When I opened up the box, the first thing I
noticed was how nice this bird looks and the
minimal amount of assembly I would need to do
on it. The only thing I actually needed to install
was the video-transmitter antenna, and that
required no tools at all. LED lights are installed
on all the arms to help with orientation—white in
the front, red in the back. The arms and body are
a solid, high-grade, injection-molded plastic that
is resistant to crashes, but if you do experience
a really hard impact, all of the parts are available
and easy to replace.
The power system is stout and has no
problem getting the Vusion 250 up to speed.
Each of the arms houses a high-frequency
speed control with OneShot125 programming
and a 2280Kv brushless motor. All the wiring
is neatly housed in the arm, and only two bolts
need to be removed to replace the arm. In
addition, a 600TVL FPV pop-up camera is built
into the top of the body. To adjust the camera
to the angle you prefer, just press on the back.
The built-in DVR will accept up to a 32GB micro
memory card, and can record video and take
photos if you are using the compatible RISE
J2000 radio, which has dedicated buttons for
RISE VUSION 250 RACER FPV-R
video recording and photos. Also included in the
box is an extra set of props, a 3S 1500mAh LiPo
battery, and a manual.
Turn on the transmitter, power up the Vusion
250, and let it sit there on level ground for at
least 10 seconds so that the gyros can get set
up. Then hold the left stick down and to the
right for a second or two, and that will start the
motors (down and to the left stops them). From
there, center the stick and then slowly advance
the throttle to get the Vusion to lift off.
Once in the air, the Vusion 250 has three
different flight modes that you can fly with,
making this the perfect racer for the novice all
the way up to the advanced pilot. In mode one,
The lights, motor, and speed control are all integrated into
the design of each arm and easily replaceable.
Above: The bottom slides out and allows for easy
access to the battery compartment. Right: The FPV
camera is easy to flip up, so you can get a clear view
of the racecourse.