Hitec’s QuadRacer 280 FPV Multi-rotor Aircraft

Hitec’s QuadRacer 280 FPV Multi-rotor Aircraft

Hitec, known for their servos, multi-rotor motors, and battery chargers, has been spreading their wings into the world of multi-rotor FPV aircraft. One of their recent releases is a ready-to-fly (RTF) race quad, the QuadRacer 280 (QR280). Sized at 280mm, this is a feature-packed aircraft that will get pilots of any level up in the air quickly.

Power for this craft comes from four, 2300KV brushless motors which are powered by a 2000mAh 3S LiPo battery. A built-in camera provides a 135-degree field-of-view that is fed back to your choice of FPV goggles (not included). If you don’t have a set of goggles, you can see what the QuadRacer 280 sees through the included 4.3-inch LCD monitor.

A bird’s eye view that’s packed with power needs to have some level of control, which in this case comes from a 6-channel 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver.

With all of these on-board goodies, you may think this craft would be bogged down, however, it weighs 14.29oz without the battery and 20.04oz with the pack installed. With the stock battery pack, you can expect to get up to 12 minutes of flight time.

Specifications

QR280 Specs

  • Size: 280mm
  • Weight (w/o battery): 405g / 14.29oz
  • Weight (w/ battery): 568g / 20.04oz

Power System

  • Propeller Size: 5 x 3in
  • Motors: 2204 – 2300KV
  • Speed Control Rating: 12A Continuous, 17A Burst
  • Battery: 2000 mAh 3S 30C LiPo
  • Flight Time: Up to 12 minutes depending on flight style

Flight Controller

  • Transmitter: 6 Channel 2.4GHz
  • IMU: Invensense 6050 3-Axis Gyro, 3-Axis Accelerometer
  • MCU: STM32F031K4 32-bit 48MHz ARM Processor

FPV Systems

  • Transmitter Module: 5.8GHz VTX
  •   Channels: 6 Programmable (DIP Switch)
  •   Frequencies: 5.745, 5.765, 5.785,5.805, 5.825, 5.845
  •   Power Output: 25mw/200mw* (Jumper Select)
  • Video Camera: 300,000 Pixel 135° Field of View

FPV Monitor

  • Type: 4.3″ TFT LCD
  • Resolution: 480 x 272
  • Channels: 6 Programmable (DIP Switch)
  • Frequencies: 5.745, 5.765, 5.785, 5.805, 5.825, 5.845

Battery Charger

  • AC Input: 100 – 240V
  • Cell Count: 2 – 3
  • Charge Current: Max 1.2A
  • Charge Power: 11 Watts

Priced at $399.99, this is a moderately priced quadcopter that looks sleek and is outfitted with a number of great features right out of the box. Find out more about the Hitec QuadRacer 280 at hitecrcd.com.

Image credit: Hitec

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