Eachine Racer 250 FPV Drone Review

 

Eachine Racer 250 FPV Drone ReviewEachine Racer 250 FPV Drone Review

In this Eachine Racer 250 FPV Drone review, we discuss this interesting new product that promises to take FPV drone racing to the masses. The other quadcopter that was supposed to do that was the Walkera Runner 250, but that hasn’t yet caught the imagination of the public as it was supposed to. What the introduction of the Walkera Runner 250 did was pave the way for other drone manufacturers such as Eachine to enter this under-explored niche.

The Eachine Racer 250 FPV drone is first of all, very fairly priced, at just $135. It is just perfect for beginners getting into FPV drone racing for the first time, as long as they have an experienced drone flyerEachine Racer 250 FPV Drone Review to help to set up the quadcopter. It does not, as yet, come with a ready-to-fly version, which is a major drawback. Otherwise, there is much to get excited about the Eachine Racer 250 FPV.

Update 2 Jan, 2016 – There is an RTF version available.      You can find it Here!

The difference between the Eachine Racer 250 FPV drone and the Walkera Runner 250 is that the latter may look more presentable and make a better first impression, but the Eachine Racer 250 is easier to fly and has better features. The Eachine Racer 250 comes in what is called a PNF or Plug and Fly version, where you need to attach the receiver on your own and set up the radio before flying the quadcopter.

There is a software program that you should download called Open Pilot GCS. This is not a hard thing to do as the software is easy to install and start using. But we wish the instructions were more comprehensive, and this might be a problem if you don’t have an experienced drone enthusiast assisting you with the setup.

 

Great Features

 

The Eachine Racer 250 is surprisingly stable in air despite its small size and has a decent camera as well. Its batteries are well secured so that they don’t damage the rest of the components if the quadcopter were to crash. The LED lights that are used for the headlights are very bright, and can be used for flying in the dark.

Eachine Racer 250 FPV Drone Review

The camera can be tilted upwards for faster flying. There is an isolation plate which can be used for mounting a video camera on the quadcopter such as a Runcam.

There are no major complaints against the Eachine Racer 250 and we are quite pleased with its operation. Let’s look at some of its advantages and disadvantages.

Eachine Racer 250 FPV Drone Review – Advantages

 

#1: The Eachine Racer 250 costs just $135, which is a great price for the quadcopter, especially when one considers its quality. No complaints here.

#2: The Eachine Racer 250 is very stable in air and maintains a consistent altitude. It flies great and is easy to control.

#3: The quadcopter comes with a 600mw VTx with OSD.

#4: The cameras used with the Eachine Racer 250 are tiltable, which is great as it helps to maximize its speed while flying.

#5: The extremely bright LED headlights make night time flying possible. The headlights come with an off/on switch.

#6: We like the fact that the Eachine Racer 250 uses easily accessible non-proprietary components, which can be bought from a majority of stores on the internet.

#7: It comes with very thoughtful crash protection features such as a secure battery compartment.

#8: It comes with a Ready-to-Fly version, which is a huge advantage.

 

 Eachine Racer 250 FPV Drone Review – Disadvantages

 

#1: The packaging of the quadcopter is nothing great to write home about.

#2: There are no detailed instructions available on setting it up.

#3: Beginners will find it hard to setup without assistance from an experienced drone hobbyist. Intermediate drone flyers shouldn’t have a problem, though.

I hope you enjoyed this Eachine Racer 250 review. I believe the advantages of this FPV drone outweigh the disadvantages and I recommend it highly if you’re into FPV drone racing.

Eachine Racer 250 FPV Drone Review

I wish you all the best, and remember that if you have any questions or comments you can post them in the comments section at the bottom of any blog post. It’s great to hear from you.

Kind regards,

Emanuel
Founder of All Best Drones

www.allbestdrones.com

 

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14 thoughts on “Eachine Racer 250 FPV Drone Review

  1. JeremyDavidWilson.com

    Wow, this Eachine Racer 250 is so cool, I can’t believe that it’s only $135…where do you find such good prices on these things?

    You mentioned that it “uses easily accessible non-proprietary components,” does that mean that this machine has many accessory options that can be added to it?

    Thank you for your help and for putting together this useful info for us all!

    All The Best,
    Jeremy David Wilson

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Jeremy, these prices are supplied by the best online shops in the world, offering very attractive prices and a great service.I only share information from credible stores.

      About the non-proprietary components, that means, that the Eachine Racer 250 uses easily accessible non-proprietary components, which can be bought from a majority of stores on the internet.

      I´m glad that you liked my post.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  2. Tina

    Hi Emanuel,

    Drones have been around for a long time, but now it’s gaining popularity that the FCC is requiring everyone who owns it to register. Good info on the Eachine Racer. LOTs of drones stuffs on your site.

    Reply
  3. Dan

    Great looking site, I’m afraid I’m an unenlightened dad who doesn’t know the first thing about drones (although I have to admit they look pretty awesome), but my 9 year old son wants one, clearly this will be in the beginner range that won’t break the bank or put him in charge of an aircraft that could take out half the neighbourhood, any suggestions?
    Thanks

    Reply
  4. Vic

    When I read the price of $135 for the eachine racer. I just concluded cameras would not be a part of the package, so when i was browsing the features I was like no way. I haven’t looked at many of these, but seriously that seems very inexpensive and cool!!

    I have been kind of waiting to see where this was all going and at the price I think I am in!!

    Reply
  5. Sandy Eastman

    never would have believed there were so many drones out there. I heard Amazon was beginning to use them for delivery. Seems we get closer and closer to actually living in a sci-fi world.

    Reply
  6. jack

    Eachine 250 looks ok,but I know another racing drone:Akaso F250A Racing drone,maybe Akaso F250a is ,more professional.

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Jack, the Eachine Racer 250 FPV drone is first of all, very fairly priced, at just $185. It is just perfect for beginners getting into FPV drone racing for the first time,
      The Eachine Racer 250 is surprisingly stable in air despite its small size and has a decent camera as well.

      The AKASO F250 A is specifically designed for the FPV Racing fraternity. The modular design of the AKASO F250A allows you to change out race damaged components in a matter of minutes.

      Its also great for beginners and hobby users.

      The full carbon fiber main frame of the AKASO F250A is super compact and tough and can easily handle those inevitable high speed gate collisions, but its more expensive than the the Eachine Racer 250 FPV.

      I will post a review about the Akaso F250 Racing drone in a near future.

      Stay tuned.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply

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