#1 By Design
Vortex 150

BLH9550EU Vortex 150 BNF Basic £???.?? (RRP)

The Blade® brand and ImmersionRC have teamed up to deliver the cutting-edge Vortex 150 FPV racer with Spektrum™ technology. It’s fully integrated, tuned and equipped so you can be competitive in a matter of minutes. Race-seasoned pilots can take advantage of a custom power system, cutting-edge 32-bit processing power and full-graphic jet fighter inspired OSD. Plus, there’s a programmable LED system you can customize to flash at the competition. Perfect for smaller courses or exploring the backyard or abandoned building, it’s durable and fun to fly. Falling well under the FAA legal limit for registration, the Vortex 150 shines as the perfect race platform for those looking to jump headfirst into FPV.

Vortex 150

Fully Integrated 
Fully integrated into this machine is the flight controller, full-graphic OSD, and 40-channel video transmitter. Loose wiring in the Vortex 250 Pro is virtually nonexistent for a professional look that’s easy to maintain. 

Seven 32-Bit ARM Processors 
Not many mini-quads out there like the Vortex 150 racer 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. 

Tough Construction 
Built to survive attempts at cutting down virtually anything in its path, the Vortex 150 is built to take a hit and keep on ticking! 

Fusion F3 with BetaFlight 
The highly integrated Fusion F3 flight controller is equipped with BetaFlight firmware pre-loaded, 32-bit processor, and 8kHz loop times 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 150 is disarmed or ready for a race to start so that interference from other racers on the line is minimized. 

Integrated Leading-edge 5.8GHz Video Tx 
The fully integrated ‘Tramp’ video transmitter has all the bells and whistles. 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 localisation using a directional antenna. 

Integrated Touch-n-Race 
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. Set 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. 

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. The right stick is used to select channels 1..8 using the extremes of stick movement. Up for CH1, Up-Right for CH2, etc. 

DSMX® Video Transmitter Control 
Another first in the FPV world, Horizon Hobby has teamed up with ImmersionRC to integrate video transmitter control into certain Spektrum™ 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. 

ProTuned 
The preloaded firmware has been ProTuned to make this quad fly like its on rails. You can explore other ProTune uploads and try out what some of the biggest names in FPV quad racing have shared so that the Vortex 150 Pro can fit your exact performance needs. 

Bright LEDs and Lost Model Alarm 
A set of 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 favourite colour, brake lights, turn indicators or just about anything your imagination can conjure. 

Find it, Fast! 
Integrated into the Vortex 150 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 150 will help you get back into the game fast. 

Custom V-Spec Motors 
The custom high-speed V-Spec 1306-3100kv brushless outrunner motors feature a high-speed rating and spin 3"propellers for the punch to accelerate quickly and conquer the most demanding race courses. 

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. 

Bind-N-Fly® Completion 
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. 

Needed to get your Vortex 150 in the air;

• A full-range 5+ channel, multi-function
transmitter with Spektrum™ 2.4GHz DSMX®
technology
• Fat Shark 5.8GHz compatible FPV headset
and/or FPV monitor
• 3S–4S 500mAh (recommended) or 800mAh
(capable) LiPo Flight Battery
• Suitable LiPo battery charger

DX8 Headset/Charger
Rotor Type Quadcopter
Size/Scale 150
Gross Weight <250g with battery
Battery 1350mAh 3s–4s LiPo (required)
Airframe 2mm carbon-fibre with 15 aluminum standoffs
Motor Arms 4mm flat carbon-fibre
Motors Custom V-Spec 1806-3000Kv
Propellers 3”
Flight Controller F3 Fusion 32-bit STM32F303
Firmware ProTuned CleanFlight flight control system (pre-loaded)
Receiver Spektrum™ Quad Diversity Receiver (SPM4648)
On Screen Display Full-graphic with multiple layout options
Flight Recorder BlackBox with 2MB storage (included)
Video Transmitter 40-channel NexWaveRF 5.8GHz with Dynamic Power Control
Flight Camera FatShark 700TVL v2 CMOS
HD Camera Mount Carbon-fibre with dampening (included)
USB Port Robust through-hole access
LED Board Eight programmable RGB 24-bit LEDs
Lost Model Alarm Integrated, super-loud
Flight Time Highly dependent upon battery and flying style
Charger AC/DC 3S–4S LiPo balance charger (required)
Recommended Environment Outdoor
Experience Level Intermediate
Assembly Required No
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