Before you buy your first racing drone, you need to make a few key decisions that will guide some of your purchases moving forward. In this article we will cover the different components that will “lock you in” to certain future purchases.
To be clear up front – there are really no “wrong” choices here. These are simply equipment choices you should be aware of that will impact some of your purchase decisions in the future.
Your radio transmitter selection determines the receivers you buy
One of the most important purchases you can make early on is your radio transmitter. Investing in a top of the line product has the potential to live with you for the rest of your career in RC – even if you want to pilot crafts other than quads! On the other hand, cheaper models might work OK for quads, but may lack the features you’ll want, such as the ability to add-on radio modules. Some cheap radios have poor-quality components that fail early and budget radios always have poor resale value.