As with any radio-controlled machine, the more I see written of it, the more I want to get my hands on it. With the drone racing’s recent rise in popularity, the stronger the urge has been for me to build one of these aircraft. If you’re like me, and want to venture into the great blue skies (and hopefully not a green, leaf-filled tree), there are a number of options on the market, with more being rapidly added. One of the newer models is the Rise RXS270, a racing and performance-focused quadcopter.
With a number of options available, ranging from kits to ready-to-fly systems, the RXS270 comes fully-assembled with a pre-programmed CC3D controller, CC3D wire harness and four 6×3” propellers. To get yourself up in the air, you’ll need to supply a 5-channel radio system, 3S or 4S LiPo battery, and a battery charger.
The lightweight frame and components will make this a nimble competitor, great for any level of flyer. Four brushless motors (2206) and brushless make this craft go and go quickly.
The RXS270 is also FPV-ready with an included camera mount (you’ll need to supply your own camera) and is equipped with ultra-bright LEDs for increased visibility and tracking of the craft.
The price for this quadcopter is $249.99. For a competition-minded aircraft, this is an equally-competitive price point that will get first-time flyers in the air quickly. Learn more about the Rise RXS270 at explore-rise.com.
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