DRL Racer 3 – Overview Teardown15:00

Here’s my teardown of the Drone Racing League (DRL) 2017 Racer 3 quad!!!! This is one of the ones actually used in Racing rather than my Practice quad so this is exactly as they will be seen on TV on June 10th onwards… 🙂

If you’ve wanted to know more about the quad since launch then this is the place to be 🙂 Whether you’re after prop information or what kinda batteries it uses then you can find it all here. Full spec is listed below in the description, or you can watch the video to find out more. If you have any questions about anything to do with the Racer 3 then please just comment below and I will answer as best I can 🙂

Useful video times:

[00:00] – Introduction
[00:52] – LED Demo
[01:12] – Waterproofing
[01:47] – Canopy Information
[02:28] – General Specs
[04:04] – GoPro / FPV Information
[05:12] – Canopy Removal
[06:24] – Inside Overview
[07:37] – Underside – Battery & Strap
[08:25] – FPV Camera
[08:55] – Motor + ESC
[09:44] – PDB Wiring
[10:14] – Frame Thickness
[11:10] – Weight & Racer 2 comparison
[13:20] – Fitting Canopy back on
[14:05] – Final Thoughts

Quad Specs:

DRL Custom Polycarbonate Canopy (full cover)
DRL 4mm Custom TrueX Frame (271mm motor to motor)
DRL Custom PDB with 12v + 5v regulators
Motolabs Cyclone
TBS Crossfire V2 Micro Receiver
Rotorgeeks RG20 Plus ESC’s
BrotherHobby T2 2206 1800kv
HQProp 6x4x3 Propellers
Rotorgeeks HS1177 with GoPro 2.5mm lens
TS5823 Video Transmitter (modified)
Lumenier AXII (LHCP)
Upper and Lower Addressable LED’s
Pulse 1800mAh 5s 75C Lipo

The FC is running a custom version of Betaflight (3.0.1) that allows for 5 rate profile banks, and also the custom LED code that we use to show our pilot colours 🙂

Weight: ~980g with GoPro Session 5
Flight Time: 1-2 minutes depending on speed

Product reviews: http://matthew-evans.info
HQProp – http://hqprop.com

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