With the drone racing hobby growing at a crazy rate, there are a lot of new comers looking to get started racing. This is a guide of what you need to race drones. I will try and keep all parts and links up to date as new components are released.
Quad: Probably the most difficult choice in droneracing is deciding which race quad you would like to fly. There is a huge variety of choices and everyone has their favourite. A great starting point for a beginner is the trusted ZMR. It is an oldie, but it still holds up well to newer frames. The ZMR is cheap but robust and spares and upgrades are readily available, which is a key factor if you want to race.
For the more seasoned pilots who want a dedicated racing frame, the TSX by Stanton Frames and the Shrike by xLabs are two of the most popular frames ive seen on the race circuit.
A frame this is getting a lot of love for new comers at the moment is the Eachine Wizard, as it come with most of the things you need.
Check out this fantastic guide that has been carefully written by the guys from Aloft Hobbies, it will help take the mystery out of the Taranis and get you to grips with even its most advanced features:
“Welcome to Taranis.” You’ve likely already powered up your Taranis and probably are a little bit overwhelmed by all the screens and programming features. This quick start guide is meant to provide new users of the Taranis, like yourself, with an introduction to the display screen views and methods for navigating them using the menu buttons.
This guide will help you get your head around the mystical antenna tracker system from ImmersionRC. Its name suggests it should be easy to configure and use but in-fact many people have found it to be a bit of a head-ache, thankfully though once you do get it setup it is actually pretty simple to use