Following on from the incredible success of the Vortex 285 and Vortex 250 Pro, the Vortex 150 Mini raises the bar and at the same time shrinks the size. The essence of the Vortex family, ARF/RTF, fully integrated flight controller, OSD, and video transmitter.
Coming in below 250 gram the Vortex 150 is not considered a ‘drone’ in many parts of the world. This allows the Vortex 150 Mini to be flown in many more places than its big brother the Vortex 250 Pro.
Doors are opened to fly in a typical garden, or small park. A swing-set becomes a perfect power-loop target and garden furniture becomes a race gate, a new world of possibilities has just been opened up!
Fusion2 + Tramp = Synergy
The new ImmersionRC ‘Synergy’ flight controller integrates a full-graphic OSD and an onboard video transmitter based on the new Tramp HV design. Twin F3 processors ensure an 8kHz loop time and full support of BetaFlight 3.x. Factory calibrated power levels from 1mW -> 600mW, glitch-free channel changing, and a micro-power pit-mode ensure that the Vortex 150 will receive a warm welcome at any race event. The Synergy weighs in at a mere 6.41g, vs. the Fusion Gen2’s 10g, the latter without a video transmitter!
Integrated Leading-edge 5.8GHz Video Tx
The fully integrated ‘Tramp’ video transmitter has all the bells and whistles. Support for all standard FPV channels and power levels from sub-1mW to >600mW.
Dynamic Power Control, introduced with the Vortex 250 Pro, is taken to a new level, pre-take-off power level may be dropped to sub-1mW while waiting on the starting grid, saving precious battery power, and keeping temperatures low.
After a crash landing the power level is dropped to a minimum to preserve battery life during the search and to help with localization using a directional antenna.
A TNR (NFC) antenna integrated into the side of the quad provides full support for the ImmersionRC Personal and Race Director’s wand. The latter enables additional channels for events with special spectrum use permissions.
Setting your video transmitter frequency and power without touching the quad, greatly simplifying casual and race channel setup. No fiddly dip switches, no push-buttons and key-press sequences to remember and no guesswork.
DSMX Video Transmitter Control
Another first in the FPV world, ImmersionRC has teamed up with Horizon Hobbies to integrate video transmitter control into certain Spektrum(tm) radios.
Quads using this feature power up safely in pit-mode, and after finding a free channel on the video goggles, the menu on the Spektrum radio may be used to select frequency band, channel, and power level
PitStick Mode for Simple Channel Changing
When placed in this mode, the Vortex 150 Mini will power up with the video transmitter disabled, and will only start transmitting when instructed to by a the R/C transmitter.
For mode 2 pilots, the right stick is used to select channels 1..8 using the extremes of stick movement. Up for CH1, Up-Right for CH2, etc.