Are you ready to get the sight of the virtual cockpit as a 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 depend 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 enable you to have a 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:
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 top 5 racing drones we pick for your diverse needs:
1. 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!
2. Holy Stone F181C
Design: it has LED lights on the bottom. Blue lights forward, and red light backward. If can help you fly it during the night.
Camera: it is equipped with 2MP camera. This camera is capable of recording videos at 30 frames and take snaps 720p resolution. It is an average-quality camera in this price range.
Battery: it has two batteries(bonus battery) with longer flight time lasting 7-9 minutes.
3. 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.
4. Holy Stone F181W
Camera: it has a 120-degree field of high-resolution view and is wifi connected. its control range is only 30-50 meters, so you have to be always close to your drone.
Controller: it has a smartphone holder so that you can watch the video as you navigate the drone.
5. Holy Stone GPS FPV RC Drone HS100
Design: it is equipped with GPS so it can offer you the accurate location of your drone. Also, it can automatically go back to your home in case that you lose it, the battery runs out, and the connection signal is too weak.
Camera: it has stabilized HD camera. Within 90 degrees, it is adjustable and able to record a high-quality video.
Operation: it has a Follow me mode, which means wherever users move, it will always follow them. It provides convenience of automation and selfie.