Last year the ImmersonRC released the Vortex 250 Pro and Vortex 285. And now they came up with the Vortex 150 which is built kinda the same, but in a smaller version. The parts utilized in this pack prepares it to fly, crash, fix, and rehash. In this article, we will take a deeper look at what this smaller version is capable of. We will look at the build, FPV, battery options, so in the end, you may have a clear view of this drone.
- Fusion of 3k weave Carbon Fiber and tough molded plastic
- Synergy Flight Controller (Cleanflight / Betaflight)
- Twin ‘F3’ Processors (Flight Control, and OSD) (CPU STM32F373 32-bit ARM processor)
- 1306-3100kv motors
- 3rd Gen 16A EzESCs, With OneShot125/42 support
- Direct connection to PPM, Spektrum, S-Bus, XBus receivers
- Integrated full-graphic OSD, with on-screen control of everything
- DSMX Video Transmitter Control with Dynamic Power Control
- Integrated Touch’n’Race system (TNR Race Wand sold separately)
- Integrated Leading-edge 5.8GHz 40Ch Video Tx
- 500mAh~750mAh 4S battery recommended
- Sub 250g configuration with 500mAh pack
- Each Vortex 150 Mini is tested before leaving the factory
- LED Board integrated into PDB (XT30 Connecter)
- Lost Model Beeper
- Internal Rx installation
Arms: 2mm Flat CF/Plastic Hybrid
Weight: <250g w/500mAh 4S pack
Frame: 2mm CF, with Aluminium Standoffs
Motors: Vortex 1306-3100kv, 2mm Shaft
ESC: 16/20A EzESC Gen3
ESC Features: OneShot125, OneShot42, MultiShot, rotorSENSE
Props: 3030 3″ Tri-Blades
Gyro: SPI Gyro, for 8kHz loop speeds
Flight Camera: FatShark 600TVL CCD (HS1177 sensor + chipset)
Video Tx Power: 1mW – >600mW variable
Pit Mode: Full Support
Glitch Free Channel Change: Full Support
Rx Support: Native CPPM, S-Bus, Spektrum, XBus, SumD, SumH
Rx Selection: Fully Automatic
Internal Rx Support: SPM9645 (DSMX), SPM4648 (DSMX). XSR (FrSky), X4R-SB (FrSky, depinned)
What’s in the box?
ImmersionRC Vortex 150 Mini Racing Quadcopter
4 x 3030 3-Blade Propellers (Spare)
Design and build
The Vortex 150 Mini measures only 156mm between askew engine shafts. This gives the quad an essentially more modest impression than the 250mm-class dispatches that used to rule quad hustling. However, as you will see, the Vortex 150’s undersized size doesn’t make it any slower or less agile. A creative part of the Vortex 150 Mini is that it is generally prebuilt. A decent measure of building, patching, and programming used to be required when setting up a hustling quad.
The battery lead isn’t an XT60 connector, however, an XT30. This is likely accomplished for weight decrease. So while purchasing this little birdie who should do both of the things: Change the lead on the vortex 150 to an XT60. Change your battery to the XT30 connector. Purchase new batteries with XT30 connectors like the Tattu 850mAh 14.8V 75C 4S1P Lipo.
The flight battery is little as well. You can fly with 3-cell or 4-cell loads with a limit of about 500mAh. The essential force sources ought to be Lumenier 4S-460mAh 45C batteries. This battery and the force lead on the quad come furnished with XT30 connectors.
Vortex 150 Mini incorporates a simple camera, there is no manufacturing plant arrangement for an extra activity cam. The included FPV camera has 600 Television Line (TVL) goals. It comes mounted in a plastic lodging that gives some accident insurance. The camera mount likewise permits the camera’s slant point to be acclimated to the pilot’s enjoyment. When flying with other FPV pilots, it is fundamental to deal with the frequencies utilized by every video transmitter (VTX).
Controlling up a VTX with a recurrence effectively being used is probably going to make the other pilot crash. Maybe than utilizing actual jumpers or catches, the channel and force yield of the Vortex 150s coordinated Tramp VTX can be controlled remotely. There are 48 channel choices and force can be set from <1 milliwatt to 600 milliwatts. Some Spektrum-brand radios can be designed to control the VTX through an on-screen menu.
The ImmersionRC Vortex 150 Mini is valued at around $299. It incorporates the majority of the parts that would ordinarily be bought independently (carbon-fiber outline, brushless engines, propellers, electronic speed controls, flight controller, FPV camera, video transmitter). The solitary things left to add are a radio framework with a miniature beneficiary, a 5.8Ghz video recipient (goggles or a screen), and flight batteries, which will set you back additional.
What is a good radio for this?
- I prefer the Taranis XD9 but I have a Spectrum DX6 that’s also a good radio.
Does this have the tramp variable – up to 600mw vtx?
- Yes integrated and 1mW – >600mW variable.
Does this work with Turnigy Evolution?
Can I use a radiolink or flysky RX in this quad?
- Yes, you can put whatever receiver you want in it.
Is this ready to fly?
- Compatible receiver, transmitter, battery, and display device required for initial setup and use, not included.
How fast can it go?
- I think it can fly with 60-70 mph.
What is the difference between this and the pro version?
- I think the pro comes with the receiver built-in. I had to buy a receiver separately and put it in myself.
If you’re interested in the ImmersionRC Vortex 150 you can buy it from Amazon and Hobbyking.