I’ve probably run myself out of breath in the past, talking about how important beginner-friendly hardware is for the growth of a sport like drone racing. So instead of inundating people with all the tiny, minute details, here is the meat of the Kickstarter!
The creators of the Falcon FPV300 racing drone have a few key features in mind for their Kickstarter project: make it available pre-assembled, easy to calibrate, easy to control, and easy to uninstall and reinstall the batteries. Ease of access seems to be the name of the game when it comes to the drone, and for very good reasons. If you are going to market to an entry-level audience, the easy-to-use functionality is the most important starting point.
The team plans on making the drone out of Carbon Fiber and plastics to help maintain structure and offering an easier way to calibrate parameters directly through the remote control and OLED. A specially designed modular battery that can be easily planted and removed and the finished product will be ready to fly immediately out of the box. The FPV camera and transmitter all set to go; all that is required is the pair of FPV goggles for the true racing experience.
The Falcon FPV300 has a wingspan of 300mm, rather than the classic 250mm that you get from most racers. However, the increased wing span provides better stability and better control for newer pilots in flight. The included camera can be manually adjustable for the different types of film / pictures you wish to take. A row of lights on the base of the drone help you understand how much power is remaining in the craft, plus they provide the pilots better tracking in low-light environments.
All the specifications are listed at the bottom of kickstarter page, as well as their expected timeline for delivery post-Kickstarter success. If you think this is a worthwhile project to be backing, consider giving them your support!