BetaflightF3 is the flight controller designed to use every possible feature of Betaflight. More than the last half year has been spent in development. Boris B has worked with us to go over features and design aspects to help give us insight into what betaflight users want/need.
This board features a 3A power draw giving users extra room for added attachments through uart ports. The six layer PCB is a more expensive design approach but was needed to give the ability to have a PDB that was capable of having wiring pads on both the top and bottom of the board. By using the six layer design we were able to increase the size of the pads and work around all the components all the while giving esc connections in the corners of the board rather than bunching all connections on either the top OR the bottom. Featuring a fully functioning OSD that can be configured in Betaflight this board will make configuring your OSD a breeze.
The team at betaflight have been hard at work developing DSHOT and this board is also compatible with the latest release. But we didn’t stop there, this board also features a micro adapter to accept TF cards for those of you that like to follow up your flights with reviewing black box logging...we think we know of at least one guy that will like that.
Friendly Reminder: Choosing your power supply for video is relatively simple. Betaflight FC has two options, 5v and battery voltage. Choose your camera voltage by jumping RAM with either the 5V solder section or the Vbat solder section. (its recommended to use Vbat, Most cameras and Video transmitters can run off battery voltage) If using 5v it is recommeded to only power your camera and get the power for Vtx from another source.
Excellent, Perfect for Compact Builds14 April 2017Soldering to the board is the only issue I encountered. Due to the ESC power pads being on the base, as well as the voltage selection for the RX and vTX, you need to make sure you wire all of that up prior to mounting the board. I recommend desoldering your power leads from the ESCs, soldering them to the flight controller and then mounting it. This allows you to mount the board and trim your wires to the correct length. I replaced a BrainFPV RE1 with this board, and it is truly excellent. Very easy to set up, configure and get in the air. It just works. Flying this board also feels smoother, and somehow quieter. I highly recommend this flight controller.
Great purchase.10 April 2017It makes sense that the writer of the program should get involved in the creation of the device that uses it! After some not-so-satisfactory FCs, I tried this one. It is so low profile that it fits in my BeeRotor 250 frame with a 10mm clearance. They have made every feature available including the Betaflight OSD which take almost 60 seconds to set up (if you are slow). My baby is more stable and smoother than ever. Flashing and programming is a breeze. Running Cobra 2204 2300 with Dalprop T5046C : Cicada BHeli 30A OneShot 42 : FT48X 0.25-600mw VTX : FrSky X8R SBUS with S-Port for RSSI : HS1177 CCD cam. Not a race winner but definitely a fun fly. I will be buying another one of these for my next build.