New Cinewhoop drone from BetaFPV
A well-known hobby developer BetaFPV recently announced another FPV solution aimed at dynamic aerial photography. The Pavo30 is a new 3″ Cinewhoop drone that is slightly larger than the popular Beta95X V3 predecessor. The diagonal size of the carbon frame is now 11.8 cm. The model, like its predecessor, is built on a push-type power plant (motors down). At the heart of the F722 flight controller, working in tandem with 35A ESC. The flight potential of the quadric allows it to be retrofitted with various HD camera options, such as BetaFPV SMO 4K, GoPro Naked or Insta360 GO 1 and 2, for which there is already a universal mount mounted on rubber dampers to reduce vibration on board.
*Digital version of Pavo30 drone equipped with SMO 4K action camera (camera sold separately).
Developer about the new
The Cinewhoop Pavo30 quadcopter is a new concept 3 inch pusher powered drone. With the example of a new model with an updated power system, BETAFPV goes further in performance, flight time and power. It is quite powerful, capable of carrying an SMO 4K action camera or any other lightweight analogue on board and at the same time performing all FPV freestyle maneuvers, and is also ready to cope with a full-sized GoPro, but in calmer piloting modes. Therefore, this 3-inch Cinewhoop drone can meet the higher needs of quality aerial photography. Pilots can now enjoy incredibly stable and clear HD video while flying FPV!
At the heart of the digital HD version of the FPV is the Nebula Nano camera and Vista video transmitter from Caddx, which are compatible with DJI’s digital FPV ecosystem. The tilt angle of the camera can be changed in the horizontal range from 0° to 60°. Equipped with 1506 3000KV brushless motors working in tandem with Gemfan D76 3-inch 5-bladed props with 5mm center bore, which should make for a quieter drone overall. If you are using DJI control equipment, then there is no need to purchase an additional radio receiver. And for those pilots who have their own equipment, BetaFPV offers optional FrSky and TBS Crossfire receivers. The weight of the digital version will be 179 grams (excluding batteries).
The analogue version is based on: Ant Nano FPV camera from Caddx, which works in tandem with BetaFPV’s 37-channel 5.8 GHz analog video transmitter M02 with switchable power of 25/100/200/350 mW. 1505 3400KV brushless motors paired with HQProp HQ75 5-blade props with 1.5mm center bore. The basic version does not come with a radio, so you can install your own, or you can choose one of the available options offered by BetaFPV: FrSky, Futaba or TBS Crossfire. The weight of the analog version will be 144 grams (excluding batteries).
BetaFPV does not include a battery pack with the Pavo30 and leaves the power choice up to the user. The developer recommends using 4S Lipo with a capacity of 750 to 850 mAh with an XT30 connector. With this choice, the autonomy of the quadric, according to the manufacturer, will be indicative 6 – 8 minutes.
An analog version of the Pavo30 is available directly from BetaFPV for $209.99 (excluding postage and taxes). The digital version is available for $309.99 (excluding postage and taxes).