Super cheap FPV racing drone revisit

Improved pusher racing drone

I recently made some improvements to my previously designed super cheap racing drone. Previous version was converted to a pusher configuration to maximize the cheap electronics performance.

Having the motors in a pusher configuration helps reduce drag caused by a hefty frame. To further improve the design I modeled a new more compact 3D printed canapie which also contributes to improved flight performance. To make the THICC frame even more indestrucable I also 3D printed bumpers mounted at the end of each arm.

Super cheap FPV racing drone

Racing drone built for everyone on a tight budget.

Parts list:

  • Frame : Home milled carbon fibre frame – 250mm – 10€ (cost of carbon fibre sheet)
  • Motors: MultiStar V-Spec 1808 – 2400KV Multi-Rotor Motor – 4 x 3,99€ (bought at a clearance sale)
  • Props: KingKong Multirotor Propeller 5×4 – 3,2€
  • fpv drone camera : Foxeer Razer Micro 1/3 CMOS 1.8mm Lens – 14,37 €
  • ESC: 4x – Hobbywing XRotor Multi-Rotor ESC Opto 15A – 4 x 6,47 €
  • Flight controller: F3 Flight Controller Acro 6 DOF/Deluxe 10 DOF – 11,74 €
  • VTX: Eachine TS5828L Micro 5.8G 600mW 40CH – 8,94 €
  • VTX Antenna: Realacc Pagoda Antenna – 3,28 €
  • Reciever: Flysky FS-A8S FS A8S V2 2.4G 8CH Mini – 8,32 €
  • Battery: 3s 1300Mah 60c – 14,57 €
  • 3D printed canapie

The fpv drone price wo. battery is around 95€.

The drone has a 4,5-to-1 thrust to weight ratio. Total weight is about 500g.