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Walkera Runner 250

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Runner 250 Specifications

Dimensions
8.1" x 8.9" x 3.6"
released date
July

10

2015
the runner 250 weighs 1.2 pounds

1.2

maximum flight time

14 min

maximum speed

25

video camera included
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1080
VIDEO CAPTURE SIZE
number of rotors

4

operating range in feet

3280.0

remote control included
Upc n
814850  020008

Editorial Review

The Walkera Runner 250 Racing Quadcopter RTF –ready-to-fly – is, according to its promotion, built to race. But while fast and tough looking in a very Terminator/industrial fashion, the Runner 250 seems to invoke a recurring lament: the crash and snap. A racing drone by its nature has performance demands that exceed regular applications, and the flip-of-death after a single outing doesn’t scream design integrity, though it is fair to note that as a do-it-yourself kit, manufacturing standards will vary from user to user. As a Ready to Fly airbot, there is an expectation that advanced calculus won’t be required during its assembly.

As UAV racing -- rotorcross – continues its forward momentum with gusto, the market will expand to accommodate the demand with more airbots ‘built to race.’ But as any racers worth their salt understand, especially with vehicles as temperamental as remote control aircraft, being built to race must also include being built to withstand the rigors of racing. With consumer drones, those rigors include crashing.

25 mph is an impressive speed for such a stripped down package, and the Runner 250 is decidedly not for the neophyte as its controls leave minimal room for error while moving at a decent clip, its stated design function. The rotors have impressive power yet tend to lose alignment when stressed by gravitational limitations or physical obstruction. Its carbon fiber modular design frame is useful for swapping out snappers or benders as well as for upgrades.

The Runner 250 has a camera plate for additional coverage with a GoPro or whatever you prefer within loft limitations. The included FPV camera with 5.8 GHz video transmitter can be used with the additionally available receiver and FPV goggles/display system, useful for real time monitoring and opponent intimidation, invaluable when push comes to shove in the competitive airways.

Walkera Runner 250 | Reviewed by Botdb | Rating: 5

Runner 250 Reviews From Around The Web


Inclination

I will say that it flies pretty decently and comes with a lot for the price. So in that regard, it is a good item, as long as you plan to never crash it.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com
Inclination

The motors are powerful but after a single crash they jam up...The frame isn't that strong. Not bad but, come on. One crash and it bent on the rear motor mount.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com
Inclination

The quad is very stable in flight, but has a slight lean forward...Overall a solid value. No soldering or tinkering. Great if you just want to pop in the battery and go.

Tom's Guide
hobbyking.com
Inclination

Comes with self-tightening propellers...once armed, your props will spin slowly, allowing pilots to visually know that the quadcopter is armed. The video quality is good.

Tom's Guide
bhphotovideo.com