The BetaFPV Meteor65 HD is the lightest whoop I’ve flown that has an HD camera. BetaFPV developed a brand new AIO flight controller for this drone that has the flight controller, ESC as well as VTX all built-in. I enjoy flying whoops but have often been disappointed by the HD versions. This one is a big improvement over the Beta65x HD that BetaFPV released a few months back.
BetaFPV Meteor65 HD
The BetaFPV Meteor65 HD is an impressive little drone. It isn’t the fastest and the picture quality isn’t the best. However, the tiny tech that is in this tiny little quad is quite a feat. It is a 65mm drone and weighs only 27 grams. When you add your SD card and 300 mah battery it still will only weigh 34 grams. The camera can record 1080p at 60 fps and you can adjust the camera settings using your OSD by pushing the sticks on your remote both to the right.
The flight controller is an F4 and it truly is an all-in-one board. You’ll get BL Heli S 5 amp ESC, SPI receiver, and an integrated 25 mw VTX. I have not been a fan of the previous VTX’s that BetaFPV included in their whoops and feel this one is actually a small upgrade. They even connect the antenna with a UFL connector if you decide to switch it up. My version was a FrSky and I was able to bind it using the CLI command in Betaflight.
The BetaFPV Meteor65 HD motors are 0802SE, or special edition motors rated at 22,000 KV. I believe they are a tiny bit lighter than the previous motors. They pack a pretty good punch and it handles a lot more like a traditional whoop rather than a heavy HD version. You’ll get two 300 mah 1S batteries with this quad and they use the BT2.0 connectors. Yes, the BT2.0 connector will deliver a more consistent power output, but you’ll have to switch or convert your batteries if you have any standard PH2.o ones laying around. It still doesn’t have the power and maneuverability of the standard Meteor65 but it isn’t too far off.
Should you get the BetaFPV Meteor65 HD?
If you like flying whoops and are looking for an HD version then this is definitely a really good option. The recorded video is pretty nice for such a small camera but the FPV feed is the biggest negative of this drone. I found the FOV to be a little narrow for my liking and some people have noticed a bit more latency. If you want performance I’d recommend the standard Meteor65, but if you are willing to sacrifice a bit of performance to be able to capture HD video then this is a good option.
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