Best Beginner Quadcopter

So you want to get into flying fpv quadcopters? I have been there and it is best to get advice prior to your first purchase. That is why I am going to outline what I think is the best beginner quadcopter. Did I mention it is also probably the cheapest beginner quadcopter?

It is important to remember that if you have never piloted a quadcopter before it does take a slight learning curve. So if that is the case and you’re wanting to get into building a ZMR250 I would suggest starting small in order to make sure you are into flying quadcopters. After some practice you can order yourself a ZMR250 build kit and get to work!

Best Beginner Quadcopter

Hubsan X4 H107L 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter

Hubsan X4 H107LBest beginner quadcopter

The palm sized Hubsan X4 Mini RTF RC Quadcopter has excellent features including full 4 channel 2.4Ghz control, powerful coreless motors, high capacity LiPO battery and stunt mode. This quad is suitable for indoor and outdoor flight thanks to the ultra stable 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity. The LiPO battery is charged via USB with the included USB charger.

This little quadcopter is super fun to fly and is a good starter if you have never flown before but for the price of this quadcopter every hobbyist needs one! 

$29.93

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When I purchased the Hubsan X4 I went ahead and bought the extra spare parts kit with 2 batteries. It will come in handy trust me especially if you are just learning you will crash everyone does.

Hubsan x4 parts kit

$20.99

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Along with the spare parts kit I went ahead and bought a 4-in-1 battery charger for my Hubsan X4 because the stock one that comes with the unit is only a single charger and who wants to wait for batteries to charge?

Hubsan x4 battery charger

$6.99

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Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter and a X4R SBUS Receiver

Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter and a X4R SBUS Receiver

After doing some research I decided to go with a Taranis Plus Transmitter and a Frsky X4R Sbus Receiver. I started with a decent transmitter as I’m pretty sure I will be doing other builds in the future. From what I read running sbus is just a little bit more responsive than PPM. Here is a good article explaining the difference between radio types.

There are a few settings that need changed within Cleanflight before binding the transmitter with the receiver. I found a very useful youtube video that goes through the whole process.

First you need to setup a Model for your ZMR250 within the Taranis. There are a lot of youtube videos of people explaining the general setup of a Taranis. After watching a few and messing with the buttons it isn’t too hard to catch on too.

Mode 2 Stick Channels (needed for initialTaranis X9D Plus model creation)

CH1 = Throttle

CH2 = Ail (roll)

CH3 = Elevation (pitch)

CH4 = Rudder (yaw)

Binding the Receiver to Transmitter

Under Model Setup Page 2/12 at the very bottom you’ll see [Bind]. Hit enter while on Bind and the transmitter will start to beep. Next while holding down the bind (f/s) button on the receiver plug your battery into the quad. The receiver will flash green and red. Let off and it should go green solid. This means the two have been bound successfully. Again there are some youtube videos out there that can help with this process as well.

Next connect to cleanflight and go to Receiver tab to insure you have the desired stick pattern. If stick pattern is correct your good to go if not then youll need to look into your channel settings more.