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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by APSprich, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. APSprich

    APSprich New Member

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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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    Wayno52 Well-Known Member

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    Hi AP, you’ll find that with almost all racing drones you generally only get 3-5 minutes run time per battery. The aim is smaller/lighter batteries equals a lighter quad. Less damage on impact and faster.
     
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    You can get 20 minutes out of a 220mm class racing quad, but this will require 5 or 6 batteries;)
     
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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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    Build your own and get what you want.
     
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    VirtueViolater Well-Known Member

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    If a race drone flight lasted 20 mins you would need a nap afterwards.....lol
     
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    Hilarious but oh so true :D
     
  8. APSprich

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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.
     
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    I generally fly between 40-60 minutes almost everyday. Maybe 1/3 is spent doing more video/photos, but then I get distracted with low-alt and near miss fly-bys... hence me looking for faster longer flight time :)
     
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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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    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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    But no doubt racing drones are moving in a more aerodynamic direction.
     
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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
     
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    I like it but without the gopro on it.