Vortex 250 Pro FPV Review - The Competitor to the TBS Vendetta?

 Vortex 250 Pro

 The Vortex 250 Pro is another great ready-to-fly racing drone and it is a direct competitor to the TBS Vendetta. It’s about the same size, but a bit heavier and comes with two bladed propellers instead of three like the vendetta.

 Typically, two bladed props will be slightly more efficient, but three bladed props have more power and a crisper flight characteristic to them. You can change the props on both quadcopters if you want to, but then the flight controller will have to be re-tuned.

 The difference between the Vendetta and the Vortex 250 is that you aren’t getting the removable arms or the modular components. With the Vortex, it’s not going to be as easy to fix and you won’t be able to upgrade it to get more power, but I think it’s still a good alternative to the Vendetta and better than the older Vortex 285.

Vortex 250 Pro Motors Review
Vortex 250 Pro Motors

 ImmersionRC has integrated in the Vortex 250 Pro a new, bigger and powerful Lumenier RX2204-14 2300kV racing motors. These brushless motors were designed to offer pilot top of the line high-end performance and value for his drone. 

 Thanks to high quality bearings and CNC precision-machined parts, this motor provides silky smooth, reliable power. They have a strong 3mm internal shaft, therefore no longer needing setscrews that tend to loosen over time.

 Motor saves weight by using a 5mm threaded prop adapter allowing pilot to directly mount the propeller to the motor without the need of a separate prop adapter.

 A lightweight flanged aluminum lock nut is also included with each motor ensuring propellers do not get loose during flights.

 RX2204-14 2300kV motor’s wire length is 100mm and includes pre-soldered male 2mm bullet connectors for easier installation.

 Motor dimension is 27x15mm, weight 23.3g each, and a have a max continuous power of 190W.

The Vortex 250 PRO comes with 4 custom 20A ESCs (22A Peak) equipped with OneShot125 and regenerative braking. There is a dedicated 32-bit ARM processor for each ESC, so you’ll never be short of processing power to deal with hairy brushless motors.

Vortex 250 Pro:Graphic On Screen Display
  On-screen display (OSD) provides updates of key flight parameters. The OSD menu can be programmed in the field on the RC transmitter unit plus a display of some sort (goggles, LCD screen).
The on screen display features a real-time interface that supports artificial horizons, a fighter jet-style HUD display, and customization of flight parameters.

Custom On-Screen Display Layouts

-Several layouts are included:
  1. EzOSD-type layout
  2. HUD: includes an artificial horizon + altitude indicator
  3. Race: fewer critical indicators, scattered around the edge
  4. Gaming
All of the layouts include alerts for critical warnings such as battery voltage, EzUHF link critical, etc.
Vortex 250 Pro FPV Review - The Competitor to the TBS Vendetta?
 The Blade® Vortex 250 Pro FPV quadcopter is clean, strong and extremely robust that’s fully integrated, tuned and equipped so you can be competitive in a matter of minutes.

 Just some of the goodies include a custom power system, cutting-edge 32-bit processing power and full-graphic jet fighter inspired OSD.

 In addition, there is even a programmable LED system you can customize to flash at the competition when it’s time to eat your dust.

 Everything about this race-proven design is about one thing – speed. That’s why the custom power system features high-speed motors and ESCs with One-shot protocol and regenerative braking. 

Moreover, you have the option of running 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.

Vortex 250 Specs:
  •  Model: Vortex 250 Pro
  •  Size (diagonal): 250mm (275mm option for 6″ Props)
  •  HD/Recording Camera – Angled vibration isolated mount for GoPro 3/4
  •  Frame: 2mm CF, with 15x Aluminium Standoffs
  •  Motors – V-Spec 2204-2300kV
  •  Flight time: (hover) – 6 minutes
  •  Flight time: (normal use) – expect around 3-4 minutes on a 1300mAh
  •  Fully configurable via OSD
  •  Weight (without battery) – 415g
  •  Size – 250mm
  •  ESC: 20/22A EzESC
  •  OSD: Full Graphic

The Good At Vortex 250 :
  • Strong but lightweight carbon fiber body, with 4 mm arms
  • Easy to set up for your first flight
  • Configure settings using the OSD and your radio transmitter, no need for a PC
  • Integrated black box flight recorder
  • Preconfigured professional racer tuned settings
  • Arms sit higher than normal, giving the 250 PRO a low center of gravity
  • Integrated current sensing
  • Upgradeability: support for non-stock motors, etc.
  • Adjust configuration using transmitter and on-screen display!
  • Really easy to learn
  • F/C is compatible with Cleanflight
  • Pro tunes (PIDs) are included

The Bad At Vortex 250:
  •  Little Expensive
  • Not friendly for absolute beginners – you have no assistance in the form of GPS or level hold
  • Installation of receiver required
  • Not as much flexibility as a custom build


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