There are many racing drone frames available on the market, you could select anyone you want. However, choosing a right frame is essential as it would be the base of your DIY drone and all of the components would be placed upon it. If you didn’t choose the right frame for your drone then it might affect the performance and stability of your drone. To understand the basics of drone read our guide on How To Build Your Own First Drone.
Now, you need the best drone frame which should be lightweight, flexible and strong. If you are a beginner then you may experience many crashes during your first flights and to survive those crashes you will need crash-resilient racing drones frames.
After testing a lot of racing drone frames we’ve concluded that these 3 frames are the best drone frames available on market. So we would recommend you to use any of these racing drone frames for best results.
Martian Ⅱ 220 DIY Drone Frame
Martian II 220 is the most popular racing drones frames for Drone Racing and FPV Flying. It is a full 3K best carbon fiber drone frame consists of 4 solid removable arms. With 4mm thick arms it could easily survive severe crashes. It also comes with a power distribution board PDB XT60, so you don’t have to buy one.
With a wheelbase of 220mm, you could easily install your Flight Controller, ESCs and batteries. This racing drones frames weighs only 155g which increases the performance of your flight. It will cost you only 26.10$(US).
These are the recommended parts for Martian II 220 Drone Frame:
- ESC: 12A-20A
- Propeller: 5030-5045
- Battery: 3S (1500-2200mah)
- Flight control: CC3D/NAZE32/ F3
- Brushless Motor: 1806-2206
- Transmitter: 5.8G 200-600wm 32CH
- Camera: 700TVL
- Antenna: 5.8G
Realacc X210 Racing Drones Frames
Realacc X210 is extremely lightweight and specially built for FPV Drone Racing. It comes with excellent cutting which allows you to install parts easily. This 3k carbon fiber drone frame weighs only 72g (with battery protector plate it would weigh approximately 77g). The wheelbase of this frame is 214mm and the thickness of its arms is 3mm.
This frame is suitable for both HD camera and FPV camera. There are Bumpers on the edge of arms which will protect your motor during crashes. It comes with a Matek Power Distribution Board (PDB XT60) and XT 60 Pig-Tail for connecting your LiPo Battery.
Realacc X210 Frame Kit will only cost you 26.99$(US). These are the recommended parts for Realacc X210 Frame.
Eachine Direct Drive 5045 ABS Propeller
Gemfan 5045BN 3 Blade Glass Fiber Nylon Propeller
DALPROP 5045 Bullnose PC Propeller
Eachine Bullnose 5046 ABS Propeller
Brushless Motors 1806~2204(KV2000~2300):
Eachine BG2204 2300KV Brushless Motor
Racerstar BR1806 2280KV 1-3S Brushless Motor
Racerstar BR1804 2480KV 1-3S Brushless Motor
Favourite FVT LittleBee 12A OPTO PRO ESC BLHeli
FVT LittleBee 20A ESC BLHeli OPTO 2-4S
Racerstar RS20A BLHELI_S OPTO 2-4S ESC
Racerstar RS20Ax4 20A 4 in 1 Blheli_S Opto ESC 2-4S
CC3D flight controller
Naze32 flight controller
Camera and Transmitter:
Eachine 700TVL 25mW 1/3 Cmos 110/148 Degree Camera 5.8G w/32CH Transmission
Eachine 700TVL 1/3 Cmos FPV 110 Degree Camera w/32CH Transmission
FPV Monitor & Video goggles:
Eachine LCD5802 monitor
Eachine VR007 5.8G 40CH HD FPV Goggles Video Glasses 4.3 Inch
Eachine Goggles One 5 Inches 5.8G 40CH Raceband HD 1080p HDMI
Eachine EV800 5 Inches 800×480 FPV Goggles 5.8G 40CH Raceband Auto-Searching
Diatone Crusader GT2 200 Drone Frame
Diatone Crusader GT2 200 is a super stylish lightweight and strong frame. When it comes to DIY Drone Racing this frame could extend to indefinable limits. With its cool design, there is minimum wind resistance which allows you to compete with other Drone Flyers.
It has convertible GoPro mount. This frame is made up of Carbon Fiber and weighs only 95.5g. This frame is 200mm wide and 5mm thick. The height of this frame is 37mm which allows you to install Flight Controller, ESCs and Battery easily.
This frame of Diatone will cost you 65.99$ (US) but if you ask me it’s really worth it. These are the recommended parts for Diatone Crusader GT2 200 Frame:
Battery: 3S/ 4S 1000-2000mah 45C
Motor: Diatone D-Silver 1408 4S Motor
ESCs: DIATONE 202X BLHELI-S 20A
Flight Controller: Diatone D-Link Flight Controller F3
Receiver: SP3 5.8G 48CH VTX
So if you are searching for the best drone frames for your DIY drone, these are the best available. We also have mentioned the recommended parts for each frame. Please feel free to comment below if you have any question about the best drone frames.