BUILD LISTS

The number one question we get is "How do I build an X Class Racing Drone?"

We've put together this list of suggested parts for X Class–sized rigs.

This is by no means a complete list of what's out there, but it is a starting point. Several current X Class pilots use some or all of parts.

For advice and tips on building an X Class rig, subscribe to the  X Class Facebook Group, where builders get together to discuss, ask questions, and share info.

When you've built your rig, share it with us!

 

Are we missing a product you think should be here? Let us know!


 
 

Motors
 

Entry Level

Racestar 4114 400kv, 4s-8s    $20

Mid-Level

Bee rotor X Class x6/950kv    $70

Bee rotor X Class x6/700kv    $70

T-Motor mn4120 465kv    $80

Gold Standard

T-Motor F1000 545kv    $120

T-Motor F1000 635kv    $120

BrotherHobby T5, T7, and T10 series

Looks Promising*

Northaero X2 4220 600kv    £60 ($77)

MAD XC series motors $89

* These motors seem to have the right pedigree and their specs are certainly beefy enough for a gold-standard X Class drone, but they are currently on preorder, so we have yet to test them ourselves. If you use them, let us know how you liked them at contact@xclass.racing



Frames

Entry Level

Vondrone/Home Depot California Special    $3

VikingUAS X Flight Falcon DIY Flyer    $20

Mid-Grade

Tarot Iron Man 1000S octo - 1100mm    $228

Dysonian California Vixen    $189

Gold Standard

VikingUAS X Class WaspV1 1000mm Racing Drone Kit    $349

Fossils Stuff Thor X Class Racing Frame    £234 w/VAT ($251 for US customers)

Dysonian California Soul    $325

Carolina XC by pLaStIc sPiDeR $75-$195

X Class Motor Mounts by pLaStIc sPiDeR $25-$62

Catalyst Machineworks Cannonball 800 $450-$575

Horus Dreadnought*    $600**

  • *NOTE: The Horus Dreadnaught is not generally available for sale, but is sold directly by the manufacturer on a limited basis.

  • **NOTE TO MANUFACTURERS: We and the rest of the X Class Drone Racing community are actively encouraging frame manufacturers to put more X Class frames into production, as it is the most searched-for part on our website.




PDBs

Entry Level

Bus Bar, 100a+    $12

Mid-Grade

Demon Pulse PDB    $29

Gold Standard

Gryphon PDB(600A) with Dual BEC(GPD-3000DX)    $240

APD PDB_500 $79