The ImmersionRC team set out to create a unique foldable mini-quad frame and the result is the Vortex Race Quad. The Vortex includes an integrated full-graphic OSD (on-screen display) and custom 5.8GHz video transmitter which feeds your video signal to headsets and monitors without interfering with 2.4GHz transmitter signals. All that is needed to complete the package is a receiver and a battery. Everything else is included, from the SpiroNET Tx antenna, to the props.
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 via a USB port on the back of the quad for programming and updates. 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 are controlled by a dedicated 32-bit ARM processor.
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. A 3A switching regulator allows any HD camera to be powered from the flight pack, allowing unnecessary camera batteries to be left at home.
An on-board NexWaveRF 5.8GHz video transmitter, with 40 channel support, ensures compatibility with any 5.8Ghz A/V receiver 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 and is compatible with all ImmersionRC/FatShark, Boscam, Team Black-Sheep, DJI, and ImmersionRC RaceBand channels.
The Vortex includes tuning parameters from Pro-Racers right in the box. Just select the racer, prop size, HD camera choice along with other perameters and the Vortex OSD will setup the flight controller for you. 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. The ESCs are 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.
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