Who ever researched the racing drones market found the cheapest brand all around the web called Eachine and it’s most popular model Is The Eachine 250 racer.
I was considering to buy their product as an entry to the racing drone world which looks exciting so I decided to make a research about the company and the products
When I begun my research on the Eachine 250 racing drones that I started by trying to find the companies contact details. Since Eachine racing drones are distributed mainly by AliExpress.com and other big Chinese online wholesale companies I tried to find further information about the company behind this dirty cheap 250 racing drone so in eachine.com I tried to find their contact details or some background information on the company but all I found was a contact form and an email address. This was very odd to me so I made a WhoIs check for the domain www.eachine.com and found that the domain is owned by XIN NET TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION which is registered company in China under the name “Beijing new network Digital Information Technology Co., Ltd” since 1993 .In China’s companies directory I found out that The business scope of the company includes domain name registration service, host services and electronic mail services.The company is located: Shing Road to Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone on the 1st floor, Block A2 . The companies main domain is xinnet.com.
My conclusion is that Eachine is an open source brand every one can build an Eachine drone kit in China and sell it. The Eachine brand doesn’t seem to registered name and by knowing China a little I can see how it can be possible.
So I seems that Echine is an marketing scheme for a popular open source DIY racing drone which is popular in China and there is no real technology or research behind this brand and the products it offers.
How ever since the Eachine racer 250 is the cheapest racing drone around I would try as a beginner to buy one a first step in the racing drone world.
Eachine Racer 250 FPV Drone w/ Eachine I6 2.4G 6CH Transmitter 7 Inch 32CH Monitor HD Camera RTF – Flying time: 5-7mins
R/C distance: about 30m costs 340 USD
1 x Eachine I6 2.4G Transmitter
1 x Eachine I6 2.4G Receiver
1 x monitor holder
1 x CC3D Flight controller with Flexi port and Main port
2 x headlight LED white 3W
– See more at: http://www.eachine.com/Eachine-Racer-250-FPV-Drone-w-or-Eachine-I6-2_4G-6CH-Transmitter-7-Inch-32CH-Monitor-HD-Camera-RTF-p-284.html#sthash.ki7Ni1Bl.dpuf
The most expensive drone kit in Eachine.com costs 409USD The Eachine Assassin 180 FPV with Eachine VR-007 HD Goggles I6 Transmitter Built In OSD GPS NAZE32 RTF. Even this drone can fly only 7-9 minutes and the R/C distance is 30m only I believe it is the best set to experience at the first time real FPV racing drone flight