ImmersionRC Vortex 285 FPV Racing ARF Quadcopter Drone w/ESCs, Motors, Controller & Video Tx

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This is the Immersion RC Vortex FPV Racing Almost Ready to Fly Quadcopter. The ImmersionRC team combined a unique foldable mini-quad frame, and added an integrated full-graphic OSD, coupled directly to a flight controller pre-loaded with CleanFlight. Combine that with a custom, integrated 5.8GHz video transmitter with a punchy 350mW output power, and you have a setup that is perfect for some side by side racing with friends! Just add a 6 channel transmitter, FPV equipment and 3S-4S flight battery, and your are ready to fly. Everything else is included, from the SpiroNET Tx antenna, to the props.

Integrated 5.8GHz Video Tx
An on-board NexWaveRF 5.8GHz video transmitter, with 40 channel support, ensures compatibility with any 5.8Ghz A/V Rx on the market. ImmersionRCís 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 Flight Controller
The integrated flight controller, with 3 axis Gyro, 3 axis Accelerometer, and barometer, is pre-programmed with CleanFlight, and 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. PID's are adjusted on-screen, in easy-to-use menus, driven directly from the R/C Tx.

Flexible Camera Options
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-fiber 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 includes 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 LiPo's 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 LED's, controlled by a dedicated 32-bit ARM processor can show something as mundane as the pilotís favorite color. Brake lights? Shift to white for max. acceleration? Indicators for polite left/right turns? Maybe you want something to remind you of an 80ís era Disco...rear lights on miniquads have become a necessity.

Custom 32-bit, 12A ESCs, with OneShot125
Custom 12A ESC's (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 ESC's are the first worldwide to use Immersion's 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.

Optional Camera Mounts
As racing quads approach race-speeds, HD cameras have a habit of recording very high definition footage of...the ground. Two optional kits are available separately for the Vortex. A Recliner for the GoPro, or an Incliner for the Mobius camera. These kits are shipped with the appropriate rubber dampers, and in the case of the GoPro kit, also a plug-and-play power cable, to allow the GoPro to be powered without an internal battery (and itís unwanted weight).

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.

Full Graphic OSD, with EzOSD pedigree
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.

Seven 32-bit ARM processors!
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 ARM's for the custom ESC's.

  • 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
  • Tiltable, Vibration-free Camera mount
  • GoPro (3/4) and Mobius mounting options

Weight: ~350g without battery, or HD camera
Power Requirements: 3s-4s LiPo (typical)
ESC's: Full Custom, 12A cont. 16A peak, rotorSENSE, OneShot125
Motor: Custom T-Motor 1806 2300kV Race Motor
Flight Camera: FatShark 700TVL CMOS (std)
HD Camera: GoPro Hero, Hero 3/4  (Optional power from onboard BEC), Mobius, Runcam - HD Camera NOT INCLUDED
Receiver Compatibility: CPPM Input, with S-Bus, and Spektrumô Satellite converter cables optional
Flight Time: Dependent upon battery, and flying style

Needed to Complete:

  • 6 Channel Aircraft Transmitter & Receiver
  • 3S-4S LiPo Battery w/XT60 Connector & Charger
  • FPV Goggles or Video Monitor & 5.8GHz Video Receiver

This product was added to our catalog on August 16, 2015.