Eachine Racer 250 Drone Flight Test Review

This quadcopter may be the perfect entry level quadcopter for FPV racing. BUT NOT FOR BEGINNERS! Beginners, this is NOT the quad for you to learn to fly with. Best for those who already have good flying skills, but now wish to try their hand at FPV flying. And even then, take your time with this one using baby steps. If you open it up too early, eh, just watch my video. You’ll see what may happen 😉 Find it here http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Racer-250-FPV-Drone-w-Eachine-I6-2_4G-6CH-Transmitter-7-Inch-32CH-Monitor-HD-Camera-RTF-p-1008942.html?p=RB0922217402201307U3

Pro’s
– Complete and ready to fly FPV racing set with quadcopter, controller/transmitter (rebranded Flysky FS-i6), FPV camera/transmitter/receiver, and large bright viewing screen.
– Fast!
– Tough, durable. Can withstand impact with dirt and grass.
– Big bright FPV screen.

Con’s
– NOT for beginners. Due to its weight and speed, this quadcopter can be dangerous. Also the stock settings may need fine tuned to taste.
– Little documentation. Required experimentation to determine operation of the switches. RCGroups would also be another good source for documentation http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2461697
– The stock props are very brittle. If you crash, good chance that you’ll need to replace all four. But fortunately, they’re also dirt cheap, that is if you want to stick with them.
– Over 400 grams weight. Will require the pilot to be registered with the FAA.

Racer 250 FPV Drone Specifications:
Main wing length: 140mm
Size: 220x233x50
Weight: 400g (without battery)
Headlight LED: white 3W
Camera: 1000TVL, support for HD night, camera angle is adjustable
Brushless motor: 2204 2300KV
Brushless ESC: Simonk 12A
Flight controller: CC3D with Flexi port and Main port
Receiver: Eachine I6 2.4G 6CH Receiver (included)
Remote control: Eachine I6 2.4G 6 channel (included)
Lipo battery: 11.1V 1500mAh 25C 3S
Transmitter: 600mw 5.8G 32CH built in OSD
Flight time: 10-14 mins
Working temperature: -10°C to +40°C

Eachine I6 2.4G 6 channel Receiver
Channels: 6 Channels
RF Range: 2.40-2.48GHz
Bandwidth: 500KHz
Band: 142
RF power:less than 20dBm
RF.receiver sensitivity:-105dBm
ANT length: 26mm
Weight:6.4g
Power:4.0-6.5V
Size: 40.4×21.1×7.35mm
i-BUS port: NO
Data Acquisition port: NO

7 Inch 5.8G 32CH Monitor
Screen type: TFT LCD Screen/long life, LED backlight
Resolution: 800*480
Brightness: 500cd/m2
Visual angle: 140/120°(level/vertical)
Wireless receiving: 5.8G 32CH -90dBmreceive sensitivity
Size: 173mm x 113mm x 20mm
Power: DC 12V 3S LIPO
Working temperature: -10℃~ + 65 ℃

Package included:
1 x Eachine Racer 250 FPV Drone
1 x Eachine I6 2.4G Transmitter
1 x Eachine I6 2.4G Receiver
1 x 7 inch 5.8G 32CH monitor
1 x monitor holder
1 x CC3D Flight controller with Flexi port and Main port
4 x Simonk 12A ESC
2 x CW 2204 2300KV motor
2 x CCW 2204 2300KV motor
2 x black CW propeller
2 x black CCW propeller
2 x white CW propeller
2 x white CCW propeller
1 x mushroom antenna
1 x B3AC balance charger
2 x 11.1V 1500mAh 25C 3S battery
1 x tail light LED colorized
2 x headlight LED white 3W
1 x 1000TVL camera
1 x 600MW 5.8G 32CH transmitter built in OSD
1 x remote control strap

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Comments

Loka MultiRotors says:

Nice video, but a pretty shitty quad 😉

The Transpanzer says:

I too have a RunCam HD v2, very nice and lighter than a GoPro

GTDrone says:

Hi , i wasn’t to buy a racing quad copter what do you recommend me ?
i want a good what that doest breaks in crashes ,

Lexy Pickering says:

Mine didn’t work

Seth Byas says:

Quadcopter 101, What is the flight time?

