$350 | Beginner
In the Ares Crossfire, you have a racing quad that has an attractive price point, comes ready to fly, and only needs a little time for setup. This is the perfect quad for newbie racing pilots who want to get in the air right away and start flying with their buddies on the weekend. This bird not only is fully assembled but also comes with a 3S 2200mAh battery, the preinstalled ultramicro 200mW 40-channel 5-band video transmitter, and 720p high-resolution camera with a 120-degree field of view. The wide angle and quality of the video is right up there with any other racer. With the first couple of flights, you should start out in the stabilizing mode to get the feel of the quad and then turn it down. We found the Crossfire to be a stable flier in all flight modes, and this thing is pretty quick. It is not the fastest one out there, but its speed is competitive with many of the racers flying at events. Depending on how you set up this bird, you’ll find that it can be a docile flying machine or a responsive racehorse.