Years in the making and built from the ground up with simplicity in mind, the Vector has everything we hobbyists have dreamed about for our recreational FPV models in one small, lightweight easy to use product. The Vector system includes the base controller unit, the GPS/Magnetometer, and the Current Sensor/PSU. The Vector's feature list is too long to list, but here is an overview of key points:
Full Color OSD
The Vector's built-in OSD provides features not found anywhere else. With smooth, razor sharp color graphics, colors are fully adjustable to your preference. Nearly all of the Vector's parameters can be displayed in 3 optional ways. Of course, all the other OSD features you've come to expect from Eagle Tree, such as RADAR, ladders, compass, full "F16" as well as simple AHI, flight simulator, manual waypoints, monitoring of up to four battery voltages, and a huge list of parameters available for display are there in the Vector. Even voice alerts can be set up. If your camera fails in flight, the OSD continues to operate in "no camera" mode. This is also handy if you want to configure the Vector via your radio, but don't have a camera connected. The Vector is also the first OSD to provide charting graphical as well as acoustical tone variometers.
Utilizing proven Guardian technology, the Vector's built-in, full featured flight controller is equally at home with both fixed wing (traditional, elevon, v-tail, etc.) and multirotor (tricopter, quadcopter, hexacopter) aircraft. And, since the controller is fully integrated with the OSD, everything can be adjusted via the onscreen menus rather than needing to drag a laptop or other device to the field.
Numerous flight modes are available, and are easily selectable via one or more switches on your radio such as: 2D or 3D lock, RTH, Geofence, Loiter, Cartesian and Polar.
Radio Control Interface
The Vector's receiver input harness with labeled connectors makes it easy to connect to any receiver. Supporting 3 types of input: standard/PCM, SPPM and S-BUS. The Vectors flight modes are easily accessed via a 2 or 3 position "mode switch" on your radio. Further, a "submode" switch can be configured to allow more modes to be easily selected during flight. The meaning of each switch position is easily programmable via the Vector's menus.
Current Sensor with Integrated Power Supply Unit (PSU)
The high efficiency, low noise PSU accepts up to 6S voltage input, and provides filtered 12V and 5V output at 1.5A max per channel. It's perfect for powering most FPV gear, and also powers your receiver on multirotors with "Opto" ESCs, eliminating the need for an external BEC.
Powerful PC Setup Software
Want to configure your Vector via your PC or laptop? Our powerful, interactive PC software and the Vector's USB interface make this easy. Configuration files let you easily move your Vector from model to model without needing to reconfigure everything. Tabs for visualizing GPS flight data, manual waypoint management, and many others make it quick and simple to fully utilize your Vector.
• Simple to set up and operate "out of the box" for both fixed wing and multirotor, with no PC required
• Built-in OSD with COLOR GRAPHICS!
• OSD display is fully configurable, so you can make the screen as simple or robust as you want it!
• Fixed wing and multirotor flight controller with GPS modes and RTH
• PCM, SPPM and S.BUS receiver support, with 4 types of RSSI
• Expandable with additional sensors, accessories, and internet firmware updates
Dimensions (L x W x H, approximate): 65mm x 33mm x 14mm
Weight: FC 21g GPS/Mag: 13g
Current Sensor/PSU: XT60, 140 amps , 6s/25.2V, 12v 1A 5v 1A
Vector GPS/Mag w/GPS stand
Receiver harness cable GPS harness cable, Audio cable, Video cable
The EagleTree Vector is an amazing piece of hardware!
But, maybe don't get one from HobbyKing.. I asked a 'Product Specialist' if this was the latest hardware version and if it had GLONASS support. The 'specialist' didn't know what GLONASS was, but assured me it was the latest and newest version. I ordered, it arrived. Not only was it not the latest version (so no GLONASS) but it arrived in a package where the factory seal had been broken, it'd then been re-sealed with tape, looked like it had been done more than once. So the unit probably wasn't even new. HobbyKings stance on this is poor, so I was left with the option to dispute the payment via PayPal.
I wouldn't trust HobbyKing on this one, if you want the newest version, buy it directly from the manufacturer. You'll get the latest version and better support for the same price (shipping may vary).HobbyKing is awesome. I ordered one of these when it was onsale ($158 but on backorder). I received it yesterday, a couple of months on backorder but they sent it to me at the sale price. Great looking unit. I can't wait to try it out. Thanks HK...you're number one in my book from this day on for honoring that sale price.
Excellent product, and reliable. Manual was straight forward available for fixed wing and multi rotor. Really love it!..
p/s : unfortunately had it acquired for 237.99 just before the price down.Very very good and stable controller. All in one, a lot of options (in OSD e.g.). I use this controler in my film. Is very very stable and OSD is ideal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-GP14nfihAI have two, so that a team and an FX79 on a glider, and this is really the best system that I've experienced.
very complete and intuitive, allows to move to an evening in a model.tried on Plane and Quad. setting up can be tricky for thr fail-safe. nevertheless versatileYes there are better, more accurate etc. But for the money, the Vector is by far the best sport class controller on the market today.I had issues trying to get a video feed but found the video format of my camera was different some how. It flies very similar to my KDS550 helicopter in 3D head holding and I did my first 360 deg loop with my hecto copter. It sounds like a angry bee when you pull it through the last bit of the loop, Awesome. The on screen display is superb weather you have it in white display or full colour and you can set it to monitor all the batteries gps road speed air speed and what ever you can think of in avionics. You can even setup a second screen which it will alternate through every so many second you like. The RTH safed my hecto a few times now because I can afford to fly it carelessly over a distance loose orientation and just hit the switch and it will fly back and land. WhoohooDon't pay for flyway naza... Very good and stable for my h quad 600