• Description

The BeeBrain BLV3 Flight Controller Flight Controller!

The latest iteration of the BeeBrainBL contains massive improvements to the performance of the built in FrSky Receiver and built in video transmitter.

In addition, the MOSFETs were upgraded to support the power demands of micro toothpick drones.

The solder pads on each ESC were enlarged to enable custom builds! With plenty of surface area and spacing, you can now solder on any motor of your choosing. One of our favorite applications of the BeeBrain BL is in micro drones. Since the BeeBrain BL integrates the flight controller, ESCs, receiver, and video transmitter all in one package, it's insanely easy and clean to build.

Receiver Improvements - 50% More Range

  1. Optimized SPI Receiver hardware to improve efficiency within the receiver.
  2. Removable antennas.
  3. Additional low noise amplifier to increase range.
  4. Optional wiring harness is included to install an external receiver (Crossfire, Ghost, etc)

Video Transmitter Improvements - 120mW

  1. New heatsink and layout to increase heat dispersion and efficiency.
  2. Transmitting power increased to 120mW from 25mW (V2)

Specifications

  • STM32F411 MCU
  • ESC Firmware: Ships with JESC 48 KHz. BLHeli_s capable.
  • ESC Specifications: 4 channel 12A ESC
  • Weight: 6 grams (including antennas and battery connector)
  • Size: Outer dimensions 29 x 29 x 7.6 mm
  • Holes: 25.5 x 25.5 mm
  • Battery input: 1 – 2 S
  • UART2 TX and RX free for external receiver (un-inverted SBus signal only)

Note: The default power mode is low (5mW). Set the power level to medium (50mW) before flying.

Includes

  • 1 x BeeBrain BL V3 Flight Controller
  • 4 x Grommet
  • 4 x Screw
  • 1 x JST 0.8 Wire for External Receiver
  • 2 x Receiver Antennas 
  • 1 x VTX Antenna

Note: This product is just the Flight controller and hardware. Camera and Canopy are not included.

Manual for using an external receiver.
Betaflight 4.2.9 AcroBee65 Tuned Firmware: Link
Betaflight 4.1.7 Base (No tuning) Firmware: Link
Betaflight 4.2.9 Base (No tuning) Firmware: Link

Github Repository: Link

Build Suggestions

Description

The BeeBrain BLV3 Flight Controller Flight Controller!

The latest iteration of the BeeBrainBL contains massive improvements to the performance of the built in FrSky Receiver and built in video transmitter.

In addition, the MOSFETs were upgraded to support the power demands of micro toothpick drones.

The solder pads on each ESC were enlarged to enable custom builds! With plenty of surface area and spacing, you can now solder on any motor of your choosing. One of our favorite applications of the BeeBrain BL is in micro drones. Since the BeeBrain BL integrates the flight controller, ESCs, receiver, and video transmitter all in one package, it's insanely easy and clean to build.

Receiver Improvements - 50% More Range

  1. Optimized SPI Receiver hardware to improve efficiency within the receiver.
  2. Removable antennas.
  3. Additional low noise amplifier to increase range.
  4. Optional wiring harness is included to install an external receiver (Crossfire, Ghost, etc)

Video Transmitter Improvements - 120mW

  1. New heatsink and layout to increase heat dispersion and efficiency.
  2. Transmitting power increased to 120mW from 25mW (V2)

Specifications

  • STM32F411 MCU
  • ESC Firmware: Ships with JESC 48 KHz. BLHeli_s capable.
  • ESC Specifications: 4 channel 12A ESC
  • Weight: 6 grams (including antennas and battery connector)
  • Size: Outer dimensions 29 x 29 x 7.6 mm
  • Holes: 25.5 x 25.5 mm
  • Battery input: 1 – 2 S
  • UART2 TX and RX free for external receiver (un-inverted SBus signal only)

Note: The default power mode is low (5mW). Set the power level to medium (50mW) before flying.

Includes

  • 1 x BeeBrain BL V3 Flight Controller
  • 4 x Grommet
  • 4 x Screw
  • 1 x JST 0.8 Wire for External Receiver
  • 2 x Receiver Antennas 
  • 1 x VTX Antenna

Note: This product is just the Flight controller and hardware. Camera and Canopy are not included.

Manual for using an external receiver.
Betaflight 4.2.9 AcroBee65 Tuned Firmware: Link
Betaflight 4.1.7 Base (No tuning) Firmware: Link
Betaflight 4.2.9 Base (No tuning) Firmware: Link

Github Repository: Link

Build Suggestions

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
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Julian
Simply the best.

Super easy to use everything about this fc works great. I ran tracer with mine and everything about the setup process was pretty easy. Love this fc.

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Aaron M
Excellent

Newbeedrone delivers again.

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Scott M
Great feature set, poor execution?

I bought this because it is has great features on paper, but I warrantied one due to ESC burning out and then the second one also had a mosfet burn out. Really wanted this to work out. Not sure if its my fault or just doesnt live up to the 12A rating. I should only have been pulling 6A so seems like 12A isnt realistic? When it worked it was great.

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Jerry Hajek
AcroBee65 Brushless BLV3 BNF

The first one I received had a gyro problem and was replace with a new one... Thankyou NewBee Drone guys... this new BLV3 Brushless replacement rocks and and so do you. *****

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Zaine Stapleton
Good board so far, wish it did 25mW...

Got the FC separate from the BNF version since I wanted to build mine up since I have a TBS Tracer RX on it. Stock PIDs and filters seem pretty good. The only real downside to this AIO is the fact that it doesn't do 25mW. Why NBD decided to make it so only 5mW, 50mW, and 120mW are the only three power levels sort of makes it annoying if you were to use this at a whoop race. Generally most race formats are ran at 25mW not only for not stomping on people's video, but so the timer doesn't get a false trigger. No idea if NBD can create a new hex file so 25mW can be done on the VTX, and if that is the case then that would be awesome. But it should have been done from the start.

Also, it has JESC 48kHz flashed to the ESCs which is nice. But, when doing RPM filtering it just gives me 100% motor error. I have not found any instructions anywhere on how to make RPM filtering work right with this FC. If it needs to be purchased separately then that's fine, just state that in the product description if that is the case.

Anyway, overall good board in terms of specs etc. Just the VTX power outputs and the JESC part are the reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 review.