Hornet 250 Tri-Copter FPV - RTF

Hornet 250 Tri-Copter FPV - RTF

SKU: 16540.RTF.MZ10

Experience FPV racing in a different light with the new Graupner Hornet 250 Tri-Copter! The Hornet will introduce you to a new style of flying where control is extremely precise, and flight response is very agile and nimble.

The frame design and color makes the Hornet easy to see and recognize at all attitudes during flight. LED light colors can be changed during flight for enhanced visibility and the specially designed polycarbonate frame ensures that all electronic components are well protected in the event of a mishap.

The Graupner Hornet is very forgiving, making it the perfect choice for the first time FPV beginner who can gradually transition from “mild” to “wild” with a flick of a switch.


The 2.4GHz GR-18C flight controller and receiver has upgradable firmware, providing a clean and trouble-free installation. The flight controller, receiver and telemetry electronics are housed in a single, sturdy case that is roomy enough to accommodate further expansion inside the copter frame. Changing flight performance and PID settings can be done directly from your HoTT radio or SmartBox wherever you are – no computer or software! Just use your radio to access the GR-18 controller.  Fly more and tune less with the expansive Graupner GR-18 flight controller!



Safety is key when flying race copters and the Hornet 250 Tri-Copter provides you with many safety features for a worry-free experience. Real-time telemetry information is continuously monitored by the GR-18 controller and constantly transmitted from the copter flight systems, providing voice notifications of main battery level, altitude, temperatures and radio signal strength. You are immediately notified when an unsafe condition occurs, such as flying out of range, exceeding FAA altitude or hitting a user-definable low battery level.



The Hornet Tri-Copter provides different flight modes to accommodate any flying style and can be switched during flight depending on user preferences and experience. Flight behavior can be easily modified by changing the controller settings using the HoTT Over-The-Air radio interface available on any Graupner HoTT radio (6ch and up) or SmartBox.  Ready to step it up? Hook your Hornet to a 4S battery pack and you’re ready for the level of excitement!



Flying the Hornet 250 Tri-Copter using FPV (first-person view) adds an additional thrill when racing. The installed FPV 700 TVL camera and 5.8GHz transmitter can be used with any standard FPV goggles or LCD screens, but we highly recommend our line of TFT LCD displays for razor sharp video images. The Hornet 250 Tri-Copter has a tilting camera head to accommodate your unique flying style.


The Hornet 250 Tri-Copter can be expanded with many additional options such as a GPS module, OSD Display, Bluetooth for telemetry display on Smartphones and tablets and much more!


Choose the Hornet 250 Tri-Copter that best fits your needs and budget:


  • 16540.RTF The RTF version is ready-to-go out-of-the-box and comes with our newest mz-10 COPTER radio.
  • 16540.CAM Already own a Graupner radio? This copter-only version is ready for binding and flying!
  • 16540.C Want to build your own Hornet? This frame-only kit version comes with everything you’ll need.
  • 16540 Already own a controller and camera? This frame-only kit version provides all but camera and controller.



  • Expertly built, no assembly required
  • Integrated S1019 GR-18C receiver and flight controller
  • Selectable flight modes (beginner to expert)
  • Auto Flip in attitude mode
  • Receiver with out-of-the-box built-in telemetry: RX volt, Main Volt, RF signal strength, RX temperature
  • Warning notifications of battery level, radio range and temperature
  • Over the air access for copter setup with optional SmartBox
  • No computer or setup boxes needed to configure or operate
  • High resolution FPV camera with selectable tilt angle
  • FPV 5.8GHz 25mW Transmitter
  • Powerful, lightning fast response Graupner Ultra 2806 2300Kv motors
  • Graupner high performance copter C-Props
  • High-frequency switching Graupner ONESHOT performance ESC s
  • Digital servo for crisp rudder response
  • Heavy-duty aluminum carrying case for radio, copter and equipment transport
  • Vibration-free carbon camera mount
  • High-intensity in-flight switching LED light system


  • Hornet 250 FPV Tri-Copter RTF
  • FPV 700 TVL camera and video transmitter
  • MZ-10 COPTER Radio
  • 110-220V battery charger and power cable
  • Extra set of C-Props
  • Graupner 3S 1500 mAh LiPo battery
  • Heavy-duty aluminum carrying case for radio, copter and equipment transport