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Dec 13, 2016, 12:08 AM
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Betaflight F3 Flight Controller [OSD, PDB, SD card, BEC & current sensor]


This is the Betaflight F3 Flight controller - OSD + PDB + SD card adapter
The first impression once I looked at it was the quality of the board, this FC supports every Betaflight feature
and has it all, a true high end AIO FC


quote from description:
"Boris B has worked with us to go over features and design aspects to help give us insight into what betaflight users want/need."


Betaflight F3 Flight Controller
http://www.fpvmodel.com/-pre-order-betaflight-f3-flight-controller_g1231.html



Key Features
  • Built-In 3A 5V BEC
  • OSD configurable via Betaflight GUI
  • TF card adapter - for extra space for black box debugging
  • current sensor
  • Support D-SHOT by default

Mounting the FC on the XBEE X V2 RACER






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Last edited by nitbeat; Apr 15, 2017 at 07:04 PM.
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Dec 13, 2016, 12:08 AM
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Flight Controller layout and connections


TOP VIEW




BOTTOM VIEW




wiring diagram that made by Philipp Seidel

Last edited by nitbeat; Mar 31, 2017 at 05:50 PM.
Dec 13, 2016, 12:27 AM
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this looks good
Dec 13, 2016, 12:33 AM
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What's the max amp for the PDB?
Dec 13, 2016, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bluem6
What's the max amp for the PDB?
I have a few questions myself, but the specifications are not published yet....
Last edited by nitbeat; Dec 13, 2016 at 12:51 AM.
Dec 13, 2016, 02:00 AM
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Been waiting for this since I heard about it.
Dec 13, 2016, 02:06 AM
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Hope the PDB component can handle 100A or more
Dec 13, 2016, 02:50 AM
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Looks great.
Dec 13, 2016, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by kevoz07
Hope the PDB component can handle 100A or more
Agreed. I am seeing 143A on my Matek HUBOSD (the max) on my F60 rig on 5S, but it occasionaly has issues. I would love to find a PDB/OSD combo, and the FC built in is a huge plus! Need to be able to handle tons of pOwAr!!
Dec 13, 2016, 05:15 AM
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Also wondering what the max amps are for this board, I'm suprised it's not listed.
Dec 13, 2016, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by kevoz07
Hope the PDB component can handle 100A or more
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Originally Posted by SadLeprechaun
Agreed. I am seeing 143A on my Matek HUBOSD (the max) on my F60 rig on 5S, but it occasionaly has issues. I would love to find a PDB/OSD combo, and the FC built in is a huge plus! Need to be able to handle tons of pOwAr!!
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Originally Posted by Redtail2426
Also wondering what the max amps are for this board, I'm suprised it's not listed.
You're talking about Amp draw that would melt a battery, I'm using 2205 2600KV | 5040 triple blade | 4S and never seen 80A even in punchouts,
maybe you own super racers, but I never experienced those numbers that you mentioned.

I'm actually looking at the board and I don't see how you can solder the esc's while the board is fixed on the frame,
because the signal pads are not on the same side as the main power pads.

Might need to solder on the table and then place on the frame, any thoughts ?
Dec 13, 2016, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by nitbeat
You're talking about Amp draw that would melt a battery, I'm using 2205 2600KV | 5040 triple blade | 4S and never seen 80A even in punchouts,
maybe you own super racers, but I never experienced those numbers that you mentioned.

I'm actually looking at the board and I don't see how you can solder the esc's while the board is fixed on the frame,
because the signal pads are not on the same side as the main power pads.

Might need to solder on the table and then place on the frame, any thoughts ?

Interesting, I pull just over 100 amps on my 4 inch quad and my 5 inch quad
As far as soldering, strip your esc's, solder all your wires onto the f3 board on the bench, mount the board on your frame, with all your wires in the right direction, then mount your esc's and connect them to your wires, this allows for the cleanest build.
Dec 13, 2016, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Redtail2426
Interesting, I pull just over 100 amps on my 4 inch quad and my 5 inch quad
As far as soldering, strip your esc's, solder all your wires onto the f3 board on the bench, mount the board on your frame, with all your wires in the right direction, then mount your esc's and connect them to your wires, this allows for the cleanest build.
sounds good, I'm thinking the top side should be the one with the sd card reader,
all the labels are on this side.

Any one spotted the Video In Out connections ?
Dec 13, 2016, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by nitbeat
sounds good, I'm thinking the top side should be the one with the sd card reader,
all the labels are on this side.

Any one spotted the Video In Out connections ?
Top right 2 through holes, sd card side
Dec 13, 2016, 06:32 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nitbeat
You're talking about Amp draw that would melt a battery, I'm using 2205 2600KV | 5040 triple blade | 4S and never seen 80A even in punchouts,
maybe you own super racers, but I never experienced those numbers that you mentioned.
Don't get me wrong, I am not a numbers chaser. That said, I can report what my gear says . . perhaps my Matek HUBOSD is wrong, on all my super acro quads?
F60 2450kv on 4S and 5S 5x4x4 - 130s on 4S, 140s on 5S
F60 2200kv on 4S 6x4.5x3 - 130+ on 4S
BH T2 2206 2600kv on 5x4x4 - 90+ on 4S, 130+ on 5S

I don't have a current sensor on my newest quad, BH T1 2406 2000kv on 5x4x4 on 5S and 6S.

I use graphene batteries for all my 4S and 5S packs since normal packs only last 10+ flights it seems, although the graphene have lasted through dozens upon dozens of flights with zero puff.

Personally, I don't really care about the high numbers, just that any board can handle them. The HUBOSD has moments of failure after repeated 5S flights, so I am making sure about amps tolerated on all my gear more now. I hope this board has those super racer numbers!


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