Makerfire Micro FPV Presents Drone Racing Fun on a Micro Scale
As drone racing gains popularity, new and better racing drones are being released in the market on a regular basis. If you are a drone racing enthusiast, a beginner or even just someone curious about drone racing, you’ll be glad to know there are more micro FPV racers these days than ever before. In this post we will be featuring a powerful yet very affordable toy racing drone — the Makerfire Micro FPV racer.
The Makerfire Micro is a 64mm toy drone equipped with 5.8G FPV. The package comes with all you need to fly right out of the box. First of all, it is important to mention that due to its small size, the Micro is most suitable to indoor racing/flying. It features an F3 EVO flight controller with a 32-bit STM32 F303 micro controller unit and a DSM 8CH receiver which is compatible with Spektrum DSM2/DSMX transmitters.
- Diagonal size: 64mm
- Flight controller: F3 EVO with STM32 F303 MCU
- Receiver: DSM 2.4GHz 8CH
- Video transmission: 5.8G 40Ch 25mW
- Camera resolution: 520TVL
- Control distance: 300m
- Motor: 615 coreless motors (65000rpm)
- Battery: 3.7V 200mAh 35C Li Po
- Flight time: about 5 minutes
- Charge time: 30 minutes
- Charging method: USB
The highly popular F3 EVO brushed flight controller supports CleanFlight and BetaFlight firmware. It is popular for obvious reasons — it is fully programmable, allowing highly customized settings to suit different flying styles. Propulsion on the Micro include four 17500KV 615 coreless motors.
As mentioned earlier, the Makefire Micro was designed as a micro FPV racing drone. The built-in 5.8G camera has a 520TVL resolution with 120º Field of View. Live FPV video is transmitted via the popular 5.8G frequency. Both maximum control distance and maximum video transmission distance is 300 meters. Powering the Micro is a 3.7V 200mAh 35C Li Po battery which provides up to 5 minutes of flight time. Due to its small capacity, the battery charges up pretty fast (around 30 minutes). With a flight time of only 5 minutes, multiple batteries are compulsory for any serious FPV enthusiast.
The Makerfire Micro comes in two different colors — red and green. It also features rear LED lights to make sure you can keep an eye on your drone when racing. Due to its small size and light weight, the Micro isn’t particularly suited to outdoor flying. It can get blown about even in the slightest of wind currents. Indoor flying is where the Micro excels.
Besides FPV pilots who want to have more practice flying indoors, the micro is also ideal for beginners and even children since its motors are surrounded by a protective frame which prevents the blades from hurting anyone. As previously mentioned it is very small (6.40 x 6.40 x 4.00 cm) and can fit the palm of your hand. In short, the Micro is a toy racing drone that guarantees plenty of fun and it will please most casual pilots and even some enthusiasts.
The Makerfire Micro FPV is currently available as a bind-and-fly (BNF) kit at GearBest for $78.89. Click here for more details. Don’t forget that you’ll need a compatible Spektrum transmitter if you plan on getting one. What do you think of this toy racing drone? Have you ever flown a micro racing quad? Let us know in the comment section below!