatalystMachineworks.com
Pirofliprc.com
Getfpv.com
Racedayquads.com
Readytoflyquads.com
Banggood.com (China)
Gearbest.com (China)
Tons more...
 

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So, I am fairly new to Drone Piloting and picked up a couple GoPro Karma's last month. I fly them about every day. I love the Karma for getting great videos and pics...like the family sedan. They are great at zipping around to get cool shots, BUT now I am looking for something more sporty with racing and snap barrel rolls in mind...

Looking into racing drones has left me asking where the heck I can find one?? Everything my search has turned up seems slow and made for beginners. My Karma hits 35-40mph and lasts 20min. I'm looking for something sleek and sexy that can hit like 60mph and lasts at least 20 min. Everything I see looks like an ugly erector set, lasts only 5-8 minutes, and maybe hits 30mph... I need faster, longer, stronger, and more. What am I missing?
Build your own and get what you want.
 

APSprich

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Build your own and get what you want.
Even looking at kits and parts, what you end up with seems to be framework with a few props stuck on it. I am looking for something that looks like a fighter jet/attack helio and has the muscle to back it up. I don't mind building it, but I also don't want to buy an entire fabrication shop to do it, lol.
 

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Just land and change batteries. :D

You may like some of the frames from shendrones, there are several with cool canopies, some which cover the arms for a uniform look. Tomoquads has some nice ones as well. Also the CatalystMachineworks 'Merica is a cool looking frame.

Best place to find new ideas is probably rotorbuilds.com.
 
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Piccopower

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Even looking at kits and parts, what you end up with seems to be framework with a few props stuck on it. I am looking for something that looks like a fighter jet/attack helio and has the muscle to back it up. I don't mind building it, but I also don't want to buy an entire fabrication shop to do it, lol.
That’s just silly.... basic parts and a soldering iron will get the job done... the fighter jet or helicopter... well heck, you can get either one of those in gas or electric... a drones a drone and gonna look like a drone.... I think catalyst is doing a great job with their Merica builds... and doing a 6s will probably have the muscle to back it up....even a 4s is going to have the muscle... keep us posted as to what you decide
 

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Eww, love Catalyst Machineworks but I hate that frame. I guess I just hate freestyle frames but looking at that thing makes me livid! lol xD
Me too, yuck! Funny I just had an argument with a friend who said that there was no difference between a freestyle and a racing frame, it's all in how you fly. He flies a Chameleon. I compared it to a new build I'm working on (6" Aether) and asked him to point out 1 thing that was similar between the 2. All he could come up with was 4 arms hahaha
 

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Just noticed my comments on the Smooth Operator. Ordered one last night bwahahaha
 

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of course ive gotta plug flynocerous here.
great frames with lifetime replacement if you break it. there are several different frame types/sizes available. great quality and finish. i have a 2", 3" and 5" cerberus.
with camera
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..or in race setup the cerberus 5" is competitive.
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theflynoshop guys are awesome and the group of owners form a pretty cool group (facebook etc) with tons of support and help. they have an active GP team too.
Flynoceros – Flynoceros – Custom Drones
 
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