The Hitec QuadRacer 280 proved to be exactly what Hitec wanted: The gateway drug to an FPV racing addiction. The stick skills necessary to fly the racer will keep conventional R/C hobbyists entertained, while the familiarity of the quad’s setup allows a fairly easy transition for consumer multirotor users.
Hitec put together a nice RTF package that is well thought out, functional, and compatible with a wide range of FPV accessories. If you’re looking to kick off your racing hobby with a vehicle that allows you to build your skills, the QR280 just might be the drone for you.
Note: A version of this review appears in the January/February issue