Revolutionary… Again!Building off of the success of the Vortex 285, and listening to the dreams and wishes of our customers, the ImmersionRC team designed the Vortex 250 Pro, a purebred racer which ticks all of the boxes.We swapped out the ‘F1’ processor for the ‘F3’, added an integrated Black Box recorder, swapped out the 1806 motors for potent 2204/2300kV custom motors, Gen2 20A ESCs, Serial receiver support… the list is long and colorful.As with the Vortex 285, the 250 is ARF, just add a compatible R/C Rx (CPPM, Spektrum, S-Bus, XBus, EzUHF, etc. etc.), and a battery, and go race, everything else is included, from the SpiroNET Tx antenna, to the props.
NOTE: Compatible receiver and display device required for initial setup and during use, items not included.
Integrated 5.8GHz Video Tx with RaceBand
An on-board NexWaveRF 5.8GHz video transmitter, with 40 channel support, ensures compatibility with any 5.8Ghz A/V Rx on the market.
New for the Vortex 250, is Dynamic Power Control. Transmitter power is lowered automatically when the quad is disarmed, or ready for a race to start, to reduce interference to other pilots.
ImmersionRC’s exclusive RaceBand allows 8 pilots to fly together, while being 100% legal for US resellers to distribute. All channels fall within the legal US Ham band.
The on-board OSD allows video transmitter channels to be chosen using the R/C transmitter, no more dip-switches to flip, and no more frequency lists to remember.
Full compatibility with all ImmersionRC/FatShark, Boscam, Team Black-Sheep, DJI, and ImmersionRC RaceBand channels.
Flexible Camera Options
The flexible Vortex camera mount supports both a flight cam, and an HD camera such as a GoPro. This mount is included in the box with the Vortex 250, and doesn’t require the purchase of an add-on product.
The flight cam is protected from impacts, and is suspended from a vibration-dampened carbon-fibre plate. An adjustable bracket allows the camera to be tilted to ensure a good forward view during high-speed racing.
As the icing on the cake, a monster 3A switching regulator allows any HD cam (GoPro included) to be powered from the flight pack, allowing unnecessary camera batteries to be left at home.
Pro-Tuner, In The Box
The Vortex 250 continues in the footsteps of it’s Vortex 285 big-brother, and not only ships with a pro-tune that flies like it is on rails, but adds a selection of pro-tunes created by some of the experts in the hobby.
Some of the biggest names in FPV Quad Racing have abused countless LiPos tuning the Vortex for peak performance, and have produced some stunning videos in the process.
‘Gen2’ Custom 32-bit, 20A ESCs, with OneShot125
Custom 20A ESCs (22A Peak), with OneShot125, and regenerative braking, for crisp-responsive flight using CleanFlight. A 32-bit ARM processor runs each ESC, ensuring plenty of processing power to drive even the most fussy brushless motors.
The second generation of ImmersionRC’s ‘EzESC’, with race-proven reliability, and the extra punch required to spin the 2204/2300kV motors.
These ESCs also support our innovative rotorSENSE, which programs prop direction with the flick of a finger. No more swapping motor wires.
Custom OSD Layouts
Several OSD layouts are included in the package:
A classical EzOSD-type layout, with all critical parameters available on-screen.
A Heads-Up display which would be more at home in a fighter-jet, with artificial horizon and altitude indicator.
A Race layout, with just the critical parameters, tucked around the edges of the display.
A Gaming layout… we’ll explain that one just before launch
All OSD layouts include screen-center alerts for critical warnings, such as battery voltage, EzUHF Link Critical, etc.
2204-2300kV Custom Motors, with custom 20A ESCs
250-sized Mini-Quad with 4mm CF arms
Beautiful 3k Twill-weave Carbon Fiber and custom injected plastic design
Integrated ‘F3’ Flight Controller, pre-loaded with Cleanflight
Integrated full-graphic OSD, with on-screen control of.. everything
On-board BlackBox recorder to aid in pro-tuning
Integrated 40 channel NexWaveRF 5.8GHz Video Tx with Dynamic Power Control
Race-tuned out of the box, with Pro-tuning options
Tiltable, Vibration-free Camera mount
GoPro (3/4) mount included
Weight: ~415g without battery, or HD camera
Power Requirements: 3s-4s LiPo (typical)
ESCs: Full Custom, 20A cont. 22A peak, rotorSENSE, OneShot125
Motors: Custom V-Spec 2204-2300kV, with 3mm axles, 5mm shafts
Props: OEM Gemfan 5045 GF Blunt-Nose
Flight Camera: FatShark 700TVL v2 CMOS (included)
Can Carry HD Camera: GoPro Hero, Hero 3/4 (not included)