The Hyperion Vengeance 280 is a fast and
agile multirotor that is enjoyable to fly.
A durable and
I’ve gotten the bug for 250 FPV racing and my expectations were high when I ordered the Vengeance
280. I’ve had good experiences with
Hyperion motors in the past, so the bar
was already high when I opened the
box. I was not disappointed when I saw
the contents. It was obvious right from
the start that it was as close to being
ready to fly as possible.
Everything was nestled securely in
custom-cut foam packaging, so the
box can double as a carrying case.
The assembly was neat and tidy. No
wires needed to be secured or tidied
before going to the field. Everything
was sandwiched between the top and
bottom frames so the pieces would
be protected from whatever abuse I
might inflict upon the aircraft. My first
impression was good!
There isn’t any assembly to be
done other than to secure the camera
platform and install your receiver. The
a carbon-fiber platform that attaches to
the top frame of the Vengeance with
five rubber isolators.
This is a standard method for
mounting a camera and I recommend
adding a couple of small zip ties for
insurance. I run these through the
center of the isolators and leave them
loose enough to not interfere with the
purpose of the rubber mounts. The
purpose is simply to keep the platform
from coming completely loose in the
event of a crash.
If you don’t take this precaution and
it does come loose, the camera will pull
the connector out by the wires and it
could be damaged. As with anything,
you should check the security of all of
the screws, and there are many of them.
Adding your receiver is the next step.
The decision here is whether you’re
going to use a satellite or full receiver.
That might be determined by whether
you want to remotely adjust the angle
of the camera gimbal. That requires a
PWM signal as opposed to the PPM
signal from just using the satellite.
Photos by the author
53 Model Aviation M AY 2016
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