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The Yuneec HD Racer is a speedy drone that won’t break the bank

Got an eye for competition? This could be your perfect first racing drone

CES has brought us some appealing and affordable flying drones, but while the sub-£100 Ryze Tello is designed for casual flying and camera shenanigans, Yuneec’s new HD Racer is all about speed. Built for racing with a first-person perspective, the HD Racer might be the perfect starter drone for those looking to compete in high-flying sprints. The six-minute battery life might not sound like much, but that’s common in the racing end of the drone pool – and the HD Racer can also shoot 1080p video at 60 frames per second, plus it has a low-latency first-person video feed that lets you take command of the action. It’s also beginner-friendly, with an approachable price to match: £159.99. The HD Racer will take flight by the end of April.

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Andrew writes features, news stories, reviews, and other pieces, often when the UK home team is off-duty or asleep. I'm based in Chicago with my lovely wife, amazing son, and silly cats, and my writing about games, gadgets, esports, apps, and plenty more has appeared in more than 75 publications since 2006.

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