BetaFpv PAVO30 3" Cinewhoop – REVIEW & FLIGHTS
It has 1506 motors 35 amp esc’s. You can get it in two different versions: the dji version, which is the caddix vista on board with the caddix nebula camera on here. This nebula pro nano and you can get it with an analog version, so the analog version comes in around 200, but what’s different about the pavo versus something like the cine log or the most recent series, the 95 x. There are a lot of them out there in the 2.5 inch category, but this one has been sized up from 2.5 inch to 3 inch and the big point of this one was to be able to freestyle it with a little less duct around the edge of The props it’s thinner – and it is a different type of plastic frame – that’s molded around a carbon top plate here. So this is also a bigger power system on here we have 1506 motors that has 35 amp esc’s and an f7 flight controller. So we have a lot of extra stuff packed into this one. Just a little bit bigger prop should make it freestyle just a little bit better than the smaller 2.5 inch category. So we’re going to top mount a battery on here, we’re going to fly a 4s 850. It also has a stabilized gimbal up here with a little three grommets on top and a plug already on here for your estima 4k camera. So you can see that plug right there that’s the same exact harness that plugs straight into the smo 4k camera from beta fpv.
So if you already have that camera, this quad is pretty much set up to go for any type of 4k footage that you’d like to get so today. We’Re going to show you some footage from some cinema flying and some freestyle out in the field with this we’re gon na fly through some tree canopies as well. Some places i’ve never been before we’re gon na take some chances with this quad and just dive in deep and see how 700 milliwatt does through the trees uh on dji system. It does great and that’s what i’m expecting from this quad, so let’s go ahead outside now. Let’S do a flight test with this. The new pavo and let’s come back after the flight test, and i will show you what beta fpv has in store for this quad. 200, analog or 300 for the dji digital fpv version. Here we go Music, so Music, so Music, so Music, so Music, um, Music, um, Music, um, Music, um. So all right guys welcome back from the flight test. What did you think about that? I think this quad overall is is pretty good. I think the tune on here was was spot on um. For this version we have 1506 motors, those are 3000 kv and it looks like the analog version. One has a little different motor setup. It has a little smaller motor, so 1505, 3400s, so that is um going to give you a little bit different type of power.
Um the 1505s have a little higher kv, whereas this one has a little lower kv, so the higher kv version motor with the 1505. Actually weighs a little less so it’s a little smaller motor. It comes in around 145 grams without the battery, and this one comes in for me around 180 grams, but um that’s that’s. The main difference between the two and the analog version is a little bit lighter. Also because we have a little lighter vtx on there um and that one’s that one’s the ant, the ant nano camera, whereas this one’s the nebula version. So depending on what you want. Is you know if you have if you have dji goggles the nebula nano is great and on the scale there you can see i’m getting right around 182 grams. So to get this under 250 grams, you guys need to probably go down to about a 4s 5. 25 and that will get you to 238 um. I think a 650 might keep us under 250 grams, so yeah 242 grams that’s with the cadex vista on there. So i was telling you before that the analog version is lighter, so you might even be able to slip on your smo 4k on there with a five, a 650 or a 525, if you’re strictly trying to fly with a 4k camera and that xmo 4k is About 30 grams, so i believe so you’re gon na have to play around with the battery weights there, but you can also fly it on a 3s battery so guys that are brand new to the hobby.
If this was your second drone after you had flown something like a tiny whoop or the maybe the the beta fpv meteor, 65 ready to fly or the emax tiny hawk ready to fly, and you wanted to move up to something more fun. This would be a great beginner drone as well. So a three inch drone is a lot of fun, so this is a 3s 650 and that gets us to 242. So that’s, not bad. I mean that’s still keeping us under 250 grams and if you want the maximum flight time with this particular drone, you can get eight minutes with an 850, so 4s 850 it flew great. It was nice. I was able to really get up there and fly nice and smooth with the tune for cinema about mid throttle. It really does great with a little bit of wind because of the outside structure of this frame. You do have a little bit of jello and vibration. Up high, so i did notice that and we were looking at strictly the camera video on board. So if you’re, a guy who’s, not flying an action camera up here and you want to do cinema, you probably want to keep the quad lower lower to the ground. It looks a lot smoother. You don’t see all that jello, but once you get up high that’s, where you really see the jello in the tune for some reason. But if you want to record cinema stuff you’re going to want to get one of the beta fpb, smo 4k cameras and mount up here, you also get some hardware along with this.