Anthony Johnson says:

Can a eschine racer 250. be set up for self-leveling

Mr Future says:

Q : eachine assasin 180 vs eachine racer 250 who will win?

Jacob Stoffer says:

if i learn to fly really well with my dromida ominus would this be a good next step?

Sandra Lira says:

i want to fly a race drone and im a beginner but i want this one

Cubed By Nature says:

How long is the charging time?

Dennis Petersen says:

Good review and sorry for your crash. The props are cheap but that sand is a problem, need a small compressor handy. 🙂
Quadcopter 101 you have a good picture/video camera bird that can get in place fast and scamper out that doesn’t have jello
and thanks for your review!

Tyler McBride says:

Hey I’m a bigginer I’ve flown drones that you can buy at best buy so I was wondering if this drone will teach me about the hobby because from what I’ve heard there’s alot more to Learn in racing quads than toy quads from best buy so if u can get back to me that would be great. or if there is another drone that u think is better then this for a beginner plz let me know.

Connor Oxley says:

what is the grey camera on top of the drone called?

victa stacks says:

you talk too much.

JimmyDean1992 says:

Has anyone found the the freq for the Eachine Goggles Two 5 Inches 5.8G Diversity 40CH Raceband HD 1080p HDMI FPV Goggles?

Anthony Johnson says:

sorry the one I have is a Eachine 210. how will I set up to do that.

João Rodrigues says:

awesome review! Congrats! one question: How can I save the videos? thanks!

GrumpyMadman says:

I like your videos but you may want to be more familiar with all functions and controls before doing a review? In this video you were not sure of what you were doing when switching flight modes, and I do not believe you are able to switch off the “flight stabilization” on any quad as without the computer aided stabilization they will not fly or fly for long with any amount of control. The flight modes must adjust the degree of stabilization, and/or the degree of control input, but not turn the stabilization on or off?

Gail Raby says:

you are hilarious, I’m a massive fan, I think I watched all your videos, please make more, I loved you remove your watch when you were calibrating a compass only to put it in your pocket, fantastic.
have you ever thought about doing an interesting flight, say a little closer to the ground, you have a wonderful place to fly, do you ever do more than aimlessly bobbing about at 100 feet ?
keep up the good work, you’re very funny.

Adil Abdul Ghani says:

whats the range for the video transmission ?

Suite 310 says:

How long did it take for the quad to come in once you ordered it from banggood? Thanks!

Chazz Summer says:

Anyone: How to set up to self level, like a beginner mode, slow down and stop? Tried Cleanflight, (not knowing what i’m doing) only made it worse. Hit cleanflight reset. Who knows if it went back to original?

pancake nugget says:

Hey! I am getting this as a Christmas gift to myself, and while I do have beginner/intermediate experience with mini drones and others, I am still not yet experienced enough with the technical things about FPV and drones. I was wondering if you were able to fix the Gyro problem that you quite obviously had with it? I have read other reviews of people with similar problems, but they never said how they managed to fix it. Thanks for the help if you give me any!

becka fox says:

great video 101, you are so lucky living where you do.All your video’s are great,i watch lots of them.☺

JOHN PAUL says:

friend where you purchased this support for your monitor?

Sebastian Arteaga says:

Hi I’ve been looking for a fpv racer becouse I want to get into that but there are so many option my budgets under 300 for now and I’d rather buy a kit becouse I don’t really know how to build one.Please help I have been thinking about the robo cat but any thing will do as long as it’s easy to fly but it can still do alot.Please and thank you.P.s love your drone vids

rebel gaming says:

I am verry experienced with big drones like phantom but not with real race drones is this model good for me?

