Hydra FPV

DRONE RACING ENTERTAINMENT TECH

FPV Starter Kit

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FPV Starter Kit

149.99 199.99

Want to race? Not sure what to get? Problem solved.

This kit comes with everything you need to race at Hydra FPV events. And it comes with more than just the bare minimum — we’re also including replacement parts for the items that will likely break, burn out or crack as you fly your way to victory (and you’ll learn how all of this stuff works, too).

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Kit Contents

  • 2x BetaFPV 65mm Frames - Transparent

  • 2x Sets BetaFPV 7x16mm 19000KV Brushed Motors

  • 2x BetaFPV Canopies - White

  • 2x Sets BetaFPV 4-Blade 31mm Props - White

  • BetaFPV Lite Brushed Flight Controller

  • BetaFPV Z01 Camera and Video Transmitter

  • BetaFPV 1S HV Battery Charger w/ Power Supply

  • 4x BetaFPV 1S HV 260mAH Batteries

  • BetaFPV Lite Radio Transmitter

  • Eachine VR006 FVP Goggles w/ Diversity

  • Prop Removal Tool

  • Screws and Dampers for FC Assembly

  • Flight School Coupon

Minnesota Holiday Special

This kit is a special order that we’ve worked with Eachine and BetaFPV to put together for this price, specifically for the growing Minnesota drone community. The retail price of all these parts is close to $200 and we’re getting it to you in time for Christmas at 25% off! To be clear - this kit is for Minnesotans only. We want to support you in this new adventure and anticipate you attending Hydra FPV races, where you can see these quads in action and get any help you may need in maintaining and flying these little guys.

Let’s go through each item and discuss why we chose it to be included in this kit.

BetaFPV Lite Brushed Flight Controller

The preferred Flight Controllers in Micro Quads right now run the “Silverware” firmware. It was built specially for "Tiny Whoops”, dispensing with all the features the the bigger quads need, but the little guys don’t. It’s brilliantly tuned and responsible for the biggest leap in performance in the last year. The BetaFPV Lite FC is a fantastic starter board and bang for the buck that runs this firmware and it can absolutely compete with any other FC on the market when in the hands of an experienced pilot. It also has a Bayang Receiver built in so you don’t need to add an external RX if you have a compatible Radio Transmitter.

Find out more here.

BetaFPV Z01 Camera and Video Transmitter

This is a very cost effective camera and VTX to get you in the air and flying FPV. The Lite FC and this combo go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly with a solder-less power connection. The only improvement we would make to this would be upgrading the dipole antenna to a RHCP / LCHP cloverleaf antenna to improve video quality when flying at a race, which can be done for a couple bucks and some soldering.

Find out more here.

2x Sets of BetaFPV 7x16mm Brushed 19000KV Motors

There is a long standing debate over 6mm vs 7mm motors on Tiny Whoops. For a racing starter kit, we’ve decided to bundle in 7mm for a few reasons. First, and most important, they will last longer than 6mm. Second, 7mm can give you a little more control outdoors, which we’re sure you’re going to want to do. These motors have a good KV (RPM / Volt) to make you competitive while also giving you a decent flight time. We give you 2 sets in this kit as brushed motors do burn out eventually. Learn about motor maintenance in our video tutorials!

Find out more here (link to 17500KVs).

2x BetaFPV 65mm Frames V4 (Transparent)

There are a lot of choices for frames. For 7mm motors, it doesn’t get much better than this one. We give you 2 in this kit.

Find out more here.

2x Sets of 4-blade 31mm Props

4 blades? 3 blades? 2 blades? General rule of thumb is less blades will give you longer flight times and possibly higher stop speeds, but less control in the corners. 2 blades is like driving Bowser in Mario Kart, 4 blades is like Toad. For beginners, 4 blades is better. You can switch to 3 or 2 blades very easily later. This kit comes with 2 complete sets to make sure you’re not grounded if you break a prop.

Find out more here.

Bonus: Prop Removal Tool

This is truly a complete kit. Which means we also give you the tool you’ll need to do the most common repair on your quad. Every pilot needs one.

2x BetaFPV Canopies - White

Protection. Never fly without it. These are cheap but will be one of the ways you make your quad your own! To that end, we give you a boring white canopy to match your white props and your transparent frame. Have fun customizing! We give you 2 in case you crack one or want to cut one up to fit a CP antenna.

Find out more here.

4x BetaFPV 1s High-Voltage 260mAH LiPo Batteries

Most kits come with 1 battery. Lame. We give you 4. Each battery will give you 3-4 minutes of flight time when doing some easy flying. Come race day, you’ll get 2-3 minutes pushing them to the limit. Make sure to watch our videos on how to take care of your LiPo batteries to maximize their life!

Find out more here.

BetaFPV 1S HV Battery Charger

Most (all?) starter kits give you some sort of cheap USB charging solution. While that works, it’s not a serious solution and it can lead to shortened battery life (learn about LiPos in our video tutorials). This battery charger will charge all your batteries individually and can even be powered by a larger LiPo with an XT60 connector - letting you fly on the road without the need for a power outlet. This is a darn good charger.

Find out more here.

BetaFPV Lite Radio Transmitter

This may be the one compromise in the kit. This transmitter will get you flying, but it has basically zero features. Your first purchase after this kit, besides more batteries, will likely be a new transmitter. There are a lot of options here and what you choose has a lot to do with what quads you want to fly, do you want to control other RC vehicles, what protocols do you want to use, and most importantly, what controller fits your hands the best. Because this component is so opinionated, we’ve gone super cheap (but still functional and flyable) so you’re not paying for something you don’t want. Watch our video tutorials to get some suggestions on different radios that we recommend!

Find out more here.

Eachine FPV Diversity Goggles VR006

These goggles are sized for kiddos. They do fit adults, but aren’t super comfortable for larger noggins. These goggles do have diversity (two antennas - switches to whichever has a better signal) which improves your video clarity when flying. This is another component that you’ll want to upgrade eventually and your budget will correspond directly to your seriousness. You can get goggles that cost $50 or $500. However, you’ll probably always have these with you to give that neighbor kid a “ride along” as you zip around the park.

Find out more here.

Assembly Required

You read that right. Assembly required. Why? Because it’s easy. Our video guides will walk you through assembling your quad, binding your transmitter, flying, maintaining and repairing. You will have a far better experience if you know how to replace that motor when it eventually burns out. It will also teach you a bit about the various components in a quad and launch you into the crazy world of drone racing! No soldering required - just a screwdriver!

Video Tutorials Coming Soon.

Upgrades

While this kit is a great starting point, you will at some point want to upgrade pieces to fit your skill level, style, and preference. Unlike other starter kits, this kit will allow you to upgrade piece by piece, making it easier on the wallet and more satisfying as you explore this new hobby and sport! Want the smaller motors? Just a new frame ($3) and motors ($10-$15). Want a different color scheme? Get a new frame ($3), props ($3) and canopy ($5). Want a completely new Flight Controller? No need to replace everything, just get the new board! You won’t need to start from scratch as you progress.

Local Pickup

We would love to meet you in person and answer any questions you have about the kit! You can pickup your kit at any of our Races (see our calendar) or at our upcoming Flight School. If that doesn’t work, we will ship it to you (Minnesota only) for an additional fee.

Flight School Coupon

Every purchase also includes a free lesson during our FPV Flight School event at The Works Museum on Saturday, December 29 (museum admission is $9) or before/after any of our race events happening around the Twin Cities. See you soon 😎

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