$270 | Beginner-Intermediate
The Vektor 280 utilizes a circuit-board system, and it has all the required power pads and speed controls built into it. Rather than the typical stack of components, you get a slim, compact setup with the aforementioned items and other built-ins, such as programmable LED lighting and DSM and SBus support. If you like doing the PWM thing (one wire per channel), you can because there are wire harnesses for either option.
The flight controller is the CC3D Atom and was configured through LibrePilot. Formerly known as OpenPilot, LibrePilot is a free open-source firmware available online. With the 2204 motors preinstalled on top of the arms with wire-loom-wrapped leads fed into the main frame, the Vektor 280 is truly “almost ready to fly.” It is also “almost ready to FPV” with a camera preinstalled and prewired to an included 600mW video transmitter. Just add your receiver and display and you’re ready to rip.