Table of Contents
- The Best Racing Drone
- 1.HGLRC Mefisto 226mm FPV Racing Drone
- 2. Holy Stone HS150 Bolt Bee Mini Racing Drone RC Quadcopter RTF 2.4GHz
- 3. HUBSAN X4 Storm Racing 5.8GHz FPV Drone
- 4. Potensic T25 GPS FPV RC Drone with Camera
- 5. Holy Stone HS100G Racing Drone with 1080p FHD Camera 5G
- 6. Altair AA108 Camera Racing Drone Great for Kids & Beginners
We are going to reveal one of the most dynamic racing drones of the year 2019. We tested 15 of the best racing drones but found HGLRC Mefisto 226mm RC drone the best among them all. Not only that it is an FPV racing drone but its a flying falcon. It’s robust and sturdy design, angular shape and insane velocity makes HGLRC Mefisto a class apart. All of the amazing components of HGLRC makes some of the best bottom flyers in the market. It outclasses other drones because of its special features and HGLRC itself that diligently made that racing drone to entertain its users. Mefisto is a heartthrob for all the drone lovers and that’s why everyone adores flying HGLRC Mefisto.
|HGLRC Mefisto 226mm FPV Racing Drone|
|Holy Stone HS150 Bolt Bee Mini Racing Drone|
|HUBSAN X4 Storm Racing|
|Potensic T25 GPS FPV RC Drone|
|Holy Stone HS100G Racing Drone|
|Altair AA108 Camera Racing Drone|
- Weight 314 grams
- Peak Current 70 A
- Propeller Gemfan 5152-3
- Firmware 32 ESC
- Input Voltage 2, 6s Li-Po
- Size 36*36 mm
- Frame Kit Carbon Fibre
- Wheelbase 226 mm
- Arm Plate Thickness 4 mm
- Camera Swift 2 Run Cam Camera
HGLRC MEFISTO Flight Review
Flight Review of the New Mefisto from HGLRC
Today we’ve got this new edition of the HGLRC Mefisto. It’s a five-inch racing drone and one of the most trending racing drones. The exciting part about this comes in two versions. Mefisto comes in the 4s version and also a 6s version. They’ve just got some different motors on the outside. It’s a very robust frame.
We’re going to have a look at its design. In HGLRC Mefisto the designers doing a really good job at making this racing drone for the 4s version and also the 6s version as well. So right here we’ve got the 6s version but we’ll also fly around with the 4s version as well. So we will show you a bit of a comparison between the two. We’re going to start on the outside and work our way towards the middle. You get nice little pagoda antenna which is going to clip on the top. Here’s the main drone itself but what we should do before we kick it off. Let’s stick it on the scales and look it’s not the lightest drone and it’s coming in at 288 grams. We will say it does look very robust though. We think this racing drone is going to take an absolute beating and we’ll have to put it to the test.
Now the first thing we mention is the frame itself. It’s made up of some four-millimeter individual arms that all brace towards the middle. It’s got two special brace plates. They go over the top of the arms and also one that goes underneath a nice big sticky pad. That means it’s going to be very robust and also this top cage part should take an absolute hammering. That’s five millimeters thick. At that part, if you destroy that you’re going to repent. These are the flame motors 2207 these are the 1775 kV version. It’s a beast we really think that’s a great option for beginners out there they want to get a drone that can grow with them. Changing a battery size is a pretty good option. So if you want to get a few different types of batteries, it’s an easy way to step-up in progression on a drone they’re already comfortable with.
It does have smart audio our little receivers built into this camera on the front. So a very nice camera and we should say camera protection. Then your little antenna jumps on the back and some other extra little features. It’s nice how they’ve zip tighter down in two places that’s a nice little quality touch and also one of the biggest caps we’ve seen. So HGLRC is sticking some huge capacitors on there and you should get some nice clear FPV footage when you’re flying around as well. Now moving on we should talk about the design of the thing and we’re going to give it like seven and a half out of ten maybe even an 8 out of 10. We are quite impressed. We do like the frame shape and design choice. But going with these sort of motors everything in here put together. All that sort of stuff is amazing but one part we do think there’s going to be a little bit annoying is the design choice of having this antenna at the back. We’re not getting in the props as they are a little bit less likely to be broken. Because we feel like it can get snapped off if you hit a tree at some high speed.
