Pavo Pico Brushless Whoop Quadcopter – ELRS 2.4G
Thanks to all the enthusiastic pilots who participated in the BETA TEST before, we’ve now released the smallest 2S about 100g DJI O3 Cinewhoop! This ultra-light cinewhoop with a small wheelbase is not only equipped with 45mm propellers but also the latest F4 2-3S 20A AIO FC V1 which greatly heightens the flying experience. Due to Its split design HD VTX mounting bracket, it supports quick installation of mainstream HD digital VTX modules and a rubber damper vibration-damping design with GyroFlow stabilization software ensures stable and smooth HD images. Its design is well-suited for cruising indoors and outdoors alike.
We upgrade the FC board since the second batch, details are below:
- Stable 9V 2A BEC power for the DJI O3 HD VTX, preventing disruptions caused by low battery voltage.
- Improve ESC to 20A and a peak current of 25A, allowing it to handle special situations like motor blockage or stalling.
- Connector for DJI O3 HD VTX and USB port for easy installation and maintenance.
For more details, check the Flight Controller paragraph.
- The split-design HD VTX mounting bracket is compatible with popular models like DJI O3 Air Unit, Walksnail Avatar HD Pro, and Caddx Vista. The side bracket, rubber damper vibration-damping design, lens holder, and antenna have all been reinforced to suppress low-frequency vibration and enhance the safety of HD VTX, ensuring a stable output of high-definition videos. Simply connect the VTX cable and complete the binding process to start flying.
- To safeguard the DJI O3 camera lens and maintain consistent high-definition video output during flight, both a lens filter and a lens protection mount are included.
- The battery slot and HD VTX mounting bracket duct height have been reduced to enhance the overall flying experience. DIY battery fixing methods are also supported, making them compatible with batteries of varying sizes and capacities.
- The new F4 2-3S 20A AIO FC V1 upgrades from F4 1S 12A FC V3, weighs only 5.92 grams, and is optimized for HD digital VTX. Its improved computing power, high response speed, and stable flight make it an ideal choice for HD whoops.
- The frame is constructed using PA12 material, known for its exceptional impact resistance and effortless installation process
- Items: Pavo Pico Brushless Whoop Quadcopter
- Color: Black
- Flight Time*: 4min
- Wheelbase: 80.8mm
- Battery: 2S 450mAh 45C
- FC*: F4 1S 12A AIO FC V3(First batch), F4 2-3S 20A AIO FC V1(Since second batch)
- Props: GF 45mm-3B black propeller
- Motor: 1102 | 14000kv red and black (2022)
- Weight (No Battery): 73.47g (DJI O3), 67.37g (Vista), 68.14g (Avatar)
- Frame: Pavo Pico Brushless Whoop Frame
- HD VTX: Support DJI O3 Air Unit, Caddx Vista Kit / RUNCAM Link / Walksnail Avatar HD Pro Kit installation.
- RX Version: Serial ELRS/TBS
- FPV Camera: Support DJI O3 Camera, Caddx Series, RUNCAM Series 19mm/20mm Camera, Avatar HD Pro Camera
Note: The flight time is calculated under 8.4V~6.8V. The second batch FC starts in August 2023.
HD Digital VTX System
Pavo Pico supports various types of HD VTX. DJI O3 and Walksnail Avatar Pro Kit both support HD digital VTX up to 1080P using dual-band transmission technology for better signal stability. The Vista Kit supports digital signal transmission for HD video up to 720P, with low latency and superior image quality performance. It’s compact and lightweight, making it great for small drone installation, and compatible with various remote controls and monitors. The customized HD VTX mounting bracket has a split design, making it effortless to install for pilots DIY, and explore more possibilities while ensuring HD image quality.
ND Filter for DJI O3 Camera
BETAFPV ND Filter for DJI O3 Camera is specifically designed for the Pavo Pico Brushless Whoop Quadcopter. Meanwhile, the DJI O3 Air Unit ND Filters are tailored for the DJI O3 Air Unit and are capable of reducing the amount of light that enters the camera lens. With this feature, you can achieve slower shutter speeds or wider apertures when flying. These lightweight filters are crafted from high-quality optical class ensuring optimal image clarity and are too easy to install on the build.
Pavo Pico Frame Kit
We used ultra-light PP material to make the HD VTX mounting bracket, increasing its toughness. The antenna fixing slot and frame have been fused to reduce damage risk, while the camera’s installation height has been lowered with a protective printed part to limit its movable angle to within 30°. Additionally, an O3 filter can be used to protect the lens and enhance image quality. We have incorporated a unique rubber damper vibration-damping design, used with GyroFlow stabilization software, which greatly enhances safety and ensures a smooth, HD image output. When you screw the die-cast screws, please DO NOT screw them too tight to leave room for rubber dampers to absorb vibration. It may cause jello in the video footage.
And The whoop quadcopter package includes the DJI O3 HD Digital VTX Antenna Mount.
DJI O3 Vibration Problem
- The VTX bracket is over-tightened with the screw and the rubber dumper is totally deformed. To solve this, make sure that the screw is tightened just enough to touch the shock-absorbing ball and keep the ball and bracket loose.
- If It is a large deformation of the frame or quadcopter blades, replace the frame or blades with larger vibrations if necessary.
