Ares RC Z-line Crossfire RFR Quadcopter FPV Racing Drone w/Camera, Antennas & Battery

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This is the Ares Crossfire Racer RFR (Ready-for-Receiver) Quadcopter Drone with an included 720p camera, 5.8GHz video transmitter, cloverleaf antenna and 3S 2200mAh LiPo Battery. The Ares Z-line Crossfire arrives fully assembled and includes almost everything you need to get up and running. Just add your own standard-size or satellite receiver and you’ll be heading out to race in no time.

The Ares Z-line Crossfire is a high-performance quad that’s perfect for getting started in 250 class FPV racing. Designed and tuned with a competitive edge the Crossfire features a 32bit flight controller that’s not only preloaded with the latest Cleanflight software, but can be custom programmed with multiple flight modes, including Acro (3-axis) and Self-leveling (6-axis). Powerful and efficient brushless race motors complemented by 12 amp ESCs (with ONE-SHOT enabled software) provide the Crossfire’s speed, whilst the unique low-profile design and streamlined body combine to offer improved aerodynamics and protection from the elements.

Strength and light weight are crucial factors in the design of a racing quad, which is why we’ve chosen to use 3k twill weave matte carbon fiber in the construction. The video system is similarly well appointed, indeed the Crossfire comes with a pre-installed ultra-micro, 200mW or 25mW, 40-channel, 5-band VTX (video transmitter) and a 720p high-resolution camera (640x480) with a 120 degree field-of-view. The VTX is compatible with your favorite goggles or a quality 5.8GHz video receiver / monitor, such as those in the newly released Ares Z-line range.

In-Depth Features:

  • Light 'em Up!: Bright red LED tail lights help your competitors know who's in front of them on the course and aid visibility.
  • Powerful: Powerful and efficient 2204 BL race motors with 2300KV provide the Crossfire's speed and are complemented by 12amp ESCs with ONE-SHOT enabled software.
  • Great FPV: A pre-installed ultra-micro, 200mW or 25mW, 40-channel, 5-band VTX (video transmitter) and a 720p high-resolution camera provide a crisp FPV experience.
  • RFR (Ready-for-Receiver): The Crossfire Racer arrives fully assembled out of the box and includes pretty much all the components you need to race – even a 3S 2200mAh battery that's easily removed without taking off the canopy.

Features:

  • Arrives RFR (Ready for Receiver) with no assembly needed
  • Compact, low profile lightweight design
  • Solid lightweight construction - 1.5mm thick matte carbon-fiber frame with custom injected plastic and aluminum fittings
  • Includes 32 bit processing flight controller with the latest CleanFlight software pre-loaded
  • Multiple flight mode capability
  • Includes high-performance powerful 2204-2300kV brushless motors
  • 4x 12A pre-installed superfast ESCs, pre-flashed with the latest BL Heli software for great stability
  • Self-tightening CW & CCW prop nuts
  • Fixed tilted camera mount for optimum visibility in fast forward flight
  • Pre-installed LED tail lights

Specifications:
Weight:
560g with battery - 390g without battery
Size: 280mm
ESC: 12amp continuous, 15amp peak, ONE-SHOT enabled (4 units)
Camera: Semi wide-angle lens
Video Tx: 200mW, 40-channel on 5-bands
Video Antenna: Protected cloverleaf circular polarized
Flight Times: 5 to 7 minutes average
Props: 6" x 4.5" (CW & CCW)
Battery: 3S 2200mAh 25C

Includes:

  • Crossfire RFR Racing Quad
  • (4) Superfast ESCs
  • (4) 2204-2300kV brushless motors
  • 720p high-res camera (640 x 480)
  • 3S 2200mAh 25C LiPo battery
  • Ultra-micro 200mA or 25mW, 40-channel 5-band 5.8GHz video transmitter
  • Protected cloverleaf circular polarized antenna

Needed To Complete:

  • 4+ Channel Transmitter & Receiver
  • Compatible battery charger

This product was added to our catalog on August 26, 2016.

