I love flying FPV but it is unnecessarily complicated and difficult for beginners to get into the hobby. This ready to go kit from BetaFPV takes away a lot of the headaches that newbies to the hobby will encounter. I love the drone. I love the remote. I love the goggles for a beginner. I love the case and the extras that come with it. You can just plug it in and fly, no Betaflight needed. Sounds just about perfect…well almost.
BetaFPV FPV Whoop Racing Advanced Kit 2
You will get everything you’ll need when you buy this ready to fly kit from BetaFPV. They have been making quality microdrones for a while and the BetaFPV Meteor 75 lite included in this kit is a good drone. It uses 1102-18,000KV brushless motors. The quad will fly on 1S batteries and you’ll get two 450 mah batteries with the BT2.0 connectors. That is nice because it limits voltage sag, but if you have traditional PH2.0 batteries you’ll have to adapt them to use them with this drone. This drone is lightweight, only 28.8 grams, and certainly packs a punch.
The camera is decent but I didn’t get a good signal from the 25/200 mw VTX. In fact, I’m not certain that it is even really switchable. This VTX is terrible and I could barely fly outside of my backyard without losing the signal. Angling the antenna upward helped a bit but it still isn’t very good. I don’t often recommend changing parts but swapping this VTX is a good idea.
BetaFPV LiteRadio 2 Transmitter
The best part about this kit might just be the LiteRadio 2 Transmitter that is included with the kit. It is small and lightweight and has a familiar gamepad style feel to it. The gimbals feel good and the switches are solid. It is FrSky D8 and D16 compatible so you have fly other drones with it. It uses OpenTX and you can connect it to your computer to configure it or use it as a simulator. I would say the BetaFPV LiteRadio 2 is the best beginner remote transmitter on the market right now and is a great place to start if you were to build your own kit. You can pick it up independently from the kit for only $39.99.
The only issue is that this cheap controller is in fact cheap. There have been quality control issues stated by a handful of people. My controller has one toggle switch that isn’t working. It is likely a simple fix but that is disappointing nonetheless.
These are pretty standard FPV box goggles. They have a good 800 x 480 resolution screen. The battery is internal and charges via micro-USB. They utilize diversity antennas and even have a DVR so you can record your own flights. They aren’t overly comfortable but I haven’t found a pair of box goggles that are.
BetaFPV Kit Pros
The kit is well put together. The hardware is excellent. The case makes it easy to transport your drone and even looks good. You’ll get a dual-battery charger that doubles as a voltage checker. BetaFPV even threw in an extra set of props. There is no USB port and hence no Betaflight to deal with. It really is plug and play.
BetaFPV Kit Cons
There are two issues. Initially I wasn’t able to switch the drone to either angle or acro mode because of the broken switch. That left me with BetaFPV’s two odd flight modes. BetaFPV created two new flight modes for this drone. Instead of including angle, acro and horizon modes, BetaFPV combined them. There are two modes Race H and Race A. Race H is a combination of acro and horizon mode. Pitch has no angle limit (like acro) but it self levels in the roll axis like Horizon mode. Race A mode is a combination of acro trainer and angle mode.
I have no idea why they bothered to do this. No other drones fly this way. Stick with Angle and Acro and maybe even Horizon or Acro trainer. This was a bonehead idea. The other issue is the terrible VTX. BetaFPV could have had a home run here but they botched some pretty simple things.
I have no idea why this was done. For a newbie learning to fly it won’t be a big deal as they won’t know any different. They will learn to fly and do just fine. That is until they buy a new drone and have to re-learn how to fly. BetaFPV was so close to getting the ready to fly kit right, but in the end messed it up with software. I have a hard time recommending it because of this.
Other ready to fly whoops have their own flaws. The Emax Tinyhawk kit has a remote that isn’t very good. The Eachine Novice kit ships with a remote that is unusable. Why is this concept so difficult? If BetaFPV decided to use normal flight modes or include Betaflight on this quad or better yet ship the Meteor65 instead it would have been a home run.
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