Vortex 250 Pro
The First Racebred ARF Quad No Compromises, Vortex family grows…
Start with the best ARF Race Quad, Listen, and Improve it The Vortex 285 (the first in the Vortex family) has experienced incredible success, and has changed the Race Quad market. The Vortex 250 Pro is the result of listening to our top pilots, taking the product to a new level, with the same level of integration as it’s big brother.
- 250-sized Race-Quad
- State-of-the-art ‘F3’ FC processor
- 2nd Generation 20A EzESCs, with custom 2204-2300kV motors
- Built in black-box recorder (2MB)
- Rigid 4mm Carbon Fibre arms (non-foldable)
- Direct connection to PPM, Spektrum, S-Bus, XBus receivers
- Ear-piercing Lost Model Alarm (much louder than it’s predecessor)
- GoPro-3/4 mount included
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.
- 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
Full compatibility with all ImmersionRC/FatShark, Boscam, Team Black-Sheep, DJI, and ImmersionRC RaceBand channels.
NOTE: US Resellers may lock domestic shipments to avoid channels outside the legal Ham band.
Vortex 285 vs. 250 Pro Comparison
The Vortex 285, and the new 250-Pro are quite different quads. The 285 has the advantage of foldability, making it ideal for transport, and building into compact flight-cases.
The 250 Pro has the advantage of a more powerful processor, higher-current ESCs, and some larger (and heavier) motors.
|Model||Vortex 285||Vortex 250-Pro|
|Size (diagonal)||285mm||250mm (275mm option for 6" Props)|
|Frame||1.5mm CF, with plastic standoffs||2mm CF, with 15x Aluminium Standoffs|
|Motors||OEM 1806-2300kV, 2mm Shaft||Custom 2204-2300kV, 3mm Shaft|
|ESC||12/16A EzESC||20/22A EzESC|
|ESC Features||OneShot125, rotorSENSE||OneShot125, rotorSENSE|
|Flight Controller||STM32F103 based ('F1')||STM32F303 based ('F3')|
|OSD||Full Graphic||Full Graphic|
|Arms||Tubular CF, Foldable||4mm Flat CF|
|Rx Support||Native CPPM (SBus, Spektrum with adapter cables)||Native CPPM, S-Bus, Spektrum, XBus, SumD, SumH|
|Rx Selection||Manual (via IRC Tools)||Fully Automatic|
|Case||Optional||Foam or Zipper case options at order time|
|Camera Mount||Optional||GoPro 3/4, mount included|
|USB Port||Surface Mounted||Through-Hole (Much more robust)|
|LED Board||v1||v2, more robust|
|Lost Model Beeper||Yes||Yes... MUCH louder|
|Standoffs||Plastic||Metal (all of them)|
|FlightCam||600/700TVL CMOS||700TVL CMOS v2|
|Weight||~350g without battery||~415g without battery|
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)
HD Camera: GoPro Hero, Hero 3/4
Receiver Compatibility: CPPM, S-Bus, Spektrum™, XBus, SumH, SumD (no external adapters required) (Auto-Sense!)
Flight Time: Highly dependent upon battery, and flying style
Note: Compatible receiver and display device required for initial setup and use, not included.
The Vortex 250 Pro Getting Started Guide is available here.
The full manual will be available shortly.
(Unofficial – Full & final testing may not have been carried out on beta release firmware, use with caution!)
Notice: The use and operation of this product in the USA and many other countries requires an amateur/ham radio license, and some countries may forbid its use entirely. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that the use of this product meets the requirements imposed by your government’s rules and regulations for RF devices. Do not purchase this product if you are unsure of the government requirements or are not able to comply with them.