Joshua Burns
Verified Owner
Monday, Dec 26 2016 (8 weeks ago)
Ares RC Z-line Crossfire RFR Quadcopter FPV Racing Drone
Overall I had a good experience with this quad. I have yet to get goggles for it, but it was easy to set up, and flies pretty good. If you've set up a flybarless unit before other than beastx or align, you will have no problem setting this up. With this being on sale for the same price as cheap blades for my 700 heli, it's too good to pass up.

Things to remember with this that deviate from the included manual:

1. Update the firmware for the flight controller with the newest Naze32 firmware. (via cleanflight)
2. Use the LuxFLoat PID controller instead of the one spec'd in the manual.
3. Program the rest according to the manual, and fly! - although haven't figured out voltage cut-off settings yet)
Jared
Verified Owner
Saturday, Feb 11 2017 (1 week ago)
Ares RC Z-line Crossfire RFR Quadcopter FPV Racing Drone
Super easy my first hobby grade quad. I would recommend this to anyone who has been in the hobby and wants to go fpv. setup was new but easy to understand.I would download the manual off Ares website setup will be fast.)
robert
Verified Owner
Monday, Dec 26 2016 (8 weeks ago)
Ares RC Z-line Crossfire RFR Quadcopter FPV Racing Drone
This is my first race quad! looks sweet camera is horrible using FS v3's. Havent flown it just hovered the quad. OK Now the part I had trouble on was arming the quad. per instruction it says to get all the trims in CF to 1500 dead even. So I did that had all my travel at 100 in my dx9. Well if it doesnt arm you have to add a little YAW right to the travel till it arms. I could have saved myself about 2 hours figuring out why it would not arm. You also can run the quad on just a sat but you wont have 2 flight modes. 1-10-17 update take the CF landing gear off the motor mounts. They will snap the single bolt right off the plastic in a crash. Put a runcam swift on the quad much better!!!)
Shane Edwards
Verified Owner
Friday, Jan 6 2017 (7 weeks ago)
Ares RC Z-line Crossfire RFR Quadcopter FPV Racing Drone
Thing flies great...but it does not survive one single crash. Had this for about a month..had my first "major" crash today. Hit a tree branch hanging out..totaled the body and frame..camera broke but I repaired that, some wires cut, but all electronics are good. Buying a carbon frame for them. Dont waste your money..build one)
Richard Dowzall
Verified Owner
Thursday, Dec 29 2016 (8 weeks ago)
Ares RC Z-line Crossfire RFR Quadcopter FPV Racing Drone
This is a great racing drone. I am pleased with the quality and she flies really well. I have to agree with some of the others that the manual is just ok, and that I too had a struggle arming this. In my case I needed to increase the travel in your transmitter on the throttle and rudder so when the stick is low throttle and full right rudder it will arm. Took some searching on the forums to find that info!!! Running through Cleanflight to program is fun and playing with the settings to get it dialed in. All in all a good deal, took off one star for the confusing manual)
B
Verified Owner
Thursday, Dec 22 2016 (2 months ago)
Ares RC Z-line Crossfire RFR Quadcopter FPV Racing Drone
3 hours of trying, reading, googling, reading manual, calling tech support, and watching youtube videos, I have given up getting this thing set up. Frame looks nice, flight controller is terrible, instructions are worse. I have set up FPV race drones in the past, and this one is beyond a pain to do. Value is decent, trash electronics, keep camera and motors. The beeping this thing constantly does while programming is reason enough to smash it. Disable beeper, it stops 3 seconds and starts back. Be prepared to buy flight controller if you buy this. Pitch, yaw, roll, and throttle are all mislabelled in the bundle of wires, and better yet, the software will randomly change them without warning. Ares said it must be a problem with Spektrum DX6 radio. And the Rx must not be compatible (literally the same one used in the video and manual).)