Vortex ARF Racing Quad w/5G8 VTx/OSD/FC/Mtr/ESC
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- 285-sized foldable Mini-Quad
- Carbon Fiber and custom injected plastic design
- Integrated Flight Controller, pre-loaded with Cleanflight
- Integrated full-graphic OSD, with on-screen control of.. everything
- Integrated 40 channel NexWaveRF 5.8GHz Video Tx
- Pro-tuning options, select your favorite pilot!
- Tight interface with EzUHF receivers
- Tiltable, Vibration-free Camera mount
- GoPro (3/4) and Mobius mounting options
The ImmersionRC team combined a unique foldable mini-quad frame, and added the stuff that ImmersionRC does well.
An integrated full-graphic OSD, coupled directly to a flight controller pre-loaded with Cleanflight. Drive that into a custom, integrated, 5.8GHz video transmitter with a punchy 350mW output power, just right for racing with friends.
Just add a compatible R/C Rx and a battery, and go fly, everything else is included, from the SpiroNET Tx antenna, to the props.
An on-board NexWaveRF 5.8GHz video transmitter, with 40 channel support, ensures compatibility with any 5.8Ghz A/V Rx on the market.
ImmersionRC’s exclusive RaceBand allows 8 pilots to fly together!
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.
The integrated flight controller, with 3 axis Gyro, 3 axis Accelerometer, and barometer, is future-proof, supporting future updates.
A direct, high-speed interface to the full-graphic OSD, and a USB port on the back of the quad for programming and updates, complete the package.
PIDs are adjusted on-screen, in easy-to-use menus, driven directly from the R/C Tx.
The flexible Vortex camera mount supports both a flight cam, and an HD camera such as a GoPro, or Mobius.
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.
The Vortex includes an industry-first, tuning parameters from Pro-Racers right in the box. Just select the racer, prop size, HD camera choice, etc. and the Vortex OSD will setup the flight controller for you.
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.
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, controlled by a dedicated 32-bit ARM processor can show something as mundane as the pilot’s favourite colour to just about anything else that is decided to be rolled into the user-upgradable firmware.
Brake lights? Shift to white for maximum acceleration? Indicators for polite left/right turns? Or just a pattern to remind you of 80’s Discos? The choice is yours!
Custom 12A ESCs (16A 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.
These ESCs are the first worldwide to use the unique RotorSENSE, which programs prop direction with the flick of a finger. No more swapping motor wires.
ESCs so thin, that they fit completely into the arm tubes, protected from the elements, and the occasional passing tree.
An on-board 3 Amp, 5V switching regulator keeps the electronics fed with a clean supply, with enough left over to power a GoPro, Mobius, or any other camera which requires a clean 5V supply.
An on-board full-graphic OSD provides in-flight updates of critical parameters, and sports a menu which allows all options to be programmed in the field using the R/C Tx, and a set of goggles, or an LCD screen.
A real-time interface with the flight controller enables artificial horizons, F-18 style displays, and exchange of flight parameters.
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.
All OSD layouts include screen-center alerts for critical warnings, such as battery voltage, EzUHF Link Critical, etc.
There are not many quads out there with that claim to fame… the Vortex sports no less than seven 32-bit ARM processors, all working together for maximum fun-factor.
A dedicated ARM for the flight controller, another for the full-graphic OSD, even another for the LED board at the back of the quad, and then four high performance ARMs for the custom ESCs.