Vortex 250 Pro BNF Basic Quadcopter Drone by Blade Helis
Cutting-Edge FPV Drone Technology
Blade Heli's Vortex 250 Pro BNF Basic FPV Drone is the result of a combination of ImmersionRC's leading edge technology and Blade Heli's experience. ImmersionRC introduced the original Vortex ARF when the FPV racing phenomena began. Lighter, stronger and more powerful, the Blade Vortex 250 Pro is a next-level ImmersionRC 250-class FPV racer with the benefits of Bind-N-Fly so you can race like a pro, right out of the box, using your Spektrum transmitter.
The popularity of FPV is rising at an exponential level. ImmersionRC is a pack leader in the world of FPV technology, creating products that are easily integrated into existing model aircraft. Not only is the Vortex 250 Pro a mini-quad with true race performance and convenience, it's a model that will help intermediate to veteran RC enthusiast enjoy an incredible experience that's as close to climbing into the cockpit as it gets.
Adrenaline Rush in a Box
Clean, strong and extremely robust, everything about this race-proven design is about one thing—speed. Just some of the goodies include a custom power system, cutting-edge 32-bit processing power and full-graphic jet fighter inspired OSD. Plus, there's even a programmable LED system you can customize to flash at the competition when it's time for them to eat your dust. The versatile power system features the robust support of either your 3S or 4S Li-Po battery. Fun, functional and future-proof, the Vortex 250 Pro is your key to crossing the finish line first.
Fly from the Pilot's Seat
From a tiny video camera mounted on the multirotor, real-time action is delivered before your eyes on a headset you wear like eyeglasses. It's an RC experience so immersive that you'll feel as though you're actually sitting in the pilot's seat. The Spektrum Fat Shark Teleporter V4 headset with digital head tracking and SpiroNET antenna (SPMVG1100) is a great choice.
Fully integrated flight controller, full-graphic OSD, BlackBox recorder, 40-channel video transmitter and a dampened flight camera. Loose wiring in the Vortex 250 Pro is virtually nonexistent for a clean, professional look that's easy to maintain.
Seven 32-Bit ARM Processors
Not many mini-quads out there can claim the cutting edge support of seven, fully integrated 32-bit ARM processors. There's a dedicated ARM for the flight controller, another for the full-graphic OSD, another just for the programmable LED board at the back of the quad and one ARM for each of the four custom high-performance ESCs.
Built to survive attempts at cutting down virtually anything in its path, the Vortex 250 Pro airframe features a 2mm top plate and 2mm bottom plate with 2mm FR4 skid plates. No less than 15 aluminum stand-off members complement the structure. 4mm thick carbon fiber motor arms prevent motor twisting in the air and collapse against the ground.
Fusion F3 with CleanFlight
The highly integrated Fusion F3 flight controller is equipped with CleanFlight firmware pre-loaded and a 32-bit processor for an out-of-the-box control feel that seems almost intuitive. Plus, the software is future-proof with supporting updates easily uploaded via the robust USB port through-hole.
Dynamic Power Control
The Dynamic Power Control function of the video transmitter lowers power automatically when the Vortex 250 Pro is disarmed or ready for a race to start so that interference from other racers on the line is minimized.
Wireless Video Control
NexWaveRF 5.8 GHz video transmitter technology includes 40 channels of support so that it's compatible with any 5.8 GHz A/V headset on the market. The integrated RaceBand system allows up to eight pilots to fly together and is controlled via the OSD so choosing the clearest channel is all done through the flight transmitter.
The compact Vortex 250 Pro is flexible enough to feature both a flight cam and allow the addition of a second video camera to record the action (not included). The included FatShark 700TVL v2 CMOS flight cam is protected from impact and supported by a carbon-fiber plate that's vibration dampened. Its adjustable bracket makes it possible to set the camera tilt for the forward view that suits you best.
The preloaded ProTuned firmware makes this quad fly like it's on rails. You can explore other ProTune uploads available and try out what some of the biggest names in FPV quad racing have shared so that the Vortex 250 Pro can fit your exact performance needs.
Big, Bright LEDs
Eight 24-bit RGB LEDs is protected between the upper and lower frames on the tail end. Through a dedicated 32-bit ARM processor, users can program a favorite color, brake lights, turn indicators or just about anything your imagination can conjure.
Custom ESC's with OneShot125
The custom ESCs have a 22-amp peak, fast OneShot125 communication protocol and regenerative braking for response that's cutting-edge. Each ESC has its own 32-bit ARM processor for the processing power to sustain intense maneuvering. Special rotorSENSE support means that the motor direction is simply programmed with the flick of a finger.
Custom V-Spec Motors
The custom high-speed V-Spec 2204 brushless outrunner motors feature a high-speed 2300Kv rating and spin Gemfan 5045 GF blunt-nose propellers for the punch to accelerate quickly and conquer the most demanding race courses.
Two megabytes of flash memory has been integrated for BlackBox flight log storage. This powerful capability combines the high-speed data in a way that makes tweaking PIDs (proportional-integral-derivative) to a very specific stabilization need simple.
Lost Model Alarm
Integrated into the Vortex 250 Pro is a lost model beeper that's loud enough to be coined "ear piercing." So if you ever cut loose, the ease of finding your Vortex 250 Pro will help you get back into the game fast.
Full Graphic Display with EzOSD
The full-graphic On Screen Display (OSD) on-board provides in-flight updates of critical parameters. The EzOSD menu allows all options to be programmed in the field using the RC transmitter and a headset or monitor. Several OSD layouts are included. A real-time interface with the flight controller enables artificial horizons, fighter-jet style displays and an exchange of flight parameters. All OSD layouts include screen-center alerts for critical warnings such as battery voltage, EzUHF Link Critical and more.
Now it's possible to start enjoying high-performance racing virtually the moment you open the box. Just charge the battery, bind the model to your Spektrum™ DSMX® technology compatible transmitter and fly.
Vortex 250 Pro Features:
- Fully assembled and ready-to-race
- Industry leading Spektrum™ 2.4 GHz DSMX® technology
- ImmersionRC F3 Fusion 32-bit flight control system
- OneShot 20A EzESCs and Custom 2204-2300Kv brushless motors
- Durable airframe with 4mm carbon-fiber motor arms
- Future-proof CleanFlight flight controller firmware (pre-loaded)
- ProTune capability with built-in 2MB black-box recorder
- Full graphic heads-up display with complete on-screen control and telemetry
- Eight 24-bit RGB LEDs and super-loud lost model alarm (installed)
- Integrated 40-channel NexWaveRF 5.8GHz video Tx with Dynamic Power Control
- FatShark 700TVL CMOS v2 FlightCam with tilt adjustment
Rotor Type: Quadcopter
Type: 250 Class FPV Racer
Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
Main Rotor Blade Length: 10.0 in (253mm)
Main Blade Material: Plastic
Main Motor Type: Brushless Outrunner
Battery: 3-4S 1300mAh Li-Po
Length: 11 in (280mm)
Height: 2 in (50mm)
Width: 9 in (230mm)
Main Frame Material: Carbon
Flying Weight: 14.6 oz (415 g)
Approximate Flight Time: 3 Minutes
Needed To Complete:
- Full-range 5+ channel, multi-function transmitter with Spektrum™ 2.4GHz DSM2®/DSMX® technology
- Fat Shark 5.8GHz compatible FPV headset and/or FPV monitor
- 3S–4S 1350mAh Li-Po Flight Battery
- Suitable Li-Po battery charger
NOTE: This quad now includes the 12-LED board upgrade; part# VXLED250.
This product was added to our catalog on January 11, 2016.