We asked pilots from the FPV Life and FPV Racing UK Facebook-groups to vote for their favourite FPV freestyle quadcopters in an online poll. Read on to learn more about their choices (note that many excellent FPV freestyle quadcopters did not attract the minimum 4 votes).
49 votes Armattan Chameleon Quadcopter
Pilots with multiple quads keep coming back to the Chameleon quadcopter. Though not the cheapest freestyle FPV quadcopter drone, the Chameleon frame comes with a life time warranty. Freestyle pilot Tom Smith FPV has also created a specially tuned BNF Ti version if you want to save time and get ripping.
23 votes Armattan Rooster Quadcopter
Loved by their owners, other quads gather dust as the Rooster tempts pilots with its highly predictable dynamics. By applying high temperatures to the titanium frame, you can create a coloured effect (above) that some pilots say looks ‘mint’. Like the Chameleon quadcopter, the Rooster is a premium FPV freestyle quadcopter drone but the frame has a life time warranty. Armattan offers a BNF rooster, as does Tom Smith FPV with his tuned BNF version.
13 votes Supafly Flipmode V2 Quadcopter
Considered by some as the best, most durable freestyle quadcopter frame out there, the all carbon Flipmode V2 looks the part with camouflage decals. Oscar Liang says the Flipmode quadcopter ‘has a beautiful design, packs with features I want and yet its moderately priced’ in his build-log and review. The GoPro mount as pictured must be purchased separately.
13 votes ImpulseRC Alien Quadcopter
The ImpulseRC Alien is one of the most popular FPV freestyle quadcopter frames and has also been flown by top freestyle pilot Mr Steele. Mr Steele has even put together a ‘Meticulous’ build video, giving you everything you need to go the self-build route. Both the standard frame and Mr Steele Edition come with built-in power distribution boards, with the premium Steele Edition getting a KISS PDB with OSD.
7 votes ImpulseRC Reverb Quadcopter
Previously flown by freestyle pilot Tom Smith FPV, the Reverb quadcopter is similar to the popular Alien (above) but more compact, which changes the flight characteristics. For a side-by-side comparison of the Reverb and the Alien quadcopters read this review by Oscar Liang.
5 votes Hyperlow CG Quadcopter
Some flyers think the Hyperlow CG quadcopter looks ‘dope AF’. In his review and build video, X-Frames FPV calls the Hyperlow CG quadcopter a ‘top end frame’ with ‘better than average quality and machining of the carbon fibre’.
4 votes Hyperlow Vert Quadcopter
Unknown to many but voted the ‘best looking drone’ in a seperate FPV life poll, the Hyperlow Vert quadcopter is a hidden gem. The ‘Vert’ name refers to the vertical arms on the frame, which let this FPV freestyle drone slice through the air at greater speed. The elegant design of the Vert frame is most visible in absence of the battery and GoPro (below).
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Interactive CLICK flowchart and comparison tables for latest prices. ‘ROTOR-BUILDS’ means number of features on the website RotorBuilds. *Votes were collected by poll on the DRONE RACING INTERNATIONAL, FPV Life and FPV Racing UK FB-groups. **To order the VMX2 request this by message on their Facebook page. ***For more detailed speed evidence see the ‘Fastest Quadcopters‘ and ‘BNF/PNP Quadcopters‘ pages. ARX-R speed was measured by GPS and confirmed by email correspondence with builder/pilot Ryan Lademann at Quad Star Drones. ****A 3D model of the ‘Raven’ is hosted on Sketchfab. Subsequent to a Facebook poll for ‘best looking quadcopter’ the Nomad-UAV ‘Raven’ received >1000 Facebook likes and Reddit upvotes – unprecedented for any FPV quadcopter frame. An editors decision has been made to rank this #1 among aesthetic-focused quads and this will be validated by future poll. Product links support data curation by FPVmap. Make any purchase (not just the linked product) after clicking the affiliate links (Banggood) above. Coupons may be available for selected products.
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