To put that up there, and those are the mounts right there, your screw and your bolt. You can see it’s there you’ve got three grommets here, and this frame size is a hundred and eighteen millimeter from motor to motor. Here we have some jim fan: d76. Five blade props here and those are the larger shaft size series. Five millimeter shaft with a regular size, prop nut on there and that’s the same size prop now is what we’d see on a five inch quad. So these are not sized down to two bulk configuration, which i would kind of expect on this. It might make it a little bit lighter than what we have here, but these are the beta fpv 1506 motors here and i’ll just try to zoom in on those for you we’ll spin that five blade prop around 1506 3000 kv. It has four bolts on the very bottom and what’s interesting about this quad. I did take this one slam apart, and it has it’s kind of its own animal. It has all kinds of um m2 hardware on here, as you can see all the way around. For the motors, but then on the frame itself, it’s going down through a carbon top plate, and you can just barely see this carbon plate sneaking in underneath this top plastic molded frame. And it has separation here and in the front here where the camera mounts in, and you can see it under here as well so to get to all of this under here, you got to take all these little tiny, phillips head screws off and once you do, That you can have access to the stack, and they also did a pretty good job at hiding.
A lot of the hardware to all the dust and elements or maybe branches that you crash into everything is pretty well protected here, and this plastic did not break and it feels actually like it has a lot of give to it. But it still feels rigid. So that’s an interesting choice for the plastic for this frame. This pa12 stuff seems to be pretty good. I’Ve, never actually seen this before on any of my drones. They’Ve got a little separation here for some extra reinforcement and the camera is not free form up front. Like just hanging there it’s actually bolted to the frame here and in the front, so i think that actually helps you have a little bit better, solid video when you’re flying this, and not quite as much jello but it’s a cool design. The frame is, is really interesting and 35 amp esc’s and an f7 flight controller really make this guy fly smooth, and i have my tbs nano mounted in the very back back here and you can see that just barely has a tiny little window that they made There for binding it up and i push my receiver down and i just poke it with a little bamboo skewer so that i don’t short anything out and whenever i’m binding up the vtx to my dji goggles. A good tip is to use a bamboo skewer to push that button down and there’s a little window just there for betaflight, your flight controller is up top and your vtx is down bottom, so the window for that guy to get your usb c cable in there Is right about there, i believe and again use a bamboo skewer, because you can really short some things out sticking a driver in there.
I won’t suggest sticking any kind of metal drivers in there, but i feel like overall. This is an exciting release, because what they did was they. They came with a new type of plastic, but they also came with something a little bit thinner but larger, and this is nice because a little bit larger just flies a little better. In my opinion, a little more power, a little larger, prop size, um all that together just kind of makes it a different animal than the entire 2.5 inch category. Even going up, half an inch really makes a big difference and we’re still getting about eight minutes, flight time and it’s very comparable to the holly bro compass and also the gap rc cinelog 25. So if you want something just a little larger and very smooth to fly, the pavo is a good choice. Papa 30 is actually quieter than the 2.5 inch quads and going 3 inch and 5 blade like they have here it is, it is pretty quiet, so not a lot of people are going to notice this quad once it gets up in the air so either way You go analog or the the dji version here. I think you’ll have a good time with, and i love how low profile this quad was. Did you guys see this thing just skirting under my van every time i came close to flying under the van at speed. I was confident that i could make it through and under the van and even flying up through the tree, canopy i’ve ducked down into that tree canopy, and we went down into a deep dark forest uh that i’ve never been into before.
So when i flew through that that window a little tiny gap, but it was probably maybe five feet, but it was into an area where unchartered territory so i’d never flown in there before and i was hoping i could find a way out and this quad slows Down enough to do canopy exploration, which is really a lot of fun, but i just love looking at this quad it’s, really like aesthetically, really beautiful design, so i i could give them a thumbs up on the design. I think this is one of the coolest looking ones out there in the cinewoop category i’m. Glad to see this sort of inverted version of a cinewoop brought to the three inch category. This is pretty cool i’d, almost like to see a five inch version of something like this would be super rad, maybe on 6s, with a full size gopro on there, maybe for the future might be a great idea, but for now pavo 30 is its own little. Animal here, so you can check this guy out in the link below it will be very, very durable for you and again, if you are a beginner, this will be an ultimate cinema or freestyle quad to learn acro, because you can do power loops with it and Um it doesn’t dive, as well as say like the cinelog 25 or the coppice situ, but um as far as any other freestyle moves, it will freestyle all day, long or cinema, so it has great duality to it.
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