If you have ever seen a racing drone you might be very curious about the things inside it, since the majority of racing drones you see flying out there are made by the pilots itself, it would be pretty cool to know their fpv racing drone parts list, containing all the single components that make such cool machines fly so fast and be so agile.

So get ready cause in this article we will talk about, describe and explain every single one, making to you the perfect list to follow around when talking about racing drones and show to your friends that you know everything about this new and exciting sport.

And who knows? Maybe you feel more comfortable with building it yourself and start racing - trying to be a true professional racing pilot - or you are just someone who wants to have a lot of fun, cause I am pretty sure that you will get extremely excited about this and don't want to lose any time to try it out. The majority of the components that we will talk about here are available at HorusRC’s online Shop!

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In this article, we will not just talk about the drone itself, but also about everything a pilot needs to fly, so we will talk about two different categories: one is the ground components, the ones that stay in the ground all the time, and the other is the quad itself, that stay in the air while the pilot is flying.

The components are:

  1. Radio Transmitter
  2. FPV goggles
  3. Drone frame
  4. Flight Controller (with Receiver)
  5. Motors
  6. ESC
  7. Propellers
  8. FPV Camera
  9. VTX (Video Transmitter)
  10. Battery

The ground components

The first one and most basic is the radio. This is the component that will be responsible for sending the quad all the commands the pilot wants to follow. The radio’s shape is a pretty personal choice by the pilot, and there are a lot of shapes that can be found, but in regards to what’s inside the radios all the pilots like the same (a solid firmware and hardware that can provide excellent radio link to the drone).

The most reliable radio is the FrSky Taranis radio series, which comes with an OpenTX firmware, a lot of switches, and the X series transmitter from FrSky, giving confidence to the pilot while flying.

The other ground component present in most fpv racing drone parts list is the goggle, the device that the pilot put in front of his eyes to see what the drones see. This unit consists of two screens, one for each eye, and a receiver for the video. Being able to see the drone path in the first view without any delay is what makes piloting fpv drones such an amazing experience.

The drone

Here is what you need to put together to make your little beast.

First, let’s begin with the frame. The frame is what gives the quad its core structure, with the spots to put all the things and the resilience to survive most crashes. 99% of the frames you find in the market are made of carbon fiber, a strong and light material that fits perfectly.

The size and format of the frame will vary depending on what the pilot prefers, but a pretty cool one we recommend to start with is the SNM XM0 214, which comes in a very convenient size and with strong arms. You can find it at horusrc.com.

Now let's talk about the brain of the drone, which will get the pilot’s commands and make the drone act accordingly: the flight controller. It comes with a powerful microcontroller running a pretty good firmware that won’t let you lose any corner.

But how does the FC (short for flight controller) receive the radio’s command? The drone is equipped with a receiver - a component capable of receiving all of the radio signals, interpreting what the pilot wants, and then sending the information to the FC. These receivers normally come with two antennas that can easily be seen at the back of the drones.

But what about as FC + receiver combo? At horusrc.com you can find the FrSky RXSR-FC OMNINXT F7 FPV Drone Flight Controller, which comes with a powerful F7 chip and with the RXSR Receiver, compatible with the FrSky Taranis radio, simplifying the connection process.

To actually move your drone, you will need motors - 4 to be more specific if we are talking about quadcopters. You can find a lot of different motors for drones in the market and you should choose what will work the best for you.

To communicate with the motors, you will need a component called Electronic Speed Control (ESC). This device will receive the signals from the FC and then regulate the power that is being sent to the motors, accelerating and decelerating it. We recommend the ESCs from FrSky’s Neuron series.

Another group of components you will need that works directly with the motors are the propellers. These will allow the motor to deliver all the power you want. Every motor has its own perfect propeller.

But what are the eyes? Every drone has an FPV camera, which delivers the image the pilot will see. At horusrc.com you can find the RunCan Eagle, one of the best available.

And how does the image get to the pilot? The drone has a video transmitter (VTX), that receives all the images from the camera and sends them to the goggle. The VTX needs to be connected together with an antenna to work properly. An extremely cool option is the FrSky Scout VS600 Mini VTX, which has a small size, being able to fit everywhere, and you can find one at HorusRC Shop!

Last but not least is the battery, which will deliver all the power the drone consumes. The battery also comes down to a very personal choice, since it varies a lot in size and weight.