The quads below are fully assembled, but they’re not Ready To Fly. You’ll need to do some basic configuration to make them work with your transmitter.
These quads don’t come with goggles or a transmitter, so they’re perfect if you have specific preferences or if this isn’t your first quad and you already own some gear. You get more for your money, since you’re only buying the quad and not any accessories. On the flip-side, if you are buying one of these as your first quad, you need to pick up a few other things from this list before you’ll be able to fly.
Plug-N-Play quads come without a receiver. You install your own receiver in the quad. This means you can use a PnP quad with nearly any modern transmitter, regardless of whether it’s FrSky, FlySky, Spektrum, RadioLink, Futaba… you name it.
Bind-N-Fly quads come with a receiver pre-installed. No soldering is required–just bind the receiver to your transmitter. The quad will also typically come pre-configured for the type of receiver that is installed, so there is a bit less setup to do. The limitation of Bind-N-Fly quads is that they may not come with the type of receiver you need. For example, a quad might be available only with FrSky receiver; if that’s not what you own, you wouldn’t want to buy that (or at least you’d need to replace the receiver after buying it).
As much as I love to build quads, I have to admit that this is one of my favorite sections of the site. Pre-built quads have gotten SO GOOD lately. It’s really fun to be able to showcase them.