So you just got your first racing drone, or maybe you are just thinking about it, and you want to come race… the most common question is “What do I need?”
- Drone to Race With, Transmitter to control it, Goggles or Screen to see.
This ones obvious, hard to race without one! For most of our outdoor races you will want a drone running 3s or 4s batteries and swinging 3″ to 6″ props. Whatever transmitter gets the job done, I suggest the buy-once-cry-once method for Transmitters, and the same with goggles or screen. But anything that lets you fly will do the job.
- Batteries (& Charger)
We will fly 2-3 practice heats, and 5-8 race heats on average. This means if you only fly when we have controlled flying happening you will fly 7-11 times in a day. Don’t have 11 batteries? Bring what you have and a charger, or likely someone can let you borrow a charger… hell, some of us even have enough batteries to loan some out.
- Props… LOTS of them!
Nothing ruins your day worse than not being able to fly your $300’s worth of drone like being out of $2 worth of props!
- Basic Tools
Everyone should bring the basic tools to work on their drones. If you don’t have something, don’t worry, one of the vets probably does.
- The Right Attitude
You will crash, you will be beat, you may get stuck in a tree, and you’ll quite possibly break something. But you will have fun if you have the right attitude!