Ranveer Kasi says:

i love your videos Quadcopter 101

Phoenix Keibel says:

Lol this was my first racing quad and in 1 week im already racing threw my neiborhood with this, I would say it in between beginer and interm

Abhinai Reddy Kakani says:

Hi Quadcopter 101. Got a couple questions what kind of props come with this quad? Can we use a 6045 props? And battery can we use a 3s 2500 mah or a 3000mah.and flight time for that?Cheers.

Beast Gaming says:

I have owned multiple drones including the dji phantom 3 standard. is this drone very complicated or something that I will be able to learn.

Ryguy ???? says:

I just bought this for my first quad……

Tyler McBride says:

Hey I’m a bigginer I’ve flown drones that you can buy at best buy so I was wondering if this drone will teach me about the hobby because from what I’ve heard there’s alot more to Learn in racing quads than toy quads from best buy so if u can get back to me that would be great. or if there is another drone that u think is better then this for a beginner plz let me know.

Gunner420 Kanna genetics says:

how do I become a beta tester or product reviewer

jonathan combs says:

Need help!! My eachine250 keeps fliping over wen I put a camera on top. It only flips wehen I try to take off. And I always stay in auto level wen taking off to

Tommy Schales says:

quadcopter 101, of all the people that i have watched that shows reveiws on drones, i just want to say you do a great Job in doing what you do. thankyou, your video’s are great. i have now bought a new eachine falcon 250. but it has a few flaws to it. first day flying it the stands that they put on it was real weak. and they mounted led lights on the bottom of it, you can see them at a distance even they are bright. i am going to change them to a different location.

Andrews RC says:

What are the cheapest goggles I can buy that will work with this quad?

Ranveer Kasi says:

use the eachine vr 007 goggles

lilrascalrc says:

I’m willing to bet my paycheck that the HobbyPeople HPHeli BatFly Racer 250. (I have one). the Box, packing, chassis, motors (from what I can see), battery compartment, same Rx 7″ display and mounting, specs, everything looks the exact same except (for private labeling purposes to HP) that the BatFly has “body parts” to make it look like a Batman Bat. Try and get you’re hands on one to review please.

HP said you should set/calibrate the ESC’s to 400mhz to preserve ESC life. Do you have any comments on that??

The Mad Paddler says:

Question. My first experience with RC flight was with CCPM helicopters. Then I moved on to 3d helicopters (Blade 400 3d) And can do the more simple aerobatics with them. (Loops, flips, piros) But I am somewhat new to quads. (I have a Blade Nano that I fly around the house on a DX6i) Would this be a good step to get into?

Vincent Wolfenbarger says:

You do realize that that the peel-off, protective film is still on that FPV/LCD screen, right?

Scott Jones says:

buyers be ware you will get your stuff smashed from suck ey banggood don’t buy from suck ey banggood you will get bang good …..and they will run with your money

Buddy Warren says:

I here that the hobby people Batfly 250 is a rebranded eachine 250. is that true? if so there 67 dollars at hobby people right now

Gail Raby says:

you are hilarious, I’m a massive fan, I think I watched all your videos, please make more, I loved you remove your watch when you were calibrating a compass only to put it in your pocket, fantastic.
have you ever thought about doing an interesting flight, say a little closer to the ground, you have a wonderful place to fly, do you ever do more than aimlessly bobbing about at 100 feet ?
keep up the good work, you’re very funny.

brodie black says:

full eachine racer kit. selling on ebay just type in ” eachine racer 250 +more ” quad plus vr-007 goggles plus controller plus extra battery and 20+ props for 200$ -325$

ZenmasterX1 says:

Hi can the devo 7e and receiver control this quad??

Herik 1977 says:

lol almost every time you test something… you crash it

Drone Enthusiast says:

video starts at 12:00

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