ImmersionRC Vortex Race Quad 5.8 GHz 350mw Review
Hi guys, welcome to this ImmersionRC Vortex Race Quad 5.8 GHz 350mw Review. There are not too many reviews of this interesting new drone from a young start-up called ImmersionRC, so a lot of you who’re interested in this new mini-quad will probably decide whether it’s good enough for you or not based on this ImmersionRC Vortex 285 Race Quad Review. Fear not, because I’ve tested the mini-quad and will tell you exactly what I think of it. Let’s get started!
The Vortex 285 Race Quad is an interesting experiment by ImmersionRC – it comes with a foldable mini-quad frame as well as an integrated full-graphic on-screen display (OSD). There’s a custom 5.8 GHz video transmitter that sends the your video signals to many headsets without getting affected by the signals from the 2.4 GHz transmitter. In fact, let me talk about this in more detail.
What does “5.8 GHz” in ImmersionRC Vortex Race Quad 5.8 GHz 350mw stand for?
The Vortex Race Quad comes with a NexWaveRF 5.8GHz video transmitter that has a 40 channel support. It is compatible with almost all 5.8 GHz A/V receivers that are sold in the market. So you can send the video signals captured by the Vortex Race Quad to as many as 8 headsets that are compatible with the ImmersionRC’s RaceBand.
So, this means that your Vortex Race Quad is compatible with other RaceBand channels such as FatShark, Team Black-Sheep, Boscam, DJI, besides that of ImmersionRC, which allows for a perfect drone racing experience.
The ImmersionRC Vortex Race Quad 5.8 GHz 350mw Features
The ImmersionRC Vortex Race Quad comes with an integrated flight controller, as well as a 3 axis Accelerometer and a 3 axis Gyro. It comes preprogrammed with CleanFlight, and has been designed to be future-proof. It can easily take on new updates through a USB port.
I also liked that it comes with as many as eight 24-bit RGB LEDs. I am a big fan of LEDs on drones, and I think the Vortex Race Quad makes good use of them. The LEDS well protected as they are between the upper and lower frame plates and are controlled by a 32-bit ARM processor.
The ImmersionRC Vortex Race Quad 5.8 GHz 350mw Camera
The Vortex Race Quad comes with an in-flight camera, but can also be fitted with an HD camera such as GoPro is you would like to. The flight camera is well protected from bumps and crashes and is suspended from a plate made of carbon-fiber, which is resistant to vibrations. You can tilt the camera for a decent forward view while racing.
ImmersionRC Vortex Race Quad 5.8 GHz 350mw Pros and Cons
- I liked that the Vortex Race Quad comes with a foldable mini-quad frame, which is an original feature.
- The frame is composed of carbon fiber and a custom injected plastic design.
- I liked the camera mount, which is tiltable and vibration-free.
- The Vortex Race Quad comes with an integrated Flight Controller as well as a full-graphic OSD (On-screen Display)
- The Integrated 40-channel 5.8GHz Video Transmitter from NexWaveRF is a valuable addition.
- Vortex Race Quad comes with a flexible camera mounting option – you can use the in-flight camera, or a GoPro or Mobius, depending on your choice.
- You will need to do a firmware update before getting started – this can be confusing to those who are new to flying drones.
- The camera is not the best you will get.
- It is better suited to intermediate or experienced drone flyers to beginners.
Hope you enjoyed this ImmersionRC Vortex Race Quad 5.8 GHz 350mw Review. I think the Vortex Race Quad is an interesting new mini-quad which is certainly worth a buy, if you are into drone racing and have been flying drones for at least a couple of months. If you have any questions for me, just ask!
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