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Jan 07, 2019, 01:13 AM
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New Product

Beta85X / Beta85X HD


BetaFPV release the Beta85X: non HD and HD support.

You may heard about some problems with the 85X (esc failure, fire with 4S). It was in the first batch and it is now fixed by BetaFPV.

The new current Beta85X must be use only with 2/3S LIPO.

The price of the HD version will be 199$ and 159$ for the non HD version. You can buy them on BetaFPV directly.

Order @ Heli-Nation:
Order @ Banggood

Order @ SNHOBBIES 199$ HD version and 159$ non HD version






SPECIFICATION
  • Weight: 58g (without battery)
  • Motors: 1105 6000KV with connector
  • Props: EMAX Avan 2" 4-Blades Props
  • FPV Camera: Customized EOS2 Camera ( for FPV version)
  • HD DVR Camera: CADDX Turtle V2 ( for HD DVR version)
  • Receiver Option: Frsky XM+ / DSMX / Futaba S-FHSS / Flysky / TBS Crossfire
  • Frame: Beta85X Frame
  • 5.8G VTX antenna: Customized Lumenier AXII antenna
  • Battery strap fit for micro 3S-4S battery

FC SPECIFICATIONS
  • CPU: STM32F405
  • Six-Axis: MPU6000
  • Size: 26mm x 26mm, whoop mounting pattern
  • Firmware version: Betaflight OMNIBUSF4SD (OBSD) 3.5.0
  • OSD: Built-in BetaFlight OSD (STM32 controls OSD chip over SPI in DMA mode)
  • Smart Audio port is available for radio control VTX

ESC SPECIFICATIONS
[LIST][*] MCU:STM32F051[*] Supports Oneshot125, Oneshot42, Multishot, Dshot150, Dshot300, Dshot600, Dshot1200[*] Input voltage: 2S-4S lipo[*] Continue current: 16A[*] Peak current: 25A [*] BLHELI_32 Firmware target: BETAFPV-16A-32bit

FPV Camera and VTX
  • Output power: 0mW, 25mW and 200mW (Adjustable)
  • Smart Audio function is included for radio control
  • Antenna: Customized Lumenier AXII antenna
  • Frequency: 5.8GHz 6 bands 48 channels, with Raceband: 5362~5945MHz
  • Customized EOS2 FPV camera
  • TV System: NTSC
  • Field of view: 100-120 degrees with 1/3 lens


If you got any ESC failure or fire, please check BetaFPV website for the explanation:
https://betafpv.com/blogs/blog/annou...fire-accidents


BetaFPV is working on a fix to use the 85X with 4S, please stay tune:
https://betafpv.com/blogs/blog/for-c...om-our-website

Beta85X - 3S - Park (1 min 34 sec)

85x HD 3s - BetaFPV - Maiden flight on a windy day (3 min 20 sec)

BetaFPV 85X HD First Look (4 min 51 sec)

KING OF WHOOPS - BETAFPV 85X - Honest Review, Flights, & Betaflight Setup (37 min 46 sec)
Last edited by MultirotorDrones; Mar 21, 2019 at 03:36 AM.
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Jan 07, 2019, 01:14 AM
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Here my review of this awesome cinewhoop, so the Beta85X HD. If you are looking for a cinewhoop it is probably the one to get right now. All components are good and high quality. You will not get any jello or any problem for HD recording. The motors are also powerful if you want to bring a naked gopro

First of all, few flights with a 3S Battery and the Tattu 450mah.

Outdoor:
Beta85X - 3S - Park (1 min 34 sec)


Indoor:
Beta85X - 3S - Race track (2 min 59 sec)


Super mario music for the ESC:
Beta85X - CHIPTUNE MUSIC (0 min 19 sec)


Frame 4/5

It is the same as for the Beta75 pro 2, just a litlle bit bigger. It is durable and good quality. You will have 4 mounting holes to hold the canopy and a led support.



Canopy 3/5





Contrary to the previous quad, BetaFPV did a new and more stronger canopy by using SLA resign. It is really a good improvement but the canopy is still a little bit weak.

You can have access easily to the SDCARD and the button to start the video record.

Moreover you don't have too much space inside and you can't adjust really the tilt of the camera

You will be able to find plenty of TPU version of this canopy with major improvements or get it on my shop.



Propellers 5/5

The default propellers ARE really good. It is EMAX Evan 2 inch 4 blades.



I tried other propellers like the Gemfan and I think the EMAX were the best. You will have smooth flight and they are really durable.

You will be able to find some spare on banggood for 5$.

Flight Controller 5/5

In this version, we have two boards for the FC and ESC (connected via header pins).
  • CPU: STM32F405
  • Six-Axis: MPU6000
  • Size: 26mm x 26mm, whoop mounting pattern
  • Firmware version: Betaflight OMNIBUSF4SD (OBSD) 3.5.0
  • OSD: Built-in BetaFlight OSD (STM32 controls OSD chip over SPI in DMA mode)
  • Smart Audio port is available for radio control VTX

ESC 4/5

Well you know that it is limited to 3S right now but BetaFPV is working on a new board for 4S support. It will be a plug and play board so very easy to upgrade.

It is also a BLHELI_32 version which really great and will allow some fun like to upload a custom startup tone music
  • MCU:STM32F051
  • Supports Oneshot125, Oneshot42, Multishot, Dshot150, Dshot300, Dshot600, Dshot1200
  • Input voltage: 2S-3S lipo
  • Continue current: 16A
  • Peak current: 25A
  • BLHELI_32 Firmware target: BETAFPV-16A-32bit

The connector is directly an XT30 connector so compatible with all the latest 2/3/4S LIPO.

