ImmersionRC Vortex 250 PRO ARF 25mW With Zipper Case
The ImmersionRC Vortex 250 PRO ARF 25mW With Zipper Case is a first person view FPV racing system. The Vortex 250 Pro is a 250 sized mini-quad frame with fixed arms, this latest design builds on the success of the ImmersionRC Vortex 285 ARTF Mini Racing Quad. The Vortex 250 Pro is supplied with custom V-Spec 2204-2300kV motors, which have 3mm axles and 5mm shafts. The addition of the Vortex Pro to the ImmersionRC racing quad product line up delivers one of the best racing systems to date.
The ImmersionRC Vortex 250 Pro has an integrated flight controller, with a 3 axis Gyro, 3 axis accelerometer, and barometer pre-programmed with a custom CleanFlight code; this means that the Vortex flight controller is future-proof through downloadable updates. The PIDs (tuning of the systems performance) are adjusted on-screen, this is a very easy to use menu, and being driven directly from the R/C Tx there is no need for a laptop at the field, no more dip-switches to flip or adjust. The Fusion FC Board installed in the Vortex 250 Pro is a "Gen 2" and uses the latest F3 processor, this allows the user to take advantage of faster processing times and the latest "black box" feature. The black box feature helps the pilot with Pro Tune as the filght data is logged onboard to be looked at after the flight is finished.
The Vortex 250 Pro has a direct high-speed interface to a full-graphic OSD system, with USB port on the back of the Vortex 250 quad, this is used for programming and updates. The pre-installed NexWaveRF 5.8GHz Race Band video transmitter, with 40 channel support, ensures compatibility with any 5.8 GHz A/V Rx on the market. ImmersionRC’s exclusive RaceBand allows for up to 8 pilots to fly together. This makes the Vortex a very flexible system which should work with any other systems you already have. The video transmitter has "dynamic power control", this allows the Vortex to change the power output automatically when the quad is disarmed the video transmitter power is lowered, when the motors start the video transmitter increases the power to full for the best video link. Please check that you are allowed to use the installed transmitter in your country.
The flexible Vortex camera mounts supports both a flight cam, and an HD camera such as a GoPro, a GoPro mount is included in the box. The 700 TVL flight camera gives the pilot a clear image to allow for great detail at high speeds, the flight camera is protected from impacts as it is mounted inside the frame on a vibration-dampened carbon-fiber plate. The Vortex 250 flight camera is mounted on an adjustable bracket which allows the camera to be tilted to ensure a good forward view during high-speed racing.
The powerful 3A switching regulator built in to the Vortex 250 allows you to add any HD cam (GoPro included), this will take its power direct from the flight pack, allowing the unnecessary camera batteries to be left at home and reducing the overall weight of the system.
The Vortex includes an industry-first; you can tune the flight parameters from Pro-Racers right in the box. Just select the racer, prop size, HD camera choice, and the Vortex OSD will setup the flight controller for you.
The Vortex has been in testing and some of the biggest names in FPV Quad Racing have tweaked it for peak performance. A set of 8 24-bit RGB LEDs sit on the tail of the Vortex, sandwiched safely between the upper, and lower frame plates. These LEDs are controlled by a dedicated 32-bit ARM processor, this means that you program the LEDs to show something as mundane as the pilot’s favourite color, or just about anything else which is released in future updates of the user-upgradable firmware.
All you need to flight is in the box, just add a compatible R/C Rx (EzUHF preferred of course), a battery, and go fly, everything else is included, from the SpiroNET Tx antenna to the props.
Weight: 450g without battery, or HD camera
Power Requirements: 3s-4s LiPo (typical)
ESCs: Full Custom, 20A RotorSENSE OneShot125 (22 Amp peak)
Flight Camera: FatShark 700TVL CMOS (std), FatShark 700TVL CMOS, and 900TVL CCD optional
HD Camera: GoPro Hero, Hero 3/4 (Optional power from onboard BEC), Mobius, Runcam
Receiver Compatibility: CPPM Input, with S-Bus, and Spektrum Satellite converter cables optional
Flight Time: Highly dependent upon battery, and flying style