So if you put a GoPro mode on here that might be great for your sort of standard playing. We like mine a little bit more intense because you’re on the success you want to go crazy, you want to go stupid fast. But for some people just having a GoPro strap straight at the top. They’re not going to need an extra mount. So that’s a plus for them for maybe for your beginners out there. But if you like speed you’re going to need an adjustable mount. You can give it just a little bit more angle and the difference. A lot of mounts they’re designed to go on flat drones.
Now one big plus for us that we love these little design parts in the side that hold your camera in quite nicely. So you can screw it in. One of the things we hate is if you come down for a rough landing, your camera will often get out of position. Because these screws are straight into the frame and then into the camera with two screws. It can be really disorientating when you change the angle of your camera unexpectedly. It can make it just a bit difficult to judge how much pitch you’re actually using. It’s a very a weird bizarre feeling. If we move on to the quality of thing we’re going to say about a 9 out of 10. HGLRC’s quality is amazing especially for a company that’s pumping them out of China at a pretty competitive price. We’re going to say they do a really good job of making nice solder joints. We’ve never had any quality control issues or anything like that with the HRC’s that we’ve used whether that be Mefisto or any of that sort of stuff. We’re sure it’s going to fly nice out of the box because that’s what it’s all about you want to bind a fly you can take out fly around.
Pros & Cons
- Solid protection if drone accidentally strikes from wall or building
- Multi-featured drone and remote comes along with LCD
- Modular design is the majestic and striking appearance
- Spare propellers are available with the drone
- Not newbie friendly very tough to use
- Controlling is very hard than other drones
- Price is a bit high
Overall we think the build quality and the components everything in here is top-notch. So that part they’ve really got a hat software. A very robust looking that’s what we love the option it goes great for us so that’s fantastic maybe if you want to get the 6s version in your beginning you can put it on like a 5s. So we really think that’s a great option and it helps a drone grow with you. You can just change your batteries depending on your skill level. But overall we’re a huge fan and we think this thing is going to serve a lot of people. Well, especially with its robustness this HGLRC Mefisto racing drone is simply stunning.
- Top Speed 50km/hr.
- Battery 2 pieces of Li-Po batteries
- Rolling style 3D
- Axis Gyro Stability 4 GHz, 6 Axis Gyro
- of Flips 4 ways flip
- Net Weight 69 grams
- Dimensions 71*4.25*1.77 inches
- Transmitter Range 60 – 70 meters
- Flight duration of 7 min. max
- Charging timing 90 Minutes
Holy Stone HS150 Bolt Bee Mini Racing Drone RC Quadcopter Video REVIEW
Holy Stone HS150 Bolt Bee Mini Racing Drone RC Quadcopter REVIEW
It’s going to be the first Holly stone product. Holy Stone 150 Bolt Bee is just a sensational racing drone. Here a lot of good things and we go over some of the specs. Just take a look at the quad and it came in a cool little box. So first thing we noticed after we unboxed it was an instruction manual with complete details of Holy Stone HS150. A cool surprise to see a screwdriver and an extra set of screws which is cool a lot of times you lose one of these little things when you’re trying to use it. It’s got a couple of extra landing legs, prop removal tool, prop guards, charging cable. There are two extra set of props and two batteries in the pack.
We feel special for real all right. So let’s go over to the transmitter that is a pretty bulky way bigger than the quad. But it’s all good. The altitude hold one which is cool you can just fly this thing freestyle man. So a couple of these things are labeled. There is a little dial on the left side of the controller to control the speed of the drone. So you gradually get all the way up to 50 kilometers. So this button here is your headless mode. These are your trims and your power button obviously and it takes six AA batteries. This feels pretty good in the hand and feels nice. This little Bolt Bee HS150 thing looks pretty sharp. The yellow and the black amalgam is so good to watch. It has a couple of headlights here and these lights blink when you hold it and they blink when you have a low battery. There’s one on the inside here too that glows white and your power button is near that.
So pretty basic not much to it they say it’s about a five to seven minutes flight time and the battery takes about a ninety minutes to charge. So it’s cool if you charging both up and go out to the field. The battery is kind of stuck in there and you have to use a screwdriver and push it out. The 3.7 volts and 600 mA power battery put on top of it and you can calibrate it by two both sticks inwards flash and just take off Holy Stone HS150 on the lowest speed.
