Vek­tor 280

$270 | Begin­ner-In­ter­me­di­ate

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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.


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