Drone Buying Guide

Which Racing Drone to Purchase?  - Start Small

This is the most common question by new customers and we hope to answer all of your questions. This biggest misconception of 'experience' customers tell us they have is with the GPS controlled drones such as any model from DJI. These are GREAT aerial photography drones and are super stable due to the GPS holding into place, however, these are not very comparable to the racing drones listed below. DJI drones as of this article, transmit the video signal via wi-fi which has a great deal of latency or lag. So when you are flying around the park, then what you are seeing thru a wi-fi based drone is up to 1 second in the past. That is NOT good for drones that go over 100pmh! The list below is what is the current latest and great drones Grayson Hobby suggest for beginners.

  • Beginner Drone
  • Eachine E010C (No experience, any age, indoors)

    Best FPV Package for the Money! - Perfect for a gift or just 'trying out' FPV Flying.  This Micro FPV Racing Drone Combo comes in either red or green and is a complete Ready to Race Drone Package. This combo is PERFECT for a gift or someone just starting out in FPV / Drone racing. Zero experience is needed to fly this drone and is what we highly recommend due to its price. Can be flown by any age level and we suggest only flying indoors

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  • KingKong / LDARC Tiny6x (No experience, any age, indoors)

    The KingKong Tiny6x is the same size as the ever popular Tiny Whoops.  This, however, is the 1st drone of its size to contain betaflight - BetaFlight is the software that runs the larger / original FPV Drone racers like you see on ESPN.  Like the E010C, this can be flown by anyone with Zero FPV or Drone experience.  This is a bit larger than the E010C which allows this to be flown indoors and on nice low wind days, outdoors as well.  This can be flown by any age and experience level. 

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  • KingKong ET115 / ET125  (little experience, outdoors only)

    The KingKong ET125 and ET115 could be the best entry / intermediate drone we have ever flown! Truly a Bind and Fly quad - the Stock PIDS (settings) are nearly perfect for those just starting out and flies pretty darn good straight out of the box! Small enough to fly in small spaces, but has plenty of power for larger areas. This is one of our most relaxing quads we fly (our store does not have a lot of room for 5 inch quads).  Comes in PNP, BNF, RTF, and Race Ready Combos.

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  • Race Ready Eachine Racer 250 Pro FPV w/ FrSky QX7  (intermediate, outdoors only)

    This is the 1st combo from Eachine and Grayson Hobby where we offer the upgraded FrSky Qx7 and a 4S (14.8v) quad ready to race out of the box.  The Racer 250 Pro comes with Real Time OSD (flight battery voltage, flight time, VTX Channel) This Quad / Radio setup is PACKED full of features which most professional pilots have in their setups.  The Combo package with the FrSky Qx7 will give you the option to grow with the Hobby.

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  • Eachine Wizard Grayson Gold Package (intermediate, outdoors only)

    The Eachine Wizard is a powerful 5 inch quad which can fly upto 80mph!  We suggest this model for those who have a good amount of time with a true FPV drone, (not a DJI GPS based quad).  The Grayson Gold Tune Wizard is a complete Ready to Fly package in which all of the hard work of BetaFlight, Tuning, Configuring is done by our staff.  This requires a decent amount of space to fly and we recommend for 14+ years and older with intermediate flying skills.  This is most likely 

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