The question I'm looking for a drone under 200€, preferably 5" (as that's what I'm used to) but other sizes are ok, that can be purchased/delivered to France, is compatible with a Taranis X7 and an Eachine EV800D. It needs to be as plug & play as possible because I'd rather have the opportunity to fly it at least once before spending another 10 hours Macgyvering the thing.
I have found some fairly interesting starter deals on getfpv.com:
- https://www.getfpv.com/iflight-cidora-sl5-e-5-fpv-racing-drone-pnp.html Only problem: according to the description I need to add a receiver which is, if I understood correctly, precisely what I couldn't get to work in my last build
- https://www.getfpv.com/emax-hawk-sport-5-pnp-brushless-fpv-drone-1700kv.html I can't determine if this one is compatible with the gear I already own.
Why not buy a complete package ?: Because I already own the transmitter and the FPV goggles. And from what I understood the gear I got is decent enough, so I'd rather keep using. plus I'm used to flying a sim with the Taranis so I'd rather keep it.
The Context, ignore if you don't care why I'm looking for such a plug & play solution: Last year, after watching a few guys flying their quads, I decided to buy one. Having quite some experience with building computers and being pushed by the other guys to custom build it, I ordered a bunch of component (chosen by them) and bought some second hand from said friends. I got started building the drone and it was a mess. I had done soldering work a few years before but never had it required such precision so I messed up and burnt parts of my first FC. Replaced it, managed to solder everything, only to realize halfway through the build that I couldn't for the life of me pair the Taranis to the receiver and have no way to check if the Taranis is at fault for cheap. I did a lot of research, re-soldered using different connections, changed the settings in betaflight ... in the end I changed the receiver. Still the same problem, spent an other half dozen hours on it. I spare you a whole lot more problems and research online... conclusion: after a good 25 hours spent trying to get this drone working I got so frustrated that I put everything in a box and left it there. note: during the year this group dissolved itself and I now have no contact with anyone that knows anything about quads, so I couldn't get help in building/troubleshooting anything.
Now, I want to fly, but I'd rather not have to build, flash & setup everything myself while going blind and with nobody to help me if need be. Thus, I'm looking for a ready-to-fly drone.