Upgrade Low Profile Design
Pilots can further customize their cinewhoop with DIY options such as battery straps or printable components, allowing for compatibility with a variety of battery sizes. This enables pilots to tailor and enhance their cinewhoop to meet their specific requirements and preferences. Steps as follow:
We upgraded the FC from F4 1S 12A AIO FC V3 to F4 2-3S 20A AIO FC V1. The upgraded FC features an ESC with a pulse overcurrent capacity of 25A, ensuring stable operation of the flight controller even in the event of motor stalling. The addition of a 9V 2A BEC power supply ensures the stable operation of the DJI O3 HD VTX when the battery voltage is low. It also includes a DJI O3 6-pin PMU allowing for connection to HD VTX without soldering. It integrates features such as a 16MB black box, with support for GPS, external receivers, and other devices. The redesigned solder pad layout and USB connector make installation and maintenance easier and more convenient.
|F4 1S 12A AIO FC V3(First Batch)
|F4 2-3S 20A AIO FC V1(Since Second Batch)
|5V@3A for External RX
|5V@3A for External RX
9V@2A for DJI O3
|Connector for DJI O3
|ESC Input Voltage
|Number of Serial Ports
Note: The second batch of FC starts in August 2023. And If you use the F4 2-3S 20A AIO FC V1, the serial port of the SBUS receiver is UART5 while F4 1S 12A AIO Brushless FC V3 is UART6.
We also have extended the USB port to the end for easier parameter adjustment and wiring. A new DJI O3 6-pin PMU has been added for convenient installation and maintenance.
The 1102 | 14000kv motor brings stronger power and lower noise, delivering abundant thrust and impressive speed that enable effortless execution of aerial maneuvers. Paired with the high-performance Gemfan 45mm propeller, this power system achieves superb balance, ensuring powerful lift and stable flight, while also providing precise and responsive control. The combination of these power systems makes it an excellent choice for Pavo Pico, allowing pilots to easily accomplish filming tasks.
Carbon Fiber VTX Adapter
We found that the installation dimensions of the Vista and Avatar HD Pro digital VTX modules closely match those of the O3 digital VTX. Thus, Installing a carbon plate with mounting holes that measure 20x20mm is sufficient to mount both digital VTXs. Install quickly and effortlessly, while meeting pilots’ various DIY needs, and exploring more possibilities for flying.
BETAFPV has been dedicated to enhancing the performance of the Pavo Cinewhoop Series through continuous optimization and upgrades. The Pavo Cinewhoop Series including Pavo25, Pavo30, and Pavo360, is designed to deliver exceptional results when it comes to capturing breathtaking and seamless footage. Additionally, these drones offer pilots an exhilarating flight experience that’s bound to satisfy their cravings for adventure.
- Motor: 1102 | 14000kv Brushless Motor
- Propeller: GF 45mm 3-Blade Propeller, GF 45mm 2-Blade Propeller
- Battery: 2S 450mAh 45C Lipo Battery
- FC: F4 1S 12A AIO FC V3, F4 2-3S 20A AIO FC V1
- ND Filter: BETAFPV ND Filter for DJI O3 Camera
- Frame: Pavo Pico Brushless Whoop Frame
- Support HD Digital VTX: DJI O3 HD Digital VTX, Avatar HD Digital VTX, Vista HD Digital VTX, Runcam Link
- Click to download the FC firmware and CLI dump file(F4 1S 12A AIO FC V3)
- Click to download the FC firmware and CLI dump file(F4 2-3S 20A AIO FC V1)
- Click to watch the installation guide video for DJI O3 Air Unit on Pavo Pico
- Click to learn more about the BETA TEST: Sub100g Whoop Drone with DJI O3
- RX Version: If you use the serial ELRS receiver, the serial port is UART3; if you use the SBUS receiver, the serial port is UART5; if you use other external receivers, the serial port is UART1; If you fly with the DJI controller and want to turn off the internal ELRS receiver on the board. Please reflash RX firmware, close the auto_WIFI_on_interval option, and select UART5.
- GyroFlow Stabilization: When using DJI O3 VTX to record video, it is recommended to turn off the electronic stabilization that comes with DJI O3 VTX, and use GyroFlow stabilization to obtain better picture effects. Click to download GyroFlow stabilization software.
- Battery DIY Instructions: The main body of the frame can be trimmed DIY, using battery straps or printed parts to fix larger batteries.
- Videos for Pavo Pico Brushless Whoop Quadcopter
- 1 * Pavo Pico Brushless Whoop Quadcopter (Without HD Digital VTX & Camera)
- 1 * 2S 450mAh Battery
- 4 * GF 45mm-3B Propellers
- 1 * USB Parameter Adjustment Cable
- 1 * 5.8G Copper Tube Antenna Package
- 1 * VTX Bracket Screw Package 2 * DJI O3 HD Digital VTX Antenna Mount
- 2 * DJI O3 HD Digital VTX Mounting Bracket
- 1 * VTX Mounting Plate (Vista/Avatar HD Digital VTX Version Only)
- 1 * DJI O3 Lens UV Protector (DJI O3 HD Digital VTX Version Only)
- 1 * DJI O3 Lens Protective Case (DJI O3 HD Digital VTX Version Only)