Arrow Drone - The FPV Racing Drone: An Entry Level Racing Drone That the Pros Will Love, Too

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One of the printers we use for prototyping / manufacturing. This is the BIGREP ONE, the most advanced big FFF printer!

We are using bionic structure to make the Arrow Drone stable and crash proof.

This is the customized Arrow 200 for the next trailer. This will look so great with electronics and leds!

Hi, i´m flying the Ardupilot for many years now. This community accompanied me on my way into the professional multirotor industry. I´ve been working for Ascending Technologies on the Volocopter Project for example.

I´m a big fan of the work diydrones/3drobotics does for the multirotor development. A special thanks to Chris Anderson!

I always try to push the boundaries with my drone developments. The Arrow Drone is made out of hightech materials and bionic structures. This makes the drone rigid and crash proof.

We see drone racing to become the next big worldwide extreme sport this year. What makes it unique is the combination of advanced flight mechanics, adrenaline, competition and fascination. We developed the first customizable systems that make the entrace easy for beginners and give pro pilots the full potential for racing events.

The Arrow 270 can also be used for moviemaking with the upgrades (brushless gimbal and GPS). Due to its compact size (see the comparison to the Phantom 2 in the trailer) it is perfect for traveling. Im thinking about building the Pixhawk as an upgrade into the Arrow 270. What do you think, would it also be useful for racing?

If you like the Arrow Drone and you want to join the adrenaline packed action sport drone racing that get one of our affordable systems. You can save even more money on our preconfigured teampackages:

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Comment by JB on January 22, 2016 at 7:38pm


Comment by Randy on January 22, 2016 at 10:14pm

Looking good, I'd be interested in one that can fit a pixhawk+GPS.

Comment by Josua Benner on January 23, 2016 at 12:40am

Hi, JB the Arrow 270 can fly 150 km/h - very powerfull motors. The Arrow 200 can fly up to 80 km/h and is very agile. The Pixhawk fits under the canopy of the Arrow 270 with GPS. Its just the question if you can also use the Pixhawk for racing? Any experience? If not the Autopilot would be easy exchangeable.

Comment by Mark on January 23, 2016 at 4:08am

Would love to know which props you are you using to get that speed?  We have got to 154km/hr on 4S but the HQP5045BN NGF props we use explode under the stress.



Comment by Hasufel on January 23, 2016 at 7:52am

... I'm joining Mark and am also wondering how you got to that 150km/h max advertised speed -- "marketing" can backfire! Managed around max 120km/h with both a 225 and 280 setup (on both 2204 and 1806 motors) with 5x4x3 in the 600g AUW range and a cam tilt at 45° with 1300 4S 75C. Max speed on 4S for a FPV setup we know of to date is 163km/h with a specially designed for that quad (from ROBOFORCERX2000). FinalGlide's rig with 2208 motors, 6" props and 6S battery managed a 158km/h. We could potentially reach higher speeds now, but as Mark said, it's difficult, and we got a problem with the blades holding; It's also said that the tip of the blades are reaching supersonic speeds, causing yet another problem. Oh, and the robot in your video says 'video google'. Hm :)

Comment by Paul Meier on January 23, 2016 at 7:54am

that 150 kn/h was probably during a free fall from a cliff

Comment by Fnoop on January 23, 2016 at 8:25am

€760 for just the frame?  o_O

I don't know much about these small drones but i've been thinking about getting one, what makes this different from similar sized frames costing a tenth of the price?

Comment by Josua Benner on January 23, 2016 at 8:26am

On a free fall upside - down you can even fly much faster ;). 150 km/h is quite save, you can also get slightly more out of it. We use t-motors 2206 on 4s 70C, HQ6045 propellers. Its important that there are not to big vibrations on the motors. Also the frame is very aerodynamic compared to standard speed racers. The components are integrated into the frame and not flying around on the outside. Next point is wind direction ....

Yeah the video google thing is nice ;).

Comment by Josua Benner on January 23, 2016 at 8:32am

@Fnoop Dogg

The high functionality and highest performance. Did you see the trailer? You can upgrade the frame with a brushless camera gimbal, GPS etc... Its a high performance quad with the best components available. The Arrow 200 and Arrow 270 is also preconfigured and tested before delivery. Short setup time of 15 minutes. Its very good for beginners. The crash proof structures protects the electronics.

Comment by quadmovr on January 23, 2016 at 10:50am

i doubt that youve got 150kmh with 4s and such a quad. would you post a video of such a flight?


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