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Spartan RC Vortex "Pico" VX1P Flybarless System

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The Spartan Vortex "Pico" VX1P Flybarless System is a smaller version of the Vortex, much smaller! At merely 5g, (0.17oz) the Vortex Pico is the perfect drop-in replacement for your Blade 180CFX to catapult its performance to another level. Its ultra miniature 31.6 x 19.2 x 7.8mm footprint makes it the ideal choice for any small 180-450 size helicopter. The optional JST to standard servo adapter set allows using the Vortex Pico with standard servos commonly found on Trex 250, Oxy 2, Oxy 3 and similar size helicopters. The Vortex Pico is compatible with all popular radio brands that offer one wire receivers or it can directly use a Spektrum satellite. It features, head and tail stabilization, governor, flight mode switching, event logging and it is high voltage (8.4V) compatible. The Vortex Pico is guaranteed to spark new life into your micro helicopter.


Sensor Type: MPU-6000
Sensor Technology: MEMS 6-axis
Sensor Interface: Digital
Built-in USB Port: Yes
USB via DataPod: Yes
PC Software: Yes
DataPod: Optional
Governor: Yes
HV Compatible: Yes
Event Logging: Yes
Recommended For: Small electric models
Control System: Proprietary PID with adaptive tuning
Supported Receivers: PPM, SBUS, XBUS, UDI, SRXL, SUMD, DSM2, DSMX
Satellites: 1 port
Radio Channels: Minimum 5, 6 recommended
Tail Servos: Digital 760us, 960us and 1520us centre pulse
Swash Servos: Digital or analog 1520us centre pulse
Operating voltage: 3.8V to 8.4V (<100mA)
Flight Controller: 31.6 x 19.2 x 7.8mm (1.24 x 0.76 x 0.31")
Weight: 5 grams, 0.17oz
Warranty Years *: 1+1
Crash Replacement **: 50%


  • Vortex Pico flight controller
  • 50mm satellite RX cable
  • 50mm serial RX cable
  • 50mm DataPod adapter
  • Adhesive mounting pads

This product was added to our catalog on January 15, 2016

Verified Owner
Thursday, Mar 29 2018 (about a year ago)
Spartan RC Vortex "Pico" VX1P Flybarless System
I bought a brand new Spartan pico but the original packaging was already opened.
send an email to amain and never heard back.

seems like a good FBL but remember you either carry your laptop or buy a $65 datapod which is more than half the price of the pico to adjust on the fly. should of spend a few extra bucks on the uBrain which has data logging and bluetooth/android capability.