Lots of features and incredible power at a reasonable price.

Brushless quadcopters aren’t cheap, but the Eachine Racer 250 PRO is surprisingly affordable at $129.99. Given its beautiful and impressive design, it’s hard to believe that the price is so reasonable. Of course, like any budget FPV drone, the Racer 250 Pro has pros and cons, which I’ll discuss in my review.

The Eachine Racer 250 PRO comes in two versions: PNP (parts) and RTF (ready to fly). The PNP package includes the aircraft (with FC, ESC, motors, camera, and VTX) only. The RTF package also includes an RX module, transmitter, flight plan, and charger. Over time, these brands have become some of the most popular in the drone market, releasing new models almost weekly. Initially, people were interested in them because of their excellent price and easy access to spare parts. Eachine has continued to grow in production, and the “Pro” version of the Racer 250 is upgraded in every way compared to the original.Features of Eachine Racer 250 PRO:

– Universal Flight Controller F3 6DOF

– Blheli_S 20A ESC (supports Dshot 300 and Dshot 600)

– Powerful brushless motors 2205 2300KV

– Compatible with propellers up to 5 inches (comes with 3 blades)

– 5.8G 600mW VTX with dedicated OSD

– 1000TVL camera with NTSC/PAL switching for night flights

– Powerful headlights (2 x 3W LEDs)

– Multicolored taillights

Detailed Review of Eachine Racer 250 Pro:

I would like to thank 100,000 readers for their constant support, information, and interest in this product.

Unfortunately, DHL has once again caused a delay. The package arrived from China to my country in just 3 days, but the final 100 kilometers took another 6 days!I found that soon after receiving the two FrSky receivers and Taranis X7 port, I opted for the PNP (plug-and-play) package. If you already have the necessary components, creating a PNP package is not only more environmentally friendly, but also cheaper, as it involves less shipping and customs fees compared to an RTF (ready-to-fly) package.

The Eachine Racer 250 PRO review – design and build quality

Compared to the older version, known as the Eachine Floureon Racer 250, the Racer 250 PRO has a superior build quality. However, the manufacturer left the board in its original form as a power distribution board, which could be a hassle if it needs replacement.

As you can see from the image below, there are some noticeable differences between the two models. In the Racer 250 Pro, the tail light is shorter (only 3 RGB LEDs) and the FPV antenna has a shorter length from the center to the back. Additionally, 3-blade screws are used instead of the 2-blade ones.The engine and ESC (electronic speed controller) have been upgraded from the previous model. The original version (not the “Pro”) was designed for 3S battery packs, while the “PRO” version has been optimized for 4S lithium-polymer batteries. Theoretically, a higher voltage means a greater shock.

There are two microswitches on the left side of the device. The front display allows users to turn off the headlights (two 3-watt lights) and turn the taillights on or off. Three additional DIP switches allow users to adjust the color of the backlight (green, red, blue, white, purple, or yellow).

A camera mount with vibration-dampening balls is located on the front of the device, allowing users to attach an additional camera (such as a GoPro Session or RunCam 3) for recording the flight path. The sight can be secured to the top of the device with Velcro straps.

By default, the Eachine Racer 250 Pro comes with CleanFlight software, but users can also upgrade to BetaFlight if desired.As I mentioned earlier, the 1000TVL camera is attached to the frame using a nylon mount, which allows you to smoothly adjust the camera angle by about 25 degrees.

The camera performs well in mild weather conditions, allowing pilots to enjoy continuous flights day and night. Real-time image transmission is carried out using a 32-channel VTX module with a transmission capacity of 5.8 Gbit/s and a range of 600 meters. To be honest, high-power transmission is not always a good choice as transmissions above 250 meters are rare in most countries.

A very convenient on-screen menu allows you to monitor the voltage and time of use. The “screen panel menu” is located at the top of the screen and does not interfere with your view.As for the RTF package, simply attach the propellers and you are ready for your first flight. For the PNP package, you will need to solder the RX module to the FC, configure the connection, and install auxiliary channels (Motor Arm/Disarm and Flight Mode Switch).

There are no LED indicators on the props. The 5048R props are mounted with blue nuts on the engines, while the 5048L props are mounted with black nuts. By default, video is recorded on channel 1 (5867 MHz), but you can change this if needed by adjusting the red dot detection during video recovery. Note that before turning on power, you must connect the FPV antenna to the VTX module or it may burn out and FPV will be lost.

Eachine Racer 250 PRO Test Flight / Flight CharacteristicsFirstly, there is no way to exit the engine lock/unlock mode when the user is detected. With slight pressure on the throttle, the propellers begin to spin. Warning: The propellers are very sharp and can cause serious injuries.

After a few minutes of flying, I realized that the Racer 250Pro is not just a toy for children, but a powerful aircraft. To be honest, serious piloting skills are needed to fully unlock its potential. It’s incredibly fast and agile.

A buzzer alerts you when the battery is low and it’s time to land. This is a useful feature when flying in direct selection mode (LoS). The LED lights on the front panel also come in handy, as they allow you to determine the drone’s orientation even in bright sunlight.

The capacity of the 4S 1300mAh lithium polymer battery lasts me an average of 6 minutes in flight.

Price-to-quality ratio:

Build Quality:

Camera, First-Person View (FPV), and One-Key Switch (OSD)

Additional features

Flight timeCompared to ATVs with micro-brushes, the Eachine Racer 250 PRO has incredible power, as seen in the movie “Fsagor”. You might think that, due to its low price, it is designed for beginner pilots, but, in my opinion, even experienced pilots will enjoy this drone.

Shipment:

User Review: 3.75/5 (4 Votes)

Currently, a good FPV ATV can be found for $129.99 in a PNP package. If you don’t have the appropriate radio communication systems (RX and TX) or a flight battery, you may want to look for an RTF package.

What I liked:

Great price;

Durable construction;

Bright LED lights;

Bumpers help after a crash;

FPV with sound;

Impressive performance;

Good image quality.

What didn’t I like:

Unregulated power output (600 mW);

Only available with FlySky radios;

Lower table used as a board.Eachine Racer 250 PRO – Photo Gallery

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