People who are familiar with my blog, might know that I really like BetaFPV products. My first brushless whoop and the whoop that sparked the brushless whoop craze for me, was a Beta75x. Since then I had quite a few BetaFPV products - I especially like their AIO flight-controllers.
As probably many of you, I am interested in how a quadcopter company in China operates. Yannis Yan, one of BetaFPV’s employees responsible for public relations and marketing happily agreed to answer a couple of my questions.
Thanks to Joe Lucid, the creator of JESC there is now a new BLHELI_S version that allows for up to 30% more flight time. The smaller your quad the bigger the improvement, so this is definitely something that all whoop and toothpick pilots should look into.
The good news ist, that this improvement is available for free, you do not need a JESC license, although I highly recommend getting one, so you can enable RPM filtering on your BLHELI_S ESC.
BetaFPV released a new battery connector trying to replace the JST PH2.0 connector that most of us use on our 1S whoops. It is called the BT2.0 connector. But how do those connectors compare?
In this article I will compare the BT2.0 against the original JST PH2.0 connector with solid pins - not the commonly used knock offs with rolled pins. I think it is important to compare the best possible options against each other.
The BetaFPV 1S F4 V2.0 is an AIO flight-controller for all 1S aficionados. On paper it seems that I found my perfect flight controller for 1S builds: integrated RX, super light weight and comes with BT2.0 battery connector.
But does it live up to my expectations? Let’s find out!
I am slightly short sighted and have astigmatism. Technically I should wear glasses under my goggles or at least contact lenses. Since I could never commit to contact lenses - I simply can not get used to the idea to stick stuff into my eye - I usually flew without glasses in my boxed goggles.
Now that I committed to some proper FPV goggles - the Skyzone Sky03O I decided to get some proper diopters for those. I mean if you commit to proper goggles, then why not simply go the extra mile to get the most out of them? And with those goggles, there is obviously no way to fit regular glasses inside.
Betaflight 4.1 introduces a new feature - VTX tables. If you can not switch channels or output power on your SmartAudio or IRC Tramp enabled video transmitter out of the box, VTX tables are probably the reason.
Instead of being pre-configured as in the previous Betaflight versions the user now has to configure the frequency tables themselves. It might at first seem like a hassle but it also has some benefits.
It seems we will soon have a new battery connector option for 1S builds. BetaFPV is going to release a new battery connector on the 11th of November. It will be called BT2.0 and aims to replace PH2.0 connectors on 1S brushless whoops.
The PH2.0 connector is often a bottle-neck on this small, 1S builds, especially when the PH2.0 connector does not have solid pins. This can limit the current that is transferred from the battery to the motors quite severely.
The Skyzone SKY03O FPV goggles are my first non boxed, FPV goggles. So I am not going to compare it to Fatshark’s HDO’s or any other goggle of that style for that matter.
This is just a plain review of these goggles and what someone switching from boxed goggles might expect. I have been rocking boxed goggles for almost three years. First it was a set of DIY 3D printed ones, then I upgraded to the Quantum V2 and that is what I have been stuck with for the past two years.