Interactive matrix may take a few seconds to load… CLICK matrix for latest prices. *DRONE RACING INTERNATIONAL FPV and FPV Life were asked to vote for their ‘Favourite frame that fits the ’air-unit’ for digital FPV from DJI?’. **DRONE RACING INTERNATIONAL FPV was asked to vote for their ‘Favourite race frame‘ and ‘Freestyle frame of the moment‘. Arm and weight data sourced from product descriptions. The majority of links on these tables are affiliate links. I receive a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you make a purchase after clicking one of the affiliate links. Support FPVcompare directly by becoming a Patreon supporter.
The frame of an FPV racing drone plays an outsized role in its dynamic experience. FPV racing drone frames can be roughly split into two distinct categories; racing and freestyle. Racing frames prioritise light weight and aerodynamic efficiency for maximum speed, whilst freestyle frames favor strength and dynamic smoothness for optimal footage.
Our FPV racing drone frame comparison matrices (above) are designed to point you towards the racing or freestyle frame with the greatest popularity, lowest weight, greatest value or most appealing form-factor. If you want to know which frame is used by championship-winning FPV racers, check out part lists from ‘Racer X‘ and other Top Flight FPV Racers. Next, discover community favourites or use the decision flowchart below to navigate current FPV technology.
Interactive CLICK flowchart for product or comparison matrix links. For links to the illustrated Racer and Freestyle parts visit the FPV Community Picks page. FPV = First person view, PNP = plug and play, which requires you purchase a seperate controller and receiver to plug into the multirotor flight controller then bind, bind & fly quads require you purchase and bind a seperate controller, LiPo = Lithium-polymer, Whoop = 55-75mm size multirotor with a 1S LiPo, Powerwhoop = 75mm whoop with a more powerful 2S LiPo. Cinewhoop = 75mm or above Powerwhoop with HD recording function. Flowcart inspired by Gulzar’s ‘Want to fly quadcopters’ flowchart at FPVfrenzy.