The Vortex 285 is another drone from ImmersionRC. It’s actually one of the first ready-to-fly FPV racing drones that came to market back in 2015, but because of the features it has and the price, it’s still very relevant even today. It runs similar firmware to the Vortex 250 Pro, but the hardware is just slightly slower which means that it shouldn’t be as responsive. It will still feel like a very precise machine, matching performance to most of the custom racing builds out there, it’s just not the best of the best.

The biggest drawback of the Vortex 285 is the frame design. It’s about 35mm larger than the Vortex 250 Pro (which isn’t a problem for traveling thanks to the folding arm design), but the frame has a lot of small plastic pieces holding it together. In other words, the Vortex 250 Pro will be a lot stronger than the 285 because it has a stronger and more simple frame design.

So why would you want the Vortex 285? Because the current price is only $330 ($170 cheaper than the 250 Pro).