Like many of you, I am a builder. That is one of the main reason people drop by our store very often and as for advice on a very wide range of things. This includes RC models, FPV setups, Drone racing, Home automation, Internet security, different IT and network issues, etc. Over the past tens of years I played around – on a hobby level as well as professionally with several systems, I implemented province wide networks for healthcare, and I designed server farms as well.
I never turn down a challenging build and I enjoy every second of it. I personally run this store based on the principal of building and educating, for me it is more important to pass on the knowledge to our younger generation who came to grow up in a world where everything is “readily” given to them to use – but they have no idea what’s inside and how that thing works. I would hate to live my old days in a world often envisioned in Sci-Fi movies where the old people died out, and the young are left with the technology they have no idea how to repair or fix when it breaks. I know this is pretty far fetched, but open your eyes, we are really heading that way.
So even with the above mentality and principals – because we have to have out principals we live by – here and there I still enjoy to fly a model, drone, helicopter which is RFT or ARF, really well built and put together set up properly out of the box. This is the Mach 25 FPV racer from Horizon Hobby.
This is not only a stylish FPV racing drone which will make people turn around to look at it, but it is also a very well built and put together racer. The Blade® Mach 25™ multirotor makes getting into 250-class quad-racing easy. Thick carbon-fiber plate construction with robust aluminum support makes this fully assembled racer lightweight and incredibly durable. In the event of a mishap, replacement of the self-tightening propellers is all you’ll likely need. Brilliant LED lighting helps with orientation and identification in the heat of a race. Powerful motors that are canted forward help give you the performance edge while the protected ultra micro FPV camera is soft mounted for the best view. The streamlined body combines improved aerodynamics with an additional level of protection that makes your Mach 25 machine stand out from the pack.
Exclusive SAFE® (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology built into the Spektrum A3174 flight controller is a revolutionary electronic flight envelope protection system that makes it easy to stay in control. Multiple flight modes with increasing levels of agility are provided and just a transmitter switch away. From maximum assistance with self-leveling and envelope limitations to full-range aerobatic agility, SAFE technology gives you the ability to get up to speed at your own pace.
The installed Spektrum™ ultra micro, 25mW airborne FPV camera system is mounted to a damped carbon-fiber plate and features excellent range for approved AMA line-of-sight FPV flying. All you need to enjoy the view is a Fat Shark compatible headset or 5.8GHz video monitor. This Camera/Transmitter combo is pretty powerful, with it’s 25mW and built in antenna will give you the same results as the Immersion RC 25mW 5.8 Ghz transmitter. The only one thing it lacks though, it is the race bands – which we hope Horizon Hobby will implement on the next edition.
Here is the demo video of this BNF bird:
Now the amazing thing is that Horizon dropped the price of this racer down to around 350USD which makes this very well built drone as affordable as the Chinese “thrown-together” FPV drones one can buy in bulk from any of the aliexpress, banggod or any other mass sales sites. The quality of this is way superior for the same price.