BETAFPV HX100 FPV Racing Quadcopter Review
The BETAFPV HX100 FPV Racing Quadcopter is a small little drone with a powerful motor and great specs. The drone is not meant to make awesome photos, but to fly around obstacles as fast as possible. We already have reviewed a lot of racing quads on this site, like the Emax Hawk 5 Racing Quadcopter.
Usually, these racing quadcopters are for drone enthusiasts. Usually, drone collector are purchasing this drone model. These are not toy drones, even if they look small. So, they are not meant for children.
However, if you’re a grown-up and want to buy the BETAFPV HX100 FPV Racing Quadcopter here’s a detailed review of the drone so you can decide whether or not is worth it for you.
- FC / ESC: F4 AIO FC board with 12Ax4 ESC
- Motors: BetaFPV 1103 8000KV
- Props: 65mm 2-blade or 48mm 4-blade (1.5mm shaft hole)
- Camera: Runcam Nano 2
- VTX: A01 25mW – 200mW
- Supports SmartAudio
- Supports 2S – 3S LiPo
- Weight: 41g without battery (65mm props)
What’s in the box?
HX100 SE FPV Quad
One spare battery cable
25-degree camera mount
The material utilized for the canopy is truly solid and intense! You can change the camera point without getting any canopy in the view. Furthermore, the VTX radio wire doesn’t move and impede the props. The edge is a 2mm thick carbon fiber so it is by all accounts a solid plan. More than that, The engines are introduced with just two jolts, saving a touch of weight there. The expelled tips at each arm give some assurance to the engine in accidents.
There is a piece of froth between the casing and the canopy to give adjustment to the canopy and the camera. It is by all accounts a modest and simple workaround, yet it’s not exactly enough to hold the canopy consistent.
There are just two screws holding the canopy down on the sides, and I do think it needs one more screw in the front to totally prevent the canopy from going all over. This development makes the camera vibrate (only a smidgen) during the flight here and there. Therefore, It is anything but a colossal arrangement, possibly annoys me when it’s truly blustery, or the quad has a twisted prop. The 65mm props give off an impression of being the Kingkong. They are perhaps the least expensive prop that performs sensibly well, proficiently, but then smooth. Also, a piece of that exhibition comes from the lightweight, as they just weigh 0.4g each.
The engines are BetaFPV marked 1103 8000KV. The engines are associated with the ESC by means of Micro JST-1.25 3-pins connectors. Due to the small weight of the drone, it does an excellent job.
The HX100 accompanies both 48mm four-edge props, and 65mm two-cutting edge props. It’s prescribed to run 3S LiPo with 48mm, and 2S LiPo with 65mm. BetaFPV suggests either a 2S or 3S 300mAh LiPo battery for this model, contingent upon the sort of propellers you need to use (as referenced in the engine/prop area). However, I do think 2S 450mah is a decent decision as well.
The FC/ESC is the F4 12A AIO board from BetaFPV, a challenging style FC, thus far a dependable board. The cool thing about this FC is the underlying current sensor, which permits you to screen your battery level all the more precisely. You can watch your voltage perusing, however when you are flying so quickly, the voltage will in general change quickly, and the current sensor proves to be useful in these circumstances.
The FC is delicately mounted on a piece of froth. Also, it does not utilize the regular elastic stalemates, which is an abnormal methodology. Anyway, it is by all accounts filling in true to form for limiting wavering and giving assurance to the FC. In the event that you pick Frsky recipient, it accompanies the XM beneficiary, not the standard XM+. The XM is less expensive and more modest yet just has one reception apparatus while the XM+ has two for variety and better reach. In spite of the fact that it is anything but a major issue I actually wish it was the XM+.
There is a capacitor fastened to the furthest limit of the XT30 lead. It has a warm recoil fold around it. I figure it would be better in the event that they flipped the cap over to another side (on top of the XT30) to start to lead the pack more adaptable.
On the off chance that you are searching for a BNF Toothpick you won’t be baffled. The BetaFPV HX100 offers a wide scope of recipients and all the parts are have been dependable and all-around performed for me. Setting up was as simple as it can get. It’s blocked to fly well out of the case. All that you need to do is restricting it to your radio.
It weighs just 41g without battery, just 2 grams heavier than the lightest quad – the Sailfly, and that is important for the explanation that I am getting truly long flight time – around 5 minutes of forceful flying on a 3S 300mah.