Pros & Cons
- Powerful Motors are included that give drone max velocity
- Entry level drone for all racing drone lovers
- The strong and sturdy body makes this drone dynamic
- 5 Speed modes are impressive for flying
- Technical glitches are seen in the drone
- No Camera there that’s disappointing
- Charging time is way too long
- Net Weight: 117 grams with battery
- Size of Drone 7*3.7 (inches)
- The material used Carbon Fiber
- Motor type Coreless
- Camera 720 p Built-in HD
- Flight duration 8 minutes
- Charging time 5 hours
- Memory Card 4G TF card
- Transmitter 4 GHz Bluetooth Tx
- LED indicators 4
- LCD Screen 3 inches
Hubsan H122D X4 Storm RTF FPV Racer Flight Test Review
Hubsan H122D X4 Storm RTF FPV Racer Flight Test Review
The next drone in our list is Hubsan X4 Storm racing drone. It’s a brushed racing drone that comes in two different package versions. You can get it either just with the controller or with the controller. These also include the set of FPV goggles. We know there is a small yet awkward looking drone color and the controller is pretty minimalist. We’d never think about making a transmitter from a box. The actual trajectory is inside. Well, this suddenly got more boring but still, it seems pretty cool. We’ll have a closer look at it soon. There’s another box with a screwdriver and a micro USB charger, a set of spare props and screws. These are the manuals please do read.
The frame is made from carbon fiber and is resilient. The motors are ten millimeters brushed but here’s the thing that all the brush motors tend to burn easier. These ones are very easy to replace because they can be plugged in over here and one motor costs about three to four dollars. In the front, there is a movable camera to set the angle to match the speed that you want to fly. The black battery is 710 mA, 7.6 V and is charged through the standard balance port. We like how this racing drone has a dissipation part. This means it’s made to handle more than two batteries. But just 2S lipo batteries work.
The canopy is made from plastic and so is the cover for the movable tail antenna. The nice addition to the zone is the buzzer mounted below it. This would be very helpful when you’re going to lose a drone in high grass or places where it could be hard to find. That happened to us a few times and we got saved by the sound in the front. There’s a pretty powerful LED that can be turned off from the transmitter. So it can spare some more battery.
There is a micro USB slot which means you can probably flash new software for this. You can also see micro SD card slot near the other slot. You can record what you’re saying with a drone directly on a card and watch it later or use it for videos. Now the controller works with four AAA batteries. The controls are pretty well mapped on a transmitter. There are two buttons for taking photos and starting the recording. It’s going to be very easy to know when you’re recording. So no surprises when you get home and find out you didn’t capture anything. At the top right there are two arrow buttons for trimming directions left and right if your drone tends to find a certain direction by itself. This is how you can fully command that racing drone.
The control sticks feel pretty nice if you press on the left one can do automatic flip through the drone. If you press on the right one you change between the two-speed rates available. Let’s call it normal and sports mode. In sports mode, the drone gets pretty fast and they recommend a larger area to fly. It’s just too fast and pretty for such a small place and there is a hatch made for putting a 5.8 gigahertz monitor if you have one. But we’re much more interested in flying with goggles. Personally, the goggles that we have can also be turned into a monitor. So maybe your friends want to see better what you can actually see you when you fly. As you may notice there virtually no lag when it comes to the camera. This is the benefit of having a 5.8 gigahertz camera and not Wi-Fi.
Now to tell you about our experience flying it we’ve actually been quite impressed. It handles itself pretty well. We’re going to be disappointed. It doesn’t have a fly mode. It’s basically a flight mode where the dome is not stabilized at all. This Hobson’s drone is fast but it won’t allow you to turn it upside down. It’s more convenient for beginners but not for people trying to do more advanced flying as a parallel. The beeper is very resilient and thanks to the carbon frame. When it comes to the camera we were also impressed. It has a wide angle and the sharpness is on point. We had absolutely no difficulty flying this. Every landing was a little tougher.
