Are 3″ Racing drones the new king class? (HGLRC XJB-145 shopping list)

Why are 3 “Racequads so interesting in Germany?

In Germany (and in some other countries) there is a magic number: 250g. Drones and quads over 250g are subject to the strictest conditions in Germany. Copters under a quarter of a kilo (and the HGLRC XJB-145 is one of them) are considered toys, and it’s so much easier to fly legally.

Under 250g but strong enough for a GoPro

What makes the 3 “class but especially interesting: It is possible to assemble a 4S Racer here, which likes to fly its 130 Km / h or mount a GoPro Session and shoot in incredible quality.


Ok, admittedly – with a GoPro it is very close to the 250g, maybe you have to counter something with the battery. But it’s possible! What I’ll do: I’ll get a Möbius mini camera – the quality is not as high as in the GoPro session, but it is much easier. So I have all options open.

The best 3″ racing drone

There are 2 hot contenders for the title “The Best 3 Inch Racing Drone”. After the  HGLRC XJB-145 came out, the  Diatone GT M3, which flies an incredible 150 Km / h. A <250g drone !!! Which is better now, I believe in the eye of the beholder. The 3 “class is definitely the most interesting class for Germany and other regulated countries and the two models are simply UNBELIEVABLE in terms of performance, quality, and speed.

Diatone GT M3
HGLRC XJB-145 Blue

Shopping list for the  HGLRC XJB-145

But I chose the XJB 145mm. Here is my shopping recommendation:

HGLRC XJB-145 (Drone): €140  Banggood (Blue / Red ),  Gearbest  , Amazon
FrSky D8 (Receiver): €9  Banggood , Amazon
Flysky FS-A8S Receiver Alternative: €8   Banggood , Amazon
GemFan Flash 3052 (Props): 3 €  Banggood , Amazon Mobility 
Mini (Camera): €60   Banggood , Amazon
Tattu 850mAh 4S 14.4V 75C XT30 (Battery): €20  Banggood ,Amazon
Zip Ties (Cable Tie ):    Banggood , Reusable


LDARC X8 Transmitter (spark): €30  Banggood , €40 Amazon
Bandicoot Patch Antenna:
RealACC Pro Plus Divercity Module

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