Full Graphic OSD, with EzOSD pedigree
An on-board full-graphic OSD provides in-flight updates of critical parameters and sports a menu which allows all options to be programmed in the field using the R/C Tx and a set of goggles, or, alternatively, an LCD screen. A real-time interface with the flight controller enables artificial horizons, F-18 style displays and exchange of critical flight parameters. Automatic warnings for battery capacity, voltage, and remaining flight time keep the pilot updated before batteries are exhausted.
Seven! 32-bit ARM processors
There are not many quads out there with that claim to fame, especially not in the 150mm class… the Vortex 150 Mini, like its 250 and 285 sized big-brothers sports no less than seven 32-bit ARM processors, all working together for maximum fun-factor and reliability. A dedicated ARM for the flight controller, another for the full-graphic OSD, a third one to drive the RGB LEDs and support the TNR functionality, and finally four high performance ARMs for the custom ESCs.
Custom OSD Layouts
Several OSD layouts are included in the package:
- A classical EzOSD-type layout, with all critical parameters available on-screen.
- A Heads-Up display which would be more at home in a fighter-jet, with artificial horizon and altitude indicator.
- A Race layout, with just the critical parameters, tucked around the edges of the display.
All OSD layouts include screen-center alerts for critical warnings, such as battery voltage, EzUHF Link Critical, etc.
The Vortex 285 and 250 were the first race quads supported by a large array of ‘pimp kits’, enabling users to customize their quad. The 150 Mini continues this trend, and greatly simplifies their installation, no soldering-iron required!
Physical meets Virtual
ImmersionRC’s FPV Racing Simulator, LiftOff, has been used by many pilots to develop their skills without breaking a single prop. Since its introduction the simulator has steadily increased it’s feature set, now including all of the Vortex airframes, many race environments (including the famous Dubai World Drone Prix circuit), and recently a fantastic multi-player mode. Race against other pilots in multiplayer mode, create tracks with the track builder, and download tracks built by the community. The Vortex 150 Mini will soon join it’s 285 and 250 brothers in this simulator.
V0RTEX 150 - TINY RACE DRONE