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Here are the builds with the skills that pay the bills. Although great components are important for top-flight FPV drone racing, ‘Racer X‘ comments that ‘the most important thing is the flying ‘feel’ and the balance between durability versus lightness, and this only comes from real-life testing. This feel is something very personal with some pilots loving very light frames and others prefering a medium weight‘.
Components common to multiple top-flight FPV racing drone builds include the Lumenier AXII 2 Antenna (3/4 builds), TBS Crossfire Nano Receiver (2/4 builds), TBS Unify Pro Nano Video Transmitter (2/4 builds), Hobbywing Xrotor Micro 60A Electronic Speed Controller (2/4 builds), Foxeer Predator Micro V4 Camera (2/4 builds) and Tiger Motors (2/4 builds). If you would like FPVcompare to create a custom clickable graphic of your build, become a Patreon supporter today! Next, discover top flight freestyle builds, community builds or use the decision flowchart below to navigate current FPV racing drone technology.
Interactive CLICK flowchart for product or comparison matrix links. For links to the illustrated RACER PARTS 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.