[B]Motors 4/5[B]



The motor are 1105/6000kv brushless motors:
  • Fits with 2"-3" propellers
  • Shaft Diameter: 1.5mm
  • Weight: about 20g (4 pcs)
  • Compatible with 2S-4S lipo battery

They are smooth and enough powerful to have a lot of fun.

As usual the motors are plug and play, so even if you break one, it is pretty easy to switch !

Camera 5/5

The Caddx turttle is really good and well known in the FPV community now. I tested it outdoor with sun or inside by night with led gates and the quality is always good.

You can see my video at the top of the article to see the quality.

VTX 5/5



  • Output power: 0mW, 25mW and 200mW (Adjustable)
  • Smart Audio function is included for radio control
  • Antenna: Customized Lumenier AXII antenna
  • Frequency: 5.8GHz 6 bands 48 channels, with Raceband: 5362~5945MHz
  • Customized EOS2 FPV camera
  • TV System: NTSC
  • Field of view: 100-120 degrees with 1/3 lens

This VTX seems new and we have the 200mw power output compared to the 75 pro 2. It is really a good one too !

Moreover the Lumenier AXII antenna is really GREAT. The first whoop with such good quality antenna. The only thing to change is the angle of this antenna to get like 45 degrees to improve the reception. Thx BetaFPV !!

Otherwise, Smart Audio is present and you can switch the frequency (5.8GHz 6 bands 48 channels, with Raceband: 5362~5945MHz) easily via the OSD.

Receiver 5/5

All major receivers are available:
  • FrSky
  • FlySky
  • Futaba
  • DSMX
  • Crossfire
  • PNP

I tested the FrSky receiver and I haven't notice any problem with it like their previous receivers. It is an XM+ FrSky receiver so it is really good quality.



Box 3/5




Nothing fancy in the box this time, another canopy could be included in the box or more props.

Spare Parts 4/5

It is available directly on BetaFPV website and many retailers. You will find all spare parts that you need easily and quickly !

The canopy seems the only thing difficult to find easily

Price 4/5

199$ is really expensive for a 85mm quad. But all the components are high quality so it could explain the price. Moreover you will not be disappointed if you are looking for a cinewhoop.

Setup 5/5

The bind button is in the back of the board (for the SPI version), so the only thing to do is to push it when you insert the LIPOs !

By default you will need to go in BetaFlight in order to enable the ARM mode with a specific switch, but that's the only thing to do.

Flight 5/5

It is really good ! With the default PID, the flight is smooth and you can up to 5 minutes with a 3S LIPO if you are recording.

I think flighting with 2S LIPO is not super interesting, and I'm looking forward a new ESC board for the 4S LIPO support !

Global note 17.5/20
Last edited by MultirotorDrones; Mar 21, 2019 at 03:34 AM.
Jan 07, 2019, 03:07 AM
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It will be release probably this month
Jan 07, 2019, 06:18 PM
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the camera is not protected by the canopy
Jan 08, 2019, 09:40 AM
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No way! This is getting too crazy!

I think a 4s quad with 1105 motors though needs a carbon fibre frame, not plastic...? I can't see the plastic frame being strong enough. I hope I am wrong, though!?
Jan 11, 2019, 03:55 AM
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First test from Albert Kim:
BetaFPV Beta85X 2-inch Whoop Prototype Testing 🏁🚁 (11 min 16 sec)
Jan 11, 2019, 06:16 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MultirotorDrones
First test from Albert Kim:
https://youtu.be/sVfc6UTUqm8
Sad to see an unfinished product.
I think they should take a few more months to tune this quad.
I hope they fix the jello and the wobble ?
Jan 13, 2019, 07:43 AM
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New flight footage on 2S/3S/4S


BetaFPV 85X | 2S / 3S / 4S | First Flights (3 min 18 sec)
Jan 13, 2019, 08:26 AM
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Looks promising.
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Jan 14, 2019, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by SoloProFan
Looks promising.
Yes with a few modifications.
I hope they send me one as well to Compare,,,,,,lol
Jan 14, 2019, 07:11 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by geotric
Yes with a few modifications.
I hope they send me one as well to Compare,,,,,,lol

You could order one as early x-mas present and then tell me if it's any good.
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Jan 14, 2019, 07:18 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SoloProFan
You could order one as early x-mas present and then tell me if it's any good.
Well I might...
I keep you posted.
If the final version is as a solid flyer as the Beta 75 X.
I think it will be a winner.
Jan 14, 2019, 07:22 AM
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Awaiting your review, and the shipping of my ordered 75X. Still no sign of that happening soon... Maybe you'll get that 85X before I get my 75X....
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Jan 14, 2019, 07:31 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SoloProFan
Awaiting your review, and the shipping of my ordered 75X. Still no sign of that happening soon... Maybe you'll get that 85X before I get my 75X....
Yes thanks.
Wow how come so long for them to ship ?
Here the LHS has all the BetaFPV line with parts galore.
I hope you get yours soon .
Jan 14, 2019, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by geotric
Yes thanks.
Wow how come so long for them to ship ?
Here the LHS has all the BetaFPV line with parts galore.
I hope you get yours soon .

False stock indication. After I ordered and paid, the expected shipping date was altered. It hasn't even shipped yet.... Maybe arrives here in march?
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