We must admit overall this is a very good choice for people who want to get into FPV flying. But want to try an intermediate step plus if you’ll acquire a separate pair of goggles. So it’s a long time investment. We really like how this drone looks and feels it makes you smile when you look at this racing drone. If you don’t know how to fly a drone at all we recommend you start with something easier to fly first and only then try this. But first, you can learn the basics with the beginner drone and then transfer those skills to the sporty one like this. But if you already had a beginner drone then this should not be such a problem for you if you had one.
Pros & Cons
- Smart Camera technology is captivating
- It performs all quality flips, rolls, and tricks required for any racing drone
- Camera range is bigger than its controller
- Beginner mode and Advanced modes are available for both users
- Small Battery Life
- The small range for Controller
- No extra Propellers available in the box
- Style GPS Drone
- Size 10*5.4*16.3 inches
- Skill Levels Newbies and Adults
- Weight: 25 pounds
- Colour White
- FPV Available
- Flight duration 12 minutes
- Flight distance 300 meters max
- Battery Power 1000 mAH
- App name Potensic-G
- Manual Present in package
- Camera 1080 p Full HD
Today we’re going to review Potensic T25. It’s 2.4 Gigahertz FPV real-time video and image transmission racing drone. It records in 1080p on the camera. Let’s just take a look at this quadcopter. Amazon rated this as a top racing drone on its website. That’s pretty good it comes with an additional battery one of the LED lithium batteries specific for this speedy racing drone. We thought that was important because it’s good to have additional battery power when you’re flying these. Because they usually don’t last that long at all so we picked that up.
Potensic T 25 is 2.4 gigahertz 1080p recording racing drone and it’s got GPS with FPV system. It’s got Follow Me technology. In this feature, you basically draw on the map within the app to tell it where to go and it will follow those directions. Lastly, it’s got a critical battery return when it gets low on power. It’ll come back to where you want it to go. Let’s take a look inside and see what we’re looking at first impression is things are kind of mixed up a little bit. Paperwork is everywhere and there is a standard manual too. The Quick Start guide will get you going on products.
So there’s a clear plastic cover over the top of the racing drone. The remote looks pretty standard, it’s like a ps4 type remote. It’s got lots of options on it that will control the flight. There’s a power button or turn home button and also a quick take off button. Now on the right, it’s got a couple options there for the speed at which you want to travel that drone. The power button is the kind of micro USB so you can power it up. You have to charge it first and it’s pretty lightweight.
The first impression of the quadcopter is that it’s pretty small. It looks bigger on the reviews. The size is considerably smaller than the others. That’s the battery port there or the battery we plug in. There’s a little micro SD card slot for recording for a video. We did buy a micro SD card as it does not come with. The big camera says that it’s got 75 degrees articulating wide-angle which is pretty cool. Hopefully, that’ll get some good shots. There are some lights underneath and also an antenna mounted on the bottom. Overall it’s pretty lightweight it feels like it should fly. Well, that’s the battery that came with it and we bought an extra battery too. So we’d double up the battery power in the flight time my battery just clicks right in pretty easy to put that in here.
We’ve got some propeller guards and that looks like backup feet or a base that holds the racing drone off the ground. These are some backup propellers, there’s a screwdriver, a little bit some screws, some mounting hardware in there. There is the phone mount for the remote controller. So this is pretty standard just slides right in and allows you to mount your phone on the remote controller. In short Potensic T 25 is one of the hottest selling product of recent times.
Pros & Cons
- Altitude hold mode availability is a good sign
- Drone app is special and you can see moments on your social media too
- The wide-angle provides a good ride for this racing drone
- Very easy to handle and good for beginners
- 1080 p Full HD camera is awesome and startling
- The very short life span of its battery and seems boring
- SD card is not provided
- Very light in weight
- Weight 700 grams with battery
- Flight duration 15 minutes
- Sensors GPS, 6 axis gyroscope and barometer
- Camera 720 p, 90-degree adjustable angle from transmitters
- Flight range 500 meters approx. with 150m FPV also
- One key Takeoff
- Charge time 3-6 hours
- Size 50*50*18(cm)
- Headless, Altitude Hold
- Battery Li-Po battery type
Here we have the Holy Stone HS 100. This is a drone that has a GPS and we’re going to start with the remote. You had this drone so you could put a strap on the power button to take off and land you got two buttons here. The headless mode is impressive and you can give drone a burst of speed. There’s a knob and on the other side here for camera or video. Also, this is for to turn the angle of the camera up or down. You have also the instruction manual for the Holy Stone HS 100. You have the USB to micro SD card. HS 100 also includes a screwdriver and these are good to see.
We see the cover for on top of the propellers. You got screws, two sets of propellers right here eighth. You can see the sturdy battery. Right now we have charged it. You have the micro USB for charging the battery and extra set of landing gears with propeller guards. In the packing box of Holy Stone racing drone, you can see like a thank you booklet, a pen pretty nice. You can find a nice battery pad this is where you put the battery a pretty feature and a special one. The battery is built-in. You charge it over here with the micro USB. The spacer ring with the screw and then the cap is available.
Let’s see that propellers spacer one of these with the screw. We lined it and then screw it and just put a cap on it. We also charge the remote until this LED becomes green. So the quadcopter already comes with a gigabyte SD card already integrated on the camera. If you see the camera over here is for the angle to see the drone movement. You have to download the app and barcode reader for Android just install it to see the magic. So this is our first time ever turning on the quadcopter. You go ahead and connect to the app and keep checking for updates. Open the app, go to enter the device. It looks pretty cool and has many features to control Holy Stone HS100G racing drone.
Pros & Cons
- 2500 mAH battery provides a big plus to Holy Stone HS 100G
- FPV and VR modes are impressive and flawless
- Altitude mode is available and very unique and present in a few drones
- Speed adjustability is fantastic and you can easily switch the speed of your racing drone
- Camera quality is not up to the mark
- FPV range is not good it must be larger than 150 meters
- Price is also a bit high if it is compared to others
- Dimension 183*198*43(mm)
- Weight 85 grams
- Range 300 feet approx.
- The range of FPV 150 feet
- Time of Flying 10 minutes
- Camera result 720p
- USB charging cable 1 X
- Extra Propellers 4 X
- Rubber Foot guards 4X
- Direction Book 1X
Altair AA108 is a racing drone for the starters. Altair comes with four AA batteries that give sheer power to that racing drone. Altair packing box includes the controller, some manuals, two batteries, a USB charger cable, a memory card reader and some tools to install it. You can also see small things for extra propellers and four rubber foot rods. All of the racing drones have a special battery and a sleek body to perform well in the air.
If we take a closer look at the drone, we can see that has a great design. It feels very sturdy in the hand and was able to ascend some pretty hard knocks in black. This makes it the perfect drone for a beginner. We tried to check Altair racing drone but we crashed that. After it been knocked around a bit. It looked pretty much undamaged. Taking a look at the controller, this comes nicely packaged. It has a little piece of cardboard which can be placed on top of the controller to allow you to understand the controls better again.
This is a perfect racing drone for a beginner. Altair AA108 has perfected many little details to make a strong match for beginners. When it comes to flying Altair has included a feature which enables the drone to land automatically. They have also incorporated different sounds in the controller to tell you when the drone has either a low battery or a close to being out of range. These features would really suit a beginner.
The drone is very simple to fly. It comes with all of the latest features. Headless mode, altitude hold, one button takeoff and landing and speeds for varied pilots. Altair has a sleek design and it comes at a reasonable price.
After going through the latest features this drone is perfect for a beginner that how to fly a drone. When it comes to using the app this was also pretty straightforward. You just download the app, turn on the drone, connect it with Wi-Fi, turn off more data and go back to the app.
There it is 720p footage directly from the drone. It’s great and the simplicity makes it quick and easy to use the footage to stroke. On record is quite amazing besides it being a bit unstable it can be very nice when the drone slowly glides through the air. The camera is able to pick up quite detailed and drops unlike most drones within this price group. So overall Altair AA108 is an incredible piece of innovative technology.
It seems to be the perfect drone for newbies, as it packs all of the features they will need for an affordable price. We think this is the perfect racing drone. It comes with many great additional features like the low battery features and the first-person view which completely blew our mind. So we would highly recommend this racing drone.
Pros & Cons
- Sensational Camera of 720 p resolution
- FPV capability with dynamic functions
- Cheap and affordable price
- Safety features are also there
- Very low range for flight
- The camera is not stable
- Cannot fly in stormy conditions