Our swift and fearless Vektor 280 is a high performance FPV racer built with a compact, integrated circuit board system for reduced weight and a sturdy, resilient carbon fiber frame for durable flight. Completely assembled for your convenience, this speedy flier only requires a 5-channel transmitter, a 5.8GHz receiver, 3~4S LiPo battery and optional video goggles to get you joining the quad racing, adrenaline-pumping ranks in no time.
Features and Specifications:
- Completely Assembled 280-class FPV Racing Quad
- Integrated System Board with the ESC’s, Flight Controller and Video Transmitter on a Single Board for Reduced Weight
- High Quality Carbon Fiber Frame with 3mm Arms
- Four 20-Amp Speed Controls with SimonK OneShot Setting
- Open Pilot CC3D Flight Controller
- 5.8GHz 600mw* Video Transmitter
- Bright Intelligent LED System
- Low Battery Warning Feature
- Drone Finder Function
- Weight: 348 grams / 12.28 ounces
Installed Power System:
- Brushless Motors – 2204 2150KV
- Propellers - 6 x 3
- ESC’s – 20A w/SimonK OneShot
- Flight Time: 9-12 minutes
Flight Control System:
- CC3D Atom with Open Pilot
- Powerful STM32 32-bit MCU with 128KB Flash and 20KB RAM
- MPU6000 3 Axis Gyroscope / Accelerometer
- Supported Software: Windows, Mac and Linux
- Works with PWM, PPM, Spektrum® Satellite and S-Bus Receivers
- Video Camera - 400K Pixels 135º Field of
- View Video TX – 600mw 32-Channel 5.8GHz
Posted by Unknown on 5th Mar 2018
Received purchase almost as fast as I ordered. Excellent purcase.
Lot of Quad for the Price
Posted by XionUAV on 16th Feb 2018
There's always some concern when purchasing a product that has an integrated control and power system because a failure of any one part renders the entire aircraft useless. That said, the Vektor is very high quality especially for the price.
The CC3D FC has to be flashed with new firmware as per included instructions so it isn't ready to fly in that regard. While the instructions don’t specify this, you need to go through the LibrePilot vehicle Setup Wizard to properly setup the quad. I first tried going straight to individual configuration screens which caused problems. There will also be several other sections to program settings and flight modes and such so again, not a quad for someone expecting to just buy it and fly it.
Mine would oscillate at hover so I increased a parameter called gyro noise filtering that helped reduce this oscillation. Yaw stability still doesn’t seem as solid as it should be so I’ll still have to play with that. It flies well otherwise.
Clearance between the supplied 6x4 props and battery wires was a concern so I replaced the props with 5x4x3. The camera was subpar for me so it's getting an upgrade. The provided camera is PAL so if you want NTSC you’ll need a different camera away.
Another issue that isn’t isolated to only this quad is motor “twitching” when the ESC’s are set for OneShot125. This happens even when disarmed. In order to stop the twitch the MIN values on the motor output screen need to be reduced to 960 from 1000 to eliminate the twitch completely.
Now I realize this quad is being clearanced at a great price so nitpicking is pointless, but there are some other things to point out just FYI. One is the lighting. There are 6 led lights under the frame that can be programmed for different brightness and patterns. Problem is they’re mounted to the inner plate and shine through cutouts on the bottom plate and a little off the side. Hard to see well and can’t be disabled from what I can tell so I just programmed mine to flash once at the slowest interval possible to reduce battery consumption. Plus the battery strap goes under the frame and covers up the center LED’s anyway.
There are two jumbo green LED’s on each side of the fixed XT60 on the back to warn of low battery. Problem with these is they appear to be programmed to flash when battery voltage is around 10.5V on 3S. Maybe that’s common for racer boys but most of us “normal” pilots prefer not to drain batteries below 3.6V per cell. So I attached a voltage alarm to the bottom of the frame at the back to read battery voltage. Only other nitpick is a couple of the holes to mount the canopy weren’t centered and needed minor milling and the front of the canopy doesn’t clear the frame where the camera support is so that needs some minor work as well.
The video transmitter channel switches are located on the top of the control board on the inner plate. To change them the top plate has to be removed. So once they’re set that’s it unless you remove the top plate or cut an access hole in the plate.
Another issue I ran into that had nothing to do with the quad itself is I couldn’t import the Vektor vehicle profile into the software for some reason. Had to manually find the LibrePilot multirotor profile directory and add the profile to that directory in order to load it into the FC.
So for a nice looking, cheap little solid, high-quality quad to tinker and have fun with it’s definitely worth